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US/LATAM News Reporter

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsJournalist - Copywriting - Researcher

About me

I am a journalist with an interest in popular culture and global affairs. I have gained experience working at various publications across the advertising, travel, lifestyle and news industries, writing a mix of news and feature stories for both print and online. I have also worked briefly in some broadcast offices too. At shots, I am responsible for writing about the US and LATAM regions. From profiling key industry people, attending local events and investigating new trends, I have proved that I'm capable of being personable, proactive and persistent in getting work filed that is engaging and to deadline. This position has enabled me to travel around the world, something I hope to continue doing in my quest to document people's stories.

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Skills

  • Journalism
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Features
  • Media
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Copywriting
  • Personable
  • Editing
  • Magazine
  • Digital
  • Editorials
  • B2B Editorial

Work history

Currently

US/LATAM News Reporter

MBI - shots

Jun 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Currently

Founder, Writer and Editor

Restles

Jan 2014
  • Freelance

2015

Editorial Assistant

Daily Express/Daily Star

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2015

Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Full Time
  • I was a reporter on Secondaries Investor, a ?subscription-only financial news website. My role required me to write daily news stories and weekly features. I was also responsible for contributing to daily social media postings and driving traffic to the website, particularly via Twitter. ?I was required to maintain a strong digital presence and connect with key industry contacts online. And I managed the LinkedIn account and posted regular discussions. My role involved organising weekly interviews with clients and liaising with PRs, lawyers and communications teams. This experience developed my confidence and skills as an interviewer. I was also responsible for the conception, research and execution of web stories, including image sourcing. I often attended industry events and represented the publication individually..

2014

Editorial Intern

Absolute Publishing

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Internship
  • I worked across in-house titles including flagship publication National Geographic Traveller, ABTA Network, ABTA Golf, ASTA Network and Countrybycountry website. My role required me to assist the design team, compile picture research and write several travel-related articles. ?I also helped the researcher with sourcing, fact-checking and subbing articles. ?When possible, I pitched article ideas and provided additional general assistance to the editorial team.

2014

Reporting Intern

Southwark News

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Internship
  • I attended press events, where I acted as the reporter and photographer. My main role was to produce editorial content for the SE London newspaper Southwark News and its cultural supplement The Weekender, both of which are circulated locally in print. I conducted interviews for the news stories, with political and cultural figures such as John Whelan and Rowan Williams. The role required me to use social media to source local stories, interact with community and promote key issues..

Education

2014

NCTJ Magazine Journalism Diploma

Lambeth College

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Public Affairs, Media Law, Shorthand, Production

2013

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
  • Translation, Spanish language, Human rights violations in Latin America, Latin American film studies, Spanish literature, History of Latin America