23-year-old sports journalist looking for a good working environment on a top-level sports desk / TV channel
01/2016 - 08/2016 Agence France Presse: Worked for the AFP English sports desk in Paris on a short-term contract for seven months. The job entailed writing match reports, previews and general sports news stories, as well as sub-editing and validating content sent to the desk from around the world.
06/2014 - Present Eurosport: Joined the Eurosport English commentary team in summer 2014 on a four-month internship. Then signed a 10-month contract which ended after July of the following year. Mainly worked writing and reading the Eurosport News bulletins live, but also contributed to the Bundesliga coverage and scripted and recorded France 24 sports bulletins. Started working back at Eurosport on a regular freelance basis in November 2015.
08/2015 - Present AMP Interactive: Work for the official Ligue 1 YouTube channel on a freelance basis, writing and recording highlights on each match from game-weeks in the French top flight.
09/2015 - Present Ma Chaine Sport: Working as a freelance English commentator for the French sports channel for over a year, commentating on Portuguese and French football, volleyball, basketball and handball.
12/2015 - Present La Gardere Sport: Freelance commentary on African football matches.
08/2013 The Guardian: Had a one-week work placement with The Guardian’s sports desk in London. Had a byline in the paper.
07/2013 Non-League Paper: A two-week placement with the paper's sports desk in Wimbledon. Wrote various articles published in the paper.
05/2013 - 09/2013 Signal Radio: Had a short placement at the Stoke-on-Trent local radio station, followed by a few audio production shifts.
05/2014 Various: Had articles about rhythmic gymnastics published in various British local newspapers as part of final university project, including The Canterbury Times, the Bath Chronicle and the Swindon Advertiser.
Broadcasting: Experienced sports newsreader after working long-term at Eurosport. Also very comfortable commentating on various sports.
Writing: Have written for various publications and gained great writing experience while at AFP. Excellent sub-editor of sports copy.
IT/web skills: Can use INews Quark Xpress, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Audition proficiently and also very comfortable using Myriad, Smooth Edit and Microsoft Office. Twitter: @jedgore.
Teamwork: Experience working on the sports desks at Eurosport and AFP gave valuable understanding of how to work individually as well as with others.
Creativity: Started and ran a blog called A Sporting Insight (asportinginsight.blogspot.co.uk) while at university, gaining over 75,000 pageviews.
09/2011 – 07/2014 Staffordshire University: Stoke-on-Trent
§ Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Journalism (2:1)
§ Graduated: 07/2014
2004 – 2011 Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys: Canterbury
§ A-Levels in History (B), English Literature (C), Music (C)
- Speak and write French to a basic level.
- Regularly play football, golf and cricket.
- Learned the violin and passed grade six with merit.
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