Online Producer and PR support
Brittany stepped sideways from her role as Vibewire's Online Producer, into the PR role on electionWIRE as the campaign hit top speed. Somehow she found time amid study, work and other internship obligations to apply her writing and networking skills to the huge task of telling the world about the electionWIRE. She assisted with the organisation of events, pitched stories to local and national media and tried in vain to compose witty tweets that were worthy of retweeting. Brittany was part of the team responsible for the success of Julia vs Julia (a parody debate involving Julia Gillard impersonators) and was particularly proud of procuring some classic, custom-made, red budgie smugglers for the Butlers in the Buff who masqueraded as Tony Abbott with hors d'ouvres on the night. "From the uniqueness of the concept to the hilarity of the final product, it was a fantastic event to be a part of."
Brittany is particularly interested politics, social justice and the arts, and electionWIRE gave her the context in which to pursue those interests. "The reporters were inspiring, each team produced content that got better and better as the project went on, in terms of both the production value and also the complexity of the issues they explored. They weren't (or at least didn't seem) intimidated by the challenge ahead of them, they showed Australia how passionate and determined young people can be, and exactly what we're capable of."
Joel Philp's How do millionaires vote? springs to mind when Brittany thinks of electionWIRE. "It probably wouldn't be my favourite, but is definitely the most memorable. It was such a simple concept, but it got my attention because the reporter was so resourceful in creating the story."