My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I completed by high school education and thought about becoming an actor...
then I went back to college and studied Government & Politics and Communications Studies...
then I went to University and studied Political Studies (I wish I had tried harder!)...
then I gained professional experience working in a restaurant and a medical insurance company...
then I completely changed professions and learned about writing for digital media...
then I began working for a media company and specialised in communications and journalism.
Keep following my journey


Communications Manager

I write simple communications that engage with people.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I wake up and check the news and my work emails. I need to know what's happening, what's relevant to the company, and what needs to be shared with the business. News is a big part of the business, as the company produces three national UK newspapers and a leading global news website. I contribute to the production of two daily emails - a news bulletin to executives and a newsletter to employees. I also write a range of communications, such as a CEO blog, and create plans for message delivery.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

If you want to work in media, an interest and knowledge of the basic principles of journalism is important. Read the news from a broad range of sources every day. Get a balanced view of current affairs and opinions to help form your own. Watch 'All the President's Men'. It's a film about the Watergate scandal and demonstrates journalism in its purest form (it's also really, really good). Also, question everything and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You are bright and you have ability, but you don't apply yourself."

Challenges I Overcame