Rachel Gorman

Features writer

  • LocationNottingham, United Kingdom



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

Work history


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


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


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




Nottingham Trent University

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


English Literature

University of Reading

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



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.