Work: Full-time employment
Duties: Writing online news stories, features and analysis pieces; reporting on events; interviewing high-ranking civil servants and ministers; using social media to engage with audience and promote stories
Output: civilserviceworld.com and Civil Service World magazine (monthly)
Writing samples: People I interviewed included Chris Wormald, permanent secretary at the education department; Peter Lauener, chief executive of the Education Funding Agency which overseas academies; Shaun Kingsbury, CEO of the Green Investment Bank; and Sir Robert Rogers, former clerk of the House of Commons. I wrote features about topics including the government’s controversial lobbying bill (now a hotly contested law); and recruitment into the senior civil service.