EXPERIENCE

Senior Editor, Collective Hub  April-August 2016  

Freelance writer, sub editor and radio producer
Australian Traveller, CLEO, DOLLY, NW, Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Life, News Corp, UK Telegraph, Tourism Australia, Lonely Planet, ABC Local Radio (Sydney & Darwin) 

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. 

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 & Comms Officer, NT Dept Health & Families 2011

Media liaison and crisis management for Alice Springs Hospital and DHF in central Australian region. Developed and implemented communication strategies for a range of policy units including Youth Services, Domestic and Family Violence and Foster Care. 

Features Editor, Centralian Advocate (News Corp) 2009/2011 

Online Product Manager, Lonely Planet 2006/2009
 

EDUCATION
Grad Dip Community Development (UNSW) 2010
Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) (UTS) 2002