Jessica Taylor

Journalist

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  • LocationNottingham, United Kingdom

About me

 

I’m a Senior Researcher and Writer with a track record of pitching, developing and creating entertainment, human interest and news content for major broadcasters. I've also worked as a broadcast Journalist for BBC regional news and a Video Journalist in local television. I'm an ambitious creative with lots of ideas and a hunger to make noise. I'm looking to get involved in exciting projects.

Skills

 

  • Presenting
  • Human Interest
  • Premier Pro
  • News Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Producing News
  • Media Law
  • Fashion Beauty
  • Video TV
  • Avid Editing
  • Documentary Production
  • News and Current Affairs
  • Communcations and PR
  • Live Broadcasting
  • Camera op

Work history

Currently

Video Producer & Copywriter

Various

Jan 2016
  • Freelance Video Producer and Copywriter for exciting new Tech start-ups.

2016

Researcher & AP

Lorraine

Mar 2014 - Apr 2016
  • At Lorraine I produce news, human interest and entertainment items for a weekly programme. This includes pitching and developing original ideas, extensive research, casting, the use of archive material, video editing and briefing contributors and presenters. I've been part of the programme's live coverage of some of 2015’s landmark news and showbiz events. I also develop viewer-lead features that include re-visits and are shot in the UK and abroad.

2015

Senior Researcher

Box Plus Network

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Developing and creating brand new music programmes and VT's for 4Music and Kerrang. This involved pitching, developing and creating original content ideas, complex shoots, scripting, casting talent and producing presenters. Our pilots have since been commissioned for 4 days a week.

2015

Broadcast Journalist

BBC

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Newsgathering, interviewing contributors, self-shooting, editing and scripting news content for BBC East Midlands Today. I’ve secured breaking news tip offs which have also been picked up and used by network news channels.

2015

Video Journalist

Notts TV News

Mar 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Producing daily output for news and magazine programmes. This meant sourcing, shooting, scripting and editing packages and features, researching and booking guests, presenting and gallery roles during live output. I also produced the weekend news bulletins- choosing the news agenda, assigning reporters to jobs and scripting the programme. I built a wealth of contacts and regularly dealt with delicate interviewees and difficult scenarios. This role required fast and e?cient turnaround to tight deadlines, original thinking and technical ability.

2014

Programme Assistant

Daybreak Lorraine

Jun 2013 - Apr 2014
  • Delivering up-to-date scripts and briefs and producing call sheets for live studio output. Assisting family, health, fashion and showbiz shoots, briefing high-profile guests and managing logistics. This role involved day, night and early shift patterns.

2013

Casting Researcher

Maverick Television

May 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Casting for competition, logging, research, brainstorming, assisting shoots in studio and on location and pitching content ideas for online entertainment format The You Generation.

Education

2012

BA(Hons) Broadcast Journalism 2:1

Nottingham Trent University

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

    Awards

    2016

    National Broadcast Award Of Excellence - Radio News Documentary Individual Award Runner Up 2011-2012

    NUJ

    • Broadcast Journalism Training Council