Curriculum Vitae - Josh Halliday


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Curriculum Vitae - Josh Halliday

  1. 1. Contact Josh Halliday e: Multiplatform Journalist t: 07902 655575 w: Experience of writing, producing and organising a range of content t: @JoshHalliday for print and online. Highly-motivated, reliable and a passion for challanges. Dedicated to learning, innovating and exercising new ways of reporting. First undergraduate to present a paper to the UK Association for RELEVENT EXPERIENCE Journalism Education. Panellist on Guardian MediaTalk, 2009. July 2009 - Present Editor, Degrees North magazine • Elected as Editor of University of Sunderland’s Students’ Union magazine on a platform of greater idea collaboration, encouragement of design experimentation, integration with other existing mediums and to increase student engagement in University politics; • Took the magazine from A5 to A4 in size, with greater gsm of pages, more design / photography-led and in budget; • Managed editorial team, content agenda, bank of contributors, tight budget, reader community and external relations. October 2009 - Present Founder and Editor, SR2 Blog • Launched ‘hyperlocal’ news site focussing on Sunderland SR2. • Act as editor, reporter, designer, advertising department and community manager in the day-to-day running of Recorded average of 600 visits per week in first month of being live. June 2009 - September 2009 Digital Media Assistant, Sunderland AFC • Launched new website with new content management system; • Innovated fresh content ideas with focus on community involvement. Examples include a weekly live-chat with free embeddable software and more personable use of social media; • Enhanced commercial viablity of online communications using social media. February 2009 - September 2009 Editor, • Managed editorial team, forward planning news agenda, bank of contributors, recruitment, content management system, external relations; • Consistently broke own records of unique users, page views and community interaction. Had search optimised articles picked up and linked to by Reuters press agency. other EXPERIENCE • Founded and moderate the weekly Euro CollegeJourn forum for journalism educators, students and practitioners. Also a founding Page 1 member of the CollegeJourn global collaborative reporting team. The CollegeJourn forum takes place on Sundays, 8pm BST at; • Deputy-edited The Wear, University of Sunderland’s biannual newspaper, in December 2008. Instated as Editor in May 2009. of 2 Planned, designed and produced the newspaper. Sourced, allocated and disseminated tasks and news stories; • Summer 2009: Pitched, plotted and produced an as-yet-unreleased hyperlocal mapping network for a local news publisher. Should go live late 2009.
  2. 2. qualifications December 2008 - present National Curriculum for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) At the time of writing I have the following NCTJ qualifications: • NCTJ Public Affairs - Local Government; • NCTJ Public Affairs - Central Government; • NCTJ Law 1 - Court Reporting • NCTJ Law 2 - General Reporting September 2008 - present NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Journalism at University of Sunderland September 2003 - June 2007 Beckfoot Comprehensive School, Bingley • A-Levels: English Literature and Language (B Grade), Sociology (B Grade) and Psychology (D Grade) • GCSEs: 11 GCSE qualifications including English, Mathematics and Science. other information My main objective is to use my fervent interest in current affairs, sociology and technol- spondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, subsequently said he was ‘very impressed’ with me, Emily ogy to a journalistic end. Bell replying, ‘Yes, Josh Halliday is very impressive...thinking of making a list of people who will rule media, he’d be on it.’ I strive to be at the forefront of all emerging technologies that may aid my reporting. Alongside this, I think it’s important to build up a knowledge bank of world, economic I was similarly humbled when invited to join the private beta test of HelpMeInvestigate. and cultural affairs - to me, journalism without context isn’t journalism at all. com, a collaborative UK-based investigative journalism website for citizens as well as journalists. Recent personal achievements include presenting a paper on the future of journalism education to the Association for Journalism Education UK, apparently being the first My online home is, which I keep as the professional but Undergraduate student to do so. In November 2009, I was a panellist on The Guardian personable hub of my digital network. Here I account my learning the trade, industry MediaTalk podcast alongside Guardian Head of Audio, Matthew Wells, BBC Radio 5Live developments, and the future of journalism education. My posts have been syndicated presenter, Richard Bacon, Channel 4 Technology correspondent, Bejamin Cohen, and on industry-leading news sites, and, as well Guardian News & Media Director of Digital Content, Emily Bell. BBC’s Technology corre- as being quoted in business-to-business magazine, InPublishing. Thank you for reading my Curriculum Vitae. Should you require any further information, cuttings or references please don’t hesitate to contact me. Best, Contact Josh. e: t: 07902 655575 w: t: @JoshHalliday