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Completed tertiary education:
Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland
Bachelor of Arts, with an extended major in writing, from the University of Queensland
2010 – Present. Freelance Journalist, Photographer and Digital Marketing Consultant
Over the years I have established a number of working relationships with editors and publications. I have worked as a researcher, editor, photographer, marketer and journalist for a wide range of assignments.
July 2013 – February 2015. Digital Marketer and Social Media Strategist
Social Media Monitors (Outside Centre Media Pty)
I am an account manager and writer for this Brisbane-based media firm. As well as creating content and managing my client’s social media presence, I also manage the company’s online presence. I write articles, blog posts, Twitter updates and Facebook posts. I also created, designed and currently maintain their webpage: www.socialmediamonitors.com.au
June 2011 – June 2012. Writer, Public Relations and Communications Strategist
Flight Centre Corporate Communications
I was relied on to manage Flight Centre’s global marketing initiatives. My daily duties included coordinating content for their online blogs, social media and travel news services for several of Flight Centre’s subsidiary brands, including Stage and Screen Travel, FCm Business travel and Flight Centre’s website.
November 2012 – February 2013. Research Assistant at the University of Queensland
School of Journalism and Communications
I worked as a research assistant to Dr. Rhonda Breit on her Office of the Information Commissioner funded review of Freedom of Information law and practice in Australia. This role required me to utilise and investigate Right to Information laws on both a state and federal level. This work was published in a peer-reviewed journal.
I can design and manage professional websites using WordPress or Wix.
I have completed an SEO training course with PD Training. During this course I learnt about SEO tactics, keywords, Google Adwords, Google Analytics and backlink directories.
I have a proficient and working knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe software suites.
I am able to competently manage several social media accounts for professional and promotional purposes. I am highly knowledgeable in using analytics to track engagement and overall success of various social media accounts.
I am able to create and manage successful online campaigns and competitions. During my role as a social media account manager, I successfully orchestrated a statewide Gold Coast 600 V8 competition in 2013. I gave away hundreds of double passes, worth over half a million dollars, on behalf of the Gold Coast Council and Nissan.
In 2013 I was shortlisted as a finalist in the Adelaide Law School’s Images of Justice photographic competition with this photo.
A have written a number of articles for The Courier Mail, which have been published both online and in print. Click here for one example.
I was a music blogger and contributor to The West End Magazine, in both their online and print publications.
I worked as a freelance contributor for RAVE Magazine, a Brisbane music magazine from February 2010 until October 2011. I wrote independent and major album reviews that were published in print and online.
Tim Stitt, Director for Social Media Monitors. Current employer
Sally Gordon, FCm Global Communications Manager. Flight Centre Corporate Communications. Previous employer.