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Broadcast journalist. Researcher. Welsh Speaker. Blogger. Music Junkie. Mental Health Awareness Advocate.

Awards

20172017

Student Journalist of the Year FINALIST

Wales Media Awards

Student Journalist of the Year 2017 FINALIST at the Wales Media Awards.

Experience

2017Present

Runner

BBC

Credits include Cardiff Half Marathon 2017/2018 & Elvis Festival outside broadcast.

2018Present

Broadcast Assistant

BBC
  • Music reporting via Sable & Dira Switch.
  • Timing live radio broadcasts inc interviews, live sessions.
  • Greeting & liasing with guests.
  • Working with travel input, news, sport and weather.
  • Proteus recording.
  • Booking studios, taxis and pool cars.
  • Updating trails and working with on air playlists, phonebox and da vinci social.
  • Working across all aspects of social media, phonecalls and texts for on air content.
April 2017Present

Researcher

BBC Radio Wales

Researcher at BBC Radio Wales.

Worked on the following programmes:

  • Jason Mohammad programme (Phone in) Mon-Thursdays 9AM-11AM.
  • Wynne Evans programme (Royal Welsh Show coverage) 11AM-1PM weekdays.
  • Good Morning Wales (General Election/Champions league coverage - news dept) 
  • Good Evening Wales (General Election/Champions league coverage news dept)
  • Dot Davies programme (phone in) Friday 9AM-11AM
  • Money for Nothing & Owen Money's Solid Gold Sundays
  • The Cardiff Half Marathon Special Coverage (Outside Broadcast)
  • The Rhod Gilbert Show (Saturday 11:30-1:30)
  • The Jamie Owen Show. (Sunday)
  • Eleri Sion show

May 2016June 2017

Stringer

BBC

BBC Political team stringer for the 2016 Assembly Election, General Election 2017 & Council Elections 2017.

Job role included;

- Liasing with the council/election Press Officers.

- Verification of results - liasing with the BBC Network News-desk in London.

- Working & liasing closely with the TV, Online & Radio BBC team on location inc camera crew, presenters, broadcast journalists in both the English & Welsh medium platforms. 
- Researching/investigative covering of the count location, looking for potential pegs, stories & interviews.
- Multimedia shooting inc photography & videography for social media platforms i.e. Twitter, Facebook etc.

May 2016April 2017

Production Assistant

Wales & Co

Production Assistant for the Sunday Show with Jamie Owen at BBC Radio Wales

Job role included;
-Liaising with and greeting guests, working alongside the production staff in studio. 
-Management of scripts; making sure all parties had relevant scripts and that they were in order for broadcast

Jan 2017Jan 2017

Videographer/Panellist

Wise Kids Summit 2017

Panellist and videographer for the Wise Kids Summit 2017.

Discussed the importance of digital literacy in children & online safety.

Nov 2016Oct 2017

Freelance Sub-editor

ProMo-Cymru

Freelance sub-editor @ TheSprout.co.uk

Job role includes:

-Organising press passes/coordinating content
-Running of all social media platforms i.e Instagram, Twitter, Facebook via Hootsuite
-Editing and scheduling website uploads
-Feature writing/writing reviews/interviews

Dec 2016Jan 2017

Guest Lecturer

The University of South Wales

- Public speaking on the importance of social media/blogging to first year journalism students.

- Guest lecturer for the BJTC accredited radio newsdays 

  • Teaching second year and final year journalism students on writing links, use of editing software, social media posts, researching stories, booking guests and presenting skills.
  • Oversee the hourly bulletin, recording the programme and use of the radio studio.
Nov 2016April 2017

Digital Support Officer - Social Media Marketing

Gyfra Cymru/Careers Wales

-Scheduling social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn via Buffer.
-Creating content/marketing briefs and a analytical report on the company's social media following prior to the company re-brand.
-Self-shooting videos for promotional campaigns on social media, creating social media images & writing video briefs for external companies

Sept 2016Feb 2017

Presenter/Content Writer/Online Editor

NEWPORT CITY RADIO COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY

Voluntary

-Creating multimedia content for the website inc blogs, interviews, photography.
-Co-presenting and producing radio shows such as the 'Girl Power Hour'. 
-General production of a broadcast radio station
-Online content editing

Sept 2016Sept 2016

Guest Presenter

Cardiff City Radio FM

Voluntary guest presenter for the 'Saturday session' with Jade Molumby.

