About

Hello!

Welcome to my portfolio and thanks for coming. All you really need to know about me is that I’m a journalist, predominantly in print and online but looking for opportunities to expand into audio and broadcast, and that I’m passionate about storytelling in any form.

My most recent job was as a newspaper journalist at the Tumut and Adelong Times, Tumut, where my responsibilities include writing an average of four stories per day with a front page story in close to every edition, with accompanying photography, largely sourcing my own stories under the guidance of my Managing Editor. I cover local, state, and national politics from a regional perspective, along with local court, health, education, rural issues, business, and human interest stories. I also decide the layout for the first ten pages of each paper, sub-edit pages, design pages using Quark, upload stories to the website, and represent the paper as a guest speaker at community events.

My previous work experience includes:

the Age, where I completed an internship that involved writing pieces for online and print, pitching ideas, and undertaking research for my own pieces as well as those of senior journalists.

Esperanto Magazine, the student magazine for Monash Caulfield. I was the sole editor of this publication in my final year of university, where I was responsible for brainstorming ideas and matching them to a network of contributors, editing all content, writing my own pieces, running the online as well as print versions of the magazine, and helping to organise events.

Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, where I was responsible for writing blog posts – simplifying information in academic journal articles for a layman audience – and running social media. I also designed the school’s blog.

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, where I worked as a member of a tight creative team to produce educational comedy sketches on human rights law.  

National Radio News, where I interviewed talent and wrote news and sports copy for a weekly audience of 3 million people.

Freelance writing for publications such as Thought Catalog, Tone Deaf, Music Feeds, and Hijacked.

Contact me on +61 451938339, or by emailing fvinall@gmail.com.

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