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Freelance journalist

Location:
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Posted:
February 21, 2018

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Experience in the media:

Longitude

January **** - Present

I work closely with the other members of the editorial team and write blog posts, compile research and join in with interviews of leading business figures in the B2B sector. This position allows me to gain valuable experience in financial journalism and thought leadership.

Longitude is a thought leadership specialist founded in 2011. It was recently acquired by the Financial Times Group and is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.

Direct Gap

November 2017 – Present

As a freelance journalist for this company, I write original articles about car news and gap insurance.

The Liverpool Echo

October 2017

I spent a week with the Merseyside newspaper, writing exclusive and creative stories for the news, sports and what’s on sections of the website. This placement further sharpened my ability to create my own articles and demonstrated how adaptable I am.

The Lancashire Telegraph

August – September 2017

In my week at the Telegraph, I honed my skills in finding stories independently and through more traditional means, wrote stories for the website and daily print newspaper and worked with the content management system they used.

Mancunian Matters

August 2017

For this week-long placement, I worked as a reporter for this Manchester-based news site. I utilised many of the skills I had learnt through my degree and during previous placements, such as finding and pitching stories and writing them with SEO in mind.

Mortons Media

May – June 2017

In my two weeks with Mortons, I worked across many different departments, used InDesign, Premiere Pro and Photoshop extensively and worked with CMS. I also published several stories on the Kitchen Garden website and wrote features that appeared in the July and August print editions.

Student Life

April – August 2017

I wrote for my university's Student Life blog about my experiences studying in Lincoln. It was a fantastic opportunity which improved my writing and allowed me to get feedback on articles and ideas I pitched.

The Lincolnshire Echo

March 2017

I was given a week-long placement at the Echo, writing several articles that appeared either on the website or in the print edition. I also sat in on conferences, pitching original ideas that I had found, filmed video content for my stories and learned how to successfully use SEO to reach a wider audience.

The Huffington Post

January 2017 – Present

Published in the Young Voices section, my features are primarily focused on British politics and try to give people a different perspective from what they have already read.

The National Student

November 2016 – September 2017

I have written a mixture of serious and light-hearted news articles and opinionated travel and music features that have reached almost 10,000 people.

The Manchester Evening News

July 2016

I spent much of this two-week placement working on the smaller, local newspapers such as the Macclesfield Express, where I had a piece published in the print edition.

January 2016

In my first week there, I wrote several nibs and travel destination guides and had two nostalgia articles about the city of Manchester published online.

Education:

The University of Lincoln – First Class Honours in BA (Hons) Journalism.

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School Sixth Form – Three A levels and an AS level.

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School (BRGS) – 10 GCSEs A-C.

Other qualifications or freelance work:

Achieved the NCTJ ‘gold standard’ Diploma in Journalism, including 100 wpm shorthand.

Have a large portfolio of previous bylines, including with Apple News, Liverpoolfc.com, Blasting News, iSportconnect, The Tab, the Kettle Mag, Pianist Magazine and Your Local Lincs magazine.

Combined five years writing for my university and sixth form’s student newspaper.

Created my own history blog called Forgotten Finds in 2016.

Created and presented a radio show at Rock FM through the Get Started in Radio programme ran by the Prince’s Trust.

Experience in PR through a three-month internship with Proactive International PR.

Completed the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Achieved a B in my Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).



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