Naiomi Madden
Personal                                Nationality:          British
Objective                            Seeking a full-time Features Writer position in the magazine industry,interested specifically in real-life, wedding and celebrity sectors.

September 2010 – Present          Gorkana
                                                 Media Executive
Responsible for the online database which features thousands of journalist profiles and provide a range of products and services to PRs and journalists to help them communicate better with each other

Oct 2007 – September 2010        Welwyn Hatfield Times and Potters Bar Edition
                                                 Reporter and Arts Editor
·         Researching, securing and writing a variety of off-diary stories - crime, real-life, council, fashion, theatre, beauty, education
·         Working to tight deadlines
·         Interviewing members of the public, celebrities and dignitaries
·         Making valuable contacts to build up contacts book
·         Uploading stories daily to the website
April 2010                                   Star
                                                  Freelance Showbiz Writer
Worked on the showbiz features desk writing and researching a host of celebrity stories, while gaining new contacts

April 2010                                   Chat
                                                  Freelance Features Writer
Working on the real-life features desk. Chasing and researching stories from national and local newspapers before writing them up

August 2009                               Real People
                                                  Freelance Writer
Assisted the Beauty and Health Editor with feature stories, fact boxes, make-up reviews and competitions

April 2008                                   Manchester Evening News
                                                  Freelance Reporter
Paid shift work on the newsdesk dealing with news stories throughout Greater Manchester, from chasing and securing them to interviewing the subjects and writing them up under pressure and at speed

Other Work Experience
Liverpool Echo, Masons News Service, Bang Showbiz, South Manchester Reporter, Bury Times, Accrington Observer
2007                                         Liverpool Community College: NCTJ in Print Journalism
2005                                         Edge Hill University: BA (Hons) in Media and Communication

Personal Skills
Accurate and quick writing style, clear-cut interviewer, excellent communicator, determined, nosey, confident, very approachable and friendly, outstanding listener, factual researcher, motivated, experienced at using social networking sites to gain stories and contacts, keen to learn, always willing to go that extra mile for an amazing story

Interests                                Journalism, showbiz, weddings, music, travel, theatre

References                           Available upon request.