About

I’m a journalist, editor and communications practitioner from Auckland, New Zealand, currently based in Milton Keynes, UK.

I am currently in post as Communications Manager with the Open University’s Learning and Teaching Innovation department. I also continue to work on a freelance basis for clients in various locations.

I write about politics, economics, lifestyle and entertainment, and launched and edit Impolitikal.com, a digital-only publication with a social, political focus. I have an MSc in Poverty & Development from the University of Manchester, and have worked as a research assistant and communications consultant on academic projects related to this field of study.

Other key gigs have included as sub-editor of Rip it Up, NZ’s longest-standing music publication, content editor for 247girl.co.nz – a New Zealand-based website for teenage girls, that is sadly no longer active – and reviews and editorial for Localist.co.nz. I’ve written for Huffington PostMonocleZenithNew Zealand Herald, NO magazine, M2, Good magazine (NZ), Auckland Live and Satellite Media, along with a variety of other print and digital outlets.

I also write copy and assist with PR and social media management for a range of clients, which have to date included the Global Development Institute (GDI, the University of Manchester), Sheffield Institute of International Development (SIID, the University of Sheffield), Oxfam, Universal Music, Coco’s Cantina, Lips and Coastermatic.

For further detail on my work experience, please see my CV.

For information about my availability and rates, please email sarah@sarahillingworth.com.