After four years as a Freelance Journalist I have plenty of experience with newsgathering techniques as well as the ability to produce accurate, timely articles. I regularly cover breaking news and have written a number of successful online features.
During my time at Yahoo! Movies UK I have covered a variety of topics with huge success and have seen a number of my articles go viral. A recent Star Wars scoop gained over 21,000 social media shares in less than three days.
I have conducted interviews with high-profile celebrities (such as Russell Crowe and J.J. Abrams) and have attended press conferences and conventions in the UK and abroad.
Yahoo! UK: uk.yahoo.com
Freelance Journalist: July 2012 – Present
Writing news, reviews and features across a number of platforms including Yahoo! Movies UK and Yahoo! TV UK. I cover breaking news and features across various niche sections (such as Star Wars, Marvel and DC properties).
I have interviewed numerous film and TV stars, teasing out details of upcoming work and writing features based on their responses. I regularly work with PR companies and studios, and have built up good relationships with a large network of contacts.
I am also proficient in the use of social media and have been given access to the Yahoo! Movies UK Facebook and Twitter accounts in order to promote our articles.
Total Geeks: www.total-geeks.com
Editor-in-chief: July 2014 – Present
After several years working in film journalism, I decided to set up my own website – Total Geeks.
It is currently a small outlet, run by myself and a handful of dedicated volunteers. But since its launch, we have seen a number of successes. Due to my already established industry contacts, we have managed to gather a number of big stories, including details of the Star Wars VII location shoot in England.
I have personally written a variety of news items and features, as well as conducting numerous interviews with those involved in high-profile film and TV projects.
Ask The Experts: www.asktheexperts.org.uk
Volunteer Journalist: August 2011 – November 2012
Writing news and features for a science-oriented online magazine on a voluntary basis.
University of Glamorgan: www.southwales.ac.uk
Electronic Note Taker: September 2008 – June 2011
Taking electronic notes using specialist typing equipment for disabled and dyslexic students.
University of Glamorgan: 2008 – 2011
BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing: First Class
University of Wales, Newport: 2002 – 2003
Foundation Art, Media and Design: Merit