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Jessica Edward

Journalist

Summary

Talented and immensely creative journalist with a commitment to high-quality research and writing. Proven history of achievement in the industry with more than 10 years of professional experience. Excellent reporting and interviewing skills and award-winning writing techniques. Experience writing and reporting across a variety of platforms, including print, television, and online social media.

Skills

  • Methode
  • Fatwire
  • Vignette
  • Drupal
  • Word Press

Work Experience

Features & News Reporter – Sydney

Workplace Express

Nov 2019

  • Write and proof articles on industrial relations and workplace decisions made in the Federal Court and Fair Work Commission for an online subscriber audience of law firms, government departments, councils, businesses and HR departments
  • Convey technical legal decisions and government documentation on bill updates, court outcomes, enterprise agreements and wage theft, into succinct, easily understood articles for a general audience    
  • My articles are available on request as PDFs as the site is a subscriber model

Commercial Partnerships Editor & Writer – Brisbane

Quest Community News – News Corp

May 2019

  • Wrote and sub-edited news, features pages and commercial editorial for print and online across 14 Quest newspaper titles.
  • Worked on social media strategies and developed a social media calendar to enhance traffic around stories and build news site audiences     
  • Liaised with marketing and commercial partners to meet editorial and partner targets
  • Managed editorial for New Corp’s national campaigns appearing in Quest titles
  • Compiled weekly news lists for other editors. Proofed print publications

Content Writer

Freelance

May 2018

  • Wrote online and print content around property, news and personal finance topics
  • Liaised with editors and business managers to compose annual content calendars 
  • Built and published articles to web sites and social media

Contract Online Content Writer

Commonwealth Bank

Nov 2016

  • Worked with the bank’s UX team to update and migrate hundreds of articles to new home pages within a six-month time frame
  • Liaised with the bank editors, economists, legal teams and marketing departments to deliver small business content across CommBank sites

Freenlance Property Writer – Canberra and Southern Highlands Region

Fairfax Media

Jun 2016

  • Wrote freelance residential and commercial property articles for Fairfax Media’s Commercial Real Estate site and other Fairfax associated platforms including the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times      

Online Producer & Editor for Property & Personal Finance – Sydney

News Corporation

Oct 2015

  • Wrote and built online news, property and personal finance content for several home pages including news.com.au and the Herald Sun
  • Sourced and applied multimedia applications and SEO
  • Partnered with News Corp sales staff to meet revenue targets
  • Established the overnight editorial agenda for news.com.au
  • Sourced and applied multimedia applications and SEO
  • Partnered with News Corp sales staff to meet revenue targets

Education

Degree of Economics and a Diploma of Business Management

San Jose State University


Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • German

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