Editor Elections 2020

Features Editor Candidates

Olivia Bybel

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
I want to be Features Editor first and foremost because I love the section. It has always been my favorite section to read, and I think it provides entertaining and interesting pieces to The Saint with every issue. It is also the section that I have put time, effort, and care into writing for. I have enjoyed being a Deputy Editor the past two semesters, and have found the work I have done for the section to be rewarding. I am ready to take on the responsibility and time commitment of editing the section because I want to see it flourish. Were I to become Features Editor, I would continue to focus the section on personal stories, as well as including more interviews and investigations by the deputy editors and writers. I would also work to build an open communication amongst the Features team, especially the Deputy Editors to encourage sharing of article ideas, research, and sources. This would aim to ensure that the Deputy Editors have an idea of what each issue would look like for the section, and how their articles can fit in. This same collaborative approach would be applied to trouble shooting problems that deputy editors or writers might be having. I want to be an Editor for The Saint because working for this newspaper is both fun and worthwhile. The Saint serves an important role in St Andrews, and I want to do my part to help it run.
Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?
I am well suited for the position of Features Editor because I have experience working and writing for the Features section. I have been Deputy Editor of Features for the last two semesters, and I have watched the section develop under the last two Editors. Were I to become Features Editor, I would be able to use this experience and knowledge of the section to implement my own ideas, building on the foundation already in place. I also have an excellent idea of what it takes to write for or be Deputy Editor of the Features section. I would be able to recruit Deputy Editors knowing exactly what their jobs would entail. I am also well suited to lead the Features team because many of the issues they might face, I have already encountered myself over the past year. I also enjoy teamwork and problem solving, and feel I would be a helpful addition to the Editorial team. I am dependable, and I work well under a deadline. The Features section is a unique window into the lives of members of the St Andrews community. Through personal accounts, interviews, advice, and humour, readers can experience a bit of life in St Andrews. Through my experience with the section, and my enthusiasm for it, I am suitable for the role of Editor.
Is there anything you’d like people to know?
I have plenty of time to spend editing the Features section! I love The Saint and I love Features. I am ready to take on the role and be what the section needs to thrive. Vote for me!

 

 

Izzy Loubster

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
Although I’ve only been writing for The Saint for a short while, I have really enjoyed being part of a such a diverse and inclusive committee. I would like to be features editor so I can be more involved with the process of content selection and get an entirely different insight into how the newspaper is created every fortnight. I think that I would be able to continue the great work that is done in the features section by helping writers to develop their ideas and ensuring that we continue to produce innovative and interesting content that is relevant for the whole of the St Andrews community. The features section offers the opportunity for a diverse range of topics to be discussed and looked at in more depth and I would love to be at the forefront of enabling this to happen. Overall, the main reason I would like to be an editor is that I would love to take on more responsibility and help ensure that the features section is able to continue to function at the high standard it is already known for.
Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?
Having been a news deputy for a semester, I have gained valuable writing experience and have begun to understand the skills required to be an effective editor. I have good organisational and time management skills which mean I will ensure that every deadline is met and I think that my ability to work well within a team is essential to being a good editor. I have found that communication is also key to ensuring that everything runs smoothly within each section and I feel that I would be able to foster an inclusive and friendly environment for everyone involved in the features section. I am extremely committed and diligent and, having produced several articles for The Saint, have proven my ability to work well under pressure. I realise that being an editor for The Saint can be challenging but I would be extremely dedicated to the role and I feel confident that I could help to maintain the originality and relevance of the section.

 

 

Alastair Addison

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?

I have great faith in The Saint, not only in terms of the quality of its journalism, but also in its role in creating a sense of community and place. The circulation of printed issues around the campus and the obligation to represent St. Andrews in its articles is what makes The Saint so integral to the town. Through progressing to the position of Features Editor, I aim to uphold and further this time-honoured role.

Furthermore, judging by how much fascinating material has already been surfaced by the Features team, I believe that there is still a lot of room for discovery. I am eager to utilise the position of Features Editor to push for a broader and more inquisitive approach to covering life in St. Andrews, so that we can do justice to its many facets.

