Portfolio of Kimberly Johans

A collection of articles created during my stint as a journalist at The Macau Daily Times

Résumé

Experience

May 2007-Current, The Macau Daily Times, Macau (China)

Journalist to Editor

As Journalist

• Covered several rounds including culture/food/education/environment
• Was responsible for the food review and wine sections each Friday
• Designed the double page fashion spread each Sunday in collaboration with a HK designer
• Closed the newspaper two days a week
• Wrote a profile each fortnight on a local identity
• Covered the two-page cultural section with an entertainment profile each Saturday

As Editor

• Create the newspaper using stories from newswires and selecting photographs from picture agencies, covering such sections as Delta, China, Asia Pacific, World, Business and Sport. These sections change on the weekends.
• Decide on the placement of stories and pictures on a page, depending on relevance and importance.
• Keep up to date with what’s happening around the world that may require last minute news changes.
• Act as sub editor to check grammar, punctuation and spelling of articles.
• Design the newspaper’s fashion pages on Sundays.
• Collaborate with freelancers to create the newspaper’s food & wine, fashion, social and opinion pages.
• Manage four journalists that cover the local rounds and manage their copy for the local pages as per the rest of the paper.
• Attend selective events as the public face of the newspaper.
• Cover events as a journalist when we are short staffed or if the idea for an article is self generated.
• Maintain ongoing contact with key industry associates through regular meetings and luncheons.
• Consistently come up with new ideas to maintain the newspaper’s position as the best English language paper in Macau.

Achievements

•    Have reduced the running costs of the newspaper on several occasions by utilising my network of contacts to assist with content and the publication’s web presence.
•    Have saved the newspaper time by completing the production of the newspaper at least three to five hours before other publications in Macau, without compromising the quality.
•    Have acted decisively to get relevant and noteworthy people on board to provide content for the newspaper when I see the opportunity.
•    Have created several new sections of the newspaper that have enabled us to reach out to a greater audience by providing content that doesn’t exist in other local newspapers.

May 2006-May 2007, Australian Financial Review, Sydney (Australia)

Editorial Assistant

• Creating the news lists for the following day’s news.
• Providing copy for editor, sub editors and layout table.
• Checking newspaper copy for errors at final stage of production.
• Liaising with the editor, subs, and journalists to produce the paper.
• General administrative duties as necessary.
• Reception duty for the copy desk phone.

Feb 2005-Feb 2006,  Centric Wealth Macquarie Place, Sydney (Australia)

Personal Assistant

• Providing PA support to four Financial Planners.
• Managing client calls and queries, scheduling review appointments.
• Preparing and maintaining mail outs to clients.
• Typing of SoAs (Statements of Advice), file notes and updating the database (ACT!).
• General filing, miscellaneous typing and maintaining client information.
• Reception relief during breaks and busy periods.

Nov 2004-Feb 2005, Moore Stephens WI, Sydney (Australia)

Adviser Assistant

• Providing administrative support to two Financial Planners.
• Maintaining existing client work-new investments, writing letters, updating Visiplan (database), insurance applications.
• Trading shares and reconciliations for clients during review periods.
• Inputting commission statements, invoicing clients, implementing portfolios for new clients and dealing with Corporate Actions.
• Managing  data feeds from IWL Equities, Morningstar and downloading of Macquarie CMT accounts.

July 2004-Nov 2004 (temp), RailCorp, Sydney (Australia)

Advocacy Support Officer

• Providing secretarial/administrative support to two advocates and one solicitor.
• Keeping in constant contact with appellants, answering queries and resolving employment issues.
• Document management of tribunal cases.
• Attending Transport Appeals Board to assist solicitor.

June 2003- July 2004, Coles Myer Ltd, Sydney (Australia)

Office/Wages Administrator

• Payroll for the store including annual and sick leave benefits.
• Accounts payable for customer accounts.
• Managing store expenses by liaising with Department Managers in regards to employee work hours.
• General administrative tasks in relation to employees and the store.
• Providing customer service assistance as first point of call.

Education

• Completed my Master of Arts in Journalism in 2007 at the University of Technology, Sydney.
• Completed my B.A. in 2004 majoring in English at the University of New South Wales.

Skills acquired

• Advanced levels in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lotus Notes, Email and the Internet;
• Typing speed of 60wpm at 96% accuracy;
• Data entry at 18,000 keystrokes.

References

• Mr Greg Barter: Financial Adviser at Centric Wealth, Level 2/7 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000.

Phone: (02) 9250 6500.

• Mr David Chan: Personnel Manager at 2nds World, 237 Military Road, Neutral Bay NSW 2089.

Phone: (02) 9904 1101

Written references available on request (Macau Daily Times (as journalist), Australian Financial Review, news.com.au & Fox Sports).

One Response to “Résumé”

  1. Stan said

    Quite the accomplished journalist! 🙂

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