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Johanna Leggatt

Journalist and editor

Email office@johannaleggatt.com
Address
 Melbourne, Australia

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about

ABOUT

I am a Melbourne-based journalist, who has almost 20 years' experience as a print and digital reporter. I have worked on-staff for The Sun-Herald newspaper in Sydney, Australian Associated Press newswire, and online for The Guardian and The Telegraph news sites in London. I also ran my own writing business for many years, penning copy for large professional services firms and finance companies.

resumé

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

  • Solid newspaper reporting skills from my time as a journalist covering courts and council for The Gold Coast Bulletin and AAP, as well as finance, features and news for The Sun-Herald in Sydney.

  • Experience working for both major mastheads in Australia - Fairfax (Nine) and News Corp - as a staff print journalist.

  • Strong digital background in online journalism for The Telegraph and The Guardian in London.

  • Published literary critic and book reviewer for The Sun-Herald and Australian Book Review (ABR).

  • Skilled in headline-writing, editing copy, interviewing experts, and parlaying complex terms and ideas into meaningful stories.

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

2022 - Present

Lead Editor
Forbes Marketplace

Australian editor for newly launched Forbes Advisor, which offers unbiased and objective news and advice on personal finance, economics and investment. 

Melbourne, Australia.

2015 - 2021

Freelance journalist and copywriter

Commercial copy for KordaMentha, CPA, CA, OfficeWorks, etc. Freelance articles for Sunday Life, The Guardian, SBS, Australian Book Review, Escape Travel, The New Daily, News.com.au

Melbourne, Australia

2008 - 2014

Section editor and sub-editor at HWT Group

Section Editor for The Weekly Times; Sub-editor for The Sunday-Herald Sun

Melbourne, Australia.

EDUCATION

Bond University Scholarship

Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Journalism

Gold Coast, Queensland.

University of Queensland 
Master's in Arts

Brisbane, Queensland.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Recipient of the John Burton University Cadetship Scholarship in Journalism.

  • Alumnus of the Fairfax National Journalism Training program (The Sun-Herald).

  • .News Limited Cadet of the Year finalist (The Gold Coast Bulletin).

  • Contributor to non-fiction book, Through Other Eyes: the Fred Hollow's Foundation 10 years On.

  • Non-executive Director of Australian Book Review

contact

CONTACT

Email office@johannaleggatt.com

Address Melbourne, Australia

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