Experience

NME Staff Writer – April 2016 to present

– Sourcing, writing and uploading news, blogs, galleries, interviews, video stories for the website and magazine.

– Maintenance of social media platforms and development of social audiences across all mediums (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit & more)

– Working with the video team to create quality video content

– Editing copy, commissioning regular features, Photoshop, SEO

Sunday Times Digital – Sub-editor – 18 July – present

– Working on tablet and digital editions using various production software (eg. Methode & InDesign)

NME – Freelance News Reporter and Writer – October 2015 – April 2016

– Sourcing, writing and uploading news, blogs, galleries, video stories for the website and magazine; image research and communication with PRs; interviews.

Sunday Times Culture/Travel:

Freelance editorial cover – 25 June – August 2015

Work Attachment – 15 June – 17 July 2015

– Admin, writing, researching, sub-editing, fact checking (required use of social media platforms, InCopy, InDesign and Methode)

List for Life (Time Inc. beta) – Writer/Sub – (13 July – December 2015)

– Writing, researching, sub-editing, fact-checking, social media, SEO, uploading content via CMS, resizing images in Photoshop

Independent & the i – Work Attachment – 08/06/15 – 12/06/15

– Writing news stories for print
– Transcription, admin duties and use of Adobe InCopy and InDesign to lay out the daily news matrix and quote of the day features in the i newspaper
– Research for news team, phone interviews, fact checking and sourcing etc.

MA Magazine Journalism – City University London – 09/14 – 06/15

– Postgraduate student on prestigious Magazine course at country’s leading journalism department

Observer New Review – Work attachment – 11/05/15 – 15/05/15

– Researching and writing stories for print and online
– Transcription, admin duties and conducting interviews

Radio Times – Work attachment – 20/04/15 – 01/05/15

– Researching, writing and curating news, features and multimedia stories for online
– Attended the news conference every morning to pitch news and features to editorial staff
– Uploading content to the website using the Radio Times’ CMS

Uncut – Work attachment – 13/04/15 – 17/04/15

– Research, transcription, admin duties
– Pitching and writing online news and features for Uncut and NME

XCity Life – Editor – 12/14 – 4/15

– Editor in Chief of 88-page lifestyle and culture magazine produced by MA Magazine Journalism students at City University
– Distributed to top editors both nationally and internationally. Eg. Vogue, GQ etc

Screen International – Work Attachment – 5/01/15 – 16/01/15

– Two week placement at film trade publication Screen International
– Sourced, researched and wrote up news, features, and interviews
– Updated the website with new articles. Required coding expertise and a good standard of sub-editing
– Did several early shifts including coverage of the announcement of BAFTA and Oscar nominees
– Attended several events on behalf of Screen including ‘Greening the Screen’ at BAFTA, and a pre-release Q&A with the cast of ‘Testament of Youth’ at the BFI

Kentish Gazette – Work Attachment – 29/12/14 – 2/01/15

– One week placement at the regional newspaper the Kentish Gazette’s main editorial office in Whitstable
– Produced and researched news articles for publication on a variety of topics in print and online. Including the front page splash on Faversham News for the new year edition

The Quietus – Work Attachment – 8/12/14 – 19/12/14

– Two week placement with respected online music publication The Quietus
– Sourced, researched and wrote up news, features, album reviews and interviews
– Updated the website with new articles. Required coding expertise and a good standard of sub-editing

Eastern Daily Press – Work Attachment – 10/02/14 – 14/02/14

-One week placement at the Editorial Office of regional and local newspapers Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.
-Producing and researching articles for publication on a variety of topics
-Field journalism to produce stories for print, online media and Mustard TV (the EDP’s local news station, channel 8 Freeview)

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