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Johanna Greet

56 Hodges Road
Pilberry, NSW 2009 Australia
Mobile: 0903 222 343
Home: 02 9299 0709


I have over seven years experience writing and editing for online and print media. I have held various editor and associate editor positions in some of Australia's forefront independent media publications. A consistently dependable team player, I thrive in a high-pressure environment, enjoy the challenges of meeting deadlines and managing a team, and am comfortable researching, writing and editing on a wide range of topics.


University of Western Sydney
Sydney, NSW AU
Master of Arts in Media Arts Production
Graduated: November 2008


University of Western Sydney
Sydney, NSW AU
Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)
Graduated: November 2001


Employment History

Mar 02 – Present: Freelance Journalist
Various employers
Pilberry, NSW AU


  • Pitch story ideas to editors
  • Research and write stories for submission
  • My work has been published in The Courier Pigeon,The Pilberry Morning Herald, The Bi-Monthly, Pen Club, Cleopatra, Sunday Magazine, and others
Mar 06 – Present: Editor
The Pilberry Morning Herald
Pilberry, NSW AU


  • Commission submissions from contributors
  • Prepare written and visual content to daily deadlines
  • Manage staffing and budgets
  • Write stories and editorials


  • Developed and coordinated a political blog which has received submissions from around the world
  • Contributed to site redesign and development
  • Doubled traffic to site
  • Managed a team of 36
Feb 05 – Mar 06: Associate Editor
Pollies & Dollies
Sydney, NSW AU


  • Project design
  • Identity management
  • Staff management
  • Quality assurance
  • Commission and edit submissions


  • Managed an editorial and design staff of nine
  • Increased readership by 20 per cent
  • Developed an interactive online political portal which received an average of 10,000 hits per day
Jun 03 – Mar 05: Features Editor
Cleopatra Magazine
Sydney, NSW AU


  • Commission and edit stories
  • Make final decision about feature story selection and layout
  • Liaise with managing director
  • Staff management
Jan 02 — May 03: Editorial Assistant
Cleopatra Magazine
Sydney, NSW AU


  • Work closely with the editor to commission stories and organise contracts
  • Liaise with in-house teams of writers, photographers, printers, designers and production staff
  • Organise and research projects to tight deadlines
  • Subedit manuscripts
  • Obtain rights to use material from other publications
  • Write reports and articles


Category Name Proficiency Yrs Experience Last Used
Administrative Microsoft Office Advanced 4+ yrs use currently
Design/Media InDesign Advanced 4+ yrs use currently
  Quark Advanced 4+ yrs use currently
  Dreamweaver Intermediate 4+ yrs use currently
  Photoshop Intermediate 4+ yrs use currently
IT PC Platform Advanced 4+ yrs use currently
  Mac Platform Advanced 4+ yrs use currently



Available upon request.

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