Editorial assistant at global sports publisher Sportspro, tasked with sourcing, pitching and writing original international sports stories for its website. • Sourced stories ranging from the NFL to the NBA for publication and pitched these at daily morning conferences, turning these into publishable content throughout the day. • Uploaded features and news stories to the company’s CMS, tailoring content for SEO and utilising its analytics system to rewrite content to maximise reach when appropriate. • Selected and edited images using Canva to publish alongside online content.
Junior reporter at a provincial newspaper, tasked to procure original news stories, through the utilisation of online resources and consultations with personal contacts. • I translated press releases into news stories, led interviews with sources in person and over the phone later turning them into publishable content, wrote features on my own initiative and corresponded with delegates of various organisations to verify or further potential news stories. • Made Journalistic requests to PR & Press offices. • I took on a various assignments, interviewing the owner of a notorious cereal bar, sourcing content to fill a seven day section of the newspaper and also personally arranging an audience with a mentalist and writing a feature piece based on him for immediate publication.
Organising Journalism talks for audiences of over 30. This entailed advertising the events, booking the speaker & hosting. • Organising Society events including a trip to the BBC’s Portland Place studios for 20 students. I advertised, managed payments & project managed the day’s activities. • Managed the Society’s email account.
Role centred on sourcing and then developing original public relations orientated news stories, through the use of online platforms and networking with reputable contacts. • I liaised with external PR organisations for stories and converted press releases into genuine news articles, carried out and transcribed interviews with renowned sources, in addition to undertaking further research to verify and also supplement the content of staff journalists. • I successfully completed numerous delegated journalistic tasks, interviewing the head of communications at LinkedIn and turning it into a written feature, along with fact-checking a breaking national story in real time. • Uploaded media content to CMS.
Junior reporter at a district newspaper, assigned to source and then develop stories for its three in-house publications, through online resources and established personal contacts. • I carried out vox pops and interviews with sources, messaged from social media accounts to publicise stories and also subedited copy for the newspaper, refining articles and writing strong, tailored headlines to go alongside them. • I took on several assigned tasks, such as reporting on a case from court, reviewing a play from a theatre production and covering a local council meeting, to name a few. • Directly uploading media content to company’s CMS and using SEO.
Junior reporter at a regional newspaper, researching and then developing original stories, sourcing them online and through liaising with established personal contacts. • I conducted interviews with sources, carried out vox pops, turned press releases into news stories and tailored online content for better SEO recognition. • I undertook numerous beat reporting assignments, one of which included reporting on the opening of a retail goods store and another, investigating the whereabouts of the owner of a much sought-after micro-pig.
MA Multimedia Journalism, (Merit)
BA (Hons) Journalism, (First class)
Recipient of Kingston University’s 2016 “Visual Journalist of the Year” award, with nominations in the “Digital” and “Interviewer” of the year categories.