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Trained journalist with a keen interest in features and factual programming. Experience with BBC documentary series, Channel 4’s Unreported World and national news bulletins

KEY SKILLS

Canon XF305  –  Final Cut Pro  –  iNews  –  Spanish (DELE Level C1)  –  Social media

Full, clean driving licence and own transport

BROADCAST EMPLOYMENT

RESEARCHER, People’s History of Pop, 7 Wonder (Sept 2015 – Present)

  • Sourcing rare music memorabilia and casting contributors with stories to create the episode’s narrative
  • I conduct in-depth casting phone calls, set up locations, carry out on-camera interviews and provide second camera support
  • I also manage the 7Wonder social media accounts, growing the company’s follower base from 60 to over 1,000 in 6 months

ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR, ITV News (Part time, May 2015 – present) 

  • I manage camera crew, chase stories, source expert voices and case studies, and ensure all footage is gathered
  • I am the main port of call for multiple areas of the newsroom so I need to be organised, calm and efficient in often stressful and time-pressured situations

DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER, Royal Television Society (July 2014 – July 2015)

  • Developing, producing and directing short films for RTS online
  • I singlehandedly produced, shot and edited a behind the scenes series – including Newsnight, The One Show, and Emmerdale – inspiring graduates to try different roles in TV

VT PRODUCER, Arise News (Part time, October 2014 – May 2015)

  • Researching stories, scripting and recording voice over and directing edit all to a tight deadline

RUNNER/ RESEARCHER, The One Show, BBC One (Part-time, January – April 2014)            

  • Story development, fact checking, securing contributors, and organising shoots

JUNIOR RESEARCHER, Unreported World Series 27, Quicksilver Media (January 2014) 

  • Conducting in-depth research, finding alternative story angles and summarising topics for producers

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2013 – 2014, City University, MA Television & Current Affairs Journalism, DISTINCTION

  • Modules included media law, editorial production, online and entrepreneurial journalism

 2009 – 2013, University of Warwick, BA History and Spanish, 2:1

  • My dissertation explored the treatment of female hysteria in the late 19th century
  • Modules included English social history (17th and 18th centuries), Latin American cultural history, and post-colonial Kenya
  • In my third year I spent six months studying Spanish history in Madrid

2001– 2008 

A Level: 3 A History, Biology, Theatre Studies

GCSE:  5 A*, 6 A, 1 B

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS & AWARDS

  • Guinness World Record 2013 – Longest Marathon Playing Lacrosse, Mixed (event organiser)
  • Winner – Warwick University RAG Award for Contribution to Charity
  • Nominee – Best Feature Article, The Boar (Warwick’s award-winning student newspaper)
  • Day Skipper, SSI Diver, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, TEFL Diploma, Level 1 Lacrosse Coach

INTERESTS

I’m currently working towards getting my professional skipper’s licence so spend a lot of my spare time at sea. When I’m on dry land I play Lacrosse for Central London Lax and try to keep my tomato plants alive!

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For privacy reasons, references have been withheld from this version of my CV. These can be made available upon request. 

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