About

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 LiveBBC Radio 4QF Radio andMonocle 24 ; British newspapers The Telegraph (for whom she was a regular columnist and blogger) and The Independent; websites The New ArabDoha News and Mandarin Oriental; magazines Good Housekeeping Middle EastScientific American,  Time Out DohaOryx 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.

You can email her at victoriajascott@gmail.com, or message her on Twitter @toryscott.

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7 thoughts on “About”

  1. Fascinating! How nice to *meet* you! I’m so impressed that you manage to do all this GREAT work, with a toddler! We do have a lot in common. I’ll just see if I can find you on Twitter….

  2. Really interesting. My girlfriend moved out to Doha about 2 months ago as she is working now for Qatar Airways. She is going to have to live there for 3 years and so it is interesting reading this blog as well as the links you have on your blogroll. Any advice I could pass onto her?

    1. Hello! The best advice I can give is to get out and explore. Take regular trips out of Doha, go out for nice meals with friends, take classes and make lots of friends. Oh, and go on regular trips away, and return happy. Hope she has a great time!

  3. Hello Mam !
    As part of my today’s blogging 101 assignment, taking the opportunity to let you know how much you inspire me. Before relocating to Doha, I was following your tweets regularly, and only recently did I come across your blog in wordpress. Love your writing 🙂
    I am yet to find a job here, and thus life is being a tad difficult. My specialisation is in English and Journalism. Do you have any advice for me in this regard ?

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