I'm a 23-year-old NCTJ-accredited freelance journalist and presenter with a passion for fashion, beauty, and pop culture. From September 2015 I trained with the BBC as one of their first Digital Journalism Apprentices, gaining a wealth of experience within video and digital journalism across TV, Radio and Online. From April 2016 I worked with BBC's Digital Current Affairs (DCA) department until March 2018, where I researched for projects and stories as well as creating video and written content for different brands within DCA, such as BBC Like That and BBC Stories. After leaving the BBC, I briefly interned with ELLE UK's fashion department. As of April 2018, I am being represented by Seren Adams of United Agents and I am currently working on my first book which will focus on empowering young, British Black women.Locked Pro Plan feature
My duties as a Broadcast Journalist for BBC Entertainment and Arts news included writing entertainment and arts stories and breaking news, originating stories and help plan coverage for forthcoming events.
- Assisted with all stages of photo shoot prep including stylist support and finding specific samples - Maintained organisation of the fashion cupboard and incoming/outgoing samples - Helped with day-to-day admin duties
After completing my apprenticeship in April within Digital Current Affairs (DCA), my department has kept me on as a Researcher. My duties include researching for projects and stories, pitching new ideas as well as filming and editing content for different teams under DCA.
In September 2015, I joined BBC as an apprentice on their first ever, Digital Journalism Scheme. Alongside my duties at work, I also studied and achieved an NCTJ qualification in news writing and media law. For the majority of 2016, I was working amongst several brands under the Digital Current Affairs such as; BBC Trending and the newly launched pages, BBC Stories and BBC Like That.
My duties included: - Supporting the fashion and beauty teams in a wide range of activities such as researching magazines and other media outlets for press coverage, price requests, delivering samples to shoots/events/clients. - Managing and overseeing samples and sample returns via Fashion GPS. - Organising and maintaining the fashion cupboard, ensuring that all products are stored away safely and neatly. - Maintaining the showroom, so it is always presenting and displaying our clients' products to a high standard; ready for any last minute appointments. - Collaborating with stylists and members of press for their shoots with products from our clients
The NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism recognised throughout the media industry nationwide. To gain the diploma, I had to complete several mandatory subjects such as essential media law and regulation, ethics and reporting. I also completed several modules within Video Journalism and Radio Broadcast, meaning that I encompass the knowledge and skill to work in both radio and television.