The Team

We’re a very small team, but hoping to make a big difference! Our staff team is made up of one full-time member of staff, who oversees the day-to-day running of Journo Resources, as well as a number of part-time and freelance contributors.

As well as always being on the lookout for dedicated people who share our passions to work with, we also love to hear from you. Whether you’re looking for advice, are interested in Journo Resources or just want a chat, we’d love to sit down for a hot chocolate! And, unlike other websites, we really do mean it. Hot chocolate is great.

Jem Collins, Founding Director & Editor-in-Chief (Full-Time)

Jem Collins is the founding director and Editor-in-Chief of Journo Resources. She launched Journo Resources back in 2016 from her bedroom, after struggling to find the answers to her own questions about working in the industry.

Starting from a totally blank sheet of paper she decided to rethink entry to journalism and the tools you need to progress, drawing up a range of free to access tools she simply couldn’t find elsewhere. Now Journo Resources is home to dozens of unique resources on things like salary data, freelancing, graduate schemes, and more.

In 2018 Jem won the Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation at the Press Awards for her work on Journo Resources, and has since been awarded the a Printing Charity Rising Star Award, We Are The City Rising Star In Digital, Sutton Trust Social Mobility Award 2021, and the NCTJ Awards for Excellence Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award 2021. She was also shortlisted for IPSE Young Freelancer of the Year and the National Diversity Awards.

Alongside Journo Resources, Jem continues to freelance for outlets such as the i Paper, Metro.co.uk and EachOther, and has also given workshops and participated in panels across the country. She also appears on broadcast outlets such as as BBC Radio 5 Live, The Independent and LBC. She is a long-standing trustee of the Student Publication Association and a co-founder of The Second Source. She is also trying to swim in all the UK’s outdoor pools.

She is always more than happy to have a chat, and checks her inbox for advice requests every week. You can follow her @Jem_Collins or email jem@journoresources.org.uk.

Vuyokazi Mtukela, Membership Manager (Part-Time)

Vuyokazi joined the Journo Resources team during Spring 2022 and will focus on managing memberships for our ever-expanding community.

Outside of Journo Resources, they are a freelance journalist, cultural critic and community organiser. They were a part of the second cohort of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ BIPOC Critics Lab, and have since appeared in WaxPoetics, Huck Magazine and PRSforMusic with written features.

Based in Manchester, and having worked in events in-and-around the city, they are constantly re-thinking their practice and finding ways to hold space for marginalised communities—joyfully and equitably.

You can find them on Twitter or get in touch with any membership queries at vuyokazi@journoresources.org.uk

Karen Edwards, Senior Journalist (Part-Time)

Karen is a freelance editor and writer, specialising in travel, lifestyle and entertainment. She has been writing for national publications for nearly 20 years, and freelancing for over 10 years. She joined the Journo Resources team in mid-2021 as Senior Journalist.

As our senior writer, Karen focuses on practical, advice-led pieces on various sectors across the industry – feel free to get in touch with her if you have suggestions on what we should cover!

Outside of Journo Resources, she writes for print titles such as High Life by British Airways, Breathe, Grazia, Metro and The Independent, alongside digital platforms, including Adventure.com, Time Out and Top 10 Reviews.

She is the author of The Planet-Friendly Kitchen and The Little Book of Activism by Summersdale.

You can follow Karen on Twitter (@KarenNEdwards) and Instagram (@KarenNEdwards_writer) or email her at karenedwardswriter@gmail.com.

Inayia Angel Beddelem, Trainee Journalist (Part-Time)

Inayia Angel joined the Journo Resources team as a trainee in winter 2021 and will focus on writing original features and content during her time at Journo Resources. She is a budding broadcast journalist, with a vision of using her lived experiences to voice the unknown. She has a passion for creativity and diversity and to uplift the voices of people from different backgrounds.

Inayia-Angel has freelanced for outlets such as the CPAG and JfKL and is a campaigner for social change. Outside of Journo Resources, she is part of running a creative network for foster care leavers, Care Creatives, hosts her own YouTube channel, curates events and contributes to podcasts. She was recently awarded The Jack Petchey Award for her creativity and dedication to a producers programme.

You can follow Inayia on Twitter @Baileysface_ or get in touch with her on inayia@journoresources.org.uk.

Hannah Bradfield, Trainee Journalist (Part-Time)

After joining the Journo Resources team at the end of 2021 as a trainee, Hannah will focus on writing original features and content during her time at Journo Resources.

Currently based in Norwich, Hannah graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in English and Sport Science and an MA in Media and Cultural Analysis. Alongside her studies, Hannah was on the editorial teams of several student magazines, and in 2018, was awarded ‘Best Student Journalist, Midlands’ by SPA. The following summer, she was part of the 2019 BBC Sport Kick Off Reporter scheme, where she created a feature documentary for BBC Sounds.

In 2021, Hannah, alongside two other students led the creation of a 40-page risograph-printed magazine in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Hannah is also a freelance writer, available for commissions on a variety of lifestyle topics including but not limited to feminism, fashion, mental health, sport and education.

You can follow Hannah on Twitter @hl_bradfield or get in touch with her at hannah@journoresources.org.uk

Jack Dearlove, Design Lead

Jack Dearlove joined the Journo Resources team in 2018, and primarily helps with social design work.

He makes the graphics for our Instagram, Twitter and Ticket Tailor, as well as assisting with updating other parts of the website.

Outside of Journo Resources, he works as Editorial Lead at The LEGO Group, and makes Tubemoji, an app which combines emoji with getting around the London Underground.

He previously worked at The Sun, London Evening Standard, Metro.co.uk and BBC local radio.

You can follow him on Twitter @JackDearlove or you can get in touch with him on jack@journoresources.org.uk.

Get Involved

We’re a small team, but we’re always open to amazing new people bringing us new ideas. If you’ve got something you think would work, email us on hello@journoresources.org.uk.