Ethan Edward Coston | Student Journalist


San Diego, CA




University of California San Diego

Fall 2016 - Spring 2020

American Politics Major

Law and Society Minor

Sociology Minor

Work Experience

The Triton

Managing Editor April 2019 - Present

  • Manage all content, staffing, and the day-to-day operations of the paper
  • Assist each section to maintain content flow and meet each section’s needs
  • Regularly meet with all section heads to discuss special projects
  • Organize recruitment and maintain retention
  • Work on special projects to improve the paper e.g. creating new content sections

Assistant News Editor April 2018 - April 2019

  • Manage and edit for a team of writers
  • Focus on keeping student government and campus administration accountable to students
  • Submit public records requests for investigative stories

Staff Writer September 2017 - April 2018

  • Work effectively to complete articles by deadlines
  • Interview community members, faculty, staff, and students as necessary
  • Work with editors to write, edit, and publish my articles

The MQ

Web Editor January 2019 - Present

  • I created the new website in August and unofficially carried out the duties of this role since then
  • Use Wordpress to create and maintain a website for the paper
  • Manage all aspects of the website from posting content to color scheme
  • Use basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript to recode sections of the website for better visual appeal and recode parts of the back end interface for ease of use.

Acting Copy Editor September - October 2018

  • Use knowledge of AP style to fill in as copy editor for 25.1 (September 20-25) and 25.2 (October 25-29) newspaper productions
  • Copy all content before and during production, and during a series of printouts

Staff Writer September 2017 - December 2018

  • Write articles for UC San Diego's premire satire newspaper
  • Assist editors at each of the paper's seven productions a year

UC San Diego Bookstore

Clothing Department Assistant April 2018 - Present

  • Add clothing to the Apparel section of the website
  • Work with marketing department and web student to make any necessary changes
  • Assist Retail Manager and Clothing Buyer with other tasks

Bookseller Lead July 2017 - April 2018

  • Create creative displays to show off new and cool books
  • Hand-sell books, maintain excellent knowledge of books, and give quality customer service
  • Data Entry: Enter orders, returns, and other information into the computer system

Sales Associate/Cashier September 2016 - July 2017

  • Handle money and transactions quickly and efficiently under stress
  • Clean/restock areas close to the registers