Writer and digital production editor with extensive experience creating digital content for editorial, social media and commercial channels.
Wide-ranging experience writing news and feature content combined with digital production skills, I can produce all types of digital content from concept to delivery.
Social media skills include the production of short video packages, 360-degree visuals and live streaming content. Experienced in delivering editorial, promotional and commercial content packages.
November 2013 - present:
Along with writing news stories for publication, I currently cover digital production ensuring content is created and published on the Sun’s website in a timely, on-style and legally compliant manner.
I also source images, video and social medial content to extend articles and features, while also writing headlines and teasers to produce optimum visibility for SEO purposes.
November 2013 - present:
Creating news, features and social media strategy for optimum SEO value. Increasing monthly unique users from 8,209 in Sept 2014, to 173,983 in Sept 2017 (source Google Analytics).
October 2008-November 2013:
Sourcing and writing news and features for online and print delivery. Sub-editing and optimising content for digital platforms (website and tablet). Live production from events, such as international motor shows.
July 2006-October 2008:
Working with programming and commercial teams to create online content to extend and compliment broadcast output for radio stations in Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey (GCAP now Global Radio).
Overseeing Highbury Leisure Publishing’s digital content with overall responsibility for editorial development and commercial strategy.
Managing editorial team of 12 and overseeing all aspects of the production process for this monthly print magazine.
Sub-editing on-page designs using Quark Xpress and Adobe Indesign.
Pitching feature ideas and completing to brief and deadline.
Sourcing, researching, writing and commissioning automotive features. .
Writing news and features for men's magazine Maxim.
News and real-life examples • November 2013 - Present
•Judge rules extremist can STAY in UK even though he continued to plot terror after fleeing from India
•Mum stabbed her two kids to death then turned knife on herself after mistakenly fearing daughter had cancer
•BARA OF LAUGHS: Tiny Welsh beach Barafundle Bay is named as one of World’s best sands
•Hitler did fake his death and escaped to Tenerife, claims former war crimes investigator
•Panic on the runway as bomb squad raids London-bound plane in Ibiza
•Cheryl steps out for first public appearance since JB ‘split’
•'VILLAIN OF MY LIFE': DJ Paul Gambaccini says Met chief ‘tried to destroy his life’ as he considers suing cops over abuse claims
•PARKING MAD: AA slams local councils for failing drivers and businesses by making it far too confusing to pay for parking
•TWITCHERS IN A FLAP: More than 900 birdwatchers take turns to peer through fence at bird never before recorded in mainland Britain
•BUS DOOR-STOP: Two-bedroom house on the market for £140k has a bus stop on its doorstep… that blocks the garden path
•DOUBLE TROUBLE Shocking photo shows five-year-old boy smoking and drinking can of beer in playground
•NO MORE FAKEBOOK: New tool will help Facebook users spot ‘fake news’ stories on the site
•TRANS LOO FURY MP slammed for saying anyone with male genitals should use men’s loos irrespective of their gender identity
•'CHILDISH PROTEST': Climber who cost the UK £28million by bringing the M1 to a standstill for 28 hours is jailed
Here's a small selection of my Google-topping travel and motoring features
Here's a quick look at some of the skills I can bring to the role, or contract you're here to fill. Please contact me for a more detailed discussion on what I can offer your organisation.
Promotional video for the Southern FM breakfast show - now Heart FM Southern - with staff performing in a video filmed and edited by digital producer Pete Barden.Branding, Webdesign
Simple use of video short for a Facebook competition. Users asked to identify city behind the flickering tiles of the videoBranding, Webdesign
Live performance of I Cry performed by The Script for Southern FM radio station.Branding
The late singer performs his hit Checking It Out for Power FM radio stationPhotography
Asked to create a short social media-bound video, I created this version of the classic Levis launderette advert using one of the show's presenters.Branding, Webdesign
Video used to explain the new Crit-Air anti-pollution system used in Paris. This is in use on the Express.co.uk site.Photography
Produced for Southern FM, now Heart South, this presenter profile was designed to help listeners get to know the Breakfast Show presenters.Branding, Illustration
Produced for delivery via social media channels, this short video was used to promote the company's summer competition.Webdesign, Photography
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