Laura Foster Email: email@example.com M: 07870507947 Twitter: @misslfoster
A graduate of the Postgraduate Broadcast Journalism Course at the London College of Communication.Accredited by the BJTC. The course covered media law, news writing for TV and radio, online journalism, digital editing, radio studio operation, programme production, shorthand, politics, voice coaching and interviewing skills.
I am fully trained in Final Cut Pro, Quick Edit Pro, Radioman, Burli, CMS and iPrompt. I also have my own Marantz recorder kit.
Work History Time 107.5 FM Breakfast Bulletin Reader
May 2011 – Present
Only member of news’ team – responsible for ALL editorial content.
Writing short, sharp copy and sourcing supporting audio for bulletins and headlines throughout the morning.
Scripting for longer lunchtime news programme.
Finding guests/interviewees in support of news’ stories.
BBC Radio Nottingham Freelance Broadcast Journalist
Apr 2011 – Present
Creating and editing radio packages for broadcast during ‘Breakfast’ and ‘DriveTime’ shows.
Writing copy and sourcing audio clips for news’ bulletins.
Finding, researching and developing news’ stories/features.
Finding live guests/contributors for emerging news’ stories & on-air debates.
Using social media to involve audience and promote BBC Radio Nottingham stories.
Full knowledge of BBC Editorial Guidelines.
ABC News – Royal Wedding Coverage Presenter/Researcher
Apr 2011 – May 2011
Writing the script and cue cards for Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer ahead of Royal Wedding coverage.
Worked as a reporter for University radio station ‘URN’.
Volunteer position- presented with Millennium Volunteer Award in recognition.
London College of Communication PgDp Broadcast Journalism Oct 10 – June 11
University of Nottingham BSc (Hons) Psychology (2:1) Sept 05 – Dec 08
Other Experience/ Interests
I volunteer at my local hospital radio station ‘Whipps Cross Hospital Radio’; visiting listeners in the wards, talking to staff and helping with the running of various radio programmes and news items. I’m also captain of my local netball team.