Narelle Henson | Elance
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Narelle Henson

Freelance writer and communications advisor
   New Zealand
  |   Cambridge, Waikato


As a former political reporter for television, Narelle knows what it takes to find and write stories, and meet deadlines.

Her experience in the industry not only includes TV, print and radio, but also managing websites, maintaining blogs and crafting content.

While working in journalism Narelle covered issues as diverse as the Australian and New Zealand General Elections, water rights in Canterbury, the Super City Mayoral Race and the failure of South Canterbury Finance.

Narelle is passionate about creating high-quality content that reaches it's target audience, whether this is online, through the news or via mailouts.

Service Description
Narelle offers high-quality, quick-turnaround writing or communications advising.

As a former journalist she understands how to capture and maintain an audience, convey key information and identify main messages.

Narelle has also worked as a media officer, managing a website and social media, training staff for TV interviews, radio interviews, and editing news or op ed pieces.

Her experience ensure she is a safe bet for creating content or capturing attention.
University of Canterbury
Graduate Diploma in Journalism
2009 - 2009
University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
2006 - 2008
Maxim Institute
Media and Communications Officer
2012 - 2012
Was responsible for developing media strategy, maintaining media relations, media training staff, press releases, managing website and social media
Front Page Ltd
2010 - 2011
Found, researched, produced, interviewed, wrote and voiced all stories from between five to 20 minutes in length. First six months involved maintaining website.
Christian Broadcasting Association
Junior host
2010 - 2010
Acted as the social media manager for the Newstalk ZB evening programme SundaySunday along with Petra Bagust and Pat Brittenden. Was required to go live on air to give updates up to three times an hour.
Payment Terms
Payment is at NZ40c per word unless otherwise specified, or at $50 per hour.
Narelle Henson | Elance

Narelle Henson