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Personal Profile

A driven and conscientious individual with a good work ethic and strong team building skills that can be relied on whenever called upon.  I am keen to test and improve the skills already acquired in a challenging working environment within the media industry.

Education

Sep 2011Jul 2015

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

University of the West of Scotland

First Class Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in sports journalism. 


Completed modules include:

  • Sports News Production
  • Newsroom Production
  • Sport Policy
  • Law and Media Regulation
  • Research Methods

Other completed modules available on request.

Work History

Sep 2015Oct 2015

Runner

ITV Sport (Rugby World Cup 2015)
  • Providing assistance in transporting and communicating messages as well as performing other general errands for those on site.
  • Being responsible for organising and distributing required materials for fellow onsite staff members (e.g. pitchside bibs, meal tickets etc)
  • Aiding in the rigging and de-rigging process before and after matchdays.
  • Looking after and escorting important guests and staff to their work areas.
  • General administrative duties.
Jun 2014Aug 2014

Glasgow 2014 Broadcast Information Assistant

SVGTV (Sunset & Vine/Global Television)
  • Assisting in the creation and distribution of information to a range of Glasgow 2014 broadcasters and media personnel. .
  • Interacting with broadcasters and general media to help resolve any issues or queries they may have regarding information.
  • Conducting organisation and distribution of start lists and results of every Glasgow 2014 event to rights holding broadcasters situated within the International Broadcaster Centre and occasionally at venues.
  • Attending daily press briefings and guiding accredited and non-accredited media to their designated areas.
  • Performing general office duties and assisting in the production of documentation for other media staff and personnel when required.

West of Scotland Reporter

I was a writer and editor of this student-run sports news website since its launch in November 2014. Much of this work was done so in collaboration with other university students as part of my portfolio module.

The body of work I have produced covers various types of content such as interviews, match previews/reports and opinion pieces. Furthermore, it contains multimedia content through video packages and podcasts.

I have contributed to the website by editing the articles for some of the website's other writing staff according to university house style.

My WSR portfolio can be located at http://westofscotlandreporter.com/author/gpetersen/

Broadcast Journalism Training Council Accreditation - TV Production

The work I created here helped to award the UWS' BA Sports Journalism course official accreditation from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. This work was done in collaboration with a number of other students on both the BA Sports Journalism course as well as others from the university's BA Broadcast Production course. An example of this work can be found at http://tinyurl.com/uwsbjtc

Skills

High attention to detail.
I strive to take on any task I am issued with an incredibly high level of care and attention to detail. I firmly believe that taking the time to think of various scenarios and all possible problems is always beneficial in the long run.
Strong communication.
Being able to coherently communicate with both clients and fellow staff members is a trait that I definitely feel I possess. Which in a fast-paced production environment is absolutely crucial.
Organisation
I pride myself in being able to efficiently organise my workload appropriately to help maximise my potential output. This may involve delegating tasks to certain times or prioritising one task over another for a certain period etc.
Computer literate.
As a trainee journalist I have vast experience with a wide range of multimedia software such as Final Cut, Adobe Audition and Audacity. Furthermore, I am confident in being able to quickly learn the systems of any new software that I may be asked to utilise.

Activities/Hobbies

  • I partake in a wide range of both physical and sporting activities for fitness purposes as well as personal enjoyment such as playing 5-a-side football.
  • I often socialise with friends at both social gatherings and when I attend various other events such as sporting events.
  • The tasks and challenges I have faced whilst on my course, such as having to work with multiple teams simultaneously to strict deadlines, have stronger helped me developed my aforementioned skills and abilities to an even greater degree.

Certifications

Jun 2014Jun 2019

Managing Safety in Film and Television Production

Action Media Safety Ltd/The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
This course involves learning about the various health and safety issues that may arise within a production setting as well as covering how to help prevent them.

References

Available on request.