This is a summary of my experience as a journalist and communication professional including paid, unpaid and volunteer roles

Paid roles

Front -page editor for Ticker News (April 2021 – current)

  • Breaking news stories, writing feature-length articles and creating multimedia stories about politics, technology, and business
  • Editing other writers’ articles and using news judgement skills to select top stories to be featured on web landing page
  • Liase with the broadcast production team and social media team to create content on the Ticker NEWS LIVE channel and social platforms

Digital specialist for ZUDIS (February – April)

  • Assisting web developers in the design and creation of a new web platform to optimise brand awareness and increase sales
  • Plan digital marketing campaigns to maintain the brand’s social media presence
  • Planning, measuring and reporting on the performance of all digital marketing campaigns against SMART objectives with new and creative growth strategies

Technology editor for Out This Year (Feb – June 2020)

  • Researching, writing, and editing SEO-tailored articles and multimedia content hosted on WordPress
  • Managing the company’s Facebook page to increase audience engagement and created multimedia content for social accounts including video, photography, graphics, copy, and audio using Adobe suite and Canva

Unpaid roles

Intern at Thompson Reuters, Jakarta Office (Jan – Feb 2020)

  • Sourcing, researching, interviewing, fact-checking & reporting on breaking news to be published online for an international audience
  • Working under time pressure to meet rolling deadlines and break stories as they emerge. During this role, I broke the story of COVID disrupting the tourism industry in Bali

Author of ‘A Soul of Fire and Ash’ (self-published in 2018)

  • Writing, illustrating, formatting, designing and self-publishing the poetry anthology using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Content marketing on social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin

Junior Producer at ABC Studios ABC-ME (Oct 2017)

  • Assisting executive producers to introduce new ideas, research, write and edit scripts and monitor episode post-production

Volunteer roles

  • Teaching English as a second language at Kansius Sleman Junior High, Indonesia (2018)
  • Spokesperson for SHECity & Monash XYX Research Lab (2018)
  • Youth gender equity activist and spokesperson for PLAN International Australia (2017-2018)
  • Youth delegate at summits for Save the Children, United Nations, Nillumbik Youth Services and Banyule Youth Services (2016 – 2018)
  • Team member at Jets Creative Arts Studios Marketing Program & Banyule Youthfest Promotion team (2013 – 2017)
  • Truth4Youth teen journalist group member (2015 – 2016)
  • Eltham Child Care & St Pius Primary School Volunteer Tutor (2016)

Other employment

Waitress at Schnitz, Greensborough (2016-2019), Self-employed at Kamal Henna Art (2015-2017), Waitress at Watsonia RSL (2017), Team Member at McDonalds Eltham (2015-2016)