Olivia McGill
Olivia McGill
Who is Olivia?

Olivia travelled the world as a journalist and charity communications expert before joining Slack Communications. She worked as a reporter in the Middle East and Honduras before returning to London to write and edit for Sky News and Reuters.

Prior to this, she worked as PR Director for international aid and development agency, GOAL UK. Olivia is now using her in-depth knowledge of journalism and charity PR to help Slack Comms’ growing range of clients.

At Slack Communications, Olivia helps people tell their stories, whether they be accounts of inspiring women for a global charity campaign, the hardship and joys of caring for a carers charity, or helping organisations create their key messages so they can effectively achieve their objectives.

Areas of expertise

Writing, editing, journalism, research, communications and PR strategy, social media, education, health & social care, charity and the media.

Previous experience

Whilst PR director for international development agency GOAL UK, she secured coverage in the Guardian, the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express, as well as Sky, BBC and Channel 4, among others. Working in tightened financial times, she was able to promote fundraising events and the work of the charity through placement of stories in regional press and radio, demonstrating innovation and initiative.

Olivia is a trained journalist and holds a masters in International journalism. She worked for Al Jazeera in the Middle East and at an English language newspaper in Honduras, before returning to London to work at Sky News online and as a video editor at Thomson Reuters.

Little known fact

Olivia fancies herself as a bit of a poet. She has completed a number of creative writing courses and set up a poetry website that started with friends contributing and ended up attracting writers from near and far. On the days when Olivia is feeling nostalgic about her home town in Ireland, she envisages running a writer’s residency from some sprawling, dilapidated manor house in the wilds of Donegal.

What can Olivia do for you?
  • Conduct a communications audit
  • Design and implement communications and marketing strategies
  • Design and implement PR and media outreach strategies
  • Write and edit special supplements, guides, articles and report
  • Manage social media channels and one-off campaigns
  • Chair panel discussions, debates and other events
  • Organise conferences, receptions and parties
  • Train people in the art of storytelling and other communications skills