CV

BJTC accredited broadcast journalist, with many years experience as a radio presenter / producer as well as in television production. I have strong media law knowledge and reliable technical abilities, with an understanding and appreciation of all broadcast and digital media.

2016 – Present: Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Lancashire, Blackburn.

Drivetime producer, news / sport reader and reporter across all of BBC Lancashire’s platforms for radio and social media. Also a report for BBC news online’s Local Live news feed.

2016: Editor INRIX Media, Altrincham.

Editor of traffic and travel information used by radio, websites and sat navs.

 2014 – 2016: Broadcast Journalist, UKRD Group, Accrington.

Newsreader and reporter for UKRD’s Lancashire hub of stations 2BR and The Bee: Specialising in breaking news on-air, social media activity and writing online articles.

 2014 – Present: Broadcaster, INRIX Media, Altrincham.

I broadcast traffic and travel to BBC local and commercial radio stations across the north. These are either live or pre-recorded and often with a tight-turnaround between each station.

 2014: Broadcast Assistant, BBC Radio Lancashire, Blackburn.

Reporter for the daytime programmes – including breakfast and drive time. I source original content, make packages and report live across the county. Tech op for The Late Show too.

2014: News Editor / Bulletin Reader, Imagine FM, Stockport.

I ran a news desk for this commercial station, reading bulletins with local, national and sport content every hour. As well as updating the website with news stories.

 2013: Broadcast Journalist, Real and Smooth Radio, Salford.

I reported for news bulletins on the stations which included; sourcing content, interviewing guests, court reporting, collecting vox pops and editing packages for broadcast.

 2013 – 2014: Broadcast Journalist (freelance), BBC North West Tonight, Salford.

I have worked in all areas of the programme – planning, item producing and booking guest interviews. I have shot footage, produced vox pops and interviews that have aired on BBC1.

2012 – 2014: Broadcast Journalist (freelance), BBC Radio Manchester, Salford.

I have call-screened and sourced programme content for mid-mornings and made packages and reported for Allan Beswick’s breakfast show.

 2013: Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria, Carlisle.

Sourced original stories and leads for the Newshour, while checking facts were accurate and suitable for broadcast. I helped tech-op and screen callers for air during the programme.

2013: Broadcast Journalist, Real and Smooth Radio, Salford.

I reported for news bulletins on the stations which included; sourcing content, interviewing guests, court reporting, collecting vox pops and editing packages for broadcast.

 2011: Festival Radio Producer, Radio Academy, Salford.

I produced the Radio Academy’s podcasts throughout the Radio Festival 2011. This included attending sessions, collecting vox pops, interviewing speakers and editing content.

2010 – 2013: Radio Presenter / Reporter, Pure 107.8 FM, Stockport.

CHILLED PURE 2012 – 2013. I present / produce weeknights, using RCS selector.

REPORTER 2010 – Present Live reporter on news stories around the borough.

THE BASEMENT 2010 – 2012  Part of the team who presented the youth community show.

 2010 – Present: Radio Presenter / Producer, North Manchester FM 106.6, Manchester.

THE CHILL ROOM 2010 – 2014. A Saturday morning specialist music show with features.

THE CHATTERBOX SHOW 2010 – 2012 Talk show with guests, packages and interaction.

2010 – 2011: Runner and Logger, ITV Studios, Manchester / Leeds.

I’m trained to ITV’s health and safety standards. Programmes I have logged / ran on include:

 Love me, Love My Home // Super Tiny Animals // May the Best House Win // No Taste Like Home.

 2009 – 2010: Head of Marketing, Fuse FM (student radio), Manchester.                                              

Developed the marketing strategy and in control of promotion and brand image of the station, including managing and co-ordinating the Street Team.

2009: Production Co-ordinator, Pangaea Media, Manchester.

I organised all the film units so that the best sections of the festival get covered and liaising with crews to make sure they keep to schedule and time.

2008 – 2010: Radio Presenter / Producer, Fuse FM (student radio), Manchester.

Planned, presented and produced my own ‘chillout’ show. Podcasted interviews and read live news bulletins. I was also part of the production team, creating jingles and audio beds.

EDUCATION:

2012 – 2013: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

MA with Merit Broadcast Journalism.

I achieved distinctions in all practical work and digital modules. I also recorded and broadcast a 30 minute documentary about sustainable food on a urban vertical farm, based in Salford called The Biospheric Project.

2007 – 2010: The University of Manchester. 

BA (Hons) Film Studies, Linguistics and English Language.

2005 – 2007: Parrs Wood Sixth Form, Manchester. 

A Levels – Media Studies B, ICT B, English Language and Literature B.

2000 – 2005: Priestnall High School, Stockport.

12 GCSEs (4 A*s, 2 As, 6 Bs) – Including A*s in Media Studies, ICT, History and RE.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Full and clean UK driving licence.
  • St John Ambulance ‘First Aid for Appointed Persons’ certificate.
  • Coaching and refereeing qualifications in the Paralympic sport of Boccia.

AWARDS:

  • Best News Team nomination for 2BR – 02 North West Media Awards 2014.
  • Going the Extra Mile 2011 – Pure 107.8 FM Awards,
  • Best New Volunteer 2010 – Pure 107.8 FM Awards,
  • Best Community Programme for ‘The Basement’ 2010 – Pure 107.8 FM Awards,
  • Best Feature for ‘Scrambled Eggs’, guess the reversed TV theme 2009 – Fuse FM Awards.

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