CV

OVERVIEW
I am managing editor at the most successful news service for the global gambling industry, and do shifts as a news reporter at the Daily Express and The Independent newspapers in the UK. I have also written for The Guardian, Oxford University Press and a range of trade publications.

EXPERIENCE
MANAGING EDITOR, GAMBLING COMPLIANCE
August 2013 – present

  • Manage, edit and subedit a network of journalists across the world
  • Promoted from Europe Editor to Managing Editor in August 2013. Before that was promoted from Reporter to Europe Editor in January 2012.
  • Responsible for daily news lists, commissioning freelance articles, and driving high-quality news and analysis for an exceptionally knowledgeable audience.
  • Achievements since joined in July 2010:
  • My top stories include: Broke news of the arrest of a FTSE-listed gambling CEO; reported exclusive leaks of key EU reports; and regularly moved share prices with my coverage of European gambling companies
  • Interviewed by BBC News, written for The Guardian and spoken at events in Europe and USA as an industry expert
  • Reported from 15 different countries in Europe, Asia and North America
  • Extensive high-level contacts include CEOs, ministers, regulators, legal partners and City analysts

FREELANCE NEWS REPORTER, DAILY EXPRESS
July 2012 – present

  • Day and night shifts every month for the News Desk, working to very tight deadlines and writing a wide range of stories
  • Highlights include front-page stories and multiple page leads

FREELANCE NEWS REPORTER, THE INDEPENDENT
July 2013 – present

  • Further experience of working regular day and night shifts for a national newspaper
  • Shifts at both Daily Express and The Independent are on top of my work with GamblingCompliance

UK POLITICS CONTRIBUTOR, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
January 2011 – January 2013

  • Commissioned to write in-depth updates on the biggest local and central government stories every two months

ALSO WRITTEN FOR PRESS GAZETTE (2010), THE DRINKS BUSINESS (2009), OXFORD STUDENT NEWSPAPER (2007)

EDUCATION

OXFORD UNIVERSITY – 2.1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE BA

  • Academic scholarship from Somerville College

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY – 1ST CLASS JOURNALISM MA

  • National Council for the Training of Journalists accredited – distinction in media law and public affairs
  • Editor of student news website River Online

A Level – English A, History A, RS A, Economics A
GCSE – 9 A*s

SKILLS & ABILITIES
100 words/minute shorthand
Video journalism; trained in Final Cut Pro X
1st team football at school and Somerville College

REFERENCES
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST – dfamacadam@gmail.com

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