Journalism

Journalism Experience

Heart FM/Smooth/Gold/XFM (Global Radio – London, Thames Valley, Milton Keynes, Essex) Sep 2013 – Dec 2014: Freelance Broadcast Journalist

96.4 Eagle Radio (UKRD) May 2012 – Jun 2015: Freelance Broadcast Journalist

102.2 Pirate FM (UKRD) Sep 2012 – Dec 2014: Freelance Broadcast Journalist

Premier Christian Radio Nov 2012 – Mar 2015: Freelance Broadcast Journalist

87.7 Live@Wimbledon Radio (IMG Media) Jun 2012 – Dec 2012: Freelance Audio Editor

EastLondonLines Apr – Jun 2012: News Reporter

Roundhouse Radio & Redtop Magazine Jan 2011– Jul 2012: Reporter

94.9 BBC Radio London Aug – Oct 2011: Guest Contributor (producer & presenter for ‘Silent Killer’ documentary, broadcast on World Suicide Prevention Day 2011.

London 360 (Media Trust) May – Sep 2011: TV news reporter, presenter and producer (Community Channel: Broadcasting on Sky 539, Virgin 233 and Freeview 87)

The Voice May – Sep 2011: Contributing journalist

Vinspired Youth Volunteering Awards 2011:  presenter

Qualifications

Goldsmiths College (University of London) 2011-12

MA in Radio: Passed with Distinction. Overall mark: 77. BJTC accredited.  Gained the highest mark in the Media Law and Ethics exam (86).

 

Example work: Television

Vinspired National Awards Ceremony 2011

 

London 360 on Community Channel (Virgin, Freeview and Sky)

Episode 2: Presented by Holly Powell-Jones

 

Report: The London Debt Summit

 Example work: Radio

Newsreading – Headlines (1 minute):

 Suicide: The Silent Killer (BBC London & The Media Trust)

There are on average 2 suicides every day in greater London. Across the UK a suicide attempt is made every 4 minutes… This 10-minute documentary explores the taboo subject of suicide and features interviews with Catherine Johnstone, CEO of Samaritans as well as case studies and personal stories from those affected by suicide.

Originally broadcast on 94.9 BBC London on 26th August.
Samaritans 24hour Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
www.samaritans.org

 Asking for it (Goldsmiths Radio MA coursework)

A documentary exploring victim blame culture in the press and on social media following the conviction of footballer Ched Evans in April 2012. Interviews with volunteers and staff at Guildford RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre). www.RASAC.org Local helpline: 01483 546 400  National: 0800 0288 022 

LIVE Entertainment news (BBC Radio London)

Broadcast 21st October 2011.

 

Testimonials:

I would say Holly Powell-Jones is one of the most creative, ethical, talented and brilliant journalists of her generation who I had the privilege of meeting and tutoring during her time at Goldsmiths. She is hard-working and motivated by the belief that communication and journalism can and should improve human society. She has a professional attitude and discipline that can focus most effectively in conditions of stress and competition to achieve elegant and accomplished delivery of publication or transmission. Holly is somebody who deserves to be guided and advised to reach the very top of her chosen profession because our profession and art of journalism and broadcasting deserves her presence and participation and will be substantially enhanced by it. As a very blunt conclusion what makes Holly stand out is the fact that she is not motivated and self-determined by personal ambition and narcissism, but by a core and essential respect for her fellow human being.

Holly was a consummate professional, inspirational leader and enormously popular member of her student cohort who also represented the students as course representative with tact and organization. She is a positive, bright, thoughtful and creative individual who is a credit to her generation and I have no doubt will have a brilliant and fulfilling career in the media. An abiding memory on the part of all her tutors was that she was somebody who always delivered with quality and would never let you down with an attitude that elevated ambition, belief and enthusiasm. I could not recommend her more highly to you.”

Tim Crook,  Head of Radio – Goldsmiths College

“It has been a real pleasure to work with Holly for the past months. She has an enthusiastic nature, is a willing worker and is a very talented journalist. Throughout her time with us, Holly has displayed excellent reporting, writing and reading skills. She has regularly been sent out on stories and has very often come back with more than was asked of her. She has regularly read live news bulletins for us and is an accomplished newsreader. Holly has been trusted to do live reports for us on some of the biggest stories we have covered, including the French Alps shootings and the Olympic Cycle Races…

Holly’s attitude and performance mean she has been getting paid news reading and reporting shifts at Eagle Radio on a freelance basis for a number of months. We are also making use of her services as a paid freelancer going forward, which is testament to the trust we have in her as a journalist”

Anthony Zahra, Head of News – Eagle Radio

“By far our most outstanding all rounder in the team. She started with no TV making experience at all and very quickly soaked up her surroundings and became a top producer and presenter. Besides being a joy to work with, Holly is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She successfully developed several features for LONDON360 that have resulted in increased viewership to the channel and feedback from all the communities and organisations she worked with were extremely favourable.

In addition to writing effective media stories, representing us on air on radio and TV and helping train younger journalists Holly assumed a leadership role in meetings, inspiring and motivating her colleagues.  She is also a reliable, dependable self-starter, a confident, valued part of the team. Her tenacity in chasing a story and hunting down appropriate candidates for interview were brilliant. I would happily re-employ Holly as I consider her to be a valuable member of the team, who consistently achieved good results and delivers all expectations. She is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.”

Jasmine Dotiwala, Executive Producer for News- Media Trust