Danielle Sposato (’16), the Pioneer’s 2015-2016 Copyeditor, was offered a position as a Content Management Associate at The International Association of Healthcare Professionals a week after her graduation from LIU Post. The company deals with healthcare professionals across the world, publishes a yearly book filled with top doctors, distributes awards to top doctors, and creates press releases and websites for members.
“One of the main reasons why I received this position was because of my old position at the paper as Head Copy Editor,” she said. For the interview, “I used my articles from the Pioneer and a few from my internship. The newspaper articles really helped.” As a Content Management Associate, Danielle has already edited over 900+ articles using AP style for the new company website that will soon launch. Moving forward, she will soon hire her own staff writers and assign medical articles to each of them every day. Once the articles have been written, just like her work on the Pioneer, she will edit them and send them to publish.
“A large part of my job will be to supervise my staff and I don’t think I would be able to do it without having worked on the Pioneer for so many years,” Danielle said. “I’m very fortunate to have been hired so quickly after graduating, especially for a position that gives me this much power. Although I have a boss that I answer to, I have more free reign with this position, and I am considered a boss to other employees.”
“I owe this all to the Pioneer; I was told that my experience with the paper, apart from my internship, helped to solidify the company’s decision to hire me.”