Finally, I would like to encourage a more in-depth coverage of the many societies that St. Andrews has to offer. Last semester, I received a lot of positive feedback on my article on Catwalk because it offered a behind the scenes exposure of what the St. Andrews modelling scene is all about. I believe that getting below the surface of the university’s various clubs and societies will make for more stimulating reading.

Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?

Having quickly familiarised myself with editing articles for the Features section in my First Year, I am confident in my ability to adapt to the next level of The Saint hierarchy. As confident as I am, I believe that it is essential that editors cooperate with their deputies and evenly distribute the tasks at hand. As Features editor, I would favour a democratic and inclusive approach to managing the team as well as any extra articles contributed by the wider student body.

Furthermore, my experience of writing articles at school taught me that interesting articles can be written about even very small thing. As a result, I am open to new, inventive ideas and would actively encourage imaginative material.

Being an editor for The Saint demands a passion for journalism. With a view to becoming a reporter later down the line, I am conscious that the hard work I put into journalism now will pay off later. Therefore, I would bring to my role a high standard of diligence and responsibility.

 


Arts & Culture Editor Candidates

Milo Farragher-Hanks

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
I care very deeply about the Arts & Culture section – both as a result of my general passion for the arts, and of the wonderful experiences I have had honing my skills as a writer and working alongside, getting to know, and learning from many talented people in the nearly two years I have spent as a deputy for the section. I think this section really is valuable and important – it allows the student body to keep abreast of the arts in the local area, provides writers with a passion for the arts to develop our styles and accrue valuable experience, and, hopefully, promotes appreciation of the arts. As a result, I want to help make the section the best it can be, and I feel I can do that most effectively as section editor. I want to ensure that the Saint’s Art & Culture section is both beloved in St Andrews and the envy of every student publication in the country – to make it synonymous with high-quality writing on every art-form. Furthermore, going forward I would like to pursue a career as a professional arts journalist, preferably specialising in film, and I feel that this opportunity would be ideal experience for such a profession. The Arts & Culture section has been very good to me; it has challenged me to improve as a writer, introduced me to some people I’m glad to know, lead me to make contacts which I hope will help me in my life after university, and provided me with experiences that I know will. Now I want to give back, to guide a new set of writers in finding their voices and ensure that the section is as good as it can and should be.
Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?
I feel that my years of experience writing in a journalistic manner about the arts make me ideally suited for this position. I have been writing reviews in my own time since the age of fifteen, and since coming to university, I have also undertaken writing posts at Glasgow-based online student magazine the Wideo and the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival as well as my work for the Saint. I consider these experiences to have endowed me with a strong sense of self-motivation and an aptitude for time management and multi-tasking. As such, I consider myself capable of managing the work-load of an editor on top of my university work, and to possess the initiative required to coordinate a section. During my time at the Saint I have developed an ability to work well with other writers and an unwavering dedication to the paper’s – both of which are surely ideal attributes for an editor. Furthermore, I have wide-ranging knowledge in the realm of arts and culture. In addition to taking Film Studies, I engage with a range of books and films outside of my courses, and am well-versed in theatre, music of different periods and styles, and television. As such, I am able to engage with a wide range of ideas related to the arts; if I have one deputy pitching an article on the enduring relevance of Dostoevsky and another one about a new Brockhampton album, I consider myself able to discuss and advise on both. I also consider myself to have a specific vision as editor – I would seek to hire new deputies from a diverse range of areas of study, to ensure a multiplicity of perspectives and specialties, and to balance locally-oriented pieces with wider-reaching, in-depth writings on the arts in the broader world.
Is there anything you’d like people to know?
I would like again to state my deep regard for this publication, and my dedication to doing it justice.

 

 

