Renee Melides

Deputy Photo Editor

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About me

 

Freelance Photographer, specialising in news and documentary

Skills

 

  • Publishing
  • Photojournalism
  • Editing
  • Multimedia
  • Blogging
  • Documentary
  • News
  • Photo Editing
  • Photo Editor
  • Newpapers

Work history

Currently

Deputy Photo Editor

Monocle Magazine

Mar 2015

Currently

Freelance Photographer

Monocle Magazine

Mar 2013

Currently

Photographer

Renee Melides Photography

Jun 2008

2015

Freelance Photography

Fairfax Media

Mar 2013 - Apr 2015

2014

Freelance Photographer

Thomson Reuters

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

2010

VII Photo Agency

Intern

Mar 2010 - Jul 2010

2010

Photogapher

Quest Community Newspapers

Mar 2008 - Apr 2010

2009

Editorial Board

The Autralian Photojournalist

Feb 2008 - Feb 2009
  • • Working on the editorial board of the journal. • Sourcing photo essays from around the world. • Editing, production & layout design of both image & text. • Organising the journal’s distribution, sponsorship, launch & publicity. • Writing articles to accompany photo essays & interviewing Photo-Journalists.

2007

Internship with International Correspondents

CNN International

May 2007 - Sep 2007
  • Production Assistant duties: worked on a feature show ‘International. Correspondents’ and assisted in research, scripting and editing; assisted with live-to-air shows; used the prompter and undertook tasks for the CNN business international show; and carried out control room functions. • Assisted Editors with daily operations. • Undertook general newsroom operations including transcribing, researching,location shoots and control room procedures. • Supported camera crew on location shoots, setting up lighting and cameras, etc. • Assisted in guest booking department with organising guests for various shows.

2007

Intern

Magnum

Mar 2007 - Jun 2007
  • Liaised with newspaper picture desks regarding the usage of photographs and costings, etc., with departments (editorial, exhibition, commercial, sales, archive and production) and with clients and other artists and industry members. • Accessed images in the library and learnt about the online archive and databases. • Observed photographers in various duties. • Assisted with various administrative and office duties and attended weekly meetings.

2007

Work Experience Picture Desk

Agence France Presse

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007
  • Undertook work experience with the Pictorial department of AFP in London

2007

Photography Workshop

Al-liquindoi Photography Workshop

Jan 2007 - Jan 2007
  • • Chosen to participate in a week-long intensive workshop in Spain, convened by Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg involving Photographic Book Projects. • Learnt all the steps involved in editing, sequencing and publishing photographs. • Undertook in-class assignments working towards a finished project – specific topics included: strategies of portfolio design and the use of text.

2005

Online Intern

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Feb 2005 - Jul 2005
  • • Involved in the multimedia side of production for ABC Online – sub-edited incoming news stories, created headlines, developed news clips for online podcasts, blogs, RSS feeds and added content to the backend of the site. • Uploaded news and editorial content. • Rotated between news desks covering diverse areas such as state, regional and sport. • Undertook exercises in web development and maintenance. • Gained knowledge of news for digital television and broadband services.

Education

2009

Masters of Arts in Visual Arts, Photography

Griffith University

Aug 2008 - May 2009

    2005

    Bachelor of Journalism

    University of Queensland

    Aug 2003 - May 2005