CV

Self-employment

Freelance Writer (2010-present)

  • Contributed features, interviews, and reviews to a wide range of print and online outlets
  • Outlets include: Crime Scene, Den of Geek, Digital Spy, Mental Floss, Micro Mart, Real Crime, SciFiNow, SFX, Total Film, and Your Perfect Wedding.

Digital Producer and Community Manager – Celebrity Big Brother (2016-17)

  • Worked with a team of writers and editors to create digital content for the official Channel 5 Celebrity Big Brother website, app, and social media platforms
  • Established a tone of voice for the show’s social media presence
  • Interacted regularly with viewers, encouraging engagement through quizzes, responses, and various other calls-to-action
  • Ensured all content published online met editorial guidelines and complied with legal requirements
  • Liaised with various production departments, including executive producers, lawyers, and press, to create the best possible digital content to complement the show.

Digital Writer – Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother (2014-16)

  • Created articles, interviews, and quizzes for the official Channel 5 Big Brother website
  • Produced content for a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat
  • Created macro-style graphics and gifs.

Freelance Web Editor – Dennis Publishing (2011-14)

  • Wrote and published daily updates for a 3D printing blog
  • Maintained the website and social media presence of the London International Technology Show.

Freelance Bookazine Editor – Dennis Publishing (2013-14)

  • Flatplanned, commissioned, wrote, and edited content for several one-off bookazines
  • Bookazines include: The Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing, The Superfan’s Guide To Harry Styles, The Superfan’s Guide to 5 Seconds Of Summer.

Organiser – Den of Eek! (2012-13)

Employment

Communications Officer – Dacorum Borough Council (2009-10)

  • Drafted and implemented a social media strategy for the organisation, launching the council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Produced content for council websites
  • Edited the monthly internal council magazine
  • Responded to regular enquiries from both local and national press.

Assistant Editor – Wired, Condé Nast Publications (2008-09)

  • Edited the entertainment section of the newly launched UK edition of the magazine
  • Commissioned freelance writers and sub-edited raw copy
  • Managed the section budget
  • Worked with designers to approve layouts
  • Wrote regular articles for the magazine and its website.

Editor – Den of Geek, Dennis Publishing (2007-2008)

  • Created and launched the site, alongside Simon Brew, as part of Dennis Publishing’s Project Badger
  • Wrote and uploaded content, including news, reviews, features, and interviews
  • Recruited writers, and commissioned, edited, and published articles.

Staff Writer – Micro Mart, Dennis Publishing (2006-2008)

  • Wrote weekly news, reviews, and feature-length articles
  • Commissioned and edited freelance articles
  • Acted as a contact for readers, dealing with complaints as well as suggestions for the magazine.

Education

English Literature & Cultural Criticism BA Hons
Attended Cardiff University (2002-05) and earned a 2:1 degree.

A Levels in English Literature (A), Psychology (A), Biology (C), and General Studies (A)
Attended the Royal Forest of Dean College (2000-02) and earned four A Levels, plus one AS Level.