My name is Natasha Bernal. I am a hard-working, bilingual journalist with extensive experience working in print and online as a technology and business writer. I produce off-diary pieces, exclusive stories, interviews, data pieces and cover features.
March 2017-present: The Lawyer magazine, news editor
I manage a team of four journalists that produce breaking news, blogs and commentary on TheLawyer.com. I drive the editorial agenda, which involves editing and producing daily content for our online platforms. Alongside this I regularly source and write my own news stories, features and reports and have cultivated an extensive network of high-profile contacts.
My work is regularly picked up by national newspapers and is used as market intelligence in the professional services sector.
Part of my role is pitching and implementing themed weeks that will amplify audience hits on the site. I am also in charge of adapting long-form content from the magazine to different platforms within our publication.
I am also in charge of The Lawyer’s social media platforms.
July 2015- March 2017: The Lawyer magazine, projects editor
I edited and managed two sections of the weekly magazine and was responsible for a beat focused on the in-house and the US markets. I generated daily breaking news, analysis and interviews.
My responsibilities included:
-Editing and writing special reports and interviews that appeared online and in the magazine on a weekly basis, focusing on specific regions or practice areas/sectors.
-Acting as news editor when needed. This involved editing stories, managing the homepage and social media accounts, sending breaking news alerts and newsletters, and leading a team of reporters.
-Coordinating editorial projects, such as the Hot 100, and writing extensive data reports as part of team projects.
-I also managed all coverage of The Lawyer’s conferences and events throughout the year; including live coverage of sessions, video interviews and content leading up to and after events.
August 2014 – July 2015: The Lawyer Magazine, reporter
As a news reporter for The Lawyer, I covered US/international firms, finance, technology, pharma, IT, IP, media, entertainment and FMCGs. I also wrote features, in-house interviews and special reports for the print magazine. Part of my role included generating online breaking news and analysis pieces.
August 2013- August 2014: LaunchPad Recruits (London), content writer
I was in charge of the smooth running of this technology start-up’s official blog, social media accounts, SEO and communications. I also wrote and edited whitepapers and blog posts.
February 2012 – April 2013: Integralcom (Spain), tech journalist
I worked as technology reporter and editor at TICbeat, one of Spain’s top online tech publications. I covered technology, big data, innovation and business news. I was also in charge of generating content for third-party corporate news sites (such as GE Healthcare) in English.
April 2011 – January 2012: Radio Blanca (Spain), assistant programmer at Kiss FM, Hit FM
I worked as part of the music programming team at both stations, preparing logs, programming changes, call outs and auditorium tests.
June- September 2010: Thomson Reuters Spain, trainee journalist
I worked within the Spanish News Department at Thomson Reuters Spain to gain experience in online journalism.
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