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Running the online election coverage for Channel 4 News, including writing over 1,500 posts for our live blog in six weeks. The live online political coverage was a first for the programme and was well received by management. This is a freelance role.
At the time of appointment I became the youngest female reporter in the lobby and the only woman on the Daily and Sunday Telegraph Politics team. During this time I was: Regularly responsible for The Telegraph’s online political coverage writing, proofing and uploading breaking stories through the early morning and building on the story with original reporting throughout the day. Developing and breaking exclusive, front page stories alongside daily on-diary and breaking news coverage including high profile interviews and agenda setting news stories. Trained in a fast-paced newsroom, comfortable and confident working to extremely tight deadlines and meeting demanding expectations. Expected to assimilate large amounts of information on complex, varying subjects and produce precise, sharp and stimulating prose within minutes.
As a general news reporter I was a jack-of-all-trades, turning my hand to completely different news topics each week and finding exclusive content to set the news agenda for the coming days. I took part in investigations into high profile politicians, abuse of police compensation claims and exposes of online trolls to name a few. As The Sunday Times news correspondent for Wimbledon 2013 I was responsible for finding and writing all our tennis coverage in the news section including a double page 2-3 spread on the day of Andy Murray’s final.