How are you settling into your new role as a senior reporter at The Grocer? Can you describe a typical working day for you?
It’s been great so far and very full-on – I really feel like I’ve hit the ground running. The day will usually start with news hunting, followed by writing and interviewing for most of the rest of the day for a wide range of articles. Either that, or I’ll be at meetings with industry contacts or events.
What do you enjoy the most about your job? What are the main challenges you face?
I’m really enjoying learning more about the FMCG industry, and my challenges include balancing my time between my writing and event-attending duties.
How do you decide what content to focus on?
The editorial team has pretty much constant discussions about what to cover and what to prioritise.
Do you have a good relationship with PRs? What advice would you give to PR professionals who want to work with you?
Definitely, and I would say send me anything and everything you think may be relevant to my remit, as you never know where the best stories could come from.
What type of press material are you interested in receiving?
Mainly press releases and background info about any new developments or changes.
If you could go on a food tour of 3 different countries, which countries would you choose to visit for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
France for breakfast, USA for lunch and Italy for dinner.
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
Mushu from Mulan.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A Journey from X to Y – but what X and Y are would probably change every week.
Who would you choose to play you in a film?
Maybe Anne Hathaway.
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