KATHRYN DOWLING

07916 299 071 dowling15@btinternet.com @KathrynDowling

A freelance journalist with experience across the BBC and commercial broadcasters. Shortly graduating from City University, London. Scoops include exposing irregularities in expenses claims by senior staff in public bodies for the Sunday Times. I reported for the BBC on the work of the All Parliamentary Group on Body Confidence and have interviewed Boris Johnson, Bernard Hogan-Howe, Jon Snow, Jo Swinson MP, Paul Burstow MP, Alan Davies, Tony Robinson, Camilla Long and Toby Young. KEY SKILLS Production & reporting skills  100wpm Teeline Shorthand.  Setting-up programmes effectively: booking guests, writing cues, scripts and compiling running orders.  TV and radio reporting – I have made packages at City University and for the BBC – nationally and regionally. You can view my showreel here.  You can see one of my TV packages here.  You can listen to a BBC London 94.9 broadcast of my work here and my interview with Paul Burstow, Care Services Minister there. Editorial skills  Able to originate, investigate and prioritise stories intelligently.  Sound and up-to-date understanding of media law and industry regulations. Technical skills  TV and radio editing (Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut X, Adobe Audition, Radioman) and production (ENPS, Burli).  Online production (content management): brushedoff.com. Co-ran website for my MA with 4,250 hits since January. You can view some of my editorial and audio work here film and interview work here and my audio slideshow there.  Operating broadcasting equipment (cameras: Panasonic HDC-SD700, SONY EX3 and JVC HM 100 and radio recorders). BROADCASTING EXPERIENCE Summer 2012

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ITN – Confirmed, awaiting specific dates The Sunday Times – Filming for the Sunday Times Wellington College Festival of Education, 23-24 June 2012 BBC Olympics News – Intern/ Broadcast Journalist – July 16-10 Aug 2012 The Times - Intern/ Broadcast Journalist – Sunday Times News Desk: 27-31 Aug 2012 SKY News- Intern/ Broadcast Journalist – September 2012 Previous BBC London 94.9-Freelance Broadcast Journalist, April 2012-present  Produced an original story exposing a rift between the Alzheimer’s Society and providers of facilities for dementia sufferers. It was used across the multimedia BBC London newsroom.  Reported on important events, including the Parliamentary launch of an initiative by cross party MPs to target body confidence issues with children, young people and adults. SHELL-Rotterdam Eco-Marathon- Freelance documentary maker, May 2012  Spent three days filming a flagship eco event in Holland with 40,000 attendees to compliment the corporate packages for the SHELL event website. You can view the films here and there. The Guardian- So You Want To Be A Journalist conference- April 2012  Filmed a one day conference for the Guardian website. Interviewed keynote speakers. You can view the film here. Radio Jackie- Freelance Journalist, December 2011- present  Reported on local events (for South West London).  Arranged for politicians and other guests to feature on various programs.  Regularly script and read news bulletins. Shifts include overnights. BBC Radio Kent- Intern/Broadcast Journalist, May 2011 and April 2012  Various ideas taken forward and produced packages for the breakfast and afternoon ‘Drive’ program. As well as news bulletin contributions.  Secured guests, wrote cues, scripts and generally supported the news operation and ambitious outside broadcasts e.g. opening of the Turner Contemporary gallery. The Sunday Times- Intern/ Assistant journalist June 2009 and April 2011 2

 Worked on the News and News Review Desk.  Helped shape coverage of the 2010 election race. Associated Newspapers- Intern/ Assistant journalist June 2010  Worked on the News Desk.  Reported on local events (South East London and Kent borders). Grazia Magazine- Intern/ Assistant journalist 2009  Compiled research on key trends set to be featured by the magazine.  Assisted Section Editors with various tasks.  Gained insight into the long-term challenges and editorial decisions facing the magazine industry. Jessica Huie PR-Intern/Researcher, April 2009  Created content for the website, researched stories, arranged locations for client events and contributed to brainstorming sessions. OTHER JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE City University Offline- Section Editor & Staff Writer, September 2011-June 2012  City Offline is the independent, multimedia news service for City University.  Interviewed Boris Johnson, Bernard Hogan-Howe, John Battle - Head of Compliance ITN and Film Producers: Lisa Bryer - Last King of Scotland and Dexter Fletcher - Wild Bill.  Conducted an investigation (exposing issues among Muslim students and university clergy) that was reported in the local press.  Produced content for City Online. You can listen to my interview with John Battle, ITN Head of Compliance here. OTHER EMPLOYMENT Coram Children’s Charity- Service Manager, 2009 - 2009  Led a team of multi-disciplinary staff to launch community based support initiatives. Watts Group- Associate Director, 2007 - 2008  Set up a public sector bid team to gain public sector contracts and shaped the marketing strategy. Department for Education and Department for Health- Senior Policy Advisor, 2002 - 2007  Led Policy and Strategy teams working on various high profile bills, acts and secondary legislation. Worked directly to Ministers.  Sponsored to undertake an MBA. 3

Various- Policy/Strategy, 1994 -2002  Leadership roles at: P&O Cruises, P&O (marketing), NHS, Lambeth and Westminster local authorities. EDUCATION  2011-2012  2010 – 2011  2002-2004  1991 - 1994 QUALIFICATIONS  MA (City University London)  NCTJ (NS Journalism School)  MBA (Leicester University) Pending Pass Pass Broadcast Journalism Multi Media Journalism Business and Finance City University London NoSweat (NS) Journalism School, London Leicester University Kings College Hospital and Southwark College, London

 HND (Kings College Hospital and Southwark College) Distinction Child Psychology and Health REFEREES  Rod Bradbury, News Editor, Radio Jackie: news@radiojackie.com.  Lis Howell, Deputy Head of Journalism Department, City University, London: L.Howell@city.ac.uk.

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