Every year at Loyalsock Township High School, the junior class has the extraordinary opportunity to go on a job shadow and explore the everyday works of a career that they are considering.
I had the honor to go on my job shadow with Joe Stender, the education reporter at the Sun-Gazette. Stender showed me the ropes and introduced me to every single department, explaining all the things that go on within a newspaper company.
He taught me about key things like pagination, concepts they use in the system and interviews, which all serve great purpose in this job. Stender and his education editor, Julie Reppert, were kind enough to show me how a story is written on the computer, so they can transfer it to the actual newspaper later.
I rarely come into workplaces and find myself comfortable with the new people around me, but the people at the Sun-Gazette made it calming and extremely fun!
The people at the Sun-Gazette all are amazing people in their own ways, and they all strive for one goal: to keep the community up to speed on all things Williamsport.
Stender and I had the privilege of interviewing Rob Steele, the executive director at the Community Arts Center. Stender cooked up some great questions for Steele, and I myself got to ask him a question. It was very nerve-wracking and intimidating but so rewarding. Steele gave us the grand tour of the Community Arts Center and provided interesting facts about the history of the place.
My job shadow with Stender was was truly eye-opening and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to spend my day at the Sun-Gazette. Thanks for stopping in! Stay simple, Williamsport.