Laura Oliver

Freelance writer, editor and digital media consultant

I’m a journalist with more than 10 years experience in writing, editing and commissioning.

I was formerly Head of Social and Communities at the Guardian and have a background in audience engagement, community management and social media. I deliver consultancy and training in these areas.

Consultancy Work

This video gives a glimpse of work I did at the Guardian, where I developed social media and engagement strategies for the newsroom, launched new products and managed a team.

As a freelancer, I've trained BBC and Financial Times journalists in writing for social media, and journalists in Nepal in digital storytelling and verifying third-party content. I've also written for multiple publications and edited for the World Economic Forum. I've worked as a consultant with the European Journalism Centre, The Week UK and international charity Theirworld on social media and community building strategies.

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