Takes advantage of extensive access to information and people.
Continues his career in newspapers working as a senior sub-editor (casual) on The Australian, and writing columns for the Newcastle Herald.
- Researches, writes and edits reports.
- Interviews, researches and writes opinion, feature, news, and profile stories for print and online media.
- Writes and edits media releases.
- Edits and oversees tenders.
- Writes blogs.
- Writes and edits newsletters.
- Liaises with clients to produce effective website copy.
- Maintains solid relationships with graphic designers, printers and publishers.
- Preserves strong networks across media, government and corporate sectors.
- Understands the value of clear, accurate and concise communication, especially when conveying detailed information.
- Provides a compelling approach to all assignments, and meets deadlines.
“On very short notice, Darrell helped the comms department pull together our divisional reports to write a comprehensive business summary and plan.”
Mark Elliott, CEO, Calibre Global
- Master of Arts, University of Sydney (Australian literature)
- Bachelor of Arts Honours, University of Sydney (Australian literature)
- Graduate Diploma in Education
- Graduate cadetship with AAP-Reuters
- Senior news agency and newspaper editor, sub-editor and journalist
- Newspaper experience with News Corp (The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph), Fairfax (The Sun-Herald, the Newcastle Herald) and Rural Press (the Northern Daily Leader)
- Government experience writing and researching for Legislative Assembly, and Regional Development
- Wide-ranging involvement writing and coaching in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors
Corporate Clients Include
- Aboriginal Resources Group
- AMP Financial Planners
- BHP Billiton
- Care Pharmaceuticals
- Crowe Horwath
- Eagleview Financial
- Forsythes Recruitment
- Legislative Assembly
- Local Government Association of NSW
- Macquarie Bank
- Measured Marketer
- News Corp
- Paradice Investment Management
- Playfair Tan
- Regional IT/SaberVox
- Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
- University of Sydney
- Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (Cambooya)