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My experience

Personal Summary

Journalist and copywriter providing compelling content and digital services for mission-driven organisations. Experience in reporting, producing and editing for the Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, FT Weekend, France24 and CNN International. Specialties include media training, social media strategy and producing text, video and audio content to create maximum impact for startups and NGOs.  

career summery

Curator, MEDIUM, MarCH 2016  – PRESENT

  • Overnight homepage editor
  • Curate collections across Medium 
  • Select stories for audio, newsletters and Medium's Partner Programme

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT, MaY 2014  – PRESENT

  • Consultant for Damien Hirst’s "The Unbelievable" exhibit in Venice (2015-2017)
  • Social media producer for Lord Browne’s "The Glass Closet" book (2014-2016)
  • Website copywriter for startups funded by Accel Partners, including Callsign and PackLink (2015-2018)
  • Media trainer and multimedia producer for Advocacy Assembly (2015-2018)

DIGITAL PRODUCER, CNN INTERNATIONAL, SPECIAL PROJECTS, MArCH 2013 –  JULY 2014

  • Commissioned and edited articles for CNN shows: Leading Women, Going Green, MainSail & Inside the Louvre 
  • Created infographics and interactives 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 – DECEMBER 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 – SEPTEMBER 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 – OCTOBER 2003 – AUGUST 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

  • University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Data Journalism Postgraduate Certificate, 2018 – Present
  • Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, Brussels, Belgium
    MA International Conflict Analysis
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    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