J Darkwa

J Darkwa

Documentary Filmmaker | Video-EditorLondon, United Kingdom
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J Darkwa

J Darkwa

Documentary Filmmaker | Video-EditorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Jacqueline Darkwa is an established writer and journalist covering science and health stories that intersect gender, race, sexuality and class. With a keen interest in social issues impacting the Black British community, her curiosity fuels every story she tells.
  • Ad-Cademy
    Ad-CademyAd-Cademy by Brixton Finishing School is a free, online advertising course aimed at tackling the severe lack of diversity in the industry Students can register their interest at https://lnkd.in/dYPND6M.
  • Black Scholarship Collective - Pathways to Higher Degrees
    Black Scholarship Collective - Pathways to Higher Degrees
  • Life of Pie
    Life of PieA student group short documentary film. A film about the tradition of the East End Pie and Mash, through the F. Cooke family shops, in two very different streets in London, with the only difference a 3 year head start of gentrification. Special thanks to Joe and Bob Cooke, and the F. Cooke family
Projects credited in
  • gal-dem Magazine
    gal-dem Magazinegal-dem is all about showcasing the work of women of colour and non-binary pepole of colour.
  • Nike London: On Air Design
    Nike London: On Air DesignShooting director and editor for this short showcasing three London-based designers as they pick their favourite designs from Nike London: ON AIR workshops.
Work history
    News Desk InternITV News
    London, United KingdomInternship
    Month long internship working in the ITV newsroom. Involved in pitching for long-form series, researching current stories, souring case studies and interviews. Worked a lot with the Science and Health team covering a wide range of stories from smoking, drug-related deaths in Scotland and Gender Dysmorphia. Assisted teams with on-location shoots with camera and sound work, as well as location scouting.
    Co-editor in ChiefI, Science Media ( Imperial College Science Communication run magazine )
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Architect of artistic and editorial direction of media output on TV, in print, online and on radio. Running of three print and digital magazines throughout the academic year. Managing budgets, printing orders, advertising, circulation of print issues. Commissioner of print and online articles, radio programmes and online videos Contributing writer in all three print issues. Shortlisted for Student Publication Awards 2019: Best Specialist Publication and Best Overall Digital Media Co-managed a team of 20 student journalists and supporting staff. Responsible for recruiting and supporting team for next academic year cohort.
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  • Editoral Experience
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Camera Operating
  • Developing Concepts
  • Editorial Writing
  • Documentary Production
  • Editorial Concepts
  • Editing Film
  • Google Analytics
  • Comms Strategy
    Imperial College London logo
    Imperial College London logo
    MScImperial College London
    London, United Kingdom
    MSc Science Communication. •Theoretical and practical learning how to produce multimedia cross-disciplinary factual and fact-based content • Film production and short film content produced throughout master’s programme • Theories of media practices ranging from interviews to libel and media laws • Introductory experience on UK media ethics, and journalistic practices • Feature writing classes and seminars on news values • Developed, researched, shot and edited short documentary for Doc module.