I have managed social media platforms for various clients and platforms. Previous long-term roles include:
Copy-editor/social media producer, Great British Bake Off, BBC/Love Productions, (Sep 2016-Jan 2017)
As well as sub-editing copy for the GBBO blog and website, I helped facilitate a live Facebook Q&A with star bakers from the previous series.
Social media producer, BBC Ebola WhatsApp service and Facebook page (Dec 2014-Jun 2015)
My role involved broadcasting Ebola prevention methods, health updates and news to people around the world – but most importantly directly to those in the most affected countries; Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This formed a key part of the BBC World Service’s Peabody Award-winning public information service on the Ebola outbreak. The WhatsApp service also won the Knight Award for Public Service in the 2015 Online Journalism Awards. I also produced a number of Ebola ‘explainer’ videos (see screengrab above too) for the BBC Africa website, and co-managed the BBC Ebola Facebook page.
Web Content Editor/Social Media Manager, Don’t Stop The Music, Channel 4/Fresh One Productions) (May 2014-Jan 2015)
Writing and uploading content and news for the registermyschool.co.uk and dontstopthemusic.co.uk websites, plus copywriting for James Rhodes’s Don’t Stop The Music campaign – to improve music education in UK schools – and the supporting instrument amnesty. I also took and managed over the Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts midway through the project.
Multiplatform Content Producer, channel4.com/space, Channel Four/Arrow Media (Jan-Mar 2014)
Managing the online arm of the Channel 4 series Live from Space, working from London and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. My role involved writing copy; uploading images and videos using Brightcove; uploading content to the website via MODX; managing website; liaising with the website developers and Channel 4’s YouTube team; and monitoring social media feeds during transmission for viewers’ questions to astronauts.
Freelance Web Editor, ariselive.com
Commissioning, editing and uploading content and images for use on the ariselive.com website, as part of role as Assistant Editor of the print magazine (see ‘Magazine/books editing‘) using DMFlex’s WebGen CMS.
Freelance Editorial Producer, visitlondon.com (ongoing since Sep 2008)
Writing event previews, itineraries and features for the official tourist website for London, uploading content onto the website.
Freelance blogger, blog.visitlondon.com (Jun 2009-Apr 2015)
Writing regular blogs for the Visit London blog, include Top 10s, World In London specials and interviews.
Freelance Copy Editor, SmartPlanet (since closed part of CNET) (Oct 2007-Feb 2008)
Working on the launch of this green tech and lifestyle website: editing reviews, features and blogs; carrying out interviews; writing new content.
Freelance Sub-Editor, NET-A-PORTER (Apr-May 2012)