I am a confident and competent audio producer, researcher, journalist, presenter, host, reporter and storyteller. I pride myself on sourcing, researching, creating, crafting and editing audio that entertains, educates and inspires. I can book and interview guests of a high quality to create engaging audio suited to the specific client style and can edit on Star Track, Adobe Audition, Premier Pro and Imovie. I can write copy for websites, publications, magazines and features to accompany audio and I have a varied experience in BBC, commercial and independent audio creation. Currently, I am a freelance broadcast journalist, reporter and producer for the BBC, researching powerful stories to share and piece together and broadcast. I have also broadcast for BBC 5live, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Have Your Say, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network’s Newsbeat and BBC Essex. As well as this, I have produced for BBC Radio 2, BBC Essex, Mi-Soul Radio and UKRD stations. I have facilitated workshops and given talks on radio and podcast storytelling and I am also a freelance writer having written for BBC News, The Metro, The Independent and Refinery29. I am passionate about human stories, empowerment, and adventure.
Freelance Broadcast Journalist and Reporter for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Newsbeat (August 2020)
Researching potential stories, interviewing leads like Boomtown Festival and the DJ Chris Tofu, editing audio and broadcasting a report on a story focusing on how scammers infiltrate festivals on social media platforms such as Facebook for a festival special report.
Freelance Broadcast Journalist, Producer and Reporter for BBC Essex (May 2020- Present)
Sourcing original stories and unique case studies to be broadcast on a number of platforms, collating data through statistics, organizing high profile guests and interviews, writing script cues, writing copy for news bulletins, recording interviews remotely and editing clips to be broadcast in news bulletins and voicing news pieces, whilst thinking of creative on air or digital treatment for each piece.
Examples of my stories: I organized families of loved ones to speak on the COVID 19 enquiry, hospital patients on the inadequacy of the Harlow hospital, an NHS worker who had coronavirus talking about the failure of test and trace, and I created a powerful piece on alcoholics in lockdown told by alcoholics. My guests and stories have been further shared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Look East, Sky News, ITV Anglia, BBC News, BBC England and the Romford Recorder.
Freelance Writer (September 2019- Present)
I have begun writing on a freelance basis for clients on a variety of different subjects. Clients have been BBC News, The Independent, The Metro and Travel Market London.
Ad hoc Cover Assistant Producer for Pick of the Pops on Radio 2 (June 2019 – Present)
I have begun training to be a cover assistant producer for the Saturday show, Paul Gambaccini’s Pick of the Pops on Radio 2. Tasks include editing on air content to be rebroadcast on a Thursday evening, genealogy and iBroadcast.
Freelance Podcast Host, Producer and Editor for Let’s Go Kickass Today (April 2019- Present)
I research, source and interview inspirational people from the fields of music, adventure, and culture, identifying human stories and producing and editing and broadcasting this content across several podcast platforms and creating social media videos. My guests have gone on to share their stories on BBC Online, BBC 5Live, ITV, and BBC Radio London.
Freelance Podcast Host (November 2018- March 2019)
I am a freelance podcast host for a property company called Kyero, which connects international buyers to properties in Spain.
Freelance Radio Producer and Presenter for Women’s Radio Station January 2018- January 2019
I produced and presented my own radio show called “Solo Ventures with Vicky,” focusing on my passion for solo women travel where I focused on a different country on each episode.
Freelance TV Presenter and Producer for WinkBall (June 2017 – Present)
Honing my journalist skills as researcher and reporter, I source events and news that Winkball would be interested in covering and liaise with relevant parties, building partnerships with organizations for interviews and event coverage and reporting and presenting at events such as the Naked Bike Ride, Reuters Journalism and Eid Festival.
Producer/Assistant Producer/Reporter for BBC Essex (October 2018 – May 2020)
Working across three programmes, I was a producer and reporter; producing the Early Breakfast show in a live program setting, researching show content and potential stories, developing program ideas, creating and editing videos for social media channels and logging music.
I also created and edited engaging audio packages, reported live, presented every morning on air on a feature on Early Breakfast, I was used as a voiceover for the Sports show “Around the Wicket”, and voiced pieces for news.
Freelance Radio Presenter, Producer & Writer at eagle3- UKRD (August 2016- April 2018)
I was a presenter and producer for a show every evening at 6-8pm during the week on RCS Zetta. I presented content on the program relevant to the target audience and highlighted a knowledge of the local music scene.
I began collecting data and building partnerships with external organizations for the eagle3 brand.
Breakfast Presenter & Producer at Mi-Soul Radio- London (May 2016- May 2017)
I was a presenter and producer for the Breakfast show on Mi-Soul Radio with George Kay.
I picked relevant topics to format into the content to appeal to our demographic and brand identity which provided interaction, as well as creating digital marketing social media content and videos for the show and managing our social media accounts.
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