For four months in 2014, I worked on the Civic Exchange project for Nesta, the innovation charity.
The site was founded as a directory of “civic technology” apps and tools, designed to help local services be more efficient and responsive to people’s needs. These included apps to help report flytipping, make streets safer, share services and take part in local democracy.
As content editor, I interviewed people who worked in the field – whether they were in local government or software development.
Between January 2012 and August 2014, I was the sub-editor for personal finance website MoneySavingExpert.com.
Founded by Martin Lewis, the site campaigns for consumer rights and financial justice as well as offering advice on how to save cash and get the most out of your money.
Between 1998 and 2009, I was a journalist on the BBC News website.
I worked across a range of roles on the site’s entertainment section (since renamed “entertainment and arts”); working as part of a team of day editors, sub-editing, reporting and feature writing, as well as taking charge of breaking news stories.
During the summer of 2012 I donned a Games Maker uniform to volunteer for the Olympic News Service, following the gymnastics events at North Greenwich (O2) Arena and Wembley Arena as part of a team interviewing competitors to provide flash quotes to the world’s media.