Gemma Nettle

Senior reporter at Media Isle of Man

About Me

Organised journalist, proficient in self-shooting and an adept video and audio editor. Experience in writing for digital and print platforms with work published in Media Isle of Man's three titles, Empoword Journalism, The Stage, Gef, The Indiependent, Lancs Live, and Lancashire Post. Produced a diverse range of local stories for university platforms and local publications, including stories gained from parliamentary sources. 


Notable newspaper articles


Media Isle of Man

Senior reporter

Written news articles and a number of features covering breaking news, hard and soft stories, and entertainment. Started a monthly section within the Manx Independent called Green Life where I focus on environmental news.

Notable pieces include a front page on one MHK’s horror at the state of the island’s road crossings and another piece covering the inquest that followed a tragedy on one of them, a man’s campaign to end gazumping, and multiple pieces on a charity’s plea to the health minister not to forget Long Covid patients. 

Empoword Journalism

Entertainment editor & reporter

An award-winning publication led by women. As editor, I pitch ideas to contributors weekly for them to pick up and write articles on for our entertainment section. I then edit their copy and tailor it to our audience. I also pitch and write pieces of my own choosing. 

Pulse Media


I oversaw other volunteers' ideas and stories, editing my own and others' content. After brainstorming ideas for our website and newspaper, I would put together content callouts on social media where volunteers could respond and take on articles. I organised and held editorial meetings as well as one-to-one meetings with volunteers if they wished to pitch stories face-to-face or talk through ideas.

Part of my job was to liaise often with the vice-president of activities at the Students' Union on games and society events we planned to cover. I also managed Pulse Media's social media, scheduling content to be published on the site and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.


University of Central Lancashire

First Class BA Journalism degree

(BJTC accredited)

NCTJ diploma (2018-2021) 


Competent in using SEO and promoting articles on social media. 

Able to write concisely and with flair. 

Proficient in Adobe Audition, Avid, and Davinci Resolve audio and video editing softwares. I can also use Atex and InCopy systems. 

Skilful in Wordpress, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Google Drive. 

Strong leadership and teamworking skills developed as editor at Pulse Media. 

Contact & CV

My inbox is always open, you can contact me with the contact form here or email