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Shah - Journalist - London, England, UK

Neelam Shah

London, England, UK



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Editing, writing and research

Work History

Research assistant

Museum of London Department of Archaeological Archive Research Centre

June 2012 - July 2012

•As an archive research assistant intern I was responsible for inputting archive data and information onto Excel spreadsheets.
•Packing and cataloguing archaeology material excavated in London boroughs
•Object documentation, processing archaeological finds and assisting with public displays.

Marketing and research assistant

Open Pen Literary magazine

July 2012 - December 2012

•Researching and contacting organizations that can collaborate with Open Pen
•Inputting contact details of organizations and data on spreadsheets.

Multi Media Intern

Federation of Small Businesses

From November 2012

•Producing video podcasts to promote the company
•Video editing in Final Cut Pro
•Using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube to promote the videos to clients of FSB

Work experience intern

Mondial Travel Insurance Company

July 2011 - August 2011

Main duties involved filing in medical invoices, creating reports using software programs such as Liberty
•Updating clients spreadsheets, creating pie charts and inputting data on invoice calls, using Microsoft Excel.
•Creating presentation on company’s business profile, history and credibility.
•Skills developed: computing, written communication, analyzing and listening.

Journalist and Intern

Media 140

July 2011 - August 2012

•Assisted with editing their website, researched articles and blogs for website.

Editorial Intern

BMI Publishing

July 2011 - August 2011

•Rewriting press releases into four news stories for publication in the next edition of the travel magazine.
•Editing photos in Adobe Photoshop for website gallery and magazine
•Working on Adobe Indesign to design, structure and format articles, include captions and website within the magazine pages.
•Browsing photos on websites to include in magazine with news feature stories
•Editing/proof reading news story for publication

research assistant intern

Channel 4

June 2011 - July 2011

•Researched programme events
•Admin tasks- greeted visitors, answered the phone

Press Intern

London Evening Standard

July 2011 - July 2011

•Re writing press releases into news stories

Editorial Intern

Chemist and Druggist magazine

June 2011 - June 2011

•Contacting LPCs (Local pharmacy companies) across UK to fill in surveys for magazine.
•Re writing press releases for news story features for the magazine and website.
•Re writing Bibs for In Brief section in magazine.

Press Intern

British Library

June 2011 - August 2011

•Writing press releases for British library events
•Helping out in the archive and booking in clients over the phone

Feature Reporter and Research Intern

Climate Squad Global Action Plan

May 2011 - December 2012

•Researching and writing articles for Global Action plan Climate Squad.

Digital Imaging Assistant

Mayday Hospital (NHS), Croydon

July 2010 - July 2010

•I was involved in helping out in the Digital Imaging Radiography department with carrying out certain duties such as welcoming patients in for their x-ray scans, reporting patient data information on to charts and taking out the film x-ray scans out of machines.

research policy Intern


June 2010 - July 2010

•Helped with research and compiling reports.
•Updated websites and general admin tasks.


Croydon Community Times Magazine

August 2010 - August 2010

•Reporting live coverage on the Croydon Music and Mela festival held in Lloyd Park
•Writing mini-reviews of the two days.

Radio Show host and presenter

BBC Bristol Radio show

August 2010 - August 2010

•Worked with BBC Bristol Radio to create a promotional radio podcast promoting change makers services to young people.


Croydon Advertiser

July 2010 - July 2010

•Interviewing members of the public on what they think of their borough
•Surveying 100 people on what their favorite fixations were, e.g. favorite hot drink and get a few quotes on why
•Write up the reports and surveys in a Word document.

Editorial Intern

The Times News Desk

April 2010 - April 2010

•Researching potential science related stories to include in the Times Newspaper
•Reading through articles, letters and editing/proofreading them when needed.
Taking notes from editorial meetings.

Online correspondent and Reporter

Local Guardian

October 2010 - January 2012

•Researching and writing articles in Croydon for the website

HR Assistant

Portcullis House (Parliament) (MP Sadiq Khan’s Office)

July 2009 - August 2009

•Main tasks were inputting data on spreadsheets, handling and sorting out post, writing formal policy issue letters, dealing with phone queries and printing out CVs.

Research Assistant Intern

Independent Academic Research Association

August 2009 - January 2011

•Attending community led social policy courses
•Research and writing articles for the youth in action magazines and journals.


Young Journalists Academy (YJA)

August 2009 - August 2009

•Working with top journalists from renowned newspapers such as News of the World, The Times, and The Sunday Times.
•Assisting journalists with completing their assignments and designing a front cover for magazine in a team in Canary Wharf- Reuters.

Accounts assistant and interviewer for Surrey Street Market

Croydon Council

May 2008 - June 2008

-Interviewing Surrey Street Market traders for Hilton Hotel Exhibition.
- Accounts assistant for Council, typing in data on Excel spreadsheets.


Time lapse opening of London

A time lapse beginning tour of London's famous attractions.

Dancing wooden puppets

Stop motion animation of dancing wooden puppets combing both East and Western dances.

Newspaper Tea

Stop frame/motion animation representing tea in a newspaper format.

Animated City

Animation constructed of shapes in black and white.


Process of making tea animation


Character priest animation.

Qualifications & Certifications

International Relations with Media Cultural Studies

Kingston University

English, Literature, Media, Politics, History and AS philosophy

Harris Crystal Palace

Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls

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