I am a broadcast journalist at BBC Voice News. This is the BBC's news service for smart speakers (Alexa, Google, Siri).
My job involves sourcing stories, writing a script, presenting and producing each bulletin which is then sent out to your smart phone or speaker.
Working at the forefront of domestic news in the BBC's central newsroom at New Broadcasting House, I'm fortunate to be surrounded by so many experienced journalists, presenters and editors.
The Idea - BBC Radio Wales
In October 2018, I was asked by Bengo Media to join the production team for their newly commissioned evening programme, The Idea, for BBC Radio Wales. I began work as sound producer working alongside three talented producers, a presenter and director.
Presented by journalist, Catrin Nye, The Idea showcases inspirational talks from all over Wales by renowned politicians, entrepreneurs, academics and explores the stories behind them.
This was the first programme I have worked on for the BBC and I have learnt a great deal of skills both editorial and production.
My role in this programme was audio mixing and putting the programme together. This is very much my forte as its what I have done for a number of programmes in the past, including my own podcast, however I have never worked for a programme/company with such high calibre.
For me, possibly the biggest take-home from this was learning more about how a programme is made, from idea to transmission, I got to work on this throughout. I researched for this programme in the early stages back in March of 2018, when it was – quite literally – an Idea.
Richard Parks 'Antarctica' - Bengo Media
Another project for Bengo Media, this podcast followed the journey of ex-Wales rugby star, Richard Parks as he attempted to hike to the south pole in a record breaking time.
This project differed from The Idea as it was a podcast and needed a different style of production to The Idea which was for radio. I took inspiration from the format I use to edit my own podcast, Think Tank and had direction from executive producer, Steve Austins, who taught me new techniques such as 'talk on the track' and the use of b-roll that I employed to make this podcast sound the way it does.
Freelancing and internships
BBC Radio Wales (2018 - 2019)
Bengo Media (2017 - 2020)
Communicorp (Capital South Wales) (2018 - 2019)
Living With Aspergers (2018 - Present)
Self Employed (t/a Think Tank)
Warrington Guardian (2011)
Communicorp - Capital FM South Wales (2015)
World Radio Paris - Internship (2016)
BBC Radio 4 - Work Experience Placement (2018)
BBC Radio Wales - Work Experience Placement (2018)
Wireless Studios – Internship (2019)