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  Daisy Carrington
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a globe-trotting food obsessive, who also happens to have ten years of journalism experience tucked under my increasingly snug belt.

In the last three years I've visited over 20 countries, and have so many stamps in my passport I've had to order new pages (twice). I have traveled extensively around the Middle East and Asia, and have covered topics as diverse as the Iranian elections to poaching practices in Namibia. My client list includes CNN, Time Out, The New York Observer, and The New York Post, to name a few.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 3 Years
Editor 4 Years
Writer 7 Years
Specialty
Food 3 Years
Lifestyle 10 Years
Travel 5 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Zagat (11+), Time Out Dubai (11+), TNT Magazine (11+), Qatar Airways' Oryx (11+), The New York Observer (11+), amNew York (11+), CNN.com (11+), Metro New York (11+), GuidePal (11+), Gulf Life (11+), Irish America Magazine (11+), Jazeera Airways' J Magazine (6-10), Tiger Tales (3-5), Patch.com (3-5), Time Out New York (3-5), The New York Post (1-2), Modern Bride (1-2), New York Sun (1-2), Easy Jet's Traveller (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Priceless.com (11+), Touchline Media (11+), Redactive Media (3-5), Atlantis Healthcare (3-5), New York University Press (1-2), TripAdvisor (1-2)
Other Work History
* CNN, Freelance digital producer, January 2012-present
* TNT Magazine, acting lifestyle editor, November 2013-May 2013
* Time Out Dubai, food, style and beauty editor, June 2008-November 2010
* amNewYork, features editor, March 2007-June 2008
* New York Observer, columnist, November 2005-March 2007
* Irish America Magazine, deputy editor, November 2004-November 2005
* Brooklyn Eagle Publications, arts and entertainment editor, September 2003-November 2004
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office, InDesign, Quark, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, CMS
Technical Skills
I'm SEO and CMS-trained. I am handy with web design and have learned how to edit photos and video on computers without the appropriate software (a neat trick). I'm also competent in Adobe suites and Final Cut Pro.
Equipment
Laptop, Olympus digital voice recorder, digital camera, iPhone
Foreign Language Skills
Russian
Work Permits & Visas
EU passport
References
On request
Other
Judge for 2009 and 2010 Time Out Dubai restaurant awards
Panelist for 2009 and 2010 San Pellegrino's World's 50 Best restaurants
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
News  
(CNN, 9/9/2013)
A few weeks ago, citizens from the oil-rich nation of Saudi Arabia started making an unexpected complaint via Twitter: raise our salaries, please!
(CNN.com, 8/22/2013)
In Somalia, getting from point A to B can be a perilous business. Towns are remote, the roads that link them are poor and prone to attack, while the coastline is manned by pirates. So why are so many airline operators eager to launch routes to Mogadishu?
(CNN.com, 7/5/2013)
High in the hills in the West Bank sits Rawabi, a huge construction site its developers hope will transform the lives of Palestinians.
(CNN.com, 6/13/2013)
In the lead-up to the Iranian election, many in the country find themselves blocked off from the internet, sometimes with financially crippling implications.
(CNN.com, 5/13/2013)
Last month,Saudi Arabia launched its first anti-domestic abuse ad. It's high time, but what does this mean for women's rights in the Kingdom? And how effective can it be?
Business  
(CNN.com, 8/12/2013)
Under the guise of making check-in as seamless a process as possible, airlines have started putting baggage drop into the hands of their passengers.
(CNN.com, 7/31/2013)
Abandoned hubs are finding new life as race tracks, schools and new homes.
(CNN.com, 6/13/2013)
Imagine a future in which planes run on a mixture of batteries, body heat and cow manure. Or perhaps noise pollution would cease to exist (thanks to a shape-shifting engine, that is). These aviation technologies are closer than you think.
Food  
(CNN.com, 8/20/2013)
Humans have a strange relationship with food. This seems to be a global truth that is perhaps best evidenced by the array of unusual food festivals the world over.
(Time Out Dubai, 5/23/2009)
(Time Out Dubai, 11/3/2008)
(Time Out Dubai, 10/20/2008)
(Time Out Dubai, 10/16/2008)
Travel  
(CNN.com, 7/2/2013)
There is something innately messy about summer. The air's more pungent, bodies are stickier, and people seem more willing to make a mess. That must be why some of the world's filthiest festivals bide their time until the warmer months.
(TNT Magazine, 11/1/2012)
(TNT Magazine, 2/24/2012)
(EasyJet Traveller, 2/1/2012)
(Oryx Magazine, 3/1/2011)
(Time Out Dubai, 8/17/2009)
Contact Info
  Daisy Carrington
London,  
UK

E-Mail: daisy.carrington@gmail.com
Website: http://daisycarrington.com