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Freelance Audio Work Highlights

Twenty Thousand Hertz
A TED podcast about the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds. I wrote and produced an episode looking at the unusual phenomenon of absolute pitch (aka perfect pitch)
Listen here: 20k.org/episodes/perfectpitch

Brain on Nature
I co-produced this independent podcast series about the importance of the natural world to the human brain. This narrative documentary tells the story of one woman’s recovery from a mild traumatic brain injury, and reveals the emerging science, psychology, and sociology that confirms the link between nature and the brain.  Listen here: brainonnature.com

ABC Radio National: Steely Women
I wrote and produced this radio documentary about Australia’s longest running anti-discrimination case in which BHP was ultimately defeated by the group of mostly migrant women who had been denied a job at the Port Kembla steelworks. Listen here: abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/steely-women

Channel Ten: The Conspiracy Virus
I wrote and produced this two-part feature series about misinformation and conspiracy theories for the Ten News First Person podcast, working in collaboration with journalist Antony Loewenstein. Part one examines the anti-vax movement and how they mobilised around Covid-19. Part two looks at the origins of climate change denial and the role of the media in its proliferation. Listen here: oliviarosenman.com/the-conspiracy-virus

History Lab 
I wrote and produced four episodes in Seasons 1-3 of this investigative history podcast from the Australian Centre for Public History. One of my episodes won a silver award in the 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards, another was shortlisted in the 2020 NSW State Library Premier’s History Awards.  Listen to my episodes here: oliviarosenman.com/history-lab

Consultancy work/contracts

Google Creative Lab, Sydney
Consultant, March 2018 – May 2019
Worked on Creative Lab projects exploring ideas at the intersection of culture and technology, with a special focus on language and sound.

First Draft News, Sydney
Senior Reporter, April – June 2019 (contract)
First Draft is a global organisation that addresses truth, trust and misinformation in media.
Established and ran CrossCheck Australia, a collaborative journalism project monitoring the online spread of information around the 2019 Federal Election.
Recruited and trained student reporters for CrossCheck.

Bauer Media, Sydney 
Executive Producer, Woman’s Day podcasts, March 2018 – present
Lead production of weekly podcasts for Woman’s Day magazine.

SBS, Sydney
Podcast Consultant, March – July 2018
Educated producers and management on podcast best practice, advocated for podcast resourcing.
Worked with language content teams on podcast production.

Fourth Estate 2SER, Sydney
Executive Producer and Host, July 2016 – March 2018
Chose topics, wrote scripts, arranged panellists and hosted live weekly media affairs show.
Recorded in studio, edited audio and distributed and promoted podcast.
Listen: oliviarosenman.com/fourth-estate-2ser

The Telegraph (UK), Sydney
Freelance Reporter, July 2016 – July 2017
Covered Australian news on freelance basis. telegraph.co.uk/authors/olivia-rosenman

Fifty Acres, Sydney
Senior Associate, July – December 2016
Developed and implemented media, communications and government engagement strategies.
Authored articles for clients for publication in news media and copy for social media, newsletters and other content.
Arranged lobbying events at both state and federal government level
Managed interns

Storyful News Agency
Senior Journalist and Training Coordinator, September 2015 – May 2016 (Sydney)
Journalist, April 2014 – September 2015 (Hong Kong)
Monitored global breaking news and provided real time updates to clients.
Located, verified and acquired rights for social media content.
Curated YouTube Newswire and Facebook Newswire.
Edited and fact checked stories for publication to client-facing news wire.
Trained clients in principles of social media verification.

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Reporter, June 2013 – April 2014
Wrote daily articles and long form features for the Hong Kong, China and Culture desks and Sunday magazine
Wrote two regular columns in the Sunday magazine
Published articles and pictures online using the content management system
Clips: scmp.com/author/olivia-rosenman

China Digital Times, Berkeley, California
Digital Curator, June – September 2013
Aggregated and curated Chinese news for English speaking audience. Clips: chinadigitaltimes.net/author/oliviarosenman

Ten News Political Bureau, Canberra
Reporter (Intern), December 2012 – January 2013Attended press conferences, contributed to reporting and story scripts.

Australia Consulate General, Guangzhou, China
Senior Decision Maker, February – September 2012
Assessed visa applications, including interviewing applications in Chinese and English
Investigated visa fraud

Angel House Rehabilitation Centre (安琪之家), Nanning, China, 
Communications Manager (AusAID Youth Ambassador role), April 2011 – February 2012
Managed communications team of four people
Built a website for the organization and created print and online quarterly newsletter
Managed email marketing

Greenpeace, Sydney
Social Media Manager, 2010
Managed social media accounts, provided regular blogs and website content.

Education

  • Master of Journalism, Hong Kong University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts (majors: Chinese and Linguistics), The University of Sydney, 2009
  • Exchange Student, Shandong University (China), 2008

Writing Examples

  • In the eye of the storm, South China Morning Post | http://bit.ly/1mMLRz7
  • Vacant slots: the ghost in Macau’s slot machines, SCMP Magazine | http://bit.ly/1uf1esH
  • A Park at the Heart of History, DestinAsian Magazine | http://bit.ly/388FG8
  • In Wukan, Frustration and Fatigue, China Media Project | http://bit.ly/14YKkgf

Awards & Memberships

  • Co-Founder, Hacks/Hackers Hong Kong, 2013
  • Established a local chapter of international journalism network.
  • HKU Class of ‘84 Social Inclusion Grant, 2013
  • Reporting Violence Against Women in Hong Kong & China, 2013
  • AusAID Youth Ambassador for Development, China, 2011

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin): proficient
  • French: proficient
  • Italian: basic