As the editor-in-chief of The Forum, Westminster College’s student-run news organization, I managed a team of five editors, up to 15 student writers and a handful of contributing reporters in producing quality news content for the publication. As editor-in-chief, I also oversaw the publication of 24 print publications throughout my two years.
As part of our pivot to digital and a move toward increased fiscal responsibility, I decided to decrease publication of our print edition from twice a month to once a month, so we could focus more resources on developing our online audience. Prior to my two years as editor-in-chief, I implemented a new publication schedule as the social media and online manager. This allowed for daily content publication online — a feat that generated increased engagement among our audience, with a 47.4 percent increase in Facebook likes and a 36.7 percent increase in Twitter followers over the course of my three years of leadership.