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How to write a media biography

Biographies are important when selling-in senior spokespeople for media interviews.

They need to be interesting, informative and should be around one A4 page in length. Outlined below are a number of key questions that you should ask when developing a biography for media purposes:-

  • When did you join XXX School?
  • What is your current role including key responsibilities?
  • What is your career history at XXX School?
  • Any previous career history prior to joining XXX School?
  • How many people are in your team/direct reports?
  • Are you a member of any institutes or professional bodies?
  • Do you have any involvement with charities?
  • How old are you?
  • Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?
  • Are there any family details that you would be happy to include?