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I am a third-year City, University of London BA Journalism student, who has a track record of PR, journalism and media work. 

 

Since starting my personal blog back in 2016, I have written a number of articles for independent motorsport websites, worked with Formula 1 teams, and spent the summer of 2019 working at MB Partners.

Current - Digital Content Producer at Motorsport News

Working on a freelance basis for Motorsport News, owned by Kelsey Media, I produce all social media output on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

I ensure that comments and questions are answered via social channels too.

 

When the motorsport season gets underway, I will also produce a weekly newsletter to be sent out via email.

Current - Freelance PR and Social Media

 I work with a number of companies to produce and execute PR releases, social media content and copywriting.

Most recently, my clients include: We Are Grip, The Silverstone Experience and Mahindra Racing.  

 

 

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May - Sep 2019 - PR Officer at MB Partners

I spent the summer months working full time at Mark Blundell Partners as a public relations officer.

As a part of my role, I produced PR content for elite racing drivers including Gary Paffett, Mike Conway, Jordan King and Tom Blomqvist.

I created websites for drivers, curated content for MB Partners' social media channels and put together PR strategies for the 12 drivers.

I attended races and events to support where necessary. 

Creator and Founder - Females in Motorsport

In 2018 I founded and created the Females in Motorsport website and social media platforms. Its aim is to inspire the next generation of women in a male-dominated industry while showcasing the stories of those who already do work in motorsport.

In July 2018, I was invited to interview Deputy Team Principal of Williams Formula 1 Racing - Claire Williams - at their factory in Oxford. 

The website has been viewed over 100,000 times and social media platforms - Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - have reached well over three million people.

2018 Season - Michelin Clio Cup Series Press Officer

Throughout the 2018 motorsport season, I was the press officer for the MCCS, creating all social media, press releases, website content and magazine content.

I was to the go-to body at race weekends and managed and organised the drivers, press, and photographers.

Current - PR and Social Media at Torque UK

On a freelance basis for Torque UK, I work with the team mainly on the Team Parker Racing and Balfe Motorsport accounts.

 

I schedule and plan social media content for its channels.

I attend race weekends and events - British GT and BTCC - to produce written content.

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