Deputy Features Editor: The i Newspaper
Rob graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in English. Now working for the i newspaper, he has also worked for the Independent and enjoys the varied nature of writing articles.
It seemed an accessible, non-pretentious course, with a friendly department in a nice town.
Loughborough gave me a taste for working in journalism with Label magazine, which was a very good grounding.
Would there be one piece of advice that you would give to current or prospective students looking to study the same course that you did?
Think early about what you want to do after university and how you might get into that career. Do you need to do another course? If so, go to open days and arrange work experience for your holidays.
Did you take part in any extra-curricular activities during your studies? If so, how did this impact upon your Loughborough experience?
I was Deputy Editor at Label magazine and I loved it, I learnt so much.
I started at The Independent in 2010 as an intern, was given freelance reporting shifts within a couple of months, became Assistant News Editor in 2013, Deputy News Editor in 2014, and moved to the i newspaper as Deputy Features Editor in 2016 when it was sold to Johnston Press.
We’re a small but hard-working team, proud to be making a newspaper that readers love and trust.
My colleagues, interviewing fascinating people, and getting to visit unusual places.
Hopefully working for newspapers for as long as good ones exist, and writing lots more articles.
Interviewing former FBI Director, James Comey.