Samara Linton

Samara Linton

Content ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Samara Linton

Samara Linton

Content ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
samaralinton.com. Dr Samara Linton is an award-winning writer and content producer who formerly worked as a junior doctor in east London. Her work includes Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography (2020) and The Colour of Madness (2018). She is currently an assistant producer with BBC Audio Science Unit.
Projects
  • Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography
    Diane Abbott: The Authorised BiographyCo-author of Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography
Projects credited in
  • Be Well
    Be Well"Being a Practical Dreamer is not easy. Often it means putting everything on the line to climb higher and see further than we ever thought possible. At our 2015 conference, we saw that practical dreaming does not come without its challenges, set-backs and disappointments. We get anxious, stressed and irritable. We doubt ourselves, get frustrated with those around us and can go through low periods. Those of us who have a mental health problem are more likely to experience such periods of low ment
  • Dream Nation Be Well - A Mental Health Campaign
    Dream Nation Be Well - A Mental Health Campaign“Be Well” is a seven day mental health campaign raising awareness of mental health issues for Practical Dreamers. The campaign will cover different aspects of our lives challenging the ways in which we interact with our mental health and wellbeing. From covering topics in our personal lives and in our working environments and creative pursuits to exploring mental health issues for the homeless and presenting practical self-care tips to support yourself and others. The last day of the campaign wi
  • The Colour of Madness
    The Colour of MadnessI was involved in creating an anthology focusing on BAME people with mental health issues in the UK. Below is one of my contributions.
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Work history
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    Assistant Content ProducerBBC
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working on science programmes for BBC World Service radio and across the BBC Radio 3 and 4 digital hub.
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    Production TraineeBBC
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    In 2019, I was selected from thousands of applicants for the BBC Production Trainee Scheme. At BBC Three, I worked across social media, production and development and created the channel’s social media campaign to promote the Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special. Our team was recently shortlisted for Broadcast Digital Awards Best Digital Support for a Strand, Channel or Genre. I am currently based at the radio science unit, working on programmes like The Evidence and Health Check for the BBC World Service.
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Copyediting
  • Project Management
  • Public Health
  • Diversity
  • Journalism
  • Community Engagement
  • Interviewing
  • Interview Transcribing
  • Academic Writing
  • Text Editing
  • Content Editing
  • Social Media
  • Casting
  • Creative Development
  • Audio Recording
Education
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    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University College London (UCL)
     - London, United Kingdom
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    • Bachelor of Arts Second Class Honours (First Division) University of Cambridge
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom