I am an enthusiastic journalist and communications professional with a particular interest in the environment and media.



August 2010 – current

Green Futures

Editorial Intern

  • Writing stories
  • Research
  • Picture research
  • Advertising sales
  • Content management

Friends of the Earth

Media and Communications Intern

  • Research
  • Writing press releases
  • Writing content for various media channels
  • Media monitoring
  • Contact list management

VCS Engage

Media Officer

  • Event organisation
  • Administration
  • Writing press releases
  • Writing and editing conference material


  • Writing editorial content
  • Live coverage from COP15
  • Interviewing to camera
  • Interview and appointment management
  • Content management
  • Photography
  • Film production and editing

  • Technology reviews

October 2009 –February 2010

Millies Fresh and Organic

  • Public relations
  • Customer service

The Irrigator

Fairfax Newspapers, NSW, Australia

Cadet News Journalist.

  • Reporting and production for print and online editions
  • Joint responsibility for editorial content in absence of editor
  • Photography
  • Proof reading and page layout
  • Administrative duties

Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

Casual academic research and administrative assistant.

Other editorial work placement has included:

The Independent on Sunday, OnlineJournalismBlog, the Yorkshire Evening Post, Fairfax Community Newspapers (Melbourne), Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Other work

February 2010 – Current

The Water Poet

Bar Manager.

  • Staff management
  • Administration
  • Function management
  • Customer service
  • Stock management


2010 Master of Sustainability Science. (Currently undertaking through distance learning)

University of Southern Queensland

Queensland, Australia.

2009NCTJ Foundation Course in News Reporting (currently undertaking)

Successfully passed news writing exam and working towards further exams, through distance learning.

2008 –Cadet Journalism Course

Country Press Australia

2006 – 2008 BA Honours (Journalism)

Monash University

Victoria, Australia

2007 – Spanish level 1 and level 2

Box Hill Institute

Melbourne, Australia

2002-2005 BA (Media and Communications)

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus Victoria, Australia

2001Victorian Certificate of Education

Upwey High School, Victoria, Australia

Achieved top marks in five A-level equivalent subjects, including maths, English, and one university subject.


Braham, E. and Rodrigues, U. M. (2008) ‘Citizen Journalism in Australia’, Convergence, Citizen Journalism and Social Change: Building Capacity, AMIC Conference, Brisbane, Australia, March 26-28.

Usha Rodrigues and Emily Braham Citizen Journalism in Australia’ Australian Journalism Review Themed Issue – ‘Citizen Journalism’ Volume 30 (2) December 2008.


Touch-typing, proficient with social and networking media, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premier, Microsoft XP and Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Microsoft Movie Maker, Dreamweaver, Salesforce, CMS.


  • Reading and creative writing
  • Environment and sustainability
  • New media and technology
  • Cinema, theatre and live music
  • Travel and exploration

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