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Enthusiastic, motivated journalist seeking an opportunity to further develop
a broad range of skills within a stimulating digital and broadcast media
environment. Has strong passion for news industry with experience of
working to strict and demanding deadlines on UK and international stories.
Journalism BA (Hons) Napier University Edinburgh,
2006 - 2010
 Graduated with First Class Honours – Dissertation researched decline of

investigative journalism

Schooling St. Ninians High School Glasgow,

2000 - 2006
 Advanced Higher Modern Studies (American Politics)

 Higher level: Modern Studies, English, Mathematics, Business Management

Assistant News Editor Channel 4 News London, UK
March 2011 - Present
 Support news editor organizing logistics and content for day’s stories

 Carry out research for the home desk and reporters in the field

 Contribute story ideas and manage incoming feeds to busy newsroom

Researcher ITN Productions London, UK

February 2011 – Present
 Assist on the production of both documentaries and live special
 Write scripts, cues, interview guests and make editorial judgements on

pre-recorded VT’s
 Log interviews, arrange rights to footage and use Avid, ITN Source and

DAM regularly.

Production Assistant Channel 4 News Washington, DC

August 2010 – December 2010
 Interviewed guests for both broadcast packages and online stories.
 Organised contacts, interviewees and additional elements for long-term
and on-the-day stories. Produced a news package on Sharia law in
 Coordinated live feeds, logged tapes, fed footage and liaised between
the bureau and London HQ.
 Researched stories, fact checked for news packages and contributed
content for the website.

Deputy Editor (News) The Journal Edinburgh,

August 2008 – May 2010
 In charge of news sections for a fortnightly independent student
publication, with readership of 60,000 across the city of Edinburgh.
 Responsible for six junior editors and 50 staff writers. Collaborated with

them over the course of news cycle fortnight, suggested contacts and
story angles.
 Edited up to forty articles each edition as well as writing my own articles

for each issue. I laid out the news pages of the newspaper and decided
on graphics, splashes and headlines.
 Held weekly editorial meetings where I proposed stories and features

for junior editors.

 Was rewarded by The Herald student media awards for our multi-media


News Internship BBC News 24 Channel London, England

July 2008
 Worked with team of journalists and researchers during afternoon
 Researched breaking news stories for on-air live broadcast.

 Bid for guests for interviews, sought experts in respective fields to give

commentary on latest breaking news.

 Interviewed guests and wrote briefs for presenters.

 Gained a good grasp of ENPS.

Cub Reporter The Herald Glasgow,

July 2008
 Writing news stories for a daily quality broadsheet newspaper.

 Represented the paper in their coverage of the Glasgow East by-

 Found interviewees, conducted interviews and contributed future story
ideas to the editor.
 Researched news stories for senior reporters.

Radio Fresh Air Student Radio Edinburgh,

Producer/Presenter Scotland
2007 - 2008
 Produced and presented shows which included operating studio


Proficient in MS Office, Avid, iNews and capable with Final Cut Pro,
Wordpress and some HTML coding

Full Clean Driving License

Date of Birth: 9th September 1988
Nationality: British

Job Rabkin Producer; Channel 4 job.rabkin@itn.co.uk
Paris Gourtsoyannis Editor; The Journal paris.gourtsoyannis@g