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JOANNA TILLEY 
JoannaTilley1983@gmail.com                                                               
@JoannaTilley

Employment History

Freelance Journalist
London, UK   November 2013 - current    

London Live, Evening Standard, Al Jazeera English, BBC World, Brentford FC, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, The Hounslow Chronicle, Blue Rubicon, The Danny Fullbrook Fearless Foundation, The Big Issue, Tales From The Top Flight 

Al Jazeera English, Senior Online Editor   
London, UK   March 2011 – November 2013          

Responsibilities 
  •  Senior editorial control of Al Jazeera sport website          
  •  Writing and editing match reports and opinion pieces        
  •  Producing Al Jazeera English sports news bulletins
  •  Attending press conferences, reporting and interviewing sports figures 
  •  Producing content ideas and commissioning freelance pieces

Freelance journalist   
London, UK   July 2010 – February 2011      

TNT Magazine, Wanderlust, The Positive Newspaper, Wedding Magazine, Tullow Oil

Backpacking Queensland, Editor          
Sydney, Australia  October 2009 – April 2010 

Responsibilities 
  •  The production of a Queensland travel guide  
  •  In-depth research into locations and opportunities for travellers
  •  Responsibility for writing content and image selection    
  •  Project management duties, including working with clients, travel operators, designers and PR agents to deliver guide on time   

TNT Down Under Magazine, Editor – Entertainment and Sport  
Sydney, Australia  February 2008 – July 2009  

Responsibilities 
  •  Senior editor of entertainment and sport pages 
  •  Conducting interviews with travellers and celebrities 
  •  Plan and conduct popular travel activities and produce feature articles

Sportasylum.com, Sport Journalist   
London, UK  January 2007 – January 2008  

Responsibilities
  •  Producing, packaging and publishing web content using custom CMS
  •  Content analysis and editing for SEO
  •  Researching features and interviewing legends of UK sport

LBC News 1152, Freelance Sports Producer/Reporter
London, UK  February 2006 – January 2007

Responsibilities
  •  Producing news output for LBC 1152, LBC 97.3 FM and Heart FM 
  •  Attending press conferences and interviewing football managers
  •  Commentating on football matches

Sky Sports News, Freelance Junior Production Assistant
London, UK  July 2006 – January 2007

Responsibilities
  •  Researching news features 
  •  Writing scripts and editing video

Education
  •  The University of Bristol   2002 – 2005
    Degree: BSc Politics - 2.1 with honours 
  •  Notting Hill and Ealing High School   1994 – 2002
    A Levels: Biology A, Geography A, Government & Politics A

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