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My experience

Personal Summary

Journalist and social media consultant providing compelling content and services for mission driven organisations and individuals. Experience in  reporting, producing and editing for the Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, FT Weekend and CNN International. Specialties include media training, social media strategy and producing content to create positive change in the world.  

career summery

Curator, MEDIUM, Mar 2016  – PRESENT

  • Run homepage, select blog posts for world, life, tech and arts verticals 
  • Curate collections across Medium 

SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT, THE GLASS CLOSET– MAY 2014 – PRESENT  

  • Design social media strategy for Lord John Browne’s "The Glass Closet" book 
  • Produce social media campaigns around LGBT workplace equality issues 
  • Schedule daily Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts for The Glass Closet 
  • Deliver weekly analytics reports  

DIGITAL PRODUCER, CNN INTERNATIONAL, LEADING WOMEN SHOW, MAr 2013 –  JULY 2014

  • Commissioned and edit articles on women entrepreneurs, scientists and artists
  • Created infographics with graphic designers and developers
  • Led team in producing a Twitter chat on women's equality for International Women's Day
  • Collaborated with TV producers to identify and book best A-list guests for TV and digital; VIP guest highlights include Sheryl Sandberg, Tory Burch, Melinda Gates and NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg

SEGMENT PRODUCER, HUFFPOST LIVE – JULY 2012 – DEC 2012 – NEW YORK

  • Produced two daily 30 minute segments with discussions on breaking news
  • Pitched stories and segment ideas sourced from social media
  • Booked and pre-interviewed celebrities and guests with compelling personal stories

NEWS EDITOR, THE HUFFINGTON POST – JULY 2011 – JULY 2012 – NEW YORK

  • Wrote trending and breaking news stories across HuffingtonPost.com
  • Wrote originally reported stories for Women, Business and Green verticals
  • Populated CMS with text, video, UGC content & infographics
  • Applied SEO and social media skills to meet 250K unique weekly traffic goal

REPORTER, TIME MAGAZINE – SEPT 2010 – JUNE 2011 – LONDON

  • Reported and wrote breaking news and features for TIME.com across Europe
  • Managed TIME’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts 
  • Shot and produced video for TIME.com's London bureau  

PROGRAM MANAGER, TECH UK – SEPT 2005 – JULY 2009 – LONDON

  • Conceived and produced monthly webcasts on cloud computing and green tech
  • Produced content for annual report, bimonthly newsletters and website
  • Devised PR strategy and led output generating two dozen press clippings on cloud computing and green tech

EDITOR & PRESS COORDINATOR, CSR EUROPE – OCT 2003 – AUG 2005   BRUSSELS  

  • Wrote speeches and articles on behalf of Executive Director
  • Conceived and produced corporate videos on sustainability
  • Produced website content and weekly newsletter on corporate responsibility
  • Wrote press releases, corporate key messages and organised press conferences

Academic Achievements

  • Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, Brussels, Belgium (2003 – 2005); MA International Conflict Analysis
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (1999-2003); BA Political Science, with a minor in Modern Languages

Awards

  • 2014 UK Royal Television Society Award for Digital led CNN's Leading Women NASA streaming interview live from Space with Astronaut Karen Nyberg
  • 2012 Webby Award for launch of HuffPost Live