I started out in journalism writing a column for Wiltshire-based arts and entertainment magazine, The Ocelot, where I later became a full-time staffer. But I didn’t fancy writing about struggling local bands and pantomimes forever, so I took off to London to get a degree in journalism and try my luck getting a job in one of those big, exciting-looking newsrooms I’d seen in films.
It worked! I got my first gig at the Guardian in London where I was a journalist and commissioning editor for the universities section. After a couple of years I moved over to Belgium to work for the European arm of the Washington start-up Politico before later returning to the Guardian to work with the production team.