Journalist Jennifer Veitch is finding she has the best of both worlds in her latest role as associate editor of the Edinburgh Evening News.
At just 28 years old, Jennifer has moved around the industry more than many journalists twice her age, and has held reporting and editing roles.
She began her career straight from school as a trainee magazine journalist with DC Thomson in Dundee, before deciding to go university to study English, and then journalism.
She then joined the Aberdeen Evening Express as a feature writer, and has since had stints at the North Scot Press Agency, Edinburgh Evening News, The Scotsman and the Daily Record, where she was assistant features editor.
Jennifer said: “I’ve found it quite easy to move around, and it’s not unusual for people to move around a lot in the Scottish newspaper industry.
“In my case it’s been a bit more by accident than design – if you’re approached to do a better job or a better-paid job then you might as well go for it!
“Also I had to consider paying off my student loans, which wasn’t easy on my starting salary.”
In her newly-created executive post, Jennifer reports to the editor and edits the comment section as well as writing the leader and working as the chief writer and columnist.
Her new role is her fourth at the Evening News, and she is finding she really enjoys mixing writing with editing.
She said: “It’s great. When I was on the features desk it frustrated me that I couldn’t write.
“I aim to make our comment section as lively, informative and thought-provoking as I can.”
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