My internship at House & Home was a great introduction to the magazine industry. I worked primarily with the web team, where I was responsible for scheduling online and social content.
The most beneficial skill I developed at House & Home was understanding web analytics and how content is pitched based on those statistics. This skill helped me in pitch meetings and also helped me better my own website in terms of creating content that performs well with a specific demographic. It should be noted that most of House & Home’s web content is in the form of galleries, which does not require interviewing sources or researching. While this was fairly simple to me, creating galleries increased my knowledge in interior design.
Overall, working with the web team provides you with many opportunities to attend events and network with other people in the industry. As a result, I left my internship with many references and contacts for future work.