Paige Beresford is a freelance Journalist who lives in Scotland, UK and is a Content and Production Assistant for BBC Scotland. Born in Scotland in 1996, Paige is currently a student at Edinburgh Napier University working towards achieving her honours degree in Journalism.
As per her job role in BBC Scotland, Paige regularly works across a variety of different departments. Currently, she is a Production Management Assistant for the Scotland BAFTA Awards as well as a Content Assistant for radio shows including BBC Radio Scotland’s Off the Ball, Jazz Line-Up, Sportsound and Call Kaye. She is also a Production Runner since 2014 and has worked on Sports Personality of the Year Awards, BBC Proms in the Park, The Royal National Mòd as well as many election nights, Children in Need events and the Royal Highland Show. In addition to this, she was a Production Co-ordinator for the BBC Music at the Quay festival.
Whilst studying, Paige is a freelance Sports Columnist for online site, The Boot Room, covering all things football, and a Sports Columnist for football site Well On Paper, writing analysis and opinion pieces.
She has also been an Arts Journalist for The Scottish Sun, where she interviewed bands and artists (including The Amazons and JONES) and wrote music and concert reviews. She wrote for The Scots Reviewer where she reviewed music and concerts, theatre productions and films.
She is also the Producer and Presenter of a weekly radio show called The Verge on Radio ENRG, which is based in Edinburgh and airs every Wednesday from 3pm. Paige and her team interview upcoming bands and artists and then play their music on the show. In addition to this she is the proud blogger of her site PageByPaige, where she reviews books and interviews authors.
In 2015, Paige was a part of the BBC Scotland Apprenticeship Scheme and worked in radio, TV and online content across 10 different departments such as Sport, Children’s, Learning, News, Gaelic and Media Central. During this time, she was the Producer of (as well as researched and presented) a BBC short film called Being Me at the BBC.
This is also where she developed her enthusiasm and skills in radio; editing packages, creating podcasts and working in content production for both music and topical radio shows. As a steadfast and keen learner, Paige took this opportunity to work as part of production teams. She recorded voiceovers for Sportscene as well as directed, filmed and edited an advert for Glasgow Kelvin College.
After developing her talent and passion for writing since 2013, Paige was a Journalist during the 2014 Commonwealth Games for a company called Future News, who published over 50 of her articles in two weeks. She was also published in The Evening Times after conducting an interview with Lord Jack McConnell, and then in The Herald for her feature article about rugby. It was during this time she was titled Glasgow’s Young Journalist and was interviewed by Young Scot.
In 2014, Paige hosted and presented the Determined to Make Movies Award Ceremony and had two of her articles published in STV. She was also Cineworld’s first ever guest blogger and reporter, where she interviewed Australian astrophysicist, Dr. Jonathan Whitmore, whilst he was touring with his film, Hidden Universe. Cineworld and the Glasgow Science Centre both went on to publish her report.
In 2013, when she was in her final year, Paige arranged to have Lord McConnell visit her high school, Bannerman High, as part of a Livingstone Assembly. Being an enthusiastic opportunist, she then interviewed Lord McConnell after the event and the interview was later published in Shout It magazine. In the same year she also recorded demos at Clyde 1 as part of their Scottish Media Academy multiple times.
Paige has recently had more opportunities to travel, which has allowed her to broaden her writing and creative skills by introducing her to travel feature writing. She has also developed a better understanding for politics, so that she can pursue comment and analysis articles.
Paige is currently working towards achieving her shorthand qualification, which she hopes to attain by the end of 2017.