About

I’m a journalist, editor and communications consultant from Auckland, New Zealand (currently based in Manchester, UK). 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 on academic projects related to my 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music publication, content editor for 247girl.co.nz – a New Zealand-based website for teenage girls, that is sadly no longer active – and reviews and editorial for Localist.co.nz.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, Beryl and Coastermatic.

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

I work on a freelance basis for clients in various locations, and am open to relocating if the job fits. For information about availability and rates, contact sarah@sarahillingworth.com.

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