To the team at Generator,
My name is Niamh and I’m a 21 year old journalism student from Dublin. You might be wondering how I’m going to grab your attention: I’m not a skydiver, an Olympic gymnast or even good at singing (except in the shower). But I have acquired a set of important skills which I think will benefit me more than other contestants: I can write.
Grand, okay, she can write; so what? Well the competition is all about engaging the person who wins with the huge audience that the Generator brand has acquired since its success. My writing experience has awarded me with online publications with Irelands largest media organizations (Her.ie and Irishindependent.ie), as well as being nominated for best personal blog of the year for my own blog. I’m confident in my ability to tell a story efficiently and with humour and entertainment.
I’m an editor. I managed a team of 30 other journalists on a national project to educate children in disadvantaged areas of Dublin City. Through this role I had to ensure that grammar and spellings were absolutely right: i.e. I know the difference between ‘their’, ‘there’, and ‘they’re’. I also successfully edited articles for Huffington Post in 2014 while working as a member of the Official ‘One Young World’ media team.
I’m a photographer. In my free time I write for a successful award-winning Irish Blog (PictureThisDublin). We are all about engaging with our growing audience and we do this through written blog posts, hosting events, and beautiful photography. We love our city and we show you how you can love it too. I recently bought my first Canon camera and I’m quickly learning the best ways to maximize my photography skills.
I’m a videographer. I’m confident with a camera and don’t mind the sound of my own voice (or seeing myself). Editing is something I really enjoy and I’ve thought myself how to use Premier Pro/ iMovie to edit my own personal videos.
I’m not afraid. Going to festivals can be daunting- especially alone. Last summer I travelled around the west coast of America alone, where I met some of the most amazing people and had the most incredible experiences. My friends and colleagues would describe me as outgoing with a bubbly personality. I think I would be a really great candidate for this project and would represent The Generator brand in an interesting and professional way.
Follow my journey at @CulturedCuppa