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Since 1982, Scott Ellis has worked as a journalist through the full range of Australian media.

As a reporter, features writer, producer and chief of staff at five News Limited newspapers in three Australian States; at the Seven Network; as a contributing writer for magazines; in the on-line arena and most recently as television columnist/analyst for The Sun-Herald newspaper and editor of The Sun-Herald and Sunday Age television magazines.

With experience in reporting, feature writing, sub-editing, section editing, television and radio producing and more, his experience will provide the expert editorial you need.

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Scott John Ellis
DOB: 21/9/1964
Resident of: Sydney Australia.

1982-1985
The Sunday Mail (Adelaide, South Australia)


Position(s): Cadet journalist, children's page editor, reporter, television and theatre reviewer, assistant photographic editor.

Duties: General reporting, providing assistance to senior reporters, reviewing television programs, theatre productions and bands, assisting photographic editor at weekends with selection and placement of photographs.

1985-1989
The News (Adelaide, South Australia)


Position(s): General reporter, police roundsman, chief of staff.

Duties: General reporting, establishment and continuation of police rounds, liaising with police and other emergency services personnel on major stories, compiling daily news lists for editorial conference, managing the daily allocation and placement of news stories with reporters.

1989-1992
The News Limited Group


Position(s): Sydney Bureau Chief for The Adelaide News and The Brisbane Sun, contributing writer to the News Limited group.

Duties: General reporting of nationally-important news stories to base newspapers in Adelaide and Brisbane or to the group when necessary. Interviewing international actors, sports people, authors politicians or other significant individuals visiting Sydney for the group, managing the daily allocation and placement of news stories with reporters within the bureau. Managing the daily operations of the bureau.  

1992 - 1999
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, New South Wales)


Position(s): General reporter, police rounds, features writer, columnist, television/entertainment reviewer and analyst.

Duties: General reporting of daily news, with particular emphasis on the police rounds stories, attend daily police briefings, establish and maintain relations with police and other emergency services personnel.

Write a daily column (Between The Lines) highlighting humorous and/or quirky events affecting Sydney

Write features on important news issues of the day/week, explaining the story behind the headlines.

Review television programs (for the Seven Days liftout) interview actors and or network personalities and staff relevant to new programming and issues pertaining to the television industry.

1999 - 1999
The Seven Network (Sydney, New South Wales)


Position(s): Researcher/Field Producer with Today Tonight

Duties: Source, investigate, research and help compile current affairs stories with the Today Tonight team; work with the reporters, editors and executive producer to oversee completion of stories.

Produce stories while away from the office, coordinating everything from wardrobe to camera/sound crews to availability of talent to be interviewed.

1999 - 2001 (Feb - Nov)
@www Internet Company (Sydney, New South Wales)

Position(s):
Editorial Manager

Duties: Formulate and oversee implementation of editorial strategies during the construction of websites and online services for companies including Network Seven, Prime Television, Channel V, Arena Television, RM Williams, Vodaphone (Australia), The Commonwealth Bank etc. Write editorial guidelines (style guides) for existing clients; instruct client-side staff on writing for the web.

Oversee editorial team's day-to-day work on above projects, manage the daily operations of the editorial unit and coordinate all projects currently underway.

2001 - present
Fairfax General Magazines, The Sun-Herald Newspaper (Sydney, New South Wales)


Position(s): Television editor, television analyst, features writer.

Duties: Edit the inserted television magazine for The Sun Herald and Sunday Age newspapers; manage the editorial and production team with weekly deadlines and planning for future editions with focus on special events, seasonal changes, industry trends etc.

Write features on the television industry; write a weekly column on changes within the television/radio industries.

2001 - present
Fairfax Lifestyle Magazines, The Sun-Herald Newspaper (Sydney, New South Wales)


Position(s): Television editor, television analyst, features writer.

Duties: Edit the inserted television magazine for The Sun Herald and Sunday Age newspapers; manage the editorial and production team with weekly deadlines and planning for future editions with focus on special events, seasonal changes, industry trends etc.

Write features on the television industry; write a weekly column on changes within the television/radio industries.  



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