CV

I am an NCTJ-qualified freelance journalist with over six year’s experience. Proficient in features, news and blog writing, interviewing, news gathering and content planning.

Work Experience

Freelance Journalist 

From August 2015

Contributing articles, features and commentaries to:

 

Progressive Digital Media

Senior Energy Features Writer

September 2012 – August 2015

My role involved writing in-depth features and shorter blogs to deadline for three different B2B websites and five digital magazines. I covered news, trends and analysis on renewable energy, mining, oil, gas and nuclear industries. Day-to-day I conducted interviews with policy makers, scientists, analysts, human rights and environmental groups. I networked at events and keep up to date with news, policy changes and scientific developments happening in these industries, as well as contributed to weekly planning meetings.

New Statesman

Online Contributor

March 2012  –  2014

I had a brief stint working in the marketing department of New Statesman magazine from March 2012 to September 2012.  After which, I became an online contributor to the business section of the New Statesman website writing thrice weekly blogs on the biggest business news stories of the week, as well as longer blogs on energy and business issues.

  http://www.filmjuice.com

Contributor/ Features Editor

March 2009 – March 2012

After starting as a part-time contributor writing film reviews and features, I progressed to the role of Features Editor. This involved interviewing directors, actors and producers, attending press conferences and networking events, as well as planning feature content for the site and editing submissions. I conducted most of this work in my spare time.

http://www.bridgingandcommercial.co.uk

Finance reporter

July 2011 – January 2012

During this short-term reporter contract I contributed to four weekly newsletters with news, features, Q&A style interviews and case studies on developments and trends happening within the short-term lending market. Weekly newsletter click-through targets were met.

Matchboxmag.com

Staff Writer

January 2011 – May 2011

During my time at Matchbox Magazine (later re-launched as www.cornermag.com) I wrote, commissioned and edited all content for the then newly launched website, which was designed to complement the print magazine. In this role I conducted regular interviews with top chefs, local entrepreneurs and artists, hired and managed an intern, contributed to meetings and made sure the website stayed on brand and linked with the magazine. The company liquidated and that is why I left.

 Closer Online

Intern

Sept 2010 – January 2011

During my internships at http://www.closeronline.co.uk I wrote daily celebrity stories and weekly stories on health, diet and beauty issues. I managed all social network outlets, increasing  Facebook users from 60 to 3,500-plus. I also regularly interviewed celebrities as well as quote gathered at red carpet events.

The Sunday Times/ South London Press/ Surrey Comet

Work Experience

Throughout 2010

I completed one week’s work experience at the South London Press and two week’s work experience at The Sunday Times and three months work experience at Surrey Comet.

Education

News Associates March 2010 –  July 2010  Passed all aspects of NCTJ Foundation in Journalism with grades A – C.                
Roehampton University September 2004 –  June 2007    2:1 Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Film Studies