- Coulsdon, GB
- £7 /hr
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I am an administrative assistant and freelance journalist. I hold a 2i degree in Multi-Media Journalism and am fully NCTJ qualified including 100 words per minute. I am fully computermore...I am an administrative assistant and freelance journalist. I hold a 2i degree in Multi-Media Journalism and am fully NCTJ qualified including 100 words per minute. I am fully computer literate, with a good working knowledge of all Office software.
Area Covered: Surrey, London
Work Experience Summary: CNN: Multimedia journalist (14/09/09 - present). During the internship Iâï¿½ï¿½ve been based with the news and sports desk. I have been writing articles for cnn.com, researching for packages on flagship program Connect the World, transcribing scripts for broadcast and booking guests for live interviews during bulletins.
Croydon Advertiser: Junior sports journalist (12/02/07 - present). During the initial placement, I interviewed Great Britain cross-country runner Eleanor Baker and international marksman Peter Friend. I also conducted several vox pops and wrote a number of theatre preview for the features supplement Go!. I continue to contribute to the Advertiserâï¿½ï¿½s sports pages.
Bromley Life: Volunteer staff writer (12/01/09 - present). Iâï¿½ï¿½m one of the contributors to Bromley Life magazine, which is delivered to 40,000 homes and businesses. Iâï¿½ï¿½ve produced a range of articles including historical features and sports round ups
The Wire: Associate editor (01/10/08 - 29/05/09). As part of the senior team with the Bournemouth University student newspaper, I was responsible for ensuring sections hit their deadlines, writing news articles, as well as subbing and designing pages. I also interviewed World Cup winning cricketer Caroline Atkins and Somerset professional Max Waller.
Nerve Radio: News editor (11/02/08 - 27/03/09). I was responsible for organising the student radio news team of 20 members for the FM broadcast. I also wrote and read the breakfast showâï¿½ï¿½s news bulletins to the whole of Dorset and Hampshire.
The Bournemouth Echo: Junior sports journalist (14/04/08 - 08/03/09). I produced weekly athletics round ups encompassing the Bournemouth area, for the paperâï¿½ï¿½s 80,000 strong readership.
Hope FM: Broadcast journalist (15/12/08 - 19/12/08). As the sole member of the news team, it was my responsibility to source, write and read the local news bulletins, twice a day, live to Dorset and Hampshire. The bulletins had the potential to reach half a million listeners.
The People: Junior sports journalist (09/07/07 - 13/07/07). Joining the nationally renowned sports desk, I contributed towards the newspaper editorially, while also subbing copy, profing, assisting with captions and headlines, while also producing their Premier League fixtures booklet.
Education Summary: Bournemouth University - Graduating with a 2i in Multi-Media Journalism has allowed me to become capable of everything from 100wpm shorthand to producing a ten-minute TV documentary. I can lay out pages with Indesign, proficiently use Photoshop, and craft and read a radio news bulletin. Iâï¿½ï¿½ve also interviewed a wide range of key agenda setters including MPâï¿½ï¿½s Richard Ottaway and Tobias Ellwood, as well as Beijing Olympic medallists Tim Brabants and Natasha Danvers. I have passed all my NCTJ preliminary examinations.
Wilsonâï¿½ï¿½s Grammar School Sixth form
A level Grades: English Literature (A) Media Studies (A) IT (A) PE (AS level, B)
Haling Manor High School
GCSE Grades: 1 A* (Media) 5 Aâï¿½ï¿½s (Inc Science, ICT) 4 Bâï¿½ï¿½s (Inc Maths, French)
In my final year I was awarded the role of Head Boy. The highlights of my duties included helping to organise the display of the Rugby World Cup at the school and making introductory speeches to hundreds of parents on open evenings.
Journalist, Proof reader, Transcriber