Résumé

I’m a Google Data Journalism Scholarship holder with technology, political, and international experience. My dream job is to be one of the first western correspondents reporting out of North Korea.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Features contributor,  Guardian Australia: February 2016 to present

Deputy editor, CRN (Australia): November 2015 to September 2016

  • Business journalism: interviewing and reporting
  • Time­ critical stories on a twice-daily publishing cycle
  • Photography; social media; technology events
  • Managing freelance writers
  • Managing magazine production process; subediting; proofing; design

Senior journalist, CRN (Australia): July to November 2015

Best New Journalist award winner – IT Journalism Awards: May 2015

  • Won honour from a field of ten finalists

Reporter, CRN (Australia): March 2014 to June 2015

Contributor, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack (UK): April 2014

Contributor, ITNews (Australia): February to March 2014

International Federation of Journalists (Australia): January to March 2014

  • Editing, online editing, press releases, social media, website administration, desktop publishing

WeiboTrends.com – co-founder: May 2013 to May 2014

  • A data journalism website where social media posts censored by the Chinese government can be viewed
  • Widely reported on and used by media in Asia and other parts of the world

HKELD.com (Hong Kong): March to April 2013

  • Theatre reviews and copyediting

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: January 2013

  • Researched Asian-­Australian stories for a Lunar New Year radio special, broadcast nationally on the ABC Local network and internationally on Radio Australia
  • Edited and moderated ABC Pool, an arts-­orientated user generated content site
  • Publicised ABC Pool and ABC Radio events on social media

The Myanmar Times (Myanmar/Burma): December 2012

  • Reported general news, politics, business, and sport (see Published Works)
  • Subedited translated articles; Proofread articles
  • Assisted in online editing (in Joomla!)
  • Managed company Twitter account, to distribute articles and pick up leads

Freelance

Macquarie Group (Australia): January 2001 to January 2012
Previous career spanned 11 years in the finance industry, in five different IT roles. Early years were spent in technical roles, and later positions were policy driven – ultimately concluding as a Technology Risk Manager.


EDUCATION

Master of Journalism with distinction, The University of Hong Kong: September 2012 to June 2013 
Google Data Journalism Scholarship recipient

  • Coursework in all platforms – print, video, online, radio, news editing
  • Data journalism research project: WeiboSuite

Gotham Writers’ Workshop (USA): March to July 2012
Article Writing, Nonfiction 101

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), University of New South Wales (Australia): July 1999 to December 2000


PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Politics: 
– Candidate in Australian federal elections (October 2004)
– Candidate in New South Wales state elections (March 2003)
Both experiences involved facing the media, communicating to an audience, thinking on the run, and a behind-­the-­scenes view of the democratic process.

International travel: including Iran, North Korea, Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Palestine, and Lebanon.


SKILLS

  • Languages: native English, conversational Korean
  • Publishing: Adobe InDesign
  • CMS: Joomla!, WordPress, BlogSpot
  • Video Editing: FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas
  • Audio Editing: Adobe Audition
  • Image Editing: Adobe Photoshop
  • Programming: HTML, scripting, Java, Python, JavaScript
  • Databases: MSSQL, Sybase, MS Access
  • Information Systems: Google Fusion, PeopleSoft, MS Excel
  • Social Media: Twitter strategy, Facebook administration
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