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About

As a dedicated, methodical sports journalism graduate with considerable experience in providing a variety of multimedia content, I am looking for a position to further expand my ability and passion for reporting on news and sport. I built the foundations of my career writing for media outlets, websites and publications, learning different facets of covering breaking news and sporting events. My time at university has allowed me to expand into other areas, including creating content for local, national and international outlets, interviewing, live event coverage and website editorial duties. I believe that these skills, coupled with my strong work ethic and unparalleled dedication to my duties, will provide immediate value within the industry.

Education

Sep 2011May 2015

Sports Journalism

University of the West of Scotland

First-class honours. B.A. awarded with Distinction. Course accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. Modules include, but not limited to: Newsgathering techniques, sports broadcasting, law & media regulations, UK & international politics, sport policy, newsroom practice, and writing for sports journalism.

Work History

May 2015Present

Post-University

I have continued to build upon my on-air broadcasting experience by volunteering within the industry. At RNIB's Insight Radio I have contributed to numerous programmes to read out a variety of the day's newspaper stories. I also returned to a previous role in conveyancing to provide digital marketing and social media maternity cover.

Sep 2011May 2015

UWS

Alongside four years of studying, I was fortunate to work across numerous areas of journalism, broadcasting and content producing, ranging from interviewing and presenting with Sunset & Vine, Creative Loop and St Mirren, camera work at Rangers TV and for UWS, video editing for The Global City, audio production and script writing, court reporting, as well as producing written work for The Mirror, the Scottish FA, the SPFL, and others.

Jul 2010Aug 2011

Beginnings

From a background in blogging and producing online content as a hobby, I began writing freelance for various companies including Buzz Sports, Betting Expert and On a Roll Media. Specialising in sport, I gained significant experience in writing to deadlines, tailoring work to specific audiences and in self-promotion. In addition to these, I had freelance roles with Glasgow Food & Drink Guide, and The Successful CV Company.

Awards & Certifications

Jul 2015

Court Medal

University of the West of Scotland

Academic excellence in Year Four of the Sports Journalism degree course.

Nov 2014

Court Medal

University of the West of Scotland

Academic excellence in Year Three of the Sports Journalism degree course.

Feb 2014

Court Medal

University of the West of Scotland

Academic excellence in Year Two of the Sports Journalism degree course.

Nov 2013

Certificate for Safe Management of Outside Broadcasts

1st Option Safety Group

Accident causation, hazard recognition and risk assessment. Legislation and key responsibilities of key parties such as event organiser, venue manager, host broadcaster, rights holding broadcaster, contractor/ contributor. Typical health & safety issues affecting OBs.

Sep 2010May 2011

Pre-Entry Certificate

University of Strathclyde

Designed for students returning to full-time education.