Work Experience

I have done work experience placements for:

  • LBC radio – April 2014
  • The Evening Standard – May 2014
  • Camden New Journal – April 2014
  • The Independent – December/January 2013
  • The Guardian – January 2014
  • The Telegraph – December 2013
  • Press Gazette – December 2013
  • imutual (Digital Marketing and PR Executive – 2013)
  • Blaze Publishers (2012)
  • Total Politics (Intern – 2012)
  • The Press Association (2012)
  • The Coventry Telegraph (2011 and 2012)
  • The Times (2011)
  • Advent Communications PR (2011)
  • Chris White MP (2011)
  • Casemate Publishers (2011)
  • The Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser (2008)
I previously held the position of Editor of the Boar, co-edited Wannabe Hacks  and was a reporter for What’s New In Publishing.
I have also previously been a freelance reporter and news assistant for The Independent and The Guardian.
Other skills and experience:
  • Newspaper editing, photography, design and production (Indesign/Photoshop/Methode/Wordpress)
  • Radio show presenting, news reading and editing (Audacity and Audition)
  • Film producing, script writing and presenting
  • Researching, interviewing, editing, runner work and floor manager for events

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4 responses to “Work Experience

  1. How did you manage to get these work experience placements??

    • Hi Natalia,

      Most of them were gained through getting an email address contact from someone I knew who had been there. Alternatively, try calling the main desk and asking who is the best contact to email your CV and covering letter to.

      Create a great CV with all your journalism experience on, and write a short cover letter highlighting your strengths and why you’d love to do a placement there.

      I also got a placement through Twitter, and another through LinkedIn – keep your profile updates and location correct so people can contact you, and update your overview to state you are looking for placements.

      Good luck!

      • Hi, do you have any emails I could use to contact for work experience placements, because I’m finding it difficult as companies aren’t responding to the emails I’ve sent 😦

      • Hi Natalia,

        Best bet is for you to ring up the news desk, and ask who to contact about work experience.

        If that doesn’t work, single out some people who are reporters/section editors and target them directly. Hope it helps!

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