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Jenny Wood

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsJournalist - Writer - Copywriter

About me

Previously Lifestyle Editor on The Sun’s Saturday magazine, as well as launch features editor for LOOK, I have almost 20 years’ experience working and freelancing for publications including The Daily Mail, Good Homes, Notebook (Sunday Mirror), Fabulous (The Sun), Metro, Company, Glamour, Red, Top Santé, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Own, Closer, Pick Me Up, Mother & Baby, Men’s Health, Real Health & Beauty, as well as P&G’s websites SuperSavvyMe and Victoria.co.uk I specialise in lifestyle, homes & interiors, health, emotional wellbeing and sexual health features. As well as writing a non-fiction book, I've won six industry awards including the PTC New Journalist of the Year, the Natmags Eagle Award for Best New Magazine Section and the prestigious Family Planning Association Rosemary Goodchild Prize for sexual health writing. I'm honoured to have sat on the judging panels for the Amnesty International Media Awards, the One World Media Awards and the MadeforMums.com Awards, and I also run workshops on getting media coverage for PR companies and charities. I've worked with brands including DFS and Hema, and am currently a member of the JD Williams ‘Colour Council’ aimed at inspiring women over 35. I'm also proud to have been part of a successful nationwide mentoring scheme for young graduates.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogs
  • Print
  • Features
  • Web Content
  • Social
  • Copy
  • Copywriting

Work history

Currently

Feb 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • An award-winning features and lifestyle journalist with almost 20 years experience both on staff and freelance for national newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Mail (FeMail and Life & Style sections), Buzz and Fabulous (The Sun), Notebook (Daily Mirror), Good Homes, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Company, Red, LOOK, Chat, Men's Health, Pick Me Up, Real Health & Beauty, Wedding Day, Cosmo Bride, Spirit, Minx and ASDA magazine.

Currently

Sep 1999
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I've held various full-time staff jobs over the years: Lifestyle Editor (Buzz, The Sun) Features Editor (LOOK) Features Writer, Deputy Features Editor (Company) Features Writer (Real Health & Beauty) Features Assistant (Wedding Day, Nova)

Education

2000

Periodical Journalism

City University London

Aug 2009 - Jun 2000
  • London, United Kingdom
  • PG Dip

1998

Communications (with Marketing and French

Leeds University

Aug 1995 - Jun 1998
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • BA Hons

Awards

2009

New Section Editor of the Year (Highly Commended)

Periodicals Training Council

2008

Best Real Life Feature

IPC Media

2006

Best New Magazine Section

National Magazine Company (Hearst)

2003

Rosemary Goodchild Award for Sexual Health Writing

The Family Planning Association

2002

Consumer General Journalist of the Year

Periodicals Training Council

2002

New Journalist of the Year

Periodicals Training Council

2002

Features Journalist of the Year

National Magazine Company (Hearst)