CV

 

 

EMPLOYMENT 

 

September 2019 - present

Senior Digital Travel Reporter -  Express.co.uk

  • I write as below and edit junior colleagues’ copy from across the website, track analytics to ensure high volume of traffic to the travel section and take charge in my editor’s absence. Winner of Web Journalist of the Month, September 2019.

May 2018 - September 2019:

Digital Travel Reporter - Express.co.uk

 

  • I write travel news on a daily basis and two exclusive interviews a week.

  • Track analytics throughout the day, taking action and improving SEO where necessary to make sure my stories gain maximum online traction.

 

November 2016 - present:

Freelance Travel and Lifestyle Writer - Mail on Sunday, Balance, The Sun

  • Regular contributor to the MoS travel pages writing interviews and hotel reviews.

  • Wellness and lifestyle contributor to Balance magazine.

  • News for the travel section of The Sun online.

 

 

March 2017 – April 2018:

Digital Content Editor – i2Media ltd, TRAIN and TRAIN for HER

 

  • Wrote and edited content for this international health and fitness title, commissioned writers, liaised with PRs, attended events, sourced and edited images, compiled newsletters and managed social media channels.

  • Pioneered healthy eating site MACROS and grew its online audience.

  • Produced commercial content for major US sport supplement companies. 

 

January 2016 – March 2017:

News & Travel Reporter – MailOnline

 

  • Wrote travel news, features and interviews for the Travel section and reviewed both hotels and experiences around the world for the website and Daily Mail newspaper.

  • Reported on home news and video-led stories for the News section and contributed articles to the US, Science and Femail pages.

 

November 2015:

Reporter and Sub-Editor – The Sun 

 

  • Home news shifts on The Sun website.

  • Sub-editing shifts on the tablet edition of the site.

 

September 2015 – January 2016:

PR & Marketing Officer – Oldcastle Books

 

  • Managed marketing and publicity campaigns for authors, liaised with press, coordinated author events and took charge of social media.

 

September 2013 – January 2016:

Editorial experience – Condé Nast Traveller, The Sunday Times magazine, Lonely Planet Traveller, London Evening Standard, The Guardian, Wanderlust, CampdenFB and The Reading Chronicle

 

  • Researched and wrote news, features and round-ups; plus: fact-checking, proof-reading, transcribed interviews and shadowing reporters. 

 

October 2013 – June 2014: 

English Language Teacher – Lord Byron College 

 

  • Taught individuals and classes of all ages and levels in Bari, Italy.

 

 

October 2011 – April 2012: 

English Language Assistant – British Council

 

  • Taught children in three different primary schools from ages 6-11 in Niort, France.

 

 

EDUCATION

2019: Certified Digital Marketing Professional

2014-2015: Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Journalism – Merit 

 

2013: International House, London Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults – Pass

 

2009-2013: Durham University, BA Hons in Modern Languages – 2.1

 

2002-2009: St Mary's School Ascot – 3 A Levels (French A; Italian A; English Literature A), 2 AS Levels (Latin A; Ancient Greek B) and 11 GCSEs (8A*, 3As, including English, Maths and Science)

 

 

 SKILLS

 

  • Adobe CC (Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign); Microsoft Office

  • SEO; content, social media & email marketing (Twitter, Tweetdeck,

  • Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram & MailChimp); Google Analytics; PPC;

  • CMS (Wordpress & Escenic)

  • Ability to write, read and speak French and Italian 

 

 

 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  • Express.co.uk Web Journalist of the Month, September 2019

  • Winner of the John & Joseph Crook Award for Media Law & Ethics at Goldsmiths University 

  • Highly Commended for BBC Worldwide Best Student Magazine Award

  • Piano Grade 8

  • Violin Grade 8

  • Twice winner of Rotary Public Speaking Competition

  • Twice winner of Slough Festival Creative Writing Competition