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Experienced communications professional – immediate start

  • Serena Benson (Auckland)
  • Auckland
  • Updated 11 months ago

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Profile & Portfolio

I fly solo and have long standing clients to whom I provide a broad range of services. This means I can take on ad hoc work at short notice and deliver work that reflects my 30 years of experience.

I offer an initial free consultation for businesses and a 24 hour turnaround service for media releases and/or other time sensitive communications.

As a highly experienced communications professional with a strong journalism background, I bring a diverse and global skill set to the table. My passion lies in the ability to translate information and communicate to any audience in a way that is informative, engaging, and easily digestible.

Having lived in the Channel Islands where the finance sector dominates, I completed the first year of a Chartered Accountancy programme, to better understand the way in which I could apply my communications expertise. This, in combination with my journalism training, means I can hit the ground running on any subject.

My point of difference lies in the combination of old school journalism, global communications experience and the adoption of new and emerging technology.


  • Media release and distribution
  • Communications strategy (general, crisis and social media)
  • Data storytelling
  • Social media management
  • Personalised content and curation for social media
  • Blogs and other content
  • Educational – guidance for businesses and staff on setting up social media profiles (In house sessions available)

Specialist knowledge:

  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Technology
  • Payments
  • Disruptive strategy
  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Legal and Accountancy
  • Innovation
  • New Zealand Economy
  • Emerging Markets and Trends

Looking for:

Remote, contract, ad hoc, part-time (remote only)


Available to start immediately

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Contact using webmail: Gmail / AOL / Yahoo / Outlook