Curriculum Vitae

Chelsea MK Wallis |
Auckland, New Zealand | Johannesburg, South Africa | Sydney, Australia

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Compelling stories at the intersection of culture and industry. Traditionally trained journalist with experience in B2B and content marketing: multimedia production, magazine publishing and social media.


Freelance Writer
Self-employed, Sydney, Australia
December 2012 to Current

Feature articles, eDM content, publications research, blogging. Eg ghostwriting corporate articles submissions to international mining trade magazines.

Bid Writer
Big Picture Communications, Sydney, Australia
October 2017 to May 2018

Corporate communications support, either remote or on-site, primarily for large engineering and construction clients. Tender support in formatting, writing and editing on both sides of the process. Content production and editing for government and corporate reports, CVs, awards submissions, style and training manuals, etc.

Editor and Writer
Mahlab Media, Balmain, Australia
July 2014 to May 2015

Client-facing role managing the online news, video and eDMs for the Australian Human Resources Institute’s member communications, HR Monthly, alongside the magazine editor.
Producing content for leading content marketing agency Mahlab Media’s suite of print and digital magazines, eDMs, videos, blogs, websites and social media. A focus on associations in insurance, mortgages and finance, real estate, fitness and engineering.
Designed careers blog to fit client’s current website.

Editor and Journalist
Engineers Media, Crows Nest, Australia
July 2013 to July 2014

Editor of Water Engineering Australia. Journalist covering major civil works and construction for Engineers Australia Magazine. Multimedia projects coordinator for Engineers Media publishing, a fully owned subsidiary of Engineers Australia, the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members.

Online Content Manager
Mining IQ – IQPC, Sydney, Australia
April 2013 to June 2013

Content producer working with the marketing and events teams to provide mining sector content for online publication. Assisted media partners and sourced original articles across varied industry facets: health and safety, environment, business improvement, geosciences, logistics, and recruitment.

Staff Writer
KangaNews, Sydney, Australia
February 2012 to November 2012

Daily reporter and features contributor covering Australasia’s debt, bond and securitisation market for a niche publication (circ. 3,250).

Reporter: Immigration and Demographics
Medill News Service, Washington, D.C., USA
September 2011 to December 2011

Congressional reporter for a national wire service covering politics, the White House, lobbying groups, national security and the census database.

Published stories include; KHON2 TV, Honolulu, Hawaii; and three front-page stories in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier in Iowa (circ. 50,000).

Finance Reporter: Transportation
Medill News Service, Chicago, Ill., USA
March 2011 to June 2011

Finance reporter for a local wire service in Chicago covering transportation and the Great Lakes shipping industry. Stories included earnings reports, economic indicators and small business profiles.

Coverage of The Boeing Co., Ford Motor Co., and auto parts maker Tenneco Inc. Published stories include two business-section stories in the Northwest Indiana Times in Indiana (circ. 85,000).

Kaplan International Colleges, Auckland, New Zealand
January 2010 to November 2010

Front desk administrator providing customer service and accounts management at an international English language school. Orientation leader, under-18 counsellor, substitute housing co-ordinator, substitute teacher.

English as a Second Language Camp Councillor
Gyeongnam Education Research and Information Center, Changwon, South Korea
July 2008 to September 2008

Group facilitator teaching intermediate-level 7- to 13-year-old students; helped organise curriculum with the CEO to build a lasting program and attract future camp counsellors.

Clinical Skills Program Manager, Housing Coordinator
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Chicago, Ill., USA
March 2006 to July 2008

Manager of one of Kaplan’s three facilities helping international doctors pass medical board exams. Led of a team of 60 part-time employees, with duties including sales and marketing presentations, match and residency advising, operations and budgets, student accounts management and payroll database management.


Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Evanston, Ill., USA – Master of Science in Journalism, Financial Reporting, December 2011

Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio, USA – Bachelor of Arts English Literature, May 2004


Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; multimedia editing software: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Soundbooth, Final Cut Pro. Basic Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Experience in payroll systems. Basic navigation of Bloomberg Terminal.

Experienced in WordPress, CMS formatting, SEO, analytics and site curation.

Photography (Nikon D-90, Canon Rebel XTI, Canon EOS D70), photo slideshow, photo essay, video clips, broadcast packages and voice over.

Hawaiian Pidgin, Basic Spanish


Competitive soccer, boxing, reading sci-fi novels, writing children’s stories, baking cakes. Willing to renew certification: CPR, first aid, child CPR and first aid, HEFAT (hostile environment and emergency first aid training).