About me

Jacqueline Wales

Non-fiction content producer and Twitter enthusiast

Who am I?

I value meaningful communication and non-fiction storytelling. I’m an avid consumer of news, current affairs and documentaries. I’m curious, thorough and resourceful. I possess a broad skill set, which I’ve acquired through experience, formal education and self-directed learning.

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Journalism and storytelling
Research and fact checking
Multimedia content production
Digital and social media communication
Writing, copy editing and proofreading
Editing and publishing
Content management and design
Audio and video recording and editing
Photography and editing
Writing for the web
Public speaking and presenting


English – native
Indonesian – intermediate


Canon DSLR 7D and lenses (photo and video)
H4N Zoom (audio)
GoPro Hero 5; GoPro Session; GoPro Hero3; (video)

Software and tools

Oracle (CMS)
Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro
Final Cut Pro
GoPro studio
Infogram (pro version)
Tweetdeck and Hootsuite
Mac OS
Google Drive
Microsoft Office


Bachelor of Journalism
2007 – 2009
University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics
from 2015
University of Wollongong

Certificate and Diploma in Communications and Media
2005 – 2007
TAFE Illawarra


Educator (undergraduate degree level) | University of Wollongong | Current

– News writing
– Multimedia journalism and production
– Magazine writing
– Introduction to data journalism
– Social media for journalists

Freelance/independent contractor | Current

– copy writing and editing
– multimedia content production
– news and features
– training: basic news writing (journalism); writing for the media; social media communications
– communications project management
– media relations

Media Officer | University of Wollongong | Jan 2014 – October 2015

– working with academics to share their research, knowledge and expertise via owned channels and earned media coverage
– supporting academics who are speaking to the media
– providing media and social media training
– producing copy and multimedia content to document and share newsworthy items
– public relations, corporate communications, risk management
– managing UOW’s Twitter account @UOW from January through September 2015. During this period, impressions increased 363%, from 35,000 to 162,000. During a 90 day period, until end September, @UOW gained 539 new followers, an average of six per day. More information.

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Journalist and editor | Berita Satu Media Holdings | Jan 2009 – June 2012

The PEAK magazine Indonesia (lifestyle and culture) and Globe Asia magazine (business)

– journalist and features writer
– researcher
– copy editor

Editor, Jakarta Globe newspaper supplements

– conceptualising and planning editorial
– commissioning articles from staff and freelancers
– writing editorial and advertorial content
– managing content and final production
– liaising with clients on content and publication dates
– ensuring editorial and advertorial content were treated and presented accurately and ethically

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Co-Editor Jakarta Globe Features Desk

– managing editorial content across six sections: personal finance, property, lifestyle, education, automotive and technology
– commissioning content from freelancers and other contributors

Copy editor | Concord Consulting | May 2013 – Dec 2013

– copy editing provincial news reports that cover crime, politics, development, trade, economics and defence across Indonesia

Communications manager | Hidung Merah (Red nose Foundation) | Feb 2013 – Dec 2013

– developing a communications strategy
– blogging
– writing and designing annual reports
– writing funding proposals
– writing and producing a fortnightly e-newsletter
– media and public relations

Kids With Cameras project

– Teaching children and teenagers about photography and conducting classes in two villages in Jakarta: Bintaro Lama and Cilincing.

Media coverage: Photographs from the slums, by Helen Brown for ABC Correspondents Reports

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Journalist and presenter | VOX FM Crossfire | June 2008 – January 2010

– finding and preparing stories and interviews
– producing pre-recorded packages for broadcast
– writing and voicing scripts
– presenting live on air
– recording voiceovers for station promotions
– write and publish blog posts with audio

Freelance writer and editor | Since 2012

Holcim iShare Magazine | Oct 2012 and Aug 2012

– conduct interviews and research
– produce copy to brief

Indonesian Media and Telecoms Landscape Guide for Internews | July – Nov 2012

– researcher
– report writer

JakFringe promotional supplement, published by Jakarta Globe newspaper | Nov 2012

– writer
– editor

Features writer, contributing to: Sustainable Business Magazine (Aug 2013 edition); Jakarta Post newspaper/Weekender magazine (2013); Surface Asia (2013); Jakarta Expat (2013)