About me

A freelance journalist and content writer with multiple degrees and diplomas, I have worked for large-scale political and media organizations. With strong writing and editing skills plus extensive experience in communications based roles, I believe I'm ideally suited to an editorial and/or writing position, although given that I mainly write in a creative capacity and can create content at great speed I think I'm ideally suited to copywriting.

Skills

- Copywriting- I'm very creative, allied to a love of language I can produce great copy in a very short period of time., - Editing and Proofreading- I can edit and proofread copy for publication and/or circulation with great precision., - Web Editing - The proprietor of a popular website, I have extensive experience using CMS software in the form of Wordpress and also managing social media platforms. I’m skilled in writing, subbing and editing online content. I can also upload and edit photo and video content., - Research- I can generate information in a timely fashion and have a strong propensity to explore a wide catalogue of conventional and non-conventional sources., - Analysis- I can exercise independent judgment, analyzing complex questions, developing ideas about them and presenting arguments clearly and persuasively.

Sector Experience

Purcell Masterson PR (Public Relations), Content Writer and Researcher; January 2012-present; Part of a boutique public relations firm, my primary duties include; researching client marketing opportunities; managing client media campaigns; and writing business reports, proposals and press releases., The Irish Sunday Independent (News Media), Freelance Writer; August 2011-present; One of the youngest freelance columnists attached to Ireland’s largest Sunday newspaper, I’m primarily employed as a news analyst and humorist for a publication with a readership in excess of 1 million., Newstalk 106-108 FM (Radio Broadcaster), Researcher; February 2012; A researcher at a national broadcaster, my primary duties included; selecting news stories for discussion; writing briefs; gathering contacts; and liaising with guests and listeners.

Awards

M.A. in Philosophy and Political Science (2008), B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science (2008), Diploma in American Politics

Clients

Newstalk, Purcell Masterson, Sports News Ireland, The Irish Sunday Independent, The Socialist International

Trade Associations

Freelance journalist member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

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Contract
Perm, Freelance
Location
Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny
Skill Level
Junior, Middleweight
Languages
German (basic) Spanish (poorly)
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