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SUMMARY

Priya Kaur – Jones is a journalist and presenter with over ten years experience in the world of broadcast and print media, and more recently in advertising and PR.


EXPERIENCE

PR CONSULTANT – HEINEKEN INTERNATIONAL

03/2010 – PRESENT

Freelance PR consultant, working on PR for Gianaclis Vineyards and their wines, on behalf of Heineken.


FREELANCE JOURNALIST

10/2009 – PRESENT

Writing articles for a number of publications in Egypt, including Enigma Magazine, Pashion Magazine, The Daily News, and CSA Magazine.


COPYWRITER AND DOCUMENTARY MAKER – BBDO

10/2009-10/2010

Producing copy for a range of advertising campaigns, coming up with advertising concepts, and making corporate videos/ documentaries.


NEWSREADER – GMTV

12/2007 – 10/2009

News bulletin presenter and stand in presenter for the GMTV Newshour.


EARLY INPUT EDITOR – GMTV

12/2007 – 10/2009

Responsible for coming up with programme ideas, compiling handover and prospects list for the Day News Editor, finding, liaising with and booking guests.


PRESENTER – GREAT ESCAPES – GMTV

09/2007

Presented and co-wrote a five part holiday series about Italy for the GMTV breakfast show.


REPORTER – GMTV

07/2007 – 12/2007

Involved live reporting, producing packages, and setting up guests.


PRESENTER – THE POLITICS SHOW – BBC

10/2006 – 07/2007

Presented and co-produced the East Midlands weekly programme


PRESENTER/REPORTER – EAST MIDLANDS TODAY – BBC

10/2006 – 07/2007

Senior Broadcast Journalist. Reported for and presented the evening news programme.


PRESENTER – EAST MIDLANDS MOST WANTED – BBC

10/2006 – 07/2007

Researched, wrote and presented a monthly regional crime programme.


PRESENTER/REPORTER – FIVE NEWS – SKY NEWS

12/2005 – 10/2006

Presented Five News evening updates. Reported for Five and Sky News.


PRESENTER/REPORTER – EAST MIDLANDS TODAY – BBC

07/2003 – 12/2005

Alternated between presenting breakfast, lunchtime and evening news programmes, and reporting around the East Midlands.


SQUASH REPORTER – BBC

05/2003 – 11/2003

Reported from the European Team Squash Championships, and the British Squash Open, for BBC Radio 5 Live.


EAST MIDLANDS CORRESPONDENT – BBC ASIAN NETWORK

12/2002 – 07/2003

Senior Broadcast Journalist. Reported around the region for the BBC Asian Network. Produced lived and pre-recorded material for news bulletins and programmes.


BROADCAST JOURNALIST – BBC ASIAN NETWORK

01/2002 – 07/2003

Rotated role of bulletin reader, reporter, producer and online journalist.


NEWS EDITOR – FOSSEWAY RADIO

09/2001 – 01/2002

Responsible for the news team and news output. Involved bulletin reading, reporting and training new staff.


NEWSREADER/REPORTER – FOSSEWAY RADIO

06/2001 – 09/2001

Bulletin reader and reporter.


ONLINE JOURNALIST – www.whereisthebeach.com

06/2000 – 09/2000

Wrote travel articles for backpacker website.


CORPORATE EVENTS

LIZ CARDENAS FASHION SHOW – CAIRO- 10/2010

Model


ASIANA BALL – 06/2009

Event and auction host.


OCTAVIAN SECURITY CONFERENCE – 11/2008

Host and script writer


FIRST ENTERPRISE BUSINESS AWARDS – 11/2007

Host


SPORT ENGLAND ACTIVE PEOPLE CONFERENCE – 02/2007

Host


HOME OFFICE DRUG STRATEGY CONFERENCE – 02/2007

Host


EAST MIDS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SHOWCASE – 02/2006 + 02/2005

Host


MISS INDIA UK – 10/2005 + 03/2004

Host and judge


ASIAN JEWEL AWARDS – 01/2003 + 10/2002

Host


AFM ASIAN FASHION MAGAZINE LAUNCH – 07/2002

Host


EDUCATION

NORTHERN MEDIA SCHOOL – SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY – 2000-2001

Post Graduate Diploma in BroadcastJournalism – Pass with commendations for video tape editing and media law


UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM – 1997-2000

Bsc Hons Genetics – 2:1


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Miss India UK 2001 – Second Place

Professionally voice trained by V.A Savage, Harley Street, London.

ITEC qualified Holistic Massage Therapist. Currently studying Modern Standard Arabic

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award


LANGUAGES

French – studied for 7 years at school and one year at university

Currently studying Modern Standard Arabic


INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Priya enjoys the buzz of adventure travel and has organised several treks to the Himalayas, including a charity trek to base camp Everest.

To relax Priya enjoys yoga and running, sometimes competitively! In 2009 she ran the London Marathon, raising over £50, 000 for charity.