As a farmer’s daughter with a career in broadcasting, Emily Davies has joined the Guild to make new contacts and friends within the agricultural communications community.
“I’m a freelance agri-media professional, with more than 15 years’ experience in journalism, marketing, and PR,” she says. “I wanted to become a member of the Guild so that I could connect and network with more people in my industry; when you’re self-employed, the day-to-day can get pretty lonely, so I’m looking forward to meeting new people and sharing ideas.”
Emily’s career in journalism started as a broadcast journalist on the planning desk for ITV Central, where she worked her way up to news edit the flagship six o’clock evening news programme, before moving to ITV News and Good Morning Britain as Digital Editor.
“After this I worked as a digital producer with ITV’s marketing department, running social media campaigns for ITV, ITV2, and ITVBe, then spent the next couple of years working for an editorial agency, working on digital content for a variety of brands including adidas, Aviva and Guide Dogs,” Emily recalls.
“I’ve been a freelance journalist and digital marketer for a few years now, and as a farmer’s daughter, I enjoy being able to focus my work within the agricultural industry – working with local farm shops and agricultural shows, and agri-tech companies like Breedr.”
Emily also works with fellow Guild member Anna Jones as project editor of Just Farmers, the organisation that connects members of the media with independent and authentic voices in farming, and is editor of EatFarmNow – a platform that puts the best podcasts, blogs, and videos created by farmers all in one place.
“Outside of work my interests include anything to do with bettering my own physical and mental health; I run, lift weights, do a lot of yoga – in fact, I am a 200+ hour Yoga Alliance-accredited yoga teacher!
“I love singing, reading books about psychology and, of course, spending time exploring the countryside.”
Emily Davies’ Quick Q&A –
What gets you through a tough day?
Plenty of screen breaks and fresh air.
How untidy is your desk?
Monday it’s fine, by Friday? That’s another story…
Tell us something not many people know about you?
I starred as Liz White’s body double as WPC Annie Cartwright in two episodes of the TV show Life on Mars.
What station is your car radio tuned to?
It’s usually connected to Spotify, and playing either Cher, Lady Gaga, or a psychology podcast.
What vehicle do you drive?
Fiat 500 – possibly the worst car for muddy farm visits.
What’s your favourite biscuit?
Name a guilty pleasure
Peanut butter, I eat a jar a week.
What colour are your wellies?
Where did you last go on holiday?
The Lake District.
Cats or dogs?
Dogs – always dogs, especially my brother’s Miniature Golden Doodle, Minnie!
Earl grey or builders’ tea?
Builders tea, no sugar.
All members can be contacted using the Guild’s Farming Media Centre online directory.