Tobí Rachel Akingbadé

Reporter at Metro.co.uk.

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I am a journalist, content manager and a creative writer. My experience in the industry is broad having worked in the mediums of broadcast, print and online. I have written and worked alongside major companies such as The Guardian, BBC, ITN, Our London Olympics and ITV. I was formerly the Editor of Dream Nation. Recently an open letter that I published to a racist abuser went viral and was featured in major news publications including Buzzfeed, Evening Standard, BBC, The Independent, The Daily Mail and the Huffington Post. The content was shared just over 12,000 times and viewed just under a million times online and as a consequence, I appeared live on London Live News and BBC News to discuss cyber-bullying, social media trolls and the culture influencing the way 20 somethings use the internet today. As a writer, producer and broadcaster I have been able to garner a lot of interview skills, generate exclusive content and the opportunity to build and stay in touch with an extensive network of contacts over time which in turn makes working in the magazine environment a lot easier.

Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Report Writing
  • Creative
  • Broadcast
  • Journalism
  • Digital Journalism

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Designtalent

    Designtalent

    • Design
  • Dream Nation

    Dream Nation

    • Technology
  • The Guardian

    The Guardian

    • Publishing
  • E

    Executive Grapevine

    Work history

    Currently

    Entertainment Reporter

    metro.co.uk

    Jun 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2017

    News reader and commentator

    ABN radio

    Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • News reader and commentator during the news hour. I also collated the news for the show reporting and commenting on various topics ranging from music to politics and culture.

    2017

    Editor-in-chief

    Dream Nation

    Jun 2014 - Mar 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • As the content manager and editor, I managed a team of writers and editors and I was also the company’s editorial leader making all of the final decisions on all operations and policies. This role required me to have great organisation skills, to be an effective communicator, the talent to take on multiple projects and also be an ideas person. This role requires an in-depth understanding of millennials, especially those in, or interested in the creative industry (especially music and fashion). I also organised the annual creative showcase event, Chapter 1, that invited artists to compete for a large amount of money. Working on Dream Nation events entails working closely with members of the press

    2013

    Editorial Assistant

    Executive Grapevine

    Oct 2012 - May 2013
    • United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Initially, a 10-day internship that transformed into a paid role that lasted 8 months. Working more prominently on the online platform reporting the news whilst the monthly publication is constructed. My role here required me to transcribe interviews, attend and arrange PR meetings, take lead on distributing and socialising content.

    2012

    Journalist

    The Guardian

    Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Worked on the Guardian Sports desks during the Olympics. I produced news stories centred on the Olympics for the paper and online platform. Prepared timings for each news item and monitored these during live broadcasts. Additionally I wrote scripts for headlines and reports.

    Education

    2015

    Oct 2010 - May 2015
    • United Kingdom
    • Studied Mass Media Communication.