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‘An enthusiastic and resourceful freelance reporter always willing to go the extra mile’
With a can‐do attitude and ability to quickly become part of the team I enjoy contributing new story ideas and angles. I love to be out in the field and always aim to go beyond the press release. I have completed a BJTC accredited course in Bi‐Media journalism that comprised both rigorous academic elements and plenty of hands‐on experience. I was one of only fifteen graduates in the country awarded a place on the highly competitive and prestigious BBC News Sponsorship Scheme in 2005. Education • Bi‐Media Journalism (Merit Pg Dip), University of Leeds (TASC) • Politics and International Relations (2:1 BA Hons), University of Hull Broadcasting Experience • Live newsreading breakfast and weekend shifts at KCFM in Hull. • Live newsreading for Yorkshire Coast Radio in Scarborough. • Freelance reporting for BBC Radio Leeds, Radio Aire, Hallam FM, Viking FM, Ridings FM, KCFM. • Broadcast Assistant for BBC West Yorkshire Sport – ‘driving the desk’ for the live coverage of football and rugby league games. • Scripted and presented short documentary about Tibet for Current TV • Two weeks in BBC TVC UK Special Events as producer and reporter, including interviews with Gordon Brown for BBC One o’clock news and Michael Winner for the Ten o’clock news • Two weeks as a producer at BBC World Service working on World Update, Europe Today and Newshour
Two weeks producing, reporting and presenting on ‘Leeds Today’‐ daily webcast evening TV news programme. Two weeks producing, reporting and editing hourly radio news bulletins for BCB News in Bradford – including reporting live from the scenes of 7/7 bombings in London.
Journalism Training and Achievements • BBC training courses in: Location safety, Writing for TV, Writing for radio, Graphics, ENPS • Competent in use of ENPS, Radioman, TeamNews, Inspire, Adobe Audition, Scoop, IRN/Sky radio feeds. • Experienced in the use of Luci edit, hard disc recorders and Sony PD 150 / Z1 cameras • BBC News Sponsorship Scheme 2005 • Letter of commendation from BBC Look North presenter Ian White for reporting on petrol panic buying for BBC Leeds and audio interview for BBC Look North. Other Achievements and Qualifications • Director of Lakestone Property Ltd (Overseas Property Company) • Queens Commission as RAF Officer • Cat A Skydiving licence • PADI Advanced open water diver/ BSAC Sport Diver qualification • Military Fixed wing and Rotary wing flying qualifications • 3 Nijmegen 100 mile march awards (one as team leader) • Qualified Mountain Leader (Summer) • RYA competent crew (yacht) Interests Travelling, Reading, Skydiving, Sailing, IT, Golf, Mountain walking. Reference Alice Bailey, News Editor Radio Aire, Tel:(0113) 2835602 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org