Rachel Gorman

Features writer

FollowUnfollow

Join our Pro Plan to message Rachel

You can only message people who are following you. If you’d like to message this person, simply join our Recruiter Pro Plan.

  • LocationNottingham, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Author
  • Copywriting
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Popular Culture
  • Celebrities
  • Interveiwing
  • Social Media Content Management

Work history

Currently

Features Writer

Nottingham Post

Jan 2014
  • - Entertainment reporter, stand in entertainment editor and multi media digital journalist. - Writing copy for daily Entertainment Guide double-page feature and shorts in main book - Writing and editing copy for weekly 18 page Entertainment Guide supplement - Gig reviews; interviewing celebrities, musicians and actors - Uploading copy to the website - Managing entertainment department's social media - Trained in SEO, digital publishing, periscope, live blogging and maximising audience reach - Breaking celebrity news - Liaising with managers and PR companies - Sourcing entertainment stories - Managing Nottingham Post's live blog - Writing cover story and features for monthly magazine Exclusive (formerly Nottinghamshire Today) - Covering for the court reporter including high profile Crown Court cases, inquests and tribunals

2014

Freelance Journalist

Nottingham Post

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
  • - Court reporting - Sourcing patch stories - Coming up with weekly splash ideas - Writing to daily newspaper deadlines - Managing the newspaper’s website and social media on late shifts and weekends - Attending inquests and tribunals - Covering breaking news stories such as armed sieges and murders - Liaising with the emergency services and councils' press offices across the East Midlands

2011

Administrative Assistant

Fitzjohn’s Primary School

Aug 2007 - Feb 2011
  • - PA to headteacher - In charge of student payments for school lunches and school trips - Banking - Writing weekly school newsletter to parents - Liaising with parents - Dealing with admissions - Managing student records - School tours -Managing school diary

Education

2013

Journalism

Nottingham Trent University

Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
  • Media law, reporting, public affairs, subbing, writing

2007

English Literature

University of Reading

Aug 2004 - Jul 2007
  • 19th century novel, modern American plays, Shakespeare, Margaret Atwood, travel literature

Awards

2013

NCTJ Student Feature Writer Of The Year

  • Annual award given to the best student feature writer in the UK on a NCTJ accredited journalism course.