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Rosie Niven

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Full name Rosie Niven
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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A versatile journalist with more than 14 years' experience of reporting and feature writing for online and print media. I also have experience of broadcast research and in social media editing. Currently working full time as a content editor for the higher education organisation Jisc. Please get in touch if you need any information about my work.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Video
Last updated 26-06-2015 17:33


The bulk of my experience has been in print media, but I have also worked as a online journalist and a broadcast researcher.

In summer 2010 I was one of 20 journalists selected out of more than 1,000 candidates for the BBC’s Journalism Talent Pool programme. This has led to freelance opportunities within the BBC.

My clients at the BBC have included BBC London’s website, BBC UK Online, Newsnight and the Multimedia Newswire.

During the 2010 general election I worked for Channel 4 News. Most of my work was for the acclaimed FactCheck blog where I checked politicians’ claims for accuracy. I continue to freelance on Channel 4 News’ website.

I have freelanced for a number of publications including The Guardian, Press Gazette, Social Enterprise and BBC Green. And in 2008, I spent a month working on a national newspaper in India where I covered education and social issues.

I am available for freelance commissions and casual shifts. I am also interested in discussing long term projects or permanent roles.

Until last year, I was working as part-time assistant editor for New Start, a magazine focusing on communities and regeneration.

After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2000, I cut my teeth in journalism by working as a reporter on the weekly magazine Planning.

A four year stint on New Start followed in 2004, where my role combined reporting, feature writing and a bit of editing. I also got some exciting interview assignments including Reverend Jesse Jackson and the travel writer Bill Bryson.

After returning from a career break in 2009, I worked on a project for Look North, the BBC’s evening news programme for the North East and Cumbria. The project was multimedia so it involved working closely with producers and reporters on local radio stations and websites.

I’m well-versed in new media and active on Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites. A blog of my travels was selected to be part of Lonely Planet’s Blogsherpa programme.

I am available for freelance commissions and casual shifts. I am also interested in discussing long term or permanent projects.