Eva Ferguson

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
Becoming a part of The Saint has been by far one of the best experiences during my time at St Andrews thus far. Although I only joined in second semester of this year, I was able to contribute meaningful, thought-provoking work to a platform that valued individuality, creativity and self-expression. As a Deputy Section Editor, I felt a particularly important level of responsibility and self-motivation that I am confident would help lead me in the Editorial position. One of the aims of the Arts and Culture section is to create student-relevant content with a focus on the University. Though I acknowledge the St Andrews-centric vision of the section currently, as an Editor I would perhaps try and include maybe one or two articles that explore the arts beyond St Andrews in order to bring some more worldly perspective to the section. Though I am applying for the Arts and Culture section, as Editor I would strive to keep in mind the whole of the newspaper at all times. The individual sections make the paper. When I would have potential visions for the section, I would make sure to maintain a unified vision across the board by consulting other editors, making sure the section remains individual but still part of a bigger piece.
Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?
As I am writing this, I still have my childhood box sitting in the corner of my room filled to the brim with notebooks compiled of short stories and poems. This passion for writing evolved as I continued my education, having been a staff writer for my high school newspaper, Aegis. Once at St Andrews, I joined the blogging team for Concrete Catwalk. During my time there I have been writing on a variety of topics including the impact of politics and governance on fashion, and the potentially adverse consequences 21st-century “Insta” culture and other fast paced social media platforms can have on travel culture. I also joined the Travel and Creative Writing sections for ST.ART Magazine, an eclectic student-run magazine with a focus on creativity and the arts. Second semester I joined the Arts and Culture section for The Saint. I believe my previous committee experience with various student-run magazines inspired me to reach further and challenge my writing abilities, while focusing on bigger, more impactful stories with wider-reaching implications within the St Andrews student body and beyond. I believe these experiences would be invaluable in my position as Editor of Arts and Culture.
Is there anything you’d like people to know?
Why whole life I have split my time between the United States and Slovakia. I feel my multicultural background has broadened my perspectives and helped me gain a deeper understanding towards different cultures and societies. It is one of the reasons St Andrews stood out to me as such a cosmopolitan university body. I believe my worldly upbringing could help me in further developing the Arts and Culture Section and ensuring it is maintained to the highest quality.

 

 


Events Editor Candidates

Hollie Herman

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
For my entire third year, I have been a Deputy Events Editor for The Saint. My role not only expanded by creative side, but it made me a more active member within the university and deepened my love for the town. I dedicated myself to writing innovative and engaging articles, that I thought captured the essence of St Andrews and its students. It was an opportunity to not only develop my writing skills, but a chance to witness and reveal the talents of other students that are normally hidden behind the scenes of events. Writing for The Saint has pushed me outside my comfort zone and it has been my greatest achievement outside of my degree. I have been a part of events that before I was involved even knew existed and I have made so many connections with people that I would never have otherwise had the chance to meet. It has been an extremely eye opening experience and I desperately hope for it to continue during my 4th and final year. With the experience that I now have behind me, I know that I would be able to lead a team of deputy editors with absolute confidence. I would look forward to organising meetings to not only improve the events section but also to develop the team. I believe that through sharing our ideas we can expand the events pages beyond mere event previews and reviews. I want the paper to include more in depth articles that provide readers with backstage information not usually available for the general public, with the aim to build upon our readership. Finally, I am eager to take on the additional responsibilities that come with the position, such as designing the template for the paper. This involvement with the design and production of the editions would be an interesting and creative undertaking which I would embrace and relish.
Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?
As well as the experience my previous role gave me, it is my passion for journalism and eagerness to completely dedicate myself to a more senior role that makes me a suitable candidate for Events Editor. The very first piece that I wrote for the paper was a feature on the 35th Alfred Dunhill Links Golf Competition. At the time, I had only just been given my position as Deputy Editor and I remember having no idea how to begin my article; being such a huge national event, it was an extremely daunting task to take on. However, like I have done with every single one of my articles since, I dove head first into the challenge. I managed to contact the head of recruitment for Dunhill, who kindly employed me as a score board holder for the entire competition. This gave me my own inside angle to the story. Through this, I was also able to interview several other students on the team to find out how they viewed the famous event. It was this process of actually leaving my desk and physically going out to uncover facts and opinions for my piece, that I caught the bug for journalism. As an English student I often find myself glued to my desk or surrounded by books in the library aisles. Writing for The Saint enabled me to put my skills into practise and to write about subjects that truly interested me. As an Editor I would want my deputies to have the same experience I did. I want to inspire them to submerge themselves in their articles and write from angles that are not typically available for the public eye. Overall, the responsibility of a leading role is truly exciting. I want to guide the Events team and help the section thrive.
Is there anything you’d like people to know?

