As an individual with a genuine interest in giving back to the community, I have been fortunate enough to partake in a number of international volunteer roles including a physiotherapy assistant and english teacher in Vietnam. I combined my love of story telling with my passion for the community through numerous presenting roles. These include being the guest speaker for not-for-profit organisations such as Sydney Children's Hospital, The Australian Red Cross and Cancer Council Australia. The bodies of work developed through these self-sourced opportunities not only demonstrated my adaptability but also fostered my optimistic and can do attitude.
Heya! My name is Niamh Sullivan. I believe every person has a story worthy of being heard and I hope to authentically and creatively share those narratives. After a childhood spent continually asking "why?", I continued my quest for answers to everything you can think of (and everything you've never thought of) through my studies of Journalism and Communications at Bond University.
BOND UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATIONS (JOURNALISM)
When I am not chasing my latest yarn, you'll find me (attempting) to catch waves at the beach, with my nose buried in a book, experimenting in the kitchen or using ice cream to solve all my life problems.
After graduating at the top of my cohort and placing first in every journalism subject, I was also awarded the Beyond Bond Medal for placing first in the university for Graduate Outcomes and Development. Beyond my degree I have worked as a freelance journalist, content creator and social media manager for numerous organisations. These include The Gold Coast Bulletin, Cancer Council Queensland, Women in Media, News Corp, Bond University and Wicked Events.
My storytelling skills have flourished through my previous roles with Channel 7 Gold Coast and Prime 7 North Coast. The interviews of high profile individuals required through my role as a TV reporter provided me with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to create content relevant to diverse audiences. The fast-paced nature of working for Channel 7 at the 2018 Commonwealth Games further strengthened my ability to work under a deadline.
With an ambition to continually strive towards new goals and a passion for creativity, the role of Audio/Video Journalist with Fairfax Media would provide me with the opportunity to demonstrate my skills. I believe I am the prime candidate for this position as my previous experience and communication, storytelling and writing ability, align with your organisation. I would graciously welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further.