I have been involved in journalism, marketing and PR for more than a decade.
I spent nearly two and a half years as chief reporter on one of Britain's biggest regional newspapersmore...I have been involved in journalism, marketing and PR for more than a decade.
I spent nearly two and a half years as chief reporter on one of Britain's biggest regional newspapers and supplied copy to national newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Mail, Daily Express, Shropshire Star, Take-a-Break magazine, Amateur Gardening and an English language newspaper in France called The Connexion.
I also spent two years co-ordinating the marketing and PR for one of the largest FE colleges in Wales. My most recent PR work has included consultation, producing copy for web pages, blogging, product reviews and writing on-line articles.
Area Covered: UK
Work Experience Summary: Chief reporter on one of Britain’s largest-circulation evening newspapers for more than two years, with particular responsibility for one edition. Sophie has also supplied copy to a variety of national newspapers including the Daily Mail and the Daily Express, and to magazines such as Take a Break.
Formerly a news editor, responsible for choosing, pre-subbing and organisation of all news for a weekly newspaper, along with production of news.
Nearly 10 years experience as a journalist. A wealth of experience in writing hard news, off-diary stories, courts, inquests, tribunals, features. Excellent ‘ideas’ journalist.
Substantial contacts book, including links to national newspapers and magazines.
Heading up video clips for newspaper websites, including voice-overs and pieces to camera.
Day-to-day organisation of reporters, copy inputters, photographers and film-makers.
Representative on various organisations at external functions, including networking and forging links with partner businesses in order to benefit and develop contacts within a similar sphere.
Experienced researcher using the Internet, books and one-to-one interviews to source features on specialist subjects.
Computer literate, including Windows XP, Microsoft Publisher, spreadsheets, building databases, Powerpoint and a variety of specialist news packages.
Experience in website design/construction and responsible for regularly updating a newspaper website.
Excellent managerial and inter-personal skills.
Responsibility for overseeing budgets within a large organisation.
Design and development of literature, including leaflets, prospectuses and staff newsletters.
Education Summary: • Diploma in Professional Proof-reading and Editing.
• BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design, specialising in cultural studies.
• NVQ level one in discovering computers & OCR award in computer literacy and IT.
• NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) qualified, including shorthand at 100 words per minute
• Skillspath certificate in design and creation of newsletters and literature.