George Lindsay-Watson

Work Experience:

Metro, Digital editions sub-editor and manager (acting), 2012-present
I manage the team who publish two daily editions on a tight deadline during a period of maternity cover. As sub-editor, I have overall responsibility for the paper’s morning phone edition and helped design and launch the tablet’s evening edition.

Camden New Journal, spring 2012
I worked on a freelance basis at the Journal, writing page leads including interviews with artists and politicians, reviews and researching the local impact of the Olympics.

The Sunday Times – Foreign Desk, December 2011 to January 2012 & May 2012
I spent time doing research for journalists in the field and helped man the Foreign and News desks. I was asked to return in May to cover holiday leave.

Hammersmith and Fulham Chronicle, April 2012
I covered stories for three different papers based at the Chronicle offices, including interviewing mayoral candidate Jenny Jones. One piece I wrote was considered for the splash.

Kentish Gazettefour weeks work experience – August 2010 & January 2012
I worked on the Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Faversham editions over four weeks, including researching stories, interviewing and conducting vox pops and attending inquests at the magistrates’ court.

Littlebourne Children’s Centre, press officer and office manager –  January-September 2011
I was responsible for promoting the Sure Start centre and its work in local media, managing the database and office and basic finances.

Researcher, November 2010 – February 2011

Working with the Guardian’s Nick Davies researching recently published political autobiographies for a book on the relationship between Rupert Murdoch and the last Labour government.

The News, one week work experience at Portsmouth’s local daily paper – October 2010
Time spent on the news desk accompanying reporters covering local stories. My by-line appeared on several articles during my time at the paper.

The Scotsman, two weeks work experience – August 2010
My time  was split between the news and special reports desks, both of which gave me substantial by-lines.

News Editor,  weekly student newspaper The Badger at The University of Sussex, Brighton – March 2009 to June 2010

Reviewer, Three Weeks in Brighton, Brighton – May 2009

Freelance Journalist, Canterbury – 2005 to 2007
I was published regularly in the monthly magazine, Zebra. This included interviews, arts and music reviews and local news and commentary pieces.

Qualifications and Schooling:

  • Newspaper Journalism MA Distinction, City University
  • English BA 2(1), University of Sussex.
  • 9 GCSEs Grades B-A* and 4 A-Levels Grade A – English, History, Philosophy & Ethics (advanced award) and Psychology

Other Qualifications and Experience:

  • After graduating I worked in as receptionist, database manager, press officer and researcher.
  • I ran a website for women cycling in London as part of my course, focusing on cycle safety, events and cyclists in the capital.
  • One of two British student representatives at the European Commission’s ‘Journalist’s Conference on Aging’ in Brussels in 2012 where we presented a video and responded to delegates’ questions about portrayals of aging in British media.
  • Sussex Student Media Editor of the Year 2009/10
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award

Hobbies and Interests:

  • Knitting and crafts, rock climbing, skiing , travel and politics.

Please contact for references at…

  • Tel:          0788 4264 117
  • Email:
  • Twitter:  @georgielw
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