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Denise Tyler

Main Details

Full name Denise Tyler
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

working mothers, parenting, childcare, feature interviews, hotels and hospitality, media training

Editorial work News writing, Features writing
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09

Biography

“A highly qualified and versatile journalist aligned with extensive PR experience”



Academic qualifications

· BA Hons (II/ii) in Public Media and English Literature, Leeds University, 1987 – 1990.
· MA Text and Performance Studies, King’s College, London and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), 1990-1991


Employment record

Agencies/Organisations worked for:

· 1991-3: Dewynters, London, West End Theatre marketing
· 1993: Operation Raleigh, London (UK and France cycle ride with eco-projects)
· 1994-6: TEAM Marketing, Lucerne, Switzerland (UEFA Champions League)
· 1996-9: API, London (now Octagon)
· 1999 – present day: Freelance journalist, sports PR consultant


Commissions as freelance journalist

Skylines (BA’s in-flight magazine):

· June/July 1999 – In-depth feature on skin cancer, how to prevent it, how to spot it.

· Oct/Nov 1999 – Feature on phobias – what types there are, who has them and how to come to terms with them.

· Dec 1999/Jan 2000 - Feature on buying and selling on the web.

· Feb/Mar 2000 – Feature on the Hanover Expo – what it is and why to go.

· April/May 2000 – Feature on rats – exploring their background and increasing popularity as pets.

· Aug/Sept 2000 – Feature on child prodigies, what they are, who they are and how to tell if you’ve got one..

· Oct/Nov 2000 – Travel feature on Frankfurt.

· May 2001 – Feature on dreams, what they are, why they occur and what they might mean.

· Oct 2001 – In depth feature on Manchester’s preparations for the Commonwealth Games

· Dec 2001 – Feature on ‘behind the scenes of circus life’, featuring interviews with circus owners and performers.


The Times:

· 1st Dec 2001 - Feature on the inadequacies of high street retailers to provide kit and equipment for sportswomen. (abridged version of feature which appeared in the Sportswoman in December)


The Sportswoman:

· Aug 2001 – Profile of Olympian Denise Lewis

· October 2001 – Feature interview with wheelchair basketball Paralympian, Claire Strange

· November 2001 – Feature interview with 3 Day Eventer and Olympian, Pippa Funnell.

· Dec 2001 – Feature on the inadequacies of high street retailers to provide kit and equipment for sportswomen.

Homes Overseas:

· Jul/Aug 2001 – Buying property in Athens

· Jan 2004 - Viva Espana exhibition brochure – profile of Joaquin Cortes


Running Rugby:

· Jan/Feb 2000 – Feature on getting the media on your side as a rugby club or player.

· May/June 2000 – How the internet may influence the sale of sports TV rights.


Management Accounting:

· May 1999 – Feature on the sponsorship industry and how to make the best of a sponsorship deal.


Sponsorshiponline website:

· 24 Nov 2000 – Feature examining what other sports are doing to counteract the massive media attention given to football.


Wifesgone.com – a website dedicated to helping newly single men.

Jul – Sept 2004 - Features on:

· Children – entertainment on a budget.

· Household management – what it is and how to do it.

· The dating game – how to get started.

· Childcare – where to start and what your options are.

· Cleaners – how to hire one and what to expect.


mother@work - September 2003 – present day:

Founder and Editor of mother@work, a web based monthly magazine for working mothers.

Main feature writer, news writer and interviewer – please visit http://www.motheratwork.co.uk for information.

Includes interviews with Shirley Conran, Prue Leith, Penny Streeter and Rachel Elnaugh among others.


Corporate Experience:

· Aug 1994 – Sept 1996 - Monthly newsletters on behalf of UEFA Champions League as part of press officer role.


Trainee experience:

· Contributor to Colchester Evening Gazette during VI form at school.
· Editor of University Newspaper for one year while at Leeds, 1988-9.
· Student attachment to IPC’s 19 magazine, 1989.
· Trainee reporter for BBC Essex (radio), 1986-1987.








Individual secondments as sports PR Consultant (www.visionsportspr.com):
· Press Officer with Team GB in Sydney at the 2000 Olympics
· Press Officer to World Amateur Boxing Championships, Belfast, 2001
· Chief Press Officer to Team England at the Manchester Commonwealth Games, 2002
· Press Officer at the Flora London Marathon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
· Chief Press Officer at the Team GB Holding Camp, Cyprus for the 2004 Olympics
· Press Officer for the Flora Light Marathon, Hyde Park, 2004
· Press officer for the Hydro Active Challenge, Hyde Park, 2005

Personal qualities:
Hardworking, deadline friendly, thorough, flexible, versatile, safe pair of hands!


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