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Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson

Multimedia Journalist

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Skilled, driven multimedia journalist and first class honours graduate with four years' experience sourcing, producing and editing news stories for print, broadcast and online press in the UK and US. Currently, I'm close to completing a fast-track NCTJ Diploma in News Journalism, made possible by being awarded the NCTJ Jo...




"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale
News Journalism Broadcast Journalism Shorthand Social Media InDesign Final Cut Pro Photoshop Media Law & Court Reporting

My passion for journalism stems from its potential to give a valuable democratic voice to all parts of our society and to hold those in power to account. I aim to produce journalism that encourages discussion of issues and awareness of their impact on ordinary people.

A six and ten o'clock television news reader, following a successful career as a political news correspondent or investigative broadcast journalist.
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Concrete Student Newspaper

News Editor

-Conducted research, generated story leads, built contacts and interviewed sources
-Developed skills in data journalism, live-blogging and reporting via social media
-Sourced contributions from a large mailing list and held regular editorial meetings
-Frequently wrote articles for the section and assisted writers with research
-Edited the News section using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
-Collaborated with UEA:TV for multi-media coverage of events and stories

During my time as News Editor at Concrete, the newspaper won Student Publication Association awards for Best Publication and Best Website.

My work can be viewed here:




- Reported and presented local news programs for the Factual department, including providing voice-overs and conducting interviews.
- Was heavily involved in script-writing, research, presenting and reporting for UEA:TV's news show, 'Viewpoint'

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Union Food Outlet, UEA

Retail Assistant

Norwich Evening News and EDP

Work Experience

One week's work experience with the Editorial Team at Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press.

- Wrote published articles to strict deadlines
- Conducted interviews for articles over the telephone and face-to-face
- Conducted data research and generated leads for other stories
- Shadowed reporters on assignments across Norfolk, including for Mustard TV and at Norwich Crown Court

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(Also June 2013 - September 2013)
- Wrote copy for press releases and adverts, directed press enquiries and oversaw advertising and editorial bookings
- Developed the Society's new website content via Enhance 2 Content Management System. Wrote copy, changed design features and undertook general maintenance including adding live vacancies and news
- Was responsible for publication design and copywriting
- Undertook event planning and marketing



News Journalist

- Worked unsupervised in unfamiliar environments; interviewing the general public and prominent local figures and reporting busy events, including working with cinematographers to collect b-roll footage
- Wrote scripts and assisted with production
- Edited to a professional standard using Final Cut Pro
- Worked in a team to strict broadcast deadlines under pressure
- Assisted in collecting b-roll and interviewing for CalTV coverage of Occupy protests:

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Concrete Student Newspaper

Arts Editor

Managed a team of approximately 70 writers and liaised with a range of local theatres, galleries and event organisers to cover local Arts-related plays, readings and exhibitions. Contributing articles and editing existing articles, including page layout using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.


UC Berkeley

EAP Reciprocity Student, English

UEA (Norwich, UK)

BA (Hons), American and English Literature

Up To Speed Journalism

National Council for the Training of Journalists: fast-track Diploma, News Journalism

Canford School

A Levels, English (A 92%), Politics (A 92%), History (B), AEA English (Distinction)

Parkstone Grammar School

GCSEs - 8 A*s, 3 As, English, Maths, Science, History, Applied ICT, Art, Spanish, Business Studies