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Media and Public Affairs
News and Media Relations Manager

Team manager responsible for PR strategy as well recruitment and induction of new press officers.

Drafting online news stories about Action for Children’s work.

Commissioning and producing video content for social media to support major campaigns.

Media and Public Affairs Manager

Developing and delivering a media strategy for resulting in a large increase of coverage from 10 – 40 pieces per month. Including items in The Sun, Inside Housing and ITV Meridian.

Providing policy and public affairs advice to Chief Executive and leadership team.

Developed a comprehensive crisis communications plan.

PR Manager

Providing media advice to senior executives and the chief executive, and responsible for media crisis management, including handling the departure of an unhappy sponsor from the British Business Survey.

Act as first point of call for all media enquiries for the organisation, liaising with journalists and programme makers.

Senior Press Officer

Press spokesperson for Government Chief Scientific Advisor.  Handled the media strategy to inform the public about the swine flu epidemic, the volcanic ash cloud and a successful proactive communications campaign on climate change uncertainty and risk.

Liaising with national, international and regional journalists on a proactive and reactive basis – successfully placing stories and taking part in an out-of-hours service.

Press Officer

Providing media handling advice to ministers including advising the Home Secretary during the passage of the UK/US Extradition treaty through parliament.

Liaising with journalists in a proactive and reactive basis. This includes an out-of-hours rota as Home Office spokesperson.

Convenor – Campaigns and Communications

Chief media spokesperson and press officer for the organisation.

Secured media coverage for key campaigning issues for the region’s students, drafted website material and press notices, and placed case studies in the media.

Broadcast Journalism placement

Worked with the production team on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme

  • Pitched stories and produced items for broadcast on this flagship national consumer programme.
  • Found case studies carried and edited interviews sometimes at very short notice.
  • Fixed interviews and supported package production.
  • drafted cues and briefed the presenter and reporter for two-ways.
  • supported other programmes at BBC Radio Production North, pitching a story for Woman’s Hour and providing research support for BBC World Service’s Heart and Soul documentary strand.

Examples of work available.

Researcher/Assistant Producer – Channel 5 Big Debates

Researcher on The Big Can’t Pay Debate, Channel 5.

  • Sourced and booked guests including celebrity financial advisor Frank Cochrane and case studies who were paying off thousands of pounds of debt.

Assistant producer/Researcher on The Big British Immigration Row, Channel 5

  • Sourced and booked guests including former Director General of the Border Force and the Chairman of the Latvian Community of Boston.
Freelance Broadcast Journalist
  • providing on air court reports from the trial of Jerome and Joshua Ellis at Guildford Crown Court
  • editing content and scripting stories for bulletins during the aftermath of the flooding in Guildford.
200 Grays Inn Road, London
Trainee Broadcast Journalist

Production team member for ITV News London

Sourced interviewees and locations  for VTs. Helped draft voiceover scripts. Found an air pollution expert who has now been used on three separate occasions.

Carried out interviews for short clips and extended packages

Sent on location with a camera crew to a live satellite truck and tasked to find a relevant local guest to go live on the programme due to air in two hours. Managed to find a relevant guest and get them on location and on the programme for the top story.

Trainee Broadcast Journalist

Sourced, carried out and edited interviews – successfully pitched stories.
Scripted and recorded voicers for broadcast
Produced copy for broadcast
Covered a breaking story: delivering audio, eyewitness interviews, photos and video direct to the news desk from the scene.


Podcast editor

Produced, edited and presented the first series of podcasts for this popular online lifestyle magazine aimed at the UK’s gay community.

Sourced exclusive interviews and broke stories.

General Radio Production Support

Worked on a number of programmes throughout BBC radio including Any Answers on Radio 4 and the Sportsworld on BBC World Service.

On Radio 1’s Sunday Surgery I worked with a young girl who called in to the show who was facing severe personals having to take on a caring role at a very young age. I gave her the confidence to tell her story on the show – and this segment was picked as a highlight of that year’s output.


Sourced and negotiated exclusive interviews, broken exclusive stories and provided quality copy under fast deadlines.
Full archive available at:

University of Birmingham
Presenter and Programme Controller

Presented a number of programmes on this successful FM broadcasting student radio station. As Programme Controller: oversaw the daytime mainstream schedule and developed the station sound

Secured and produced interviews with Chris Tarrant, Emma B, Matt Lucas and Jonathan Pearce.

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