Alison Sanders

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Work experience

The Sunday Mercury

Routine calls, feature writing and interviewed a former teenage alcoholic for a page lead story.

Mar 2008 - Present

Work experience

South Wales Argus

Sunday shift at the South Wales Argus where I wrote a feature on the 1980s comeback.

Aug 2006 - Present

Work experience

The Bromsgrove Standard

Wrote picture stories and interviewed local head teachers on GCSE results day.

Aug 2006 - Present

Work experience

The Sunday Mercury

Interviewed local residents after a suspected shooting and wrote a page lead on an organ donor.

Mar 2008 - Present

Work experience

The Birmingham Post

Routine calls and interviewed a former RAF serviceman, academics, local councillors and religious figures from the community.

Mar 2006 - Present

Work experience

The Birmingham Mail

Attended an inquest and interviewed local councillors.

Jun 2006 - Present

Work experience

The Birmingham Post

Interviewed teachers and attended a presentation for the launch of a new educational tool.

Sep 2004 - Jan 2006

News reporter and news editor

Student newspaper Redbrick

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Present

NCTJ accredited pre-entry course in Newspaper Journalism

Cardiff School of Journalism
Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

BA (Hons) English and History 2:1

Sep 2002 - Jul 2004

A-levels: English Language and Literature (A), History (A), Geography (B) and General Studies (C) Advanced Extension Awards (AEAs): English (Merit) and History (Merit) AS level: French (C)

King Edward VI College, Stourbridge
Sep 1997 - Jul 2002

10 GCSEs including English Literature (A*), English Language (A*) and Mathematics (B)

The Earls High School, Halesowen

Skills

Skills

Full clean driving licence

Go Publish

Photoshop

Quark Xpress

100 wpm Teeline shorthand

Source on and off diary stories

Audio editing

Video editing

Mobile journalism

Online journalism

Interest

I enjoy going to the theatre and used to be a member of a local amateur operatic society. I had ballet and piano lessons for 14 years and try to keep fit by going swimming, jogging and to the gym.