Skills and Qualifications



  • 9 GCSES A-C
  • 3 A-Levels including Media Studies and English Language & Literature
  • BA (Hons) Journalism – First Class Honours


  • Shorthand Able to write 80-90 words-per-minute in Teeline
  • Writing I can confidently write copy for both newspapers and magazines
  • Interviewing I have had experience interviewing local bands and other public figures
  • Camera/Videoing equipment Can take photographs and film
  • Computer literacy I am able to use IT software on both Windows and Mac
  • Editing Software I am very competent in many different editing programs. These include Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition and Audacity
  • Social Media/Blogging I have sound knowledge of all major social media including Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Tumblr. I managed the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the University Centre at Blackburn College’s Student Union for a short time
  • PR I completed my work placement at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council writing press releases

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