Media career

2017 – (September) Consultant, #colourofpower project in partnership with The Guardian and Green Park Ltd – Operation Black Vote

2017 (May, June) Consultant, #raceequality2017 general election project – Operation Black Vote

2015 – present Communications CoordinatorThe Runnymede Trust (1 day p/w)

2015 – 2016 Press and Media OfficerIPPR (4 days p/w)

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

2013 – 2014 Policy ConsultantVoice4Change England (infrastructure charity representing and capacity-building the BAME voluntary sector)

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

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

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

2007 – 2009 EditorNew Nation (African and Caribbean weekly newspaper)

2003 – 2007 Press Officer & Web EditorThe 1990 Trust (race equality campaign organisation)

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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