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Work experience

Apr 2008Present

Work experience

The Sunday Mercury

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

Mar 2008Present

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South Wales Argus

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

Aug 2006Present

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The Bromsgrove Standard

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

Aug 2006Present

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The Sunday Mercury

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

Jun 2006Present

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The Birmingham Post

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

Mar 2006Present

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The Birmingham Mail

Attended an inquest and interviewed local councillors.

Mar 2008Present

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The Birmingham Post

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

Sep 2004Jan 2006

News reporter and news editor

Student newspaper Redbrick

Education

Sep 2007Present

NCTJ accredited pre-entry course in Newspaper Journalism

Cardiff School of Journalism
Sep 2004Jun 2007

BA (Hons) English and History 2:1

Sep 2002Jul 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 1997Jul 2002

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

The Earls High School, Halesowen

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.