Sept 2016Nov 2017

Contributing Writer

The Daily Touch

Voluntary content writer for The Daily Touch website aimed at University students & graduates.

Role includes:

-Writing high-quality content articles in topics related to students e.g. student culture, why Cardiff is the best place to be a student, university related struggles & insightful advice for recent grads.
-Edit and rewrite articles assigned, uploading them to the Daily Touch Wordpress hub.
-Perform extensive web research to collect relevant information, images and relevant pegs for stories via social media etc.

Aug 2016Nov 2016

Virtual Marketing Intern

Admiral Group PLC

Paid internship at Admiral PLC.

- Creating video, photography and written content for the Learner Driver Insurance.
- Making of vlogs, blogs & diary entries that related to the target audience.

Feb 2016Present

Content Contributor

GIGsoup

Writer of news & reviews for an online music platform.
- Interviewing bands and musicians
- Creating content for all social media platforms; Instagram, Twitter etc
- Reviewing of live music events/concerts
- Writer of music related news for the website.
- Taking relevant photographs to go alongside content.

Feb 2012August 2016

Team Leader

JD Wetherspoon

Supervisory role at the pub chain J.D Wetherspoon.

Job role included;

- The management and training of a large team in one of the company's flagship pubs. Making sure staff were fully aware of law restrictions and health and safety practices.
- Ensured the needs of customers were dealt with efficiently and with a high standard of customer service from both myself and the team.
- Writing a business plan to boost sales, customer satisfaction and the workings of the business.
- Marketing and control of social media sites such as Instagram & Facebook to boost sales and customer interaction. 

Jun 2015Jul 2015

Reporter & Producer

EXPOSURE TV, Radio & Online

Produced programmes and news packages for an online broadcast television and radio channel; from the filming, script writing, interviewing, production to editorial.

Included attending court and abiding to UK Media law & BBC Editorial Guidelines.

Mar 2015May 2015

Student Reporter

The South Wales Guardian, Newsquest

Creating content for a local weekly newspaper.

Job role included;
-Working from press releases, archive material and primary research.
-Abiding to media law restrictions and ethical standards.
-Use of social media i.e Twitter, Facebook etc.

Apr 2010Apr 2010

Student Reporter

The Llanelli Star, SOUTH WEST WALES MEDIA LTD

Voluntary work experience at the Llanelli Star newspaper.

Role included;

- Article and feature writing for the weekly newspaper, focusing on news based in the Carmarthenshire area.
- Control of the Twitter account, engaging with relevant local celebrities and residents, boosting following and interaction with the social media site.
- Reporting from the local Magistrates court.
- Interviewing local residents over local issues such as the downfall of the shopping centre in town due to Parc Trostre & vox pox on alcohol bingeing. 

Education

20132016

BA JOURNALISM

The University of South Wales, Cardiff.

BJTC accredited BA Journalism graduate specialising in multimedia content

Undertook modules in:
- UK Media Law; learnt liable defences, in depth knowledge of court and legal systems
Reported directly from Cardiff Crown Court, creating a portfolio of content to be assessed/published via radio, online and television.
- Social Media branding / marketing - The creation of our own personally branded website/blog and the importance of the use of Twitter etc.

Produced an Award Nominated 16 minute TV short documentary on the surge of male suicides in the UK, focusing on the personal impact losing someone to suicide has on the family unit. Scripted, shot and edited all content single handedly. Alongside this, created a radio documentary and a 500 word feature on a similar topic.

Part of Exposure TV, Exposure Radio & Exposure Online.

20092011

A LEVELS - ABB

Coleg Sir Gar, Llanelli.

A levels in Media Studies, Art & Design & WBQ LEVEL 3

20042009

12 GCSE's A* - C

Ysgol Gyfun Tre-gib, Llandeilo.

WBQ LEVEL 2

Part of the Drama Club, Art Club, Eisteddfod and the choir.

References

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