For 2018/19 we have two brilliant new interns; Elle Ayres and Lucy Skoulding, joining the Women in Journalism team. They will be managing our social media, updating the website and attending events throughout the year. Here’s a little bit about them…
Elle Ayres is a freelance journalist, and Features Editor and Social Media Coordinator at Into The Fold – an online magazine for young women which she co-founded during university. Elle has represented Into The Fold on the BBC, discussing ITF’s work as an online publication and helps manage a global community of writers and illustrators that contribute to the platform. She has recently graduated from the University of Bristol where she read English and Philosophy, receiving a BA (Hons) and a first in her dissertation. Elle has been published on The Guardian online and in print in The Observer, as well as writing for The Tab Bristol and The Tab National for a number of years whilst studying. Academia remains one of her passions and she is particularly interested in developing a career in academic publishing as well as potentially developing her dissertation into a thesis at some point in the future.
Elle enjoys writing think-pieces and features on gender, lifestyle and culture, as well as live music reviews and interviews.
Lucy is a junior editor, freelance journalist, and published author who has recently gained gold standard in her NCTJ journalism qualification, which she studied for with the Press Association in London. She currently works in financial journalism, on trade publication Accountancy Age, but also freelances for names like Metro, Save the Student, and Debut and sometimes works on social media projects for companies or at live events. Lucy is very excited to have brought out her first published book this year, So Great a Man, which she co-authored with her step-grandfather.
Most of Lucy’s volunteering is also largely focused on journalism and media. She is culture editor for Kettle Mag, which gives students across the UK a chance to get their writing published on a popular online platform as well as receiving writing feedback. She is also the online officer for the Student Publication Association (SPA), which supports all student journalists by putting on networking events, careers talks, and awards. Lucy is particularly interested in writing about anything culture-related as well as social justice, health, and human rights, for instance she writes news and features for organisation Revolt Sexual Assault. In her free time, Lucy enjoys reading, playing netball, running, travelling, and watching live theatre and music.