Polly Bayfield

Freelance Sports Journalist, Producer and Presenter


About me

As a current Freelance Sports Journalist, Presenter and Producer I have developed fantastic media industry experience and a valuable and transferable skill-set in this fast-paced sector. I am a self-motivated, and organised individual who thrives under pressure. I take great pride in my work and I face any challenge with determination and professionalism. This was reflected in the great opportunity that was given to me when asked to manage and produce Henley Royal Regatta’s digital content resulting in an Assistant Producer role at an international sports production company. I am a very creative person who can produce and present radio, television and digital content to a high standard which will inform and captivate an audience. This is shown in my awards for ‘Best Radio Report’ awarded by BBC Radio Nottingham and 1st Class Honors for my television documentary on the Leveson Inquiry. With this, as well as a former freelance journalist for ITV’s coverage of the General Election 2015 and former intern at Notts TV I have refined my natural skill of communication and maintained successful working relationships. I am now looking to secure a position in a media organisation, where I can bring immediate value and develop my current skill set further.


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  • TV
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  • Online
  • Print
  • Presenting
  • News
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Social
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Premire Pro
  • Video Editing Grading

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • ITV


    • Television

Work history


Sports Journalist


Mar 2016
  • -Writing copy for sports news, print and broadcast. -Reporting, interviewing and presenting at sporting events and awards. -Filming and editing footage on shoots.


Junior Assistant Producer


Jun 2015
  • I am a Junior Assistant Producer creating content for the Olympics YouTube channel on behalf of the International Olympic Committee. Every day I generate creative ideas for sports features, especially ahead of Rio 2016, and edit these into entertaining and interesting videos on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Monthly I go on shoots around the country interviewing and filming Olympic athletes for our features. Currently I am editing an interview I conducted about Olympic rowers, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, on their winning London 2012 race in the women's pair.


Freelance Journalist


Apr 2015 - May 2015


Video Journalist Intern

Notts TV

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014



BA(Hons) Broadcast Journalism

Nottingham Trent University

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • Achieved a 2:1


A Levels

Bedford Modern School

Aug 2010 - Apr 2012



    Bedford High School for Girls

    Jul 2006 - Jun 2010



      Mid 1st in my Television documentary

      • This was awarded to me by the Centre of Broadcast and Journalism at Nottingham Trent University for my ten minute dissertation for a television documentary. The title was 'Leveson: Hacked to pieces' and looked at how the Leveson Inquiry affected the press in terms of regulation and their relationship with the Police. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dzdamQFg4Q


      Best Radio Report

      • This was presented to me by BBC Radio Nottingham for my report on the economic problems surrounding the potential closure of the St Patrick's Day festival in Nottingham's city centre.