ITV Wales News Trainee

Contact: ciara.cohen.ennis@itv.com

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News Trainee at ITV Cymru Wales                                                                         10/17 – Present

Trainee Production Journalist at ITV Cymru Wales                                           08/17 – 10/17

• Producing weekend, morning, lunchtime and late news bulletins
• Writing articles for the web and creating social media videos
• Planning, finding stories and contributors
• Reporting – including on an original top story about so called ‘period poverty’
• Self-shooting and editing using Avid


Channel 4’s 4Talent Journalism Prize – for writing an article about the Paralympics as part of a team and interviewing Paralympians.


Higher Education:

Cardiff University (CJS) MA Broadcast Journalism with Distinction                    09/16 – 07/17
University of Birmingham BA English & Drama First Class Hons                        09/12 – 06/16

Study abroad at Loyola University New Orleans 3.916                                      08/14 – 05/15

A Levels: English Literature, A*, Classical Civilisation, A, Drama, A

GCSEs: 9 x A* – B (Including A* In English and B in Maths)


News Reader at Radio Cardiff                                                                                  12/16 – 06/17

• I read the 8 o’clock news live once a week on the community station
• I found three local news stories and one sports story to write into one minute of copy
• I co-presented a Bank Holiday breakfast show

Stringer at Sky News                                                                                                    06/17

• Filmed at the Pontypridd count for the General Election 2017 and used a Live U to connect with Sky News in London

Work placement at BBC News & Current Affairs                                                03/17 – 04/17

• Wrote copy and edited oov pictures using Jupiter for BBC Wales Today
• Reported for two network jobs for BBC Breakfast and interviewed several contributors
• Recorded vox pops and edited using Quick Edit Pro for Radio Wales
• Worked on planning for the Hay-on-Wye Festival and local council elections

Work placement at ITV Cymru Wales                                                                     03/17 – 04/17

• Helped with researching for the election Wales This Week programmes

 Intern at Brum Radio                                                                                                 05/16 – 06/16

• Worked in the studio as a social media assistant twice a week on music, news and debate shows including World Beat UK and The Outspoken Hour

Pink Pangea Foreign Correspondent                                                                      02/15 – 10/15

• Wrote articles on WordPress about life in New Orleans

Student Brand Ambassador at The Independent’s i Paper                              09/13 – 06/14

• Wrote for the student section of the online paper

The New Indian Express Intern in the Bangalore office                                   06/13 – 08/13

• Researched and wrote stories for Indulge the lifestyle supplement
• Interviewed people for the Society pages
• Proofread and edited online stories
• Updated the social media Facebook and Twitter pages

Film Editor for the Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network                                            02/12

• Created and edited a short film with refugees in Birmingham

Channel 4 (4Talent)                                                                                                               04/10
• Script writing and directing
• Filmed a short documentary as part of a team and edited with Final Cut Pro

Indus Films                                                                                                                            11/09
• Created a short documentary film and edited with Avid
• Vox-pops and interviews


Radio Presenter: Co-host at Culture Vultures radio show on Burn FM. I discussed news and current affairs, reviewed cultural events, interviewed artists and played music

Guild TV: Gained experience VT operating, covering live events including the student elections, camera operator for Vale Festival

Blogger and Editor: http://www.ciaracohenennis.wordpress.com http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ciara-cohenennis
Birmingham Tab: Features Editor from 2012 – 2013, Reviews Editor from 2013 – 2014
Redbrick: Music and theatre reviewer for the university newspaper


Documentary Film Maker                                                                                                     02/16

Created a short documentary about students with mental health issues and edited using Final Cut Express as part of a workshop with Michael Clifford


•  Former full time TESOL/TEFL work in a middle school in Senegal, West Africa. Taught English and IT classes to around 60 students in each class and ran two English clubs, an art club and a girls group for those who were not able to get a formal education in schools

•  Volunteered in Belarus with children who were affected by the Chernobyl disaster, many had disabilities or Cerebral Palsy

Qualifications and Bursaries 

European Computer Driving License (ECDL), Awarded the GDST Travel Bursary, and the University of Birmingham International Work Experience Bursary

Event Management and Charity Fundraising

In sixth form, I organised three charity concerts for First Challenge Expedition and Project Trust, which raised over £1,500. Overall I raised a total of £5,000 for Project Trust. At University, I ran an open mic night in The Bristol Pear, Birmingham, which raised £350 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Military Ward

8 thoughts on “About”

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