Experience o writing, producing and organising a range o contentor print and online. Highly-motivated, reliable and a passion orchallenges. Dedicated to learning, innovating and exercising newways o reporting.First undergraduate to present a paper to the UK Association orJournalism Education. Panellist on Guardian MediaTalk, 2009.
June 2010 - PresentTrainee Reporter, Media & Technology, the Guardian
October 2009 - June 2010Founder, SR2 Blog
• Launched ‘hyperlocal’ news site ocussing on Sunderland SR2. Act as editor, reporter, designer, advertising department and community manager in the day-to-day running o SR2Blog.com. Recorded average o 600 visits per week in frst month o being live.• Won ‘Most Inspirational Hyperlocal Website’ at the 2010 Talk About Local/Guardian Local awards.
July 2009 - May 2010Editor, Degrees North magazine
• Elected as Editor o University o Sunderland’s Students’ Union magazine on a platorm o greater idea collaboration, encouragement o design experimentation, integration withother existing mediums and to increase student engagement in University politics;• Took the magazine rom A5 to A4 in size, with greater gsm o pages, more design / photography-led and in budget;• Managed editorial team, content agenda, bank o contributors, tight budget, reader community and external relations.
June 2009 - September 2009Digital Media Assistant, Sunderland AFC
• Launched new website with new content management system; • Innovated resh content ideas with ocus on community involvement. Examples include a weekly live-chat with ree embeddable sotware and more personable use o social media; • Enhanced commercial viablity o online communications using social media.
• Completed a three-week placement at Sky News Online rom January 04 - 22. Reerences available.• February 2010: Consultancy work or U.TV on hyperlocal media and social media; February - March 2010: Led three social mediaand personal branding workshops or frst year University o Sunderland journalism and PR students.• Founded and moderate the weekly Euro CollegeJourn orum or journalism educators, students and practitioners. Also a oundingmember o the CollegeJourn global collaborative reporting team.• Edited student-run online magazine InJournalism (now Detour Magazine) at and deputy-edited The Wear, University o Sunder-land’s biannual newspaper, in December 2008. Instated as Editor in May 2009. Planned, designed and produced the newspaper.Sourced, allocated and disseminated tasks and news stories.
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