Journalist, editor and social media manager

  • Qualified journalist - 15 years’ experience

  • Social media management - five years’ experience

  • Area of expertise - luxury lifestyle and brands, wellbeing, parenting, travel, eco living/sustainability

  • Excellent client liaison and customer service:

    • Previous clients include: British Airways; Jaguar Land Rover; Eurostar; Broadgate Estates; Canary Wharf Group; Small Luxury Hotels of the World; Bobbi Brown; Knight Frank; Nutmeg Investment

  • I have written about slow travel, rejection therapy, ageing, emotional intelligence, travel in Tibet, spring fashion in Scandinavia, the history of tea in Britain, investing in rare books, modern British art, travelling around Bordeaux and country-style interiors by Kate Moss; and interviewed the likes of adventurer Kenton Cool, actor Samuel L Jackson, chef Tom Aikens, comedian Bill Bailey and tailor Timothy Everest.

You can see further examples of my work here and scroll down for details of my career history.

You can also download my CV here.

 (May 2015 – present)

Features editor and social media manager – Kintsugi

  • Grew Instagram following from 42 followers to 2k in four months, managed all content including Stories and Live, and set up Facebook page with 1500 followers and a post reach of 50k

  • Managing weekly newsletter of features, talks, books and podcasts to over 16k subscribers

  • Wrote and commissioned features on wellbeing, work, mindfulness, fashion and travel

Monthly social media management - The Daily Sparkle newspaper

  • Grew Facebook page following from 80 to 1600

  • Introduced group page with over 700 members

  • Monthly newsletter to over 8k subscribers

  • Wrote, designed and developed resources Hub and blog, writing monthly content

  • Writing press releases and advertorials

Other freelance work included…

  • Writing for BA High Life, Maybourne, British Travel Journal, The City Magazine

  • Shopping and brands editor - British Travel Journal

  • Features writer – Maybourne Magazine (covered food, drink, chef interviews)

Managing Editor: Luxury London Media, various titles

(October 2010 – May 2015)

The City Magazine, Canary Wharf, Vantage

  • Considerable experience in editorial strategy, writing, planning and commissioning, layout, design and image sourcing, editing and proofing – totally over 400 pages of content per month

  • Excellent skills in hiring and managing a team, as well as a contributing network of around 20 writers and specialist freelancers

  • Oversaw fashion shoots, undertook numerous high-profile interviews, ran and attended events and maintained an extensive network of contacts across the industry

  • Close working relationship with sales teams, to generate and identify key sales opportunities, and was involved in considerable client management and networking

(October 2005 – October 2010)

Editor - Education Executive and Practice Business

  • B2B titles for education and health sectors (2005-2008)

Editor

  • thelondonword.com, freelance

Internal Communications

  • Royal Mail, eight-month contract

Features and sub-editing

  • Tesco Real Food

Freelance features

  • FHM, London Homes & Property, Angel, Leader

Copywriting

  • Capita, Logica, Future Leaders, Schools Advisory Service

 

The City Magazine

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Canary Wharf

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Vantage

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Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (2005, NCTJ Accredited) PMA Media Training
  • MA Literature (2004, Merit) Royal Holloway, University of London
  • BA English and Theatre Studies (2000-2003 2(1)), Royal Holloway, University of London
  • A-Levels English, Drama, Art: (1999, A ,A,B) Stonar School, Wiltshire