Over 15 years professional experience in the media, the arts and digital publishing.
Freelance writer, sub editor and radio producer
Kinderling Kids Radio, Collective Hub, Australian Traveller, CLEO, DOLLY, NW, Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Life, News Corp (NT News and The Australian), UK Telegraph, Feinschmecker (German travel and food magazine), Guardian UK, Tourism Australia, Jetstar Magazine, Lonely Planet, ABC Local Radio (Sydney & Darwin), Radio National (Breakfast with Fran Kelly).
Northern Territory expert for UK Telegraph’s Australia Travel Guide app (selected by Apple as one of their “best new apps” after its launch in 2014).
Co-Founder, Kin & Kind June 2017
Producing and marketing events, workshops and community connection for parents, with childcare for the little ones.
Senior Editor, Collective Hub April-August 2016
Writing, editing and commissioning business and lifestyle content for the print edition of Collective Hub, one of the few growing titles in Australia.
Event Producer, Darwin Festival 2014
Producer of This Territory Life at the 2014 Darwin Festival.
Communications & Development Manager, Darwin Festival 2013/2014
Premier arts festival for Australia’s Top End and within the Asia Pacific region (attendance: over 100,000).
I managed and enhanced a $500,000 portfolio of existing partnership relationships, dealing with all aspects of sponsorship benefits: advertising, branding, entertainment, ticketing, promotional opportunities, marketing and hospitality. Identifying and negotiating new partnership prospects and isolating key opportunities for partners at Festival events.
Breakfast Producer/Field Producer, ABC Darwin 2010/2014
Editor-in-Chief, Off The Leash Magazine 2011/2013
Monthly arts and entertainment guide for Darwin and surrounds. (15,000 copies)
Responsible for the whole publication process from generating ideas, commissioning content, selling advertising and overseeing design to print production and office administration including invoicing and meeting budgets. Also published a website, weekly EDM, app and social media sites. Managed a small team including writers, development manager and designer. Sourced, recruited and maintained new sponsors and high-profile advertising clients.
Media Advisor & Senior Communications Officer, Northern Territory Department of Health & Families 2011
Media liaison and crisis management for Alice Springs Hospital and DHF in central Australia region before moving to Darwin and taking up the senior comms role where I developed and implemented communication strategies for a range of policy units including Youth Services, Domestic and Family Violence and Foster Care.
Online Product Manager, Lonely Planet 2006/2009
Advance skills in digital publishing tools Squarespace, Wordpress and Mailchimp | Experience working in InDesign and InCopy | Solid understanding of online content management systems and good knowledge of SEO and web design/development principles | Experienced audio editor - NETIA, Pro Tools + Audacity
Grad Dip Social Development (Community Development) (UNSW) 2010
Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) (UTS) 2002