I am a highly skilled and experienced professional press officer who has worked for a number of central Government press offices, including the Ministry of Justice and the Departmentmore...I am a highly skilled and experienced professional press officer who has worked for a number of central Government press offices, including the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Previously, I worked as the personal media adviser for an Australian Government minister, and prior to these was a news journalist on the Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney.
My skills include the ability to produce clean, clear and accurate copy, on a wide variety of subjects and to very tight deadlines. I have more than 5 years experience in media relations and understand the needs of journalists, so my press notices are always of the highest standard. I am skilled in developing media contacts, selling in stories, and placing feature and opinion pieces in the national and specialist press.
I am now looking to develop a career in freelance writing and public relations, and am available for writing and pr projects, including press releases, articles, reports, web copy and other materials.
I can provide numerous examples of my written work in the UK and Australia, including examples of coverage gained from my press officer skills, articles written by me for UK Government Ministers, and examples of my journalism work.
Area Covered: London, south-east
Work Experience Summary: I have worked as a professional journalist on a national newspaper in Australia, and have extensive experience writing news, features, profiles and opinion pieces.
Over the past 3 years I have worked as a freelance press officer in central government in the UK. This has included placments in the Ministry of Justice (7 months), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (8 months), the Department for Business, the Health and Safety Executive, and the Insolvency Service.
As a result of this experience I have high levels skills in media relations and management, including writing press notices, speeches and articles, selling in stories, developing relationships with key journalists, and crisis management.
Education Summary: BA Journalism
Master of Politics and Public Policy