Of all the things that I have done in my professional life – or thought I would ever do for that matter, becoming the political section editor for an on-line newspaper never crossed my mind. I liked most of the reporters I knew (with one or two exceptions, that is), even when they didn’t cover stories the way I felt they should.
For the past two years I’ve spent a lot of time writing – on learning the craft – the fundamentals and technical aspects of writing, and following the advice of great writers who say the only way to improve your writing is to write – a lot.
Sometime around the end of April I received an email from a close friend saying an on-line Christian news source was looking for reporters to cover various issues such as church, family, living, business, politics, etc.
Writing on politics, I thought? Could be interesting.
A couple of weeks later I made contact, submitted a writing sample and went through an evaluation period before being asked to join The Christian Post (CP) as a full-time reporter covering politics. The best way to describe CP is we cover secular news from a Christian perspective/angle.
Soon afterward they asked me to assume the role of section editor for the politics page.
I absolutely love the job. It’s hard work and I find myself spending 10 to 12 hours each day writing, researching issues, interviewing people, editing other reporters stories and managing the political page. Most of that time is hoping I catch every misspelled word or cumbersome, run-on sentences that myself and others occasionally scribble.
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