I’m Jen Thomas, a freelance journalist, blogger, creative and radio presenter/guest. I’ve been working as a freelance journalist for music and lifestyle magazines, celebrity websites, local newspapers and more for 15 years. At the age of 13 I taught myself HTML and set up an online music magazine, I soon built up contacts within the music industry through interviewing and reviewing to build up a portfolio and proved myself to be reliable and conscientious.
I left school at 16 to undertake long term work experience at the Milton Keynes Citizen newspaper on the news and entertainment desks, and soon started to write for The Fly, Rock Sound, Big Cheese, AOL, Yahoo OMG, Things & Ink and others.
I have an unconditional offer to study Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University from September 2015, and have a placement at BBC Radio Lincs in September too. I previously co-presented on BBC Radio Stoke’s Subculture show with Rob Adcock as the “national music expert” for 18 months before moving to London; here is a clip from my first ever show with them:
I recently guested on Radio Newark with Anne Turner, I chose an hour of music and we talked about the first singles we ever bought.
There are numerous vlogs from our time on the show, on the old Facebook group:
See below for just a sample of some of my published work, online and in print. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d be interested in commissioning me or @JournoJenThomas on Twitter.