About me

Jenni M.
English and Related Literature
English and Related Literature
BA
James
2006
United Kingdom

About this profile

Senior Producer
CNN
Hong Kong
Broadcasting
Large business (250+ employees)

About the job

What I do

I'm a Senior Producer for CNN in Hong Kong. That means I write, commission and edit features from the Asia region for CNN.com. Previously, I was a feature writer and editor at the South China Morning Post, and on the Daily Mail's copy editing graduate scheme.

Skills I use and how I developed them

I was the Music Editor for Nouse while I studied at York. I interned at the York Evening Press.

What I like most

Every day is different. I get to be creative, use my writing skills, meet lots of interesting people and ask them difficult questions.

What I like least

Journalism is a hard industry to break into, and it can be low-paid at the beginning. You have to really want to do it.

What surprised me most

The pay does get better!

Finding and applying for the job

How I looked for work

Applied for everything, emailed everyone.

How I found out about the job

Personal contacts

My career

Courses taken since graduation

MA Online Journalism, Sheffield University.

My advice to students

My advice to students considering work

Be plucky and show that you are willing to work really hard.


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