I would like to share one of my favourite experiences that I had whilst working for The Saint and the knowledge that I gleaned from it, as I feel it is something that would be beneficial to the role of Events Editor. During the course of the past year, I found myself being contacted by my friends on university committees to cover their events. For example, the Don’t Walk team reached out to me and asked if I would write a piece from a back stage perspective on their fashion show, as part of a campaign for their launch party. From start to finish this experience was the most enjoyable and rewarding thing I have done during my time at St Andrews. Seeing every single aspect of one of the most famous fashion shows that is hosted by the university, was an opportunity I never thought I would have. It opened my eyes to the immense effort and dedication that it takes to raise money for charity whilst entertaining students. The submersion into Don’t Walk’s creative environment and the exposure to the diverse range of flair and ability on display, is something that I think should be continually portrayed in The Saint. As Events Editor I would continue to celebrate the riches of our University by encouraging my team to publish articles that both promote and encourage the passions of others.

Furthermore, I would like to add that the skills I learnt from my role as Deputy Events Editor can be easily and willing transferred onto other sections of The Saint. I hold an equal level of interest for the following sections: Features and Arts and Culture. As an English student that specialises in Theatre I believe that my skill set would lend itself well to these sections, as I have a lot of experience analysing the success of performances, their ability to influence audiences and to provoke change.

 

 

Meg Dyson

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?

I have been a part of The Saint since the beginning of first year, and I have loved every part of it. Being deputy editor for the events section has been a constant during my time at St. Andrews; I would love the opportunity to offer more back to both the section and the paper through being an editor.

One of the reasons I initially chose the events section was because I viewed it as a way to learn about the town and meet new people. As I’ve learnt, St. Andrews has a diverse and plentiful events scene – from balls and fashion shows to concerts, gigs and nights out at the Union, there is something for everyone. I would love to use the opportunity as events editor to inform others about events – particularly students who are new to the town – so they are able to make the most of their time and money, something I would have valued greatly as a first year. We are lucky in that we have a distinct student body who have a great variety of interests – I think it is right to tailor the events section to this, instead of focusing only on the biggest events of each week.

Finally, it is my belief that we should be celebrating the events section more. Events culture is such a unique part of St. Andrews and we should be taking every opportunity to make the most of that – after all, it is the events calendar shapes our social lives and weekends. I’ve personally loved my time writing for the section and I would love to utilise an editor role to encourage other people to get involved in what is, in my opinion, a highly underrated section.

Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?

My role as deputy events editor has given me lots of experience on the writing side, as well as the running of the section. I know that Stella has faced a few problems this year with content and the constant struggle to gather a reliable group of writers who are interested in writing, not just a free ticket. I have particularly valued Stella’s encouragement to write a variety of opinion pieces, not just reviews and previews – and I would love to continue exploring new ideas for different content. I think the idea of a poll section, like Devil’s Advocate would be very effective – event attendees could feedback on what they thought, both positive and negative, about the event, meaning engagement from a wider range of people. Hopefully, this would encourage more writers to get involved.

Alongside my role in The Saint, I have also been part of events and press teams for various other events, including DRA Ball and On The Rocks Arts Festival. I understand the huge amount of work that goes into organising an event, and the need for promotion from publications such as The Saint. It would therefore be a priority for me and my team to develop and maintain relationships with the press teams of events, big and small, around St. Andrews. I hope that this would demonstrate to these events that we are interested in their events not just for the content of our paper, but in order to support them through reliable promotion and feedback. St. Andrews is such a community – it makes sense to make The Saint an active participant in the events world of our tiny town.

 

 


Photography Editor Candidates

Samantha Chinomona

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
I’ve greatly enjoyed being the Photography Editor previously, and as I plan on going into PR when I graduate, it has been, and continues to be great experience for my future career.
Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?
As the current Photography Editor, I have grown the number of staff photographers to over 10 photographers, in addition to making the photography section more prevalent online and on our social media, and adding short articles and captions to the photography section. In addition, I have over 7+ years of photography experience, and I have had the pleasure of having the Photography Editor position for 1.5 years now.
Is there anything you’d like people to know?
In what I am planning on being my last semester on The Saint’s committee, I plan to try and increase the opportunities people on the photography team have for credits in the paper, by starting an organised “stock photo” folder in the Dropbox for used in the future. I also hope to get a shadowing system (that I tested out a bit this year) which helps less experienced photographers become more confident by observing more experienced photographers in action, established. Lastly I plan to prepare for when I step down from my position at the end of the upcoming semester, so the handover and transition is as smooth or smoother than it was when I took over. Thank you!!!

