Fairfax Regional Media

Grade A Journalist – Fairfax Regional Media

October 2016 – June 2017

Publication(s): Flinders News, Northern Argus, and Barossa Herald


 

Employed as a regional Journalist for Fairfax Regional Media, I worked as part of a skilled team of local reporters who developed multimedia content with a digital-first strategy.

During my employment, I developed professionally by reacting and learning to shift in ways to enhance my stories the way my audience wanted them. I did this by embracing video and photography, balancing as many interactive elements into local stories as possible without creating distracting or confusing content. This included approaching stories with an open mind and responding to feedback.

I also worked to enhance the Northern Argus’s social media reach by posting native content which peaked organic reach and increased shareability – thus increasing ‘likes’. To improve Twitter post reach, I opted to retweet official tweets with hashtags on my personal profile – allowing stories to reach as many people as possible without disrupting the automative process. 

 


My work in dot points

 Covering local sport on Melrose, SA for the Northern Argus and Flinders News {Oct 22, 2016]
Covering local sport on Melrose, SA for the Northern Argus and Flinders News {Oct 22, 2016]

My position required me to;
– Work as part of a fast paced and passion news team.
– Pitch, chase and produce stories abiding by a digital-first strategy. 
– Write and create articles accurately and quickly.
– Manage time efficiently.
– Liaison with the Editor.
– Work within the parameters of a vision. 
– Be available to work at a moments notice (when news breaks).
– Manage social media postings.
– Establish professional and social relationships. 
– Develop news ideas and create entertaining and informative content.
– Rehash stories for print.
– Work to a deadline.


Examples of Work

Local Stories about Events and People

Rally of the Heartland dubbed a success

Matt’s growing his moustache in memory of his best mate

Real Aussie Jokes hit pubs across SA to combat depression

Articles with Interactive Elements

Clare’s Taylor Pfeiffer will feature on The Voice

Honeycomb.Design Clare Valley Tennis International – day five | GALLERY

The action from Blenheim Fest 2017 | GALLERY

Local Sports Reporting

Clare Bowling Club’s four day autumn tournament

Junior Tennis at the Clare Tennis Club: January 28

I have print versions of my best story available at request. If you’d like to see these, please connect with me using the contact tab above and let me know.

Photojournalism of People and Places

Photojournalism of Local Sport

Social Media Videos

Live Facebook Interviews

Other Live Videos