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Benedict B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 3, 2015

Benedict B.

   Australia
  |   Sydney, New South Wales
  |  12:45 pm Local Time

Overview

Media relations and communications specialist with a background in journalism and media relations. Particular experience in the retail, local government and transport sectors as well as in general community programmes and sponsorship, LGBTI issues and health matters.

Key skills:

Experienced media relations manager
Communications and public relations specialist
Event manager
Journalist
Content creation for corporate and marketing publications, websites and social media
Publications manager
Published photographer (all photos on profile my...

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Skills (10)

Tested
Corporate Communications
Communications Planning
Reputation Management
Crisis Communications
Publications
Newsletters
Publishing
Public Speaking
Public Relations
Internal & External Communications

Employment

Bauer Media Australia
Freelance journalist and sub editor
2014 - Present
Working across a number of custom publications I provide regular editorial support including sub editing and journalism. Subjects I have waxed lyrical on include travel hotspots for daredevils, how...
Star Observer
Freelance Journalist
2014 - Present
NSW and international journalist for Australia's most established and largest source of news for the LGBTI community. Constantly on the lookout for stories of relevance to the Star Observerís...
Woolworths Limited
Media Relations Manager
2007 - 2013
Key member of small team representing Australiaís largest retailer through traditional and social media channels, corporate publications, events and internal communications. In particular, I had...
various publications
Freelance journalist
2004 - 2011
Regularly writer for a range of publications including GT (Gay Times), Now UK and GScene Brighton. I specialised in topical news and current affairs features and one-to-one interviews. In...
Star Observer
Journalist
2007 - 2007
Responsible for producing news and features for a weekly community newspaper distributed across Sydney. Key roles included producing engaging, well-researched copy within tight deadlines,...
Rockdale City Council
Communications Officer
2006 - 2007
Combined external, internal and corporate communications role for busy Sydney local authority. Key tasks included editing and producing monthly community and staff newsletters, annual reports,...
The Sussex Beacon
Newsletter Editor
2002 - 2006
Edited quarterly public fundraising and community newsletter for nationwide charity. Sourced stories, wrote copy, commissioned and took photographs, supervised design, and managed production of...
University of Sussex
Communications Officer
2002 - 2006
Full-time role coordinating and implementing internal and external communications strategy for large UK university. Projects included engaging a complex and disparate student body, improving...
Brighton Ourstory
Director
2001 - 2005
Part of management board for major UK gay and lesbian history archive. During tenure, successfully coordinated the relocation of the organisation to permanent premises, submitted several successful...
GMC Publications
Graphic Designer
2001 - 2002
Designed editorial and adverts for a stable of popular hobby magazines and associated books.
University of Sussex Students' Union
Communications Officer (elected)
2000 - 2001
Elected in cross-campus ballot to be one of six student sabbatical officers. Responsible for coordinating elections, student meetings and media liaison. Also oversaw expansion of website and acted...

Education

University of Sussex
BA first class honours
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LaSwap sixth form consortium
A Levels - A, B, C respectively
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