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C H A R LO TT E ( LO TT I E ) G I B BO N S

DOB: 30/08/1999 || Wigan, UK || 07539030555 || lottiegibbons@outlook.com

PROFILE
An enthusiastic, versatile and self-starting journalist with an array of experience
across newspaper, online and broadcast.
Awarded NCTJ Gold Standard. Experience involves reporting for an award-
winning regional newspaper and an interest in creating content from search and
social trends.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Trends writer, Liverpool Echo: August 2018 – Present

 Frequently sourcing news stories of regional and national concern,


varying from human interest to hard news and lifestyle.
 Using Buzzsumo, Google Trends, Hive Alpha, Chartbeat and other
audience tools to produce content with an established audience in mind.
 Working closely with Executive News Editor and Digital Audience Editor.
 Writing social media posts to engage a Facebook and Twitter audience to
interact with articles.

What’s On reporter, Liverpool Echo: February 2018 – August 2018

 Writing, researching and developing ideas into articles. Working to a strict


deadline.
 Using Facebook Live, Twitter, Instagram and live blogs to exhibit events
across Liverpool.
 Subbing.
 During colleague’s absence taking on Editor’s responsibilities. Partaking
in daily conferences with the editorial team.

Community reporter, Liverpool Echo: September 2017- January 2018


 Contributing community stories to the Liverpool Echo from Kirkby.
 Using time management skills, working to deadlines, making contacts and
writing news stories.

Freelance reporter
 Publishing articles regarding West Lancashire community in The
Champion and The Ormskirk Advertiser.
 Theatre reviews – Entertainment website, Purple Revolver.
 Student focused articles – The University Paper.
Blogger, Self-employed: 2016-Present
 Writing content and producing photographs for my blog to a consistent
schedule.
 Analysing statistics including views, repeat visitors, popular content.
 Promoting pieces using social media.
Creator, YouTube: 2016-Present

 Filming, editing and publishing videos for my YouTube channel.

EDUCATION
City of Liverpool College – NCTJ diploma in Journalism, Gold Standard.
100 words per minute shorthand, Essential Media Law and Regulation for
Journalists (A), Media Law Court Reporting (A), E-portfolio for journalists (B),
Essential journalism ethics and regulation (B), Public Affairs (B), Video-
journalism (B), Essential Journalism (C)

Runshaw College- A Levels (2015-2017) Philosophy and Theology (A), English


Literature (B), Film Studies (B)

Priory High School- GCSE’s (2010-2015) 4A*, 6A’s, 2B’s including Maths A*,
English Language A.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
News reading in studios using teleprompter, microphone and earpiece

REFERENCES
Alice Gregory,
Head of NCTJ, City of Liverpool College
Email: alice.Gregory@liv-coll.ac.uk

Laura Davis,
Executive Editor What’s On, Liverpool Echo
Email: laura.davis@reachplc.com Phone: 0151 472 2488