Curriculum Vitae

Experience

Football Journalist, Freelance (Jan 2017)

  • Reporting on Leicester City on my own platforms, breaking a number exclusives (some picked up by the Daily Telegraph and Leicester Mercury)
  • Shifts covering Midlands football for Reach PLC
  • Eight-month internship with 90min.com
  • Work published by Sports Illustrated, Yahoo and MSN
  • Work experience on Leicester Mercury sports desk
  • Football features for: Leicester Mercury, Grimsby Telegraph, Coventry Telegraph, Hinckley Times, Planet Football
  • News writing for Training Ground Guru and Sports Mole.

Copywriter & PR Officer, Apptuitive (Sep 2020—)

Part-time remote work for a New Jersey-based app marketing agency. Key responsibilities include writing copy for clients, building unique media contact lists and drafting press releases.

Reporter, Leicestershire Press (Oct 2018 – Apr 2021)

Producing written, audio and video news reports from across Leicestershire. Work has included an interview with the Deputy Mayor of Leicester, snap reports of city council meetings and a live blog of the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Leicester.

Media & Communications Officer, Barwell Football Club (Jul 2017 – Dec 2018)

  • Regularly updated the club website
  • Managed the club’s social media accounts
  • Volunteered in other areas, such as running the club shop
  • Worked evenings and weekends
  • Wrote match reports for the Non League Paper, meeting tight deadlines every match day
  • Liaised closely with club management and players, including Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Education

BA (Hons) Journalism + NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at De Montfort University, 2018-2021

NCTJ qualifications inc. media law, court reporting, public affairs, shorthand and essential journalism.

BTEC Level 4 (HNC) in Business at South Leicestershire College, 2016-2017

3 x A Levels, 1 x AS Level and 10 x GCSEs (A*-C) at Countesthorpe Community College, 2012-2016

Awards & Key Skills

Chairman’s Award, Barwell Football Club End-of-Season Awards 2017/18

Key skills:

  • News writing
  • Feature writing
  • Building and maintaining relationships with sources
  • Social media management
  • SEO
  • WordPress
  • Communicating with sportspeople
  • Corporate copywriting

Hobbies & Interests

Away from journalism and communications, I enjoy writing fiction and screenwriting. I am currently working on my first novel and a television drama series.

I also enjoy travelling across Britain with friends to explore new places. Snowdonia and the Peak District are two of my favourite regions to spend a couple of days away. The Isle of Skye is next on my list.

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