Résumé

Journalism Experience

Senior News Reporter, Daily Mail Online U.S

October 2011 – Present

I am the lead reporter on breaking news coverage, often juggling rapidly, developing events with accuracy and speed. Skilled in writing long-form investigative pieces, obtaining exclusive interviews and photos.

I have regularly edited the showbusiness section of the homepage which involves writing headlines, picture editing and interpreting analytics.

My experience optimizing content for discovery through search engines and social media platforms is extensive.

I’m an experienced, confident and professional on-the-ground reporter in a multitude of situations.

Skilled fact-checker, headline writer, copy editor, picture editor and with web design layout.

I cover a wide-range of subjects: crime, politics, science and technology, social justice issues and pop culture.

News Reporter/Night News Editor, Daily Mail Online U.K.

March 2011 – October

I was a leading reporter on a range of subjects: crime, science and tech, politics, health and pop culture.

I also held news-editing responsibilities which included copy tasting, monitoring the news wires for breaking events, headline writing, copy editing, homepage editing and driving web traffic based on analytics.

Assistant Features Editor/Senior News Copy Editor, Irish Daily Mail

February 2009 – March 2011

I was editor of weekly culture section which involved commissioning, writing and editing features.

My role also involved writing a weekly arts column,obtaining exclusive interviews and features, designing layout, selecting artwork, photos and graphics and headline writing.

I copy edited, fact-checked and wrote headlines on news articles to tight, daily deadlines.

News and Features Copy Editor, Belfast Telegraph

August 2008 – February 2009

My role included copy-editing on news and features articles which involved fact-checking, headline writing and caption writing. I designed page layout and re-purposed stories for fresh news angles throughout the day.

Daily Mail newspaper graduate scheme 2008

I was selected from hundreds of candidates for the Daily Mail newspaper trainee scheme in the UK which involved six weeks of placement with the Press Association along with legal training.

Education

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Master of Arts (with Honors) in English Literature