Joining SoGlos’s dedicated Editorial Hub here at our Cheltenham HQ last month, we’re thrilled to welcome Zoe Gater to SoGlos as editorial assistant.
Zoe graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Gloucestershire in 2020, and her experience already includes stints as a sub-editor with a grassroots ezine, in addition to the creation of her own magazine, Taboob, devised to break stigmas surrounding sexual topics in the media.
While Zoe joined SoGlos as part of the government Kickstart Scheme, funding new job placements for 16- to 24-year-olds at risk of unemployment for 25 hours per week for six months, she quickly proved herself as an invaluable asset and is already a full-time member of the team.
Zoe’s role includes writing a wide variety of lifestyle- and business-focused content and editorial under the guidance of our experienced journalists, as well as contributing to SoGlos’s social media channels.
Some of her already notable contributions include breaking news articles about Tim Hortons coming to Gloucester, a new Caribbean takeaway opening in Cheltenham, and a timely hot list on splash pads and outdoor pools near Gloucestershire – read by a combined audience of more than 20,000 readers on SoGlos, and shared thousands of times across social media channels.
‘I feel incredibly fortunate to have been given the opportunity to join such a hardworking and passionate company, and at such a pivotal time too. I’m delighted to be working across both the lifestyle and business sectors for SoGlos audiences, as part of the editorial team,’ said Zoe.
‘The Kickstart Scheme is a great way for businesses to give young people an opportunity in a tough job market – particularly when it comes to the media industry – and we’re delighted to have found such a shining star as Zoe,’ commented Michelle Fyrne, SoGlos co-founder.