Victoria Scott is a British journalist, PR consultant, copywriter and media trainer with more than 17 years’ experience working for online, print, TV and radio outlets around the world.
Most recently, Victoria spent six months advising the charity Compassion UK on its PR strategy. Before that she was Editor-at-Large for innovative news website Doha News in Qatar.
She has worked for a wide range of well-known outlets, including Al Jazeera, the BBC and CNN, and radio stations BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio 4, QF Radio andMonocle 24 ; British newspapers The Telegraph (for whom she was a regular columnist and blogger) and The Independent; websites The New Arab, Doha News and Mandarin Oriental; magazines Good Housekeeping Middle East, Scientific American, Time Out Doha, Oryx In-Flight Premium (the Qatar Airways in-flight magazine), New York Times Style Qatar, women’s magazine Abode, events magazine Qatar Happening, as well as writing and editing the travel section of Qatari business magazine The EDGE.
Victoria’s copywriting clients include the charity Compassion UK, the management training company Inez, the hotel chain Mandarin Oriental and the events company Coliseum.
Before moving to Qatar in 2009 she was a broadcast journalist in London for 9 years. Her career began at Reuters, where she was a radio newsreader. Next, she moved to the BBC News website, as a producer for its audio and video section. Here, she won the BBC News website’s original journalism prize. Three years later, she moved into TV at the BBC News Channel and the BBC One o’Clock national news for several years, before moving on to her final post at the BBC – as Transport Producer, working with Transport Correspondent Tom Symonds, researching and producing specialist news pieces for the whole BBC network.
Victoria’s areas of specialist knowledge are Qatar, travel, transport (particularly aviation) food, health, education and kids.
She has a PG Dip in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London and a degree in English Language and Literature from King’s College, London.