Linda Shackelford



Freelance writer and PR at SunZu


I am passionate about the communication / media industry, public relations and digital media (website content producing and social media), event management and traditional print media.

I hold a Bachelor of Communication Studies from Auckland University of Technology, with a major in Journalism, and have used my reporting and writing skills at Australasia’s best-selling national mass market magazines and leading national and regional newspapers.

I was instrumental in the start-up company Localist, building online content as events producer and staff writer since the website launch in June 2011.

In 2012 I helped coordinate two major events for StarJam, a charity for young people with disabilities to perform in music and dance. These were a private 'gig' with the supergroup Coldplay performing and meeting hundreds of young people, and StarJam's 10 Year Anniversary live performance celebration which was run in four cities and linked via internet streaming. I was instrumental in helping relaunch StarJam's Facebook and Twitter and write copy for their new website.

I am creative, friendly, conscientious and reliable, with a drive to achieve results in a highly competitive industry, and I pride myself on my hardworking attitude and ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.

I believe you can live your dreams by thinking outside of the square!