Staff Q&As: Meet editorial assistant Natalie Schwind

Natalie SchwindTo help you get to know our newsroom staff a bit better, a series of question-and-answer posts with each journalist will run on Mondays. This morning, meet editorial assistant Natalie Schwind. Part of her job is compiling some of the listings that appear in print, from Memorial Day events to the weekly “Last chance” calendar in Sunday’s Living section. You might also have seen her blog as part of Smart’s fashion panel.

Name: Natalie Schwind
Lives in: Glen Rock
Hometown: Glen Rock
Position at the YDR: Editorial Assistant
Years with the YDR: 7 months
Graduated from: Shippensburg University
Whatever you’d like to tell us about yourself: Up until graduating from college, I never knew that job searching would be so difficult. It’s been 7 months since graduating college and I’m still working two part-time jobs. They aren’t kidding when they say get as much experience as you can.

1. What made you want to become a journalist? I liked writing and expressing myself

2. How do you see journalism changing? The Internet has and is becoming the main source of information, which is why it is so important for us to get our facts accurate.

3. What do you like most about your job? The least? I love that it’s pretty laid back and that I actually understand and enjoy what I’m doing. The only thing I dislike is that it isn’t full time.

4. It’s 9:30 a.m. on a day off. What are you doing? Working my other job at Giant Food Stores.

5. What’s been your favorite project or story recently? Why? My favorite story was my Suburban Life story in The Weekly Record about Christmas trees. It allowed me to write a story, which I don’t often get to do in my position, and it was about Christmas!

6. The drink that’s on your desk right now is: nothing

7. Your favorite journalism-related blog you read or Twitter feed you follow: Twenty and Change

8. What’s your favorite movie? Book? Mean Girls and The Notebook

9. What’s your favorite place in York County? Chilis

10. What’s one piece of newsroom jargon that had to be explained to you? What a breakout box was and what goes in it. [Editor's note: A breakout box is our term for the box often found with stories that includes related information -- details on an event,  more information on a business, etc.]


Last week, we ran a Q&A with multiplatform sports journalist Steve Navaroli. To read all of the staff Q&A interviews we’ve done so far, click on the “Staff Q&As” under “About us” at the top of the homepage.

About Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.
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