Hello, I’m Phoebe Parke – an English and German speaking journalist with a nose for a good story (or so I’m told.)
Monday to Friday I work as a social media producer and writer at CNN International, here I write stories for the website about a range of different topics from the world’s biggest concentrated solar plant to the best fashion bloggers in Dubai, and run social media campaigns, you can see everything I’ve written for CNN and other online publications in my portfolio.
I’ve been writing online since 2011 (that’s what LinkedIn says anyway) and over those five years I’ve written for The Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post, Flavour Magazine, DivaScribe Magazine, Pappzd Magazine, GRM Daily, Pride Magazine, FAB Magazine, Black Beauty and Hair Magazine, MTV Wrap Up, SB.TV and Pause Magazine.
On Monday nights from 7 – 8pm I host a specialist radio show called The Grimary School, where I play the best old and new Grime music and UK rap made in the UK and tell the stories behind the artists and their music. You can listen to all past episodes on Mixcloud.
I’m one of four hosts of The Receipts Podcast — fronted by four girls who are willing to talk about anything and everything, it’s real unfiltered girl talk.
Alongside this work in journalism I produce content for my lifestyle blog where I write about topics that inspire or entertain; that usually means career tips and dating stories.
I’ve been blogging since 2012, and in 2015 I decided to do something to help the blogging community. So I created Bloggers of Colour, an online community that shares work from bloggers and writers of colour and supports their work. You can find out more about what we do on our website and find out the full story behind why I started it in this blog post.
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If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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