Rural Roots Media - Founder
Megan founded Rural Roots in 2016 and it has been a roller coaster ever since. She was told at the time that it would take two years to find her feet and they were right. In 2018 Rural Roots PR rebranded to Rural Roots Media to better reflect the work we do and we're really excited about what the future may hold.
Oakham Castle - Marketing Officer
Megan joined the team at Oakham Castle as part of their three-year HLF funded restoration project. She helped to shape the marketing and PR strategy but only stayed in the role for a few months as Rural Roots grew and she made the hard decision to go fully freelance.
We're delighted to still be working with the team at Oakham Castle on a freelance basis.
Sacrewell ltd-PR and Communications Manager
Megan worked at Sacrewell for four years, starting as Marketing and Comms Officer and later joining the Leadership Team as PR and Comms Manager, assisting in the development of the associated food and farming charity and Sacrewell visitor centre.
While there, we completed a £1.2m restoration project of the watermill, a complete site rebrand and almost doubled footfall.
rutland and stamford mercury-senior reporter
After moving home from London, Megan joined the team at the Rutland and Stamford Mercury, later becoming Rutland reporter for the Rutland Times and the Mercury respectively.
She qualified as a senior reporter in April 2011, completing her National Qualification in Journalism following further exams in news writing, law and interview technique and compiling an extensive portfolio of articles.
News associates-nctj journalism
Megan trained at the top journalism school in the country, News Associates in Wimbledon, completing qualifications in news writing, journalism law, local and national government, sub-editing and shorthand, for which she got 100 word per minute with 100 per cent accuracy and still uses it as a party trick...
rutlAND TIMES-JUNIOR REPORTER
Megan's first reporting job was at the Rutland Times as a junior where she covered Uppingham as my patch, wrote the entertainments section and had her own 'Rural Rutland' column, discussing issues facing farmers and the rural community. It was an opportunity that has influenced her career choices ever since.
university college northampton- 2:1(Hons)
Megan graduated from University College Northampton with a 2:1 (Hons) in American Studies.
As part of her degree she spent a semester in South Carolina, where she wrote articles comparing life in the UK to living in the Deep South and which would later inspire her career in travel journalism.
While there, she signed up for a new website that was being launched across universities in America. It was called Facebook....little did she know.