- Llanelli, GB
- £35 /hr
- Available now
Robert Lloyd, the former editor of the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star newspapers, now runs his own press, public relations and marketing consultancy. He covers all of Wales.more...Robert Lloyd, the former editor of the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star newspapers, now runs his own press, public relations and marketing consultancy. He covers all of Wales. He offers a wide range of services, from writing stories for newspapers and magazines to press releases for businesses and organisations. In addition, he is able to give advice on marketing opportunities and help with event management. He is also engaged on book projects.
Area Covered: Wales and UK
Work Experience Summary: My client list currently includes the Central Office of Information (COI) in Cardiff; the Welsh Assembly Government, Trinity University, Carmarthen; the Mid and West Wales Chamber; Evan Evans Brewery; the Welsh Estates pub and hotel chain; the international light and sound firm the PAI Group; international sportswear firm Picton Sports, Llanelli; UK-wide web design and internet business Caboodle; Life Health and Fitness Clubs, Swansea: Tycroes Business Park, Ammanford, and Carmarthen Town AFC.
Previous positions held - senior reporter Carmarthen Journal, senior reporter South Wales Evening Post (SWEP), crown court correspondent SWEP, sub-editor SWEP, sports reporter (racing and boxing correspondent) SWEP, sub-editor Llanelli Star, deputy sports editor (editor Saturday Sporting Green’ paper) SWEP, deputy editor Llanelli Star, Editor Llanelli Star from 1989 to October 2002, deputy editor and head of content South Wales Evening Post, October 2002 to March 20006. Editor of both the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star (two weekly paid-for titles, part of South West Wales Media, part of the Northcliffe Media, part of the Daily Mail and General Trust, DMGT) from April 2006 to October 2008.
Converting the weekly Llanelli Star from broadsheet to tabloid in 1989.
The Star was one of the first newspapers in Wales to introduce direct input new technology the following year.
Yearly circulation gains for the Llanelli Star; circulation gains for the Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Evening Post.
Highly commended in UK newspaper of the year awards in 1990 for the Llanelli Star.
Launch of Star Extra weekly free newspaper 1992.
Supervising 100-seat Tera Good News 3 software package installation for South West Wales Media.
Supervising redesign of SWEP, completed January 2005.
Helping launch Tera GN3 Good News editorial software Best Practice project for Northcliffe Media.
Piloting NVQ training for journalists for Northcliffe Media.
Newspaper Society awards for the Carmarthen Journal’s Buy Local campaign. This campaign continues and is aimed at encouraging consumers to buy local produce. It won the backing of Prince Charles when it was launched.
The Star received a Best Campaign gold award in last year’s Newspaper Society Editorial and Circulation awards. It also received a Silver for best supplement for coverage of Ray Gravell’s death.
Moving the Llanelli Star offices to new premises in Cowell Street, Llanelli, in 1998.
Education Summary: Educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen. Trained at Carmarthen Journal, completed National Certificate training for journalists through block release at the old South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education.
I am a qualified Level 4 NVQ assessor for newspaper journalism (RSA).
I have completed all the Northcliffe Media management programmes, including Managing Change; Disciplinary Procedure; Motivating Staff and Cost Management and Budget Planning.
I am familiar with all parts of the Microsoft Office package suite.
In addition, I am familiar with Adobe, Quark Express and Intellitune packages.
My work in customising and building the Tera Good News 3 software package for SWWMedia means I am familiar with many forms of mark-up language, HTML, GNML. I am also capable of carrying out basic script work.