Editorial Manager for all humour, properties and licensed cards. Includes managing editorial team, editing, writing, reviewing and ideating content, as well as developing strategies along with peers, coaching staff, working with designers and creative managers, and writing publicity and other content.
Communications work in Marketing, Press Office and for Intermediaries. Included editorial /production management on various publications across 12 languages. Also writing press releases and lines to take, handling journalist's calls, script writing for adverts, audio tapes and other material. Expert in Plain English application.
Progressed through ranks starting as a Journalism Trainee, qualifying as a news sub-editor for The Dundee Courier, moving onto the sports desk as sub-editor, and graduating into regional sub running local newspaper editions. Job consisted of planning news pages, prioritising stories to space, allocating work, dealing with reporters and photographers, working closely with peers to plan editions. Also sub-editor for Sunday Post and rugby union reporter on weekend shifts.
SHND in Communications incl Advertising, Publiciity, Marketing, Market Research, Philosophy, English and Art.
Awarded for project managing and developing an intranet site for government staff to help them produce letters in plain English for people on or applying for benefits. http://www.plainenglish.co.uk