Feature writer, Progress Magazine (Chubb Insurance)
Long-read feature produced for Progress, the magazine of global insurance giant Chubb, investigating the impact on personalised medicine and advances in genomic screening on the risk profile of the life science industry across Europe.
The feature contains actionable insight aimed at an audience of European risk managers, CFOs, COOs and insurance brokers.
Freelance reporter, DeHavilland (Ascential Group)
November 2017 (Ongoing)
I regularly produce reports on the conduct of parliamentary select committees to tight deadlines for this leading political monitoring organisation, serving an audience of public affairs professionals.
White paper writer, Allocate Software
‘Smart workforce planning’
This thought leadership publication set out the ways in which e-rostering and workforce optimisation technology impacts on various aspects of healthcare, using case studies and first-hand interviews with leaders across the NHS in England.
White paper writer, Samsung & Digital Health Intelligence
This Samsung-sponsored white paper focused on the benefits of, and obstacles to, increased mobile working within the health sector. The in-depth report featured interviews with nine senior IT leaders across the health systems of the UK.
Special report writer, Economist Intelligence Unit
‘Mobile Health and Telemedicine’
This report formed part of a reading pack covering technology trends commissioned for an overseas government client.
Feature writing, DigitalHealth.net
May 2017 (Ongoing)
Feature writing for this specialist healthcare IT news website, which serves an audience of Chief Information Officers and IT leaders across UK health and care.
Recent work includes set-piece interviews, and reporting from E-Health week (London, May 2017), NHS Confederation (Liverpool, June 2017) conferences.
News and features writing, MoneySavingExpert.com
May 2017 (Ongoing)
I regularly work onsite at the UK’s leading personal finance and consumer rights website reporting on breaking and off-diary news stories.
Notable work includes an in-depth investigation into failures by HM Revenue & Customs in administering the Tax-Free Childcare scheme. This work was picked up by national newspapers, leading the issue to be investigated by the Treasury Select Committee.
I have also written and edited a number of the site’s accessible and actionable subject guides, including pieces on EU-wide mobile phone roaming rules, and cheap holiday guides.
Other responsibilities have included include sub-editing and proofing features.
Mergers and acquisitions reporter (Healthcare), Mergermarket Group
May 2016 – February 2017
This role involved gathering exclusive news on European M&A deal situations, primarily within the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors, for an audience of fund managers and investment bankers.
The job also included investigative reporting on equity capital market situations, including initial public offerings, rights issues, and deal financing.
Cultivating contacts in investment banking, deal advisory firms and corporate and competition lawyers were also key to producing relevant news. My reporting was regularly published across four of the company’s news brands:
- Dealreporter (Risk arbitrage newswire service for fund managers and investment banks)
- Mergermarket (Forward-looking M&A intelligence for the deal advisory community)
- Policy and Regulatory Report [PaRR] (Competition law and antitrust newswire service)
- Biopharm Insight (Biotech and pharma news service aimed at investors)
Senior reporter, Health Service Journal
October 2013 – May 2016
I was able to break agenda-setting, exclusive health policy stories for an audience of senior health sector leaders.
My extensive contacts book spanning policy makers, NHS leaders, industry sources, and academics allowed me to break stories covering a multitude of issues facing the NHS.
My investigative journalism resulted in parliamentary questions and an Early Day Motion being filed by a group of MPs.
My work was picked up nationally by the likes of BBC Newsnight, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent.
Freelance reporting work, Campaign
I wrote news stories and analysis pieces to tight deadlines for the advertising industry’s leading news magazine.
This freelance role required me cultivate a wide variety of key industry contacts.
Online reporter, The Independent
Summer & Autumn 2013
I wrote news stories, features and lifestyle pieces to tight deadlines for publication online and in print.
Freelance writer, TechCityinsider.net (C21 Media)
I wrote profile features based on interviews with entrepreneurs for this industry news website covering the east London technology cluster.
Online editorial assistant, Prospect Magazine
June – August 2013
I was drafted in to run this prestigious magazine’s website following the abrupt departure of its full-time online editor.
Reporting to the magazine’s deputy editor, I took over all the role’s responsibilities. These included:
- Editing and writing articles;
- Commissioning blog articles for a site with 150,000 unique monthly visitors;
- Search engine optimization;
- Rapidly and engagingly updating the publication’s social media channels; and
- Writing news based on lobby briefings and reporting on policy announcements.
The Independent (News desk)
I pitched and wrote a number of bylined stories which appeared in both The Independent and its sister paper i.
Freelance reporter, Tech City News
Coverage of the tech startup scene in and around the Tech City cluster in East London for this business-to-business news website.
I have a large number of contacts among startups, incubators, co-working spaces, developers and trade associations.
I produced a number of bylined stories that were picked up by several national newspapers. I also produced a video package and carried out some court reporting.
The Manchester Evening News
This placement gave me the opportunity to do a large amount of original reporting, resulting in nine bylined stories including a front-page lead.
I interviewed a number of public figures for stories, including the City Mayor of Salford.
Other tasks: pitching stories, assisting senior reporters with data-heavy research and live-blogging from council meetings.
The Times Higher Education
Here I pitched, researched and wrote a news story which combined interviews with senior university leadership figures, policy makers and Freedom of Information requests.
Editorial assistant, Prospect Magazine
August – September 2012
This paid role involved a variety of tasks integral to the running of this first–class monthly current affairs magazine, including interviewing and reporting; pitching and commissioning articles; and maintaining the magazine’s online presence.
The Sunday Times (Home news desk)
March & July 2012
Here I got two additional reporting bylines for news stories, including a front-page lead. I also researched archives, interviewed sources, and obtained quotes for news stories.
Editor-in-Chief, The Mancunion (University of Manchester student newspaper)
June 2011-June 2012
This paid, elected position combined the roles of both managing and executive editors, encompassing responsibility for the editorial content, publication and administration of The Mancunion. Based in Manchester, the nation’s largest circulation student paper serves four universities.
I managed an editorial team of 38 people I personally recruited.
I steered the publication into online and multimedia delivery. This included the development of one of the very first mobile Smartphone versions of a student paper.
I planned and oversaw a revamp of the paper’s design, which led to a sharp rise in advertising.
Broadening the publication’s appeal on campus was vital. I devised a strategy to make the paper more relevant to the student community in Manchester, partly through online community engagement.
Content writer, TheWeek.co.uk
This paid freelance role involved quickly and accurately writing digests of the day’s news and publishing it to the website of The Week, a weekly news magazine.
Writer, sub-editor, researcher, Globalcom Publications,
May 2010- May 2015
Over the past five years, I oversaw the production of the annual DVD and Beyond magazine, the leading source of news for packaged media professionals in Europe, and I maintained its website (www.dvd-and-beyond.com). Tasks included commissioning and sub-editing features, maintaining database, liaising with content providers and production staff.
French (Fluent), Japanese (Conversational), English (Native language)
City University London – Newspaper Journalism MA (2012-2013)
Course components: Media law / Shorthand / Social media / Online journalism / Community engagement / Multimedia production / Adobe InDesign.
Course completed with Merit.
The University of Manchester – History and Social Sciences BA (Hons) (2008-2011)
Degree Classification: 2:1 (Dissertation: 1st)