 

 


Sports Editor Candidates

Adam Robertson

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?

I think The Saint is crucial in keeping students up to date with everything that is going on in the town.

Although I have only worked as a section editor for a short time now, I have been given an insight into just how much work goes into making the paper and would like to carry on being a part of that process.

I think it is important that we continue to keep up the good work and continue to give students a full awareness of everything that is going on whilst they are at university from general news to events to sports.

Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?

Having worked on The Saint up until the spring break of this current semester, I feel like I am now confident in organising and finding the material for each issue. On top of this, I finally think I am beginning to get to grips with InDesign and I feel as though I have made steps with every issue I have worked on this semester.

I have also done my best to be as inclusive as possible with regards to making sure every sport has their voice and achievements heard from football to hockey to lesser known clubs such as the Pool Society.

Moving forward, I hope to continue to cover as much as we can and work more closely with the sports clubs which would include trying to get interviews with them or their coaches for example in order for us and readers to get to know them a bit better.

Finally, I hope to be able to provide regular updates of sports matches that may not necessarily be able to make the paper but are still nonetheless important.

Is there anything you’d like people to know?

I think everything above pretty much covers it. If anyone has any questions I’ll be happy to answer them. All the best to everyone else running.

 

 


News Editor Candidates

Natalie Pereira

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?

Hi everyone! My name is Natalie and I would like to be your next News Editor!

I have been writing for The Saint for three years now and have spent most of it as a Deputy News Editor. I feel that with this experience I now have the skills and knowledge to progress to a new role with more duties. Being an Editor means more responsibility and I am definitely prepared and willing to take this on. After university, I would like to go down the journalism path and feel that my time with The Saint is valuable in gaining an insight into practical experience. I would like to be involved with larger roles such as coordinating what we write our news on, lay-out, and managing an enthusiastic team for a year of news! The Saint has been a large part of my university life and I would like to be more involved in continuing the excellent work that we do by contributing more of my time and energy to it.

Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?

With my previous experience in writing for the publication, I understand how The Saint functions and am very familiar with the various procedures that we use. I think this knowledge and familiarity would help with guidance for new writers when September comes.

Through independently managing projects for Saints LGBT+ Queerfest and from my previous role as Secretary for the Mountaineering Club I have improved on skills such as leading and liaising a team to achieve projects in a scheduled deadline, which is something I believe I can contribute as News Editor. I am approachable and can create a fun and productive environment for all those I work with. Through these roles, I have also shown my organisational abilities as I am able to keep to time limits and deadlines (with my very detailed diary!) and think this would help with our fortnightly distribution. It has given me first-hand experience with responsibilities in managing and directing a team and I would love to bring this to the role.

Is there anything you’d like people to know?

Along with maintaining the great work that Tamara has done this year, one of my ideas for News Editor is to place more importance on what we write for the InFocus. This past academic year, I have asked to write many of these articles by finding interesting stories to write them on. I think finding captivating stories for this is something we can work on in the News Team as there are many interesting people in St Andrews who are doing interesting things. I know that in the past few years we have sometimes limited what we write it on to a select few roles of people at the university. One of my ideas for this is to rotate who writes the InFocus in the news team so that members think more carefully about a person they could do their piece on. I would also like to address this with the Press Office who have more knowledge on what different academics are getting up to at the university.

 

 


Viewpoint Editor Candidates

Laura Beveridge

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?

This semester I have been the Co-Editor of Viewpoint with Joe. First and foremost, I would like to be Viewpoint Editor in the upcoming semester, as I have so greatly enjoyed my time as part of the Saint. I have enjoyed getting to work with people that I would have otherwise not met and have especially enjoyed working with my wonderful team of deputies. While I found the beginning of this semester an opportunity to find my footing, I feel like I was beginning to find my stride with the changes I wanted to -and had begun to- implement within the section. As circumstances cut our time short, I hope that I am given the opportunity to fully continue developing the section in the upcoming semester. The aforementioned “changes” largely centre around increasing communication within the section: I want to develop the writers’ meetings into a fun yet structured affair where deputies can give me feedback on the section and what they would like to see from me, as well as making these meetings an opportunity for us all to discuss and develop article ideas in order to make Viewpoint as cohesive, interesting, and insightful a section as it can be. I also want to increase communication via the Viewpoint group chat, allowing it to not only to be a place for me to relay information to my deputies, but to be an environment where we can share opinion pieces we found interesting as I feel that this is a good way to improve the quality of the writing within the section. Moreover, I would also like to introduce social events for myself and my deputies in order to make the experience of writing for the Saint as enjoyable as possible.

Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?

I feel like the experience that I gained as Co-Editor (such as being familiarized with InDesign) has given me the capability to run the section not only independently, but also as seamlessly as possible. I feel this will be best achieved through increasing organisation within the section to make the layout process as quick and efficient as possible, through actions such as picking drop quotes, deciding headlines and article order, finding photos etc well in advance of entering the Saint Office. I hope that this semester I have shown my dedication to the Saint and that the time commitment of being a section editor is not an issue. I would also like to mention my experience out with the Saint as I have completed work experience at two national papers and have had my articles published in print in both. As well as this, I have been published in the newspaper of Scotland’s capital city. My future plans include undertaking more work experience at newspapers in hopes of improving my own skills as a writer and editor, as well as achieving my long-term goal of working in the newspaper industry.

 


Money Editor Candidates

Sanjana Ramaswamy

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
Hi, I’m Sanjana and I’ve served as Money Editor for three semesters now (as well as deputy money editor during my first semester). I second-year Economics and Finance student from New York. I would really love to continue in my role and help the online section grow. I believe that it’s incredibly important that we recruit more money writers to ensure that articles are published more frequently. Next semester, I plan to hold biweekly meetings to maintain interest from our writers! I will work with my current deputy editor, Ignacio, to recruit more writers from our economics classes. I will serve as the school president so I will be able to meet many first and second years in the first weeks of the school year. I would like to continue working on making the section more accessible and innovative for the rest of the semester and next. Thank you!

Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?

I believe that I’m fit to serve as a Money Editor next semester because I’m diligent, creative, and determined. Working under Jolie my first semester taught me a lot about the responsibilities of an editor at the saint – the time commitment, the hard work, and the effort that goes into every issue. I want to make the money section as creative and interesting as possible. This past semester we launched a new column about where to get the best food for your budget in St Andrews, which I would like to continue next semester. I would also like to include interviews from professors about their research and biweekly recaps of what’s happening in economies around the world. Additionally, I believe I will make a great money editor because I’m very outgoing and will hard to ensure that all members of the section are engaged and enjoying their time on The Saint.

Is there anything you’d like people to know?
I bake very nice vegan/gf cookies :))

 


Illustrations Editor Candidates

Maya Marie & Rachel Cripps

Why do you want to be an Editor for The Saint?
We would like to co-edit illustration so that we can both continue doing what we love, whilst being able to put more time and effort into doing brilliant illustrations. Both of us have existing relationships with our illustrators, so we would like to keep on working with them, helping them to develop their skills and enhance their success as published illustrators. We are also excited to build the sense of community in our illustration team; this semester, Maya began hosting socials, but sadly not all of her plans were implemented due to our semester being cut short. We intend to focus socials around getting to know each other, whilst learning new skills from each member, making them a productive way to expand the styles and content for The Saint. We also want to use socials as a means of attracting new illustrators and seek to enhance this by collaborating with other creative societies, such as Design Team and Art Society. We believe that we have begun increasing transparency and connecting Illustration to the rest of the workings of The Saint, which has really benefitted both illustrators and other section editors, ensuring that illustrations are always relevant for articles and that illustrators are able to be creative. We would like to continue with this work, allowing our process to be as efficient as possible.
Why do you think you are suitable for the role of an Editor for The Saint?
Both of us have been Illustration Chief before: Maya has been leading illustration for the past semester, and Rachel for the two before that, so we both have excellent knowledge of how illustration works, our illustrators, and other section editors. In co-editing the position, we will be able to share illustrations more evenly, so we each can put in greater time and care to our work. We are both enthusiastic in the uni-wide art scene – Maya was part of the Design Committee for On The Rocks this semester, as well as being on the Design Team committee. Through these connections we would like to increase awareness of The Saint Illustration, as well as encouraging new collaborations.