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Caroline Mortimer MA

carolinemortimer.co.uk

07724889224

caroline.j.mortimer@gmail.com

Key Skills_____________________________________________________________
 News reporting, for regional and national newspapers, B2Bs and magazines
 Investigative reporting, including a front page splash at The Observer
 Digital reporting, including liveblogging the European election results for The Times
 Research, for TV productions, news, investigations and features
 Data journalism, in my freelance work and in my various reporting roles
 Shorthand, through my studies at City and used regularly at the Evening Standard
Education___________________________________________________________________
September 2013-July 2014
CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON MA IN NEWSPAPER JOURNALISM (MERIT)
September 2009-July 2012
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM 2:1 HISTORY BA (HONS)
Work Experience_____________________________________________________________
October 2014- present
WEST END EXTRA (REPORTER)
Responsible for the news pages for newspaper
Reporting, planning pages, editing, investigating, making contacts,
data journalism
September 2013 – present
THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES (DIGITAL SUB-EDITOR)
Building the tablet edition on both papers; writing headlines,
editing and re-sizing pictures, subbing copy
Familiar with Escenic, Methode, InDesign, and Photoshop
June 2012 - present
VARIOUS (FREELANCE REPORTER/FEATURE WRITER)
Times Online, The Independent, Telegraph Online, Guardian
Online, CityMetric (New Statesman), Total Politics, The Yorkshire
Post, journalism.co.uk, Hackney Gazette
September 2012- Sept 2014
VARIOUS (POLITICAL PARTY CONFERENCE REPORTER)
Reported on fringe events at all three conferences
Filed over 24,000 words per year with three hour deadlines
July 2014 – Sep 2014
LONDON EVENING STANDARD (NIGHT REPORTER)
Front page exclusive in my first week of shifts
Door knocking, researching, writing copy
September 2014
LONDON LIVE (FREELANCE DIGITAL PRODUCER)
Using Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Instragram to promote the
channel’s news programmes and writing copy for the website
December 2013
PRESS ASSOCIATION (VIDEO NEWS INTERN)
Filming interviews with celebrities, operating TV cameras, editing
footage
September 2013
THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES (DIGITAL NEWS INTERN)
Built timelines and researched the Syrian conflict with the data
team
June - July 2012
THE OBSERVER (NEWS INTERN)
Front page scoop on Tory donor George Robinson taking
advantage of the same tax avoidance scheme as Jimmy Carr
January 2011-January 2013
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS
Sky News, The Daily Telegraph, City AM, The York Press, The
Birmingham Mail, The Edinburgh Evening News, Leeds Guide