How would you describe what you do, and specifically what you do at PinkNews?
My role as senior producer involves me producing video content across our social platforms – mainly for Snapchat. The ‘producing’ part of my title means I am pitching ideas, scripting, presenting and doing voiceovers. This also includes, interviewing, filming, and editing content daily. The ‘senior’ part of the title involves line managing junior members of staff and overseeing edits.
Outside of my day job, I also run the So You Want To Be A Journalist Instagram account, where I post six times a week (or I try to), giving free advice to anyone wanting to enter or progress in the media industry.
What recent project at PinkNews are you most proud of?
I really loved a piece I did a few weeks ago around the disturbing online forums surrounding Millie Bobbie Brown turning 18. I think it’s so important to shed a light on topics like that, and we had some really touching messages from people who were glad we were covering such a pressing issue.
I think outside of my day job, it’s hard to pinpoint one exact post, but whenever someone tells me my content helped them get a job – or even just that it’s been useful – I feel very proud.
Winning Best Newcomer at the Asian Media Awards was also a massive deal to me. To be recognised in that way was amazing, and I got to be in a room with so many industry trailblazers I wouldn’t have met otherwise. And the fact that they were all Asian, like me, made it that much more special.