It was short. It was sweet. And it was great for my career. Can an unpaid internship ever be better? In the two weeks since I posted my wide-eyed wonder in the lobby of a building that I’d pretty much always aspired to enter – yet one which I’d flown by countless times and rarely paid attention to (it […]Read more "Observer: A Retrospective"
I’ve finished it. 9 weeks of true interning. All wrapped up. I mean, I technically left the office for the final time on Friday 11th April at 18:39. Or whatever. But I still had some stuff to tie up: a couple of magazine pieces, which will be featured in the June issue, and some thank-yous […]Read more "Monocle, Week 9: A Retrospective"
All in all, a pretty busy week at Midori House. There were some highs – both emotional and physical, with one of my radio interviews taking me up 31 floors of London’s Shard in an automated lift – and some rather enlightening lows. I’d probably say that it’s been my favourite week of the […]Read more "Monocle, Week 7: HOW DO YOU ITVU"
There are interesting elements to this internship – the aforementioned opportunities to conduct interviews, learn new production skills, and work in a thriving and youthful atmosphere – and some, admittedly, less interesting bits too. Monocle’s reputation would suffer if the studios were rammed full of dirty mugs, or if when a guest on-air reached to […]Read more "Monocle, Week 6: Doing the Deed"
I dunno, maybe people will think the title is a quote or something This week, I ‘ave been mostly listening to…Wilfred Giroux. His ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ was the soundtrack to my time in Brussels, and the recently released ‘Stronger’ may be making a late claim for the musical backing to my sleep-deprived […]Read more "Monocle, Week 5: Memorize Dat!"
It’s been a fun four weeks. At the halfway point through anything, though, you stop looking solely at your current work and start thinking about your career as a whole. It happened after a few days during my five-day stint at The York Press; it happened two weeks into my month’s stay at Political Intelligence […]Read more "Monocle, Week 4: Halfway Point"
So I did something I said I wouldn’t do – I spent too much money, and I drank too much alcohol, and I ate too much shit food mere hours before my shift at work. (sidebar – shift sounds like I work in a factory. Not a good thing). Such a waste as well, because […]Read more "Monocle, Week 3: Interviewing with a [very slight] hangover"
This week has been long. At times, really fucking long. Towards the end of it – at around 9pm on Friday evening, when I knew that I still had a couple of hours left – my mind stood up, grabbed its coat, and waltzed out of the building. The work doubled in intensity this week, […]Read more "Monocle, Week 2: Kiev and Large Elephants"
I’m a hard cookie. An oatmeal digestive, perhaps. Maybe even a slightly stale bourbon biscuit. But my gooey centre was revealed with the revelation that my working shift for this week was slightly outside of my usual sleeping pattern. Since Tuesday, I’ve been starting work at 04:30, having ‘lunch’ from 09:00 – 10:00, and finishing […]Read more "Monocle, Week 1: Getting to grips with ‘unsociable working hours’"
As of Monday, 10 Feb, I will be employed in a professional capacity! Well, by ‘employed’, I mean as an intern, and by ‘professional’ I mean ‘will receive a small daily stipend to buy a coffee and my train into work every day’. But whatever – it’s definitely a start. And not just any start. […]Read more "Anticipating Monocle"