Mingas - Journalism - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Melanie Mingas

Dubai, United Arab Emirates




Firsthand journalistic experience of:
Local newspapers
National newswires
B2B magazines
Consumer content
Copy writing for marketing/ advertorial
Student media
Web publishing

Work History

Editor, Hospitality Business Middle East


January 2012 - January 2012

Editor, The Big Project Magazine

Corporate Publishing International

March 2011 - March 2011

Editing the region's leading monthly B2B construction magazine in print and online at www.thebigprojectme.com, in addition to organising editorial contributions to our special projects, including supplements and annual GCC supplier directory.

Assistant Editor, The Big Project

Corporate Publishing International

August 2010 - March 2011

Writing features and news for monthly construction title The Big Project and the Middle East's only sustainability magazine, BuildGreen. I also contributed to websites and special publications, including the GCC50 directory.


Manchester Confidential

April 2010 - April 2010


Press Association

January 2010 - January 2010


Travel Trade Gazette

December 2009 - December 2009

News Editor

Pluto, Student Union newspaper, UCLan

October 2009 - December 2009

Online Opinion Editor


January 2009 - May 2009


Lancashire Business View

April 2009 - April 2009

Account Coordinator

Zest Creative Studio

June 2008 - July 2010

A marketing company working with major cruise lines. My role involved copy writing, assisting with filming and interviews and client liaison.

I worked for Zest while studying at The University of Central Lancashire

Deputy News Editor


October 2008 - October 2009


University of Central Lancashire

January 2007 - January 2010


Blackpool Gazette

February 2007 - February 2007


Lancashire Evening Post

October 2006 - October 2006


Radio Wave

August 2006 - August 2006

Qualifications & Certifications

BA (Hons) degree

University of Central Lancashire

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