An experienced multimedia journalist with a First-Class Degree in BA (Hons) Journalism with Study Abroad from City, University of London and Northeastern University in Boston.
Currently seeking new opportunities in the media industry and available for freelance work.
JUNIOR NEWS REPORTER (AUGUST 2021 – PRESENT)
-Delivering news-based reporting to the company’s digital channels as their only news reporter.
-Sourcing, pitching and writing appropriate content for our audience, including interviews and exclusives.
-Reacting to breaking news to get copy out quickly and accurately before our competitors.
-Examples can be found here.
ASSISTANT PRODUCER (JUNE 2021 – PRESENT)
-Predominantly working on weekend breakfast shows such as Swarbrick on Sunday, Andrew Castle, Matt Frei and Maajid Nawaz.
-Rapidly screen callers to decide who to put live on air with the presenter, as well as calling and prepping guests before their appearance.
-Writing and controlling on-screen graphics during the live broadcast.
–Examples can be found here.
DAILY EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
AUDIENCE WRITER (APRIL – AUGUST 2021)
-Pitching and writing several articles a day based on what will best engage the readers online.
-Using content management systems to upload the stories with the appropriate layout, widgets and images.
-Keeping track of how articles performed using analytical software and making this data the basis for future stories and topics covered.
–Examples can be found here.
FREELANCE WRITER & DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER (JUNE 2020 – AUGUST 2021)
-Writing news and feature articles for the magazine’s website, as well as Q&As.
-Filming, producing and editing videos about London’s LGBTQ+ nightlife scene for social channels using Adobe Premiere Pro.
–Examples can be found here.
THE TIMES MAGAZINE
WORK EXPERIENCE (JANUARY 2020)
-Scheduling social media posts using TweetDeck to keep the magazine’s platforms active and engaging throughout each day.
-Using press releases from fashion brands to write content for the Style for Men section of the magazine’s print edition.
CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
BA (HONS) Journalism WITH STUDY ABROAD Graduate
Class of 2020 graduate with a first-class degree in BA (Hons) Journalism with Study Abroad from City, University of London.
Modules taken included Media Law & Ethics, Audio & Video Production, Advanced Practical Journalism (Print & Broadcast), Politics & Current Affairs, British Media, Online & Social Media Journalism and Spanish for Media Beginners.
During the final year of my degree, I completed a 10,000 word dissertation examining the representation and portrayal of gay men on Survivor by using content analysis to study every single episode featuring a gay man. The show was used as a case study for reality television more generally due to its vast impact and it being one of the longest running reality shows of all-time, having aired 40 seasons by the end of 2020. The dissertation received a high first-class grade and was published in June 2020.
For the academic year of 2018-19, I was chosen as one of two students to spend the third year of my degree studying at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
During my time at Northeastern, I took a range of classes including American Government, Gender in a Changing Society, Understanding Today’s News, Criminal Violence, Intermediate Reporting and Public Speaking.
During my time studying abroad in Boston, I had the opportunity to play in seasons four and five of a college rendition of the television show Survivor. Throughout the semester, a cast of 18-20 students compete in challenges for immunity and vote each other off as a production team films and edits episodes for YouTube. I became one of only six people to play Survivor Northeastern twice as I played across both of my semesters at the university.
Click here to read my article about the club.
CAMP COUNSELORS USA
CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND
Through CCUSA, I spent the summers of 2016 and 17 working at America’s first summer sleep-away camp designed specifically for homeless kids. I worked almost 24/7 with groups of children aged 7-9 as I planned and led activities for them, as well as looking after and living with them in a tent in the mountains of Upstate New York. We were completely separated from society due to having no phone signal and very limited internet access and during my time at camp I worked with people from six of the world’s seven continents.
I take every opportunity I can to travel, learn about different cultures and see as much of the world as possible. Through spending two summers in America as well as a year living and studying there for a year, I have been to and explored several states and developed a love for the country. As well as this, I have travelled around Europe and aim to continue travelling as soon as I am able to again.
Below is a list of academic courses I took during my studies in BA Journalism with Study Abroad at City, University of London and Northeastern University.
- COMM 1112: Public Speaking
- CRIM 3010: Criminal Violence
- IP3020: American Foreign Policy
- JO1105: Introduction to Reporting and Writing
- JO1202: The British Media
- JO1203: Introduction to Digital Journalism
- JO1204: Introduction to Audio and Video Journalism
- JO1205: History of Journalism
- JO1206: Politics and Current Affairs
- JO2106: Audio and Video Journalism
- JO2202: Power without Responsibility
- JO2203: Political Scandals and the British Media
- JO2210: The Representation of Journalists and the Press in Film and Fiction from 1900 to Present
- JO2211: Online and Social Media Journalism
- JO2212: Employability and Enterprise Skills for Journalism
- JO2220: Writing and Reportage
- JO3101: Media Law and Ethics
- JO3109: Advanced Practical Journalism (Print & Online)
- JO3114: Advanced Practical Journalism (Broadcast)
- JO3120: Dissertation
- JRNL 1150: Understanding Today’s News
- JRNL 2201: Intermediate Reporting
- LA1308: Spanish for Media Beginners
- POLS 1150: American Government
- SOCL 1260: Gender in a Changing Society
City: New York
Restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory
Drink: Jack Daniel’s
Movie: Scream 4
Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
TV Show: Desperate Housewives
Fictional Character: Amanda Tanen, Ugly Betty
Musician: Avril Lavigne
Album: Goodbye Lullaby by Avril Lavigne