Resume

JOURNALISM

Content ManagerCourse Report | January 2016 – Present

Course Report is a resource for students researching coding bootcamps around the world.

My role as Content Manager includes:

  • content planning and strategy
  • writing, editing, and publishing original content
  • conducting interviews
  • camera work and video editing
  • writing, recording, and editing podcasts
  • social media management and planning
  • keeping up to date with latest education and technology trends

Video Producer – THRIVE NYC November 2014 – May 2015

  • Conceived, scripted, researched, shot and produced mini documentaries about NYC leisure activities
  • Booked, organized and interviewed talent
  • Topics included museums, markets, burlesque clubs, dance parties, musicians, fashion and hiking
  • I helped found and shape this startup through brainstorming, market research and idea generation

Freelance Journalist/Writer/Video Producer | July 2013 – present

  • Writing articles, blog posts, web content, marketing copy and press releases
  • Scripting, producing, shooting, and editing videos – including live events and interviews
  • Clients: a women’s nonprofit, an education startup, a design company and a video software company.
  • Topics: entertainment, education, business, travel and technology

Online Reporter and Editor – 3 News/Mediaworks NZ, Auckland | February 2012 – July 2013

  • Conceived, wrote, produced, edited and uploaded written and video stories for the website of a top New Zealand news broadcaster
  • Wrote breaking/developing news to the tightest deadlines in a high-energy newsroom
  • From-the-field reporting, photographing, shooting, interviewing and story filing
  • Managed and monitored social media pages
  • Liaised/coordinated with the TV news department
  • Worked late night and early morning shifts in sole-charge of the website
  • Beats: breaking news, entertainment, arts, science, tech, health, crime, politics

Reporter – Herald on Sunday, Auckland | September 2011 – February 2012

  • Wrote news and feature articles for a national New Zealand Sunday newspaper
  • Reporting in the field, event coverage; face-to-face and phone interviews
  • Beats: police stories, court cases, business, celebrity news, health, politics, the 2011 New Zealand elections and the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Reporter – The Daily Post and Weekender, Rotorua | November 2010 – September 2011

  • Covered news and feature stories in all beats for this daily regional newspaper
  • Regular front-page stories
  • Reporting in the field, street polls, event coverage, interviews
  • Sole editor of a weekly insert, which I re-launched in a new format
  • Beats: education, fashion, entertainment, politics, health, culture

EDUCATION

Post Graduate Diploma in Communications (Journalism), Auckland University of Technology 2010 – I was awarded a full scholarship for this course which covered print, online, television and radio journalism.

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Philosophy and French, University of Auckland 2005 – 2008 – Double major in Philosophy and French.

Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland 2001 – 2004
Dubai College, United Arab Emirates 1998 – 2000

ACTING AND PERFORMANCE

Lead actor/writer/producer – Sweet Dreams, 2013 New Zealand 48 Hours Film Festival
Lead actor/writer/director/editor/producer – The L Word, 2012 NZ 48 Hours Film Festival
Actor/writer – Bullywood, 2011 NZ 48 Hours Film Festival 
Actor/producerThe Missionary, 2010 NZ 48 Hours Film Festival
Lead actor – Roberto Zucco, 2006 University of Auckland
Lead roleThe Taming of the Shrew, 2004 Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival  

PERFORMANCE TRAINING

– 2016 UCB Sketch Writing Level 1, New York, NY
– 2015 The PIT Improv Level 1, New York, NY
– 2011 The Presenter’s Platform with Paulus Romijn, Auckland, NZ
– 2008 Studio 111 – Screen Acting Level 1 (Sally Spencer-Harris), Auckland, NZ
– 2004 Trinity College London Grade 8 Speech and Drama