Rita Brown, Energy Online Editor, The Press and Journal

When did you join the Company?
My career with DC Thomson is two-fold. I joined the company in September 2009 a month after moving from California to Aberdeen. The people I worked with provided a great home base for me at the time. After gaining valuable experience in the oil and gas sector, I re-joined the company in April 2014.

What’s your role in DC Thomson?
I started as a trainee reporter with the Evening Express. The management team provided me with all of the essential training I needed to qualify as a senior reporter. I later received incredible one-to-one tuition before being promoted to the paper’s content editor. I now work as the editor of Energy Voice.

My career path illustrates how eager DC Thomson is to invest and promote its own people. If you’re willing to put in the work, the company is willing to invest in you and your career development.

What makes your working day enjoyable?
I love the creative freedom of my job. I’m constantly encouraged to seek out new opportunities and foster new ideas. It keeps my job incredibly fresh. My managers support me every step of the way, helping make a lot the ideas a reality.

Tell us a little about the part you play in making DC Thomson a success?
I work in the digital side of the business. Part of my role is to help position DC Thomson at the forefront of new media. Energy Voice was the company’s first purely-play digital platform and I’m grateful to be part of its story.

What is your highlight of being part of DC Thomson?
There are a lot of highlights. I get to tackle new ideas, hone new skills set and work with a fantastic team. But I think above all else, it’s the fact that I get to be one of those annoying people who really love their job. Every day is new challenge.