A day in the life of… continues with a new guest!
Following on from my third ‘A day in the life of…’ from Gemma Cooke, I am now pleased to share with you another local story from the Saddleworth Tameside area. Apologies for not keeping these posts as frequent as I should but it has been non stop!
Aimee has one of those ‘wow’ jobs that I am sure everyone wants to know about so I am going to let her get on and tell you!
A day in the life of… #4 Aimee Belmore at the Saddleworth Independent
So, tell my followers, what do you do?
I am Editor in Chief of Local Communications Limited, running four community newspapers.
What does your typical day look like?
We have a team based in our office from 9am-5pm so I work from there. I do interviews and take pictures for articles, meeting a variety of people in businesses, schools and the community so I can write about their successes and achievements. I also co-ordinate my team of writers, sales staff and designers and organise the content and layouts for each of our papers, as well as updating our websites with stories and pictures.
What is your favourite part of your job?
I love going out and meeting interesting people on a daily basis who have done a huge variety of wonderful things. From young children who are showing off what they have done at school to a 100-year-old celebrating her birthday, it is lovely to get to the heart and soul of the community I live in.
What are you most proud of in your job?
We produce newspapers that are well-loved and widely read by the community, and we have become an important and recognized voice for sharing community news, views and issues.
What or who inspires you?
We have an energetic and enthusiastic team who are eager to provide the best paper they can for the community, and they continue to inspire us with their achievements, campaigns, and successes which deserve to be recognised.
What piece of advice would you give to your future self?
Always work hard but enjoy what you do as well!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
My iphone, Haribo and my cat.
What is your favourite photo of all time?
This is my favourite photo – it is me and my husband outside the church at our wedding in Greenfield in June 2016. Lots of happy memories but also – you can’t tell but just literally out of shot is a load of scaffolding around the church which our photographer was really careful to avoid getting in!
To keep up to date with all things in Saddleworth, visit Saddleworth Independent for more information.
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Celebrating Small Business Saturday
The six biggest lessons that I have learnt as a photographer
A day in the life of…. Rachael Smith from Moorland Holistic, Saddleworth, Tameside