Jen Thomas | Radio Presenter and Freelance Journalist

I’m Jen Thomas: a radio presenter on Heart Yorkshire Saturday 1-5pm, freelance BBC Broadcast Assistant and Producer, and Team Assistant on BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire. I also write for Buzzfeed, Metro and the Nottingham Post.

In 2016 I won Gold for Best Female Presenter at the Student Radio Awards, and Bronze for Best Specialist Music Show.

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I’m about to start my third year in Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University.

Here are my latest demos:

Here are my award winning SRA entries:

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.

Placements/Shadowing

  • The Jeremy Vine Show at BBC Radio 2
  • Shadowing Scott Mills at Radio 1
  • Dino & Pete’s breakfast show on Capital FM East Midlands
  • The Beat/Introducing at BBC Nottingham
  • BBC Radio Lincolnshire
  • Lincs FM newsdesk
  • Guesting on Radio Newark
  • Coaching sessions at Radio X
  • Shadowed Lauren Laverne at 6 Music.

Youtube

I’m currently building up a YouTube channel, with band interviews, vlogs and alternative fashion and lifestyle as well as advice videos.

Journalism

I’ve been working as a freelance journalist for music and lifestyle magazines, celebrity websites, local newspapers and more for 17 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 develop a portfolio.

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 currently write for the Nottingham Post, Metro and Buzzfeed.

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