Experience

Core Skills:

Journalism Software Miscellaneous
Reporting and Researching
Sub-editing
Teeline Shorthand 80wpm
Live reporting
Podcast and Video Production
Feature and column writing
Interviewing
Media Law
Proficient in social media
Microsoft Office proficient
Avid
Adobe InDesign
Adobe SoundBooth
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Experienced WordPress user
Proficient in various CMS
Basic HTML knowledge
Excellent communicator
Self-starter
Outstanding work rate
Superb attention to detail
Great team player
Able to meet deadlines
Creative and dynamic
Full and clean driving licence
88 wpm touch type speed


Career History:

STV Sport                            Sports Contributor: September 2012-Present
Writing weekly features and analysis pieces about Scottish ice hockey and conducting interviews with players and staff. Providing weekly NHL round-up packages and working the sports desk at the weekend where applicable. My work has been one of the major outlets of ice hockey media coverage in Scotland and I have become one of the most prominent writers in the sport.

STV Local                            Contributor: January 2011-August 2012

Football reporter writing weekly match previews and reports of Hamilton Academical fixtures. I also had a successful three-month work placement from January to March 2012 meeting deadlines and delivering strong copy when covering various news and sport stories across Lanarkshire.

Lanark LIFE                          Editor: September 2012-Present

Transformed a static information website into a thriving and dynamic online hub for the people of Lanark. Overseeing all production elements to deliver a professional and quality end product. Leading a pool of contributors to deliver fresh and engaging content. Utilising social media skills to increase our readership and raise brand awareness, as well as organising and participating in community events.

Impulse Magazine          Sports Correspondent: January 2013- May 2013

Working for Edinburgh Napier University’s annual journalism magazine with a two-page sport feature in the publication, as well as contributing a wide range of written and audio content on a variety of different sports for the website to demonstrate my strong work rate skills as part of a talented team.

City Word                           Sports Editor: August 2011-June 2012

Utilised my organisational abilities to manage the sports department, working to deadlines and ensuring all copy is of a high standard for the award-winning City of Glasgow College student magazine.

Education:

Edinburgh Napier UniversityBA (Hons) Journalism September 2012 – Present
City of Glasgow College – HND Journalism August 2010 – June 2012, Journalism Student of the Year 2012

Scottish Journalist based in Glasgow

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