When I first started exploring a career in journalism more than a decade ago, I was told: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” As someone with no previous connections to journalists, I set out to meet as many other people in the industry as possible – through university, social media and events.
I’m fortunate to have built up my network over the years, but I understand how tough breaking into the career can be.
Now passionate about helping young people get into journalism, I provide industry advice for sixth formers and university students at growing publications The Llama and Kettle Magazine, and edit the Career Camel blog.
I am a mentor for young writers in a few different capacities and was previously a trustee for the Student Publication Association – a registered charity which offers support for UK student journalists. I am also a mental health first aider.
Get in touch
If you need some advice, have a ‘stupid’ question (it probably isn’t) or just want to chat to a friendly face in journalism, you’re always welcome to contact me.
I’d especially love to help you if you’re from a disadvantaged background, or if you’re a member of the LGBT+ community. Drop me a message on one of my social media platforms and I’ll respond as soon as I can.