A maker, doer, and visual storyteller with sharp judgment, thoughtful commissioning & an adaptable skillset. I thrive on collaborations with like-minded, creative people who are passionate about the content they produce, seeking to push the boundaries in how they present it. I’ve learnt a lot working in journalism for 8 years. I want to be part of the bigger picture, building three-dimensional, living, breathing stories & campaigns that change the way people think, feel & do. When I'm not at a desk, you'll find me in the flowers.
- Commissioning, researching and editing impactful editorial and creative imagery for use across FT platforms. - Creative collaboration with art directors, journalists, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and editors. - Managing budgets and using strong negotiation skills for usage fees and commissions. - Weekly pitching and presentation of photo-led feature ideas at editorial meetings. - Strong relationships with an ever-expanding database of photographers and photo agencies. - Concepting and creating visual narratives: slideshows, and interactive stories and video content for digital features. - Management of copyrights and legal issues tied to usage, working closely with legal and syndication teams. - An expert multi-tasker able to prioritise under pressure and tight deadlines. - Curation of @FT_Weekend Instagram account as a start up account. Conceiving strategies and content to engage new audiences through experimentation, current trend observations and analytics. Grew following from 0 to 10K+ in 12 months with zero budget.
Editorial Assistant to Editorial Coordinator & Junior Photo Editor, Financial Times: - Coordinating the editorial teams of the FT Weekend. - Daily coordination of internal team of over 50 editors and production staff. - Ensured all editors and desks met editorial targets and deadlines each week. - Managed the creative process and logistics of product features, photoshoots and interviews with weekly deadlines. - Trained as a Junior Photo Editor with the FT Weekend Magazine and Life & Arts desk - Responsible for communications with freelance journalists, media agents, picture agencies, photographers, and PRs. - Editorial and picture research across all sections of the FT Weekend. - As Editorial Assistant, gained rigorous training and experience in photoshoot and event coordination, fielding external editorial pitches, editorial research, payments, licensing and copyrights.