Joseph MALBY

Freelance Blog Writer & Budgeting Freelancer

Location:KINGS LYNN, Norfolk, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Joseph Malby CV
Passionate sports journalism graduate looking for the opportunity to use my skills, knowledge, experience and determination to explore the world of journalism
June - July 2010 and May-June 2011 Placement at the Eastern Daily Press, Norwich
• Features on young up and coming local stars, including interviews
• Still a regular online writer for their website, column on local football
• Learnt how to use design programmes to create a front page
July 2010 Placement at the Lynn News, Kings Lynn
? Interviewed local people about local stories, built up an extensive knowledge of local news
? Attended a live football match, worked with the camera and wrote up a match report
? Shadowed a photographer to build up an extensive knowledge of all areas of media
Sept 2008 – July 2011 University journalism studies
Interviewing techniques, match reporting, radio and TV commentary, photography (video and digital), newspaper and magazine design, IT (including Quark), law and shorthand
? Research skills: Research for weekly column on non league football, essay research
? IT skills: Word, Internet, Quark, Excel, Power point, Social Networking
? Willingness to learn: Learnt how to operate cameras, shorthand from scratch
? Teamwork: Worked with editor on placement to create the sports pages, work groups
? Problem solving: Working with editorial team to overcome logistical problems
? Communication skills: Interviewing managers and players over the phone for column
? Self-motivation/self-management: motivate myself for free-lance work and dissertation work
? Dependability: Meeting weekly column deadlines, attending meetings and interviews on time
? Creativity: Creating an interesting and varied weekly column, newspaper and magazine articles and layouts
2008 – 2011 Staffordshire University
BA (Hons) Journalism (Second Class Degree)
2006 - 2008 Springwood 6th Form College, Kings Lynn
3 A Levels C-English Language and Literature, D-Media Studies, D-Physical Education
2001 - 2006 Springwood Secondary School, Kings Lynn
9 GCSEs A-Maths, A-English Literature, A-French, A-German, B-Food Technology, B-Information Technology, B-Physical Education, B-English, B- Science
2006-2010 Knight’s Hill Hotel-Kitchen Porter (part-time)
Summer 2010 Downham Plant Hire – Labourer
Football, tennis, swimming, reading, listening to music, socialising
Mr M Pryce -
Head Sports Journalism Lecture, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE

Mr P Davit –
Sports Writer, Eastern Daily Press, St Ann’s House, St Ann’s Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1LT
CONTACT DETAILS 07515 436961
Brooke Cottage, Castle Road, Wormegay, Norfolk PE33 0SG
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Blog Writing