Media CV





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I have been writing voluntarily for online and print publications since mid-2007 including recent work experience at two of the north-east regional sports desks (The Journal and The Northern Echo, the latter where I presently contribute weekly sports content). Over this period of freelance writing I have enhanced my communication and multimedia skills, knowledge of journalism and have a wealth of experience.

In 2012 I completed a BSc Honours Degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of Teesside. I have completed the National Council of Trainee Journalists (NCTJ) Sports Journalism Module and presently studying the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at Darlington College where I’m working towards 100wpm shorthand.

As a confident writer I have created a niche in the world of boxing and gained my own, weekly, boxing column with The Northern Echo (In the Ring) as well as covering other sports, and I am now looking for that next, fully bona fide challenge with which I sincerely hope that my Media CV will be of interest to you.

I am willing to relocate, continue with any relevant training programmes and available for interviews immediately.



September 2014 – June 2015            Darlington College      

NCTJ Diploma in Journalism                                             

Ten month journalism diploma studying Teeline Shorthand (up to 100wpm), Media Law & Ethics, Public Affairs, Reporting, Video Journalism. There are also guest speakers and the opportunity to compile and complete an e-portfolio of work within the industry.


September 2013 – March 2014        Darlington College         

NCTJ Sports Journalism (Module)            

Course included looking at basic journalistic skills, reporting, interviewing and article structure. There was also guest lectures via persons within the industry discussing their roles as well as looking at the differences between print and online structuring.


September 2009 – May 2012            Teesside University      

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology                    

Modules covered include that of the five Core Areas of Psychology (Social, Biological, Cognitive, Developmental and Individual Differences). On the Sports side of the degree then modules included Sport Psychology, Applied Sport Psychology, Applied Exercise Psychology and Coaching & Leadership.



September 2008 – June 2009      Gateshead College        

Higher Certificate Psychology & Sociology

Entry level certificate programmes to higher education in Psychology and Sociology modules.




September 2014 – Present               The Northern Echo                                                                                                     

Weekly boxing columnist and occasional sports writer for The Northern Echo website covering amateur and professional side of the sport; column designed as part of Diploma E-Portfolio/Experience and has continued, in part, after conclusion of course.


August 2007 – Present                     Relentless Promotions


Media Officer since January 2013 for North East Event Management company covering boxing, football, music and after-dinner events coverage on a freelance basis. Maintenance of social media networks across several platforms.  Furthermore there would be interviewing, sourcing content, building relations with print media outlets and keeping business in the public eye. Began as contributor on company magazines Players Inc., Toon Talk and Number Nine (briefly editor of latter) contributing articles, researching, sourcing new writers/content, advertising and social media.


January 2014 – June 2015                 Fighting Chance Promotions

Media Officer for fledgling boxing promotions company covering media, social media, digital PR, ticket sales, and advertising campaigns. Material produced for both digital and print settings on a regional and national level.

January 2008 – June 2009                   BBC Non-League Website

Freelance Sports Writer compiling a weekly and bi-weekly round-up of the north-east’s non-league football scene.


Numerous sports including majority of team as well as boxing and cycling, history, psychology, reading, collecting sports memorabilia, music, art, journalism, cookery, travelling



Available upon Request



About petermannwriter

Freelance (Sports/Music) Journalist

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