ALEX MILLER

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PERSONAL PROFILE

Well-informed and forward-thinking regarding all aspects of magazine and new media from generating ideas, spotting commercial opportunities, commissioning, editing, writing, circulation and developing/maintaining relationships with industry leaders, advertisers and colleagues.

Over a sixteen year period, developed an extensive range of technical skills to produce and deliver quality content, via print and online mediums.

Operate efficiently in pressure situations providing time-sensitive results.

Manage capital expenditure and budgets of publications.

The ability to work with large or small teams, ensuring they deliver their best results in the planning and delivering of content.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance

Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express, The Independent, Radio 5 Live, Premier League TV, UEFA, SportBusiness International, fcbusiness, www.sportingintelligence.com, Football Punk, www.liverpool-kop.com, BBC Breakfast News, Bloomberg, The Non-League paper, accounting & business, CFOWorld and Student Accountant.                                          

Sports Finance Reporter                                    2009-present


Freelance sports finance news and features to national newspapers and hugely-respected magazines and websites.

Guest appearances on TV and radio outlets including the Premier League TV channel and Radio 5 Live to discuss sports finance issues.

Interviews with Senior Executives and officials to discuss financial issues and also managers and players, including after-match press conferences.

Report detailing the economic viability of football clubs for The UEFA Pro Licence training course.


PASS magazine, CCH, Wolters Kluwer                                                            

Editor                                                2002-2009

Headhunted by former News Editor to become the Editor of PASS magazine at 29 years of age. Awarded IFA's Financial Journalist of the Year in 2008.

Involved with the design and building of www.passmagazine.com, an online version of the monthly magazine to provide information to an overseas audience and regularly updated information to support our UK readers. Broke with tradition to launch 6 monthly e-zines, a weekly newsletter and jobs board.

Changed and later, completely redesigned the magazine (twice) to its current format to widespread approval from directors, advertisers and readers alike.

Rethought editorial content. Readership risen from 28,000 to 40,000 since changes. Circulation controlled and held at this number.

Revenues risen from £250,000 to approx. £750,000 a year. Editorial based ideas prominent in said increase.

Also created, organised and hosted a number of profitable parties at venues such as The Paper Club and Orchid in London's Piccadilly.

Revisited the methods PASS magazine uses to reach its audience, including the placement of magazine stands in major colleges.


Accountancy Age                               
Journalist/News Editor                                    1999-2002

Employed as a News Reporter on the highly-respected B2B weekly magazine.

Promoted to News Editor in 2001. Appeared as an expert on the BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg and others.

Produced numerous off-diary exclusive news stories and features. Built and maintained senior contacts.


Press Association
Personal Finance Editor                                    1998-1999

Headhunted as Editor of personal finance for the highly-respected newswire.

Columnist for approximately 20 local newspapers as a result.

Responsible for producing high-quality and quantity editorial.

Feature writing and contact building with largest UK and international financial institutions.


Universal Records (MCA)/Telstar Records                                                  
Website Photojournalist                                    1997-1998

Headhunted to produce editorial content and photography for MCA and Telstar websites.

Interviews with signed artists and reviews of their concert/festival performances.


Suggesting and driving ideas for the direction of websites.



PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Highbury College, NCTJ Pre-Entry Journalism Diploma, 1996. On graduation from the 12-month course, I was offered and accepted the position as News Reporter on The Croydon Advertiser, 1997.

Lancaster University, Sports Studies,

Epsom College,

REFERENCES


Available on request.