Anna Wynn Roberts, Project Manager
With a background in video journalism Anna was an early proponent of multi-skilling in the early 1990s, covering stories in Kosovo, North Korea, Afghanistan, Russia, Somalia and many other countries, including the UK. For five years she worked as a freelance director-camerawoman making documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C. Most recently she was Head of Training at the Thomson Foundation in Cardiff.
Anna is confident that NUJ Training Wales can equip members for the digital media economy, helping them to get work and stay in work. Help us to help you by letting us know what you need.
Anna Miller (née Brees) is the Project Coordinator for NUJ Training Wales. With 10 years experience in print and TV journalism, Anna understands the thrills of being a journalist but also, for some, what’s become the ever present threat of redundancy.
Anna worked for ITV regional news as a presenter and reporter for six years and at the BBC as a presenter and producer for a year. Her new role working on training in Wales with the NUJ has given her a new challenge and a welcome one, assisting journalists like herself in training for new ventures, and adapting to the ever changing landscape that is digital and social media.
Working for the NUJ for over 10 years, I am passionate about education and, from its instigation in 1998, have lead the development of the NUJ training department including both professional and trade union training for members. We now offer a large variety of industry-based courses along with information, advice and guidance.
As well as working closely with members to assess changing skills needs and deliver the most appropriate training, our work includes collaboration with other unions, learning partners, employers and the Government. We have a large proportion of freelance members and continue to work on their behalf to facilitate the skills development opportunities that they need.
Simon Williams teaches the writing for the web and ‘build your own website’ courses.
Simon has taught online journalism and magazine design at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism for nearly 10 years, and works part-time as communications manager for a major NGO.
A web designer, developer and editor with more than 15 years experience, Simon provides online communications consultancy, and is also a freelance journalist specialising in features on the environment and outdoor activities.
Find out more about Simon Williams at www.kift.com
Muriel McClymont is a career coach, Master NLP Practitioner and a former senior executive in the facilities management sector, with over 20 years experience working with people as a manager, coach and trainer. For more information about Muriel see www.lumiercoaching.co.uk.
As a member of the NUJ, Muriel’s work with the union involves careers projects, including CV/self-marketing skills; interview techniques; CV surgeries and mentoring/training of mentors.
Sue has been a television journalist for over 20 years. She began her career in Scotland, before moving to London to work in BBC Television’s News and Current Affairs Department and then decided to go freelance. Her freelance work has been mainly on investigative documentaries, working across all the UK networks.
For over 10 years Sue has been providing career development advice with Skillset (the Sector Skills Council for Creative Media) as one of their industry practitioner advisers. Clients have included: new entrants, experienced media professionals and generic careers advisers working in further and higher education.
She has been a member of the NUJ for over 25 years and is now working with the union on a number of careers projects, including: CV/self-marketing skills; interview techniques; and mentoring/training of mentors.
Sue is also a crime novelist and tutor/lecturer in creative writing. For more information about Sue, see www.sue-walker.com