Media career

2014 – 2015 Acting Head of Policy, Communications and Research – National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (organisation that promotes enterprise to further and higher education students)

2013 – 2014 Policy Consultant – Voice4Change England (infrastructure charity representing and capacity-building the BAME voluntary sector)

2013 – 2014 Freelance journalist – The Guardian

2011 – 2013 Communications Manager – Coexistence Trust (charity that brought Jewish and Muslim students together on university campuses)

2009 – 2011 New Media Manager – Operation Black Vote (non-partisan campaign group)

2008 – 2014 Writer / contributor – The Guardian, Comment Is Free

2007 – 2009 Editor – New Nation (African and Caribbean weekly newspaper)

2003 – 2007 Press Officer & Web Editor – The 1990 Trust (race equality think tank)

2003 Assistant Producer (freelance) BBC London 94.9 Community Affairs Desk & Drivetime

2001 Secondment to BBC (diversity programme) – Worked on newsgathering and research at Radio 4 Today; Week in Westminster (R4); 5Live Drivetime (assistant producing)

2000 – 2003 News Editor – The Voice newspaper (biggest African and Caribbean weekly)

1999 – 2000 News Editor – The Asian (launched by Sunrise Radio group to rival Eastern Eye)

1999 News Reporter – Eastern Eye (biggest Asian weekly newspaper in UK)

1998 Work Experience: Sunday Telegraph (newsdesk)

1998 Work Experience: Hackney Gazette (newsdesk)

1998 NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Diploma, City University – News Reporting

 

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