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Tara Leigh


Dublin, Ireland.

Tara Leigh has been working in the media industry for the past six years. In that time she has written and edited numerous Irish Independent and Sunday Independent supplements and features. She has expertise in news, travel, health and fashion writing.

Tara has an honours degree in Economics and English from NUI Maynooth and 1st class honours diploma in Journalism and Media communications from Griffith College Dublin.

This site offers a brief portfolio of her work. For further information email or call 085 1433244


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Tara Leigh: Freelance Journalist





Tara Leigh

Freelance Journalist


Recent Job Experience

Currently working for BeCreative Media Group, a media production
company based in Dublin, Ireland.



Employment History

Curriculum Vitae


2010 - Present: BeCreative Media Group

Managing Editor

• Writing advertorial on various subjects (including travel, health, fashion and sport) for publication in the Irish and Sunday Independent, and Evening Herald

• Writing editorial for publication in the interiors magazine, The White Book

• Overseeing and proof-reading writers’ work

• Generating ideas for features

• Writing online content

• Liaising with clients, advertisers and designers

• Working to tight deadlines



February 2010: Golf Digest

Editorial Assistant

• Detailed research and working to deadlines

• Edited leading monthly Golf Abroad magazine

• Writing and subbing editorial features for the monthly edition of Golf Digest



September 2009: Leinster Leadert

Editorial Assistant (Intern)

• Writing news features and court reports for the weekly edition

• Research: current affairs, and topical local news stories

• Working in a busy office: clerical work, answering phones
and pre-interviews for staff editor



2009: The 11th Hour magazine, Griffith College

Editorial Staff

• Writing features for the one-off magazine

• Designed the magazine

• Proof-read the magazine




• My short story, Shadows in the Dark, was short-listed for the Student Media Awards 2009

• My article ‘Bodies: The Exhibition’ was published on the College magazine website

• I have posted opinion pieces, on Indymedia’s website.





2013: Creative Photography course

Scoil Mhuire Clane, Kildare


2008-2009: 1st class honours diploma in Journalism and Media communications

Griffith College Dublin


2004-2007: 2:2 honours degree in Economics and English

NUI Maynooth


2000-2004: Leaving Certificate

St Mary’s College Naas






• Reporting

• Research

• Interviewing

• Sub-editing

• Proof-reading


Project Management

• People management

• Proposal writing

• Writing and signing-off client/ advertiser driven magazines and advertorials

• Proficient with Microsoft Office and FTP interfaces on Windows Vista, XP and 8



• I possess a clean driving license



Published Material

The following is a sample of the work I have contributed to and Edited recently:



• Sunday Independent Travel Plus (runs monthly)

• Sunday Independent Travel News (runs weekly)

• Infertility in Health & Living (runs twice a year)

• Health Check in Health & Living (runs twice a year)

• One Life in Health & Living (runs once a year)

• Festival Fever (runs annually)

• Celebration of Irish Food (runs annually)

• Christmas All Wrapped Up (runs annually)

• Holidays at Home (runs annually)

• Wedding Destinations (runs annually)

• AIB GAA Club Championship Finals Magazine (runs annually)

• Good Morning (runs annually)

• Ciftis (January 2012)

• Craft Ireland (December 2013)

• Road Safety (June 2013)

• Ideal Homes (runs annually)

• Private Healthcare (runs annually)

• Positive Ageing (runs annually)



• Business Technology

• Don’t Move Improve (April 2013)

• Home Improvements (January 2014)

• Fairyhouse (March 2013)

• Ferry Travel (annually)

• Nursing Homes (annually)

• Springboard Supplement (August 2012)

• Dublin and Beyond


References are available on request




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