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Daniel Mackay

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Graduate Journalist - Freelance Creative

Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Sub-editing
  • Analytical Writing
  • Adventure Writing
  • News
  • Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism

Work history

Currently

Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • To source, write, and curate my own news articles in all forms covering a variety of topics including technology, business, finance, social change, politics, media, and the environment. This includes interviewing influential executives of equity groups, businesses, and financial institutions. I have written over 200 profiles on people disrupting different industries. These were compiled into lists including: The Crypto 30, The Fintech 50, China’s Tech 20, The AI 25, and France’s Innovators. Source appropriate pictures and media that were free to use for profiles and articles. I was responsible for editing every other writer’s work (profiles and stories) as well as updating the website’s promotional spaces everyday. I worked with established professionals from Time Inc, Reuters, and Forbes.

Currently

Freelance Journalist

Various

Jun 2015
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have written articles, reviews, and content for: - The Skinny - Daily Record - Skiddle - ReviewSphere - BioOutsource

2018

writer/researcher

Chambers & Partners

Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • To conduct interviews and write editorial autonomously for multiple Chambers & Partners publications which included Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Chambers USA, and Chambers Europe I Interviewed the world’s leading lawyers and their high-profile clients from a huge variety of jurisdictions in person, over the phone, or through written questionnaires. Assigned rankings to law firms and individual lawyers and then discussed my thought process with editors to come to mutually agreed conclusions. I had to mediate with lawyers who were unhappy with their firm’s and their own rankings. I wrote editorial about firms and individuals from interview scripts and firm submissions which detailed their most impressive cases.

Education

2016

Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • My required modules for this course were: Methods of Social Research Researching Audiences & the Media Practical News Journalism Media, Communications, and International Journalism I also completed two elective modules which were: Global Security: Theories & Concepts Crime, Media, and Popular Culture I achieved A or B grades in every module I undertook resulting in being awarded a Masters with Merit. I also completed a Journalism Project (similar to a thesis). I had to create a 10-minute documentary, a 2,000 word article and a 12,000 report on a topic of my choosing. I focused on the issue of sectarianism in Glasgow and was awarded an A for the written part of my project and a B for the video. (https://vimeo.com/182113303)

2015

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

The London School of Journalism

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • After completing my undergraduate degree I moved to London to complete an intensive course at LSJ. We studied: Media Law Practical News Journalism Broadcast Journalism Feature writing Review writing Travel writing Radio journalism

2013

Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics

University of Glasgow

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • I achieved a 2:1 for my undergraduate degree