Google+ Jack Leslie F1: About

About

Jack Leslie is a 25-year-old media professional, mainly specialising in motorsport journalism and digital content creation. He also has experience in the gaming, technology, sport and automotive sectors.

I can't really say I've 'always loved to write' because, for the very earliest stages of my life, I didn't know how to and it took quite some time for me to realise I might actually want to do it for the rest of my life. But, nevertheless, it's something that I started to enjoy while I was at school. 

I wasn't particularly good at it, though, so I put a lot of effort into changing that. Eventually, it started to pay off... 
My face

Initially, writing wasn't on my radar as a potential career path. Hours and hours playing The Sims convinced be being an architect could be fun, but then I realised I couldn't draw. With my interest in cars, I thought it might be fun to sell them for a living. I lost interest in that fairly quickly.

So, it took me until my mid-teens to realise something journalism or media-related might be a good fit for me, with motorsport being my preferred field of work. My dad and grandad are both big motor racing fans, so naturally I developed an interest in the subject at a young age.

After finishing my GCSEs, I had a bit of spare time on my hands and, naturally, started to think about what I wanted to do with my life. Because I loved writing, media and F1, I thought it might be fun to combine my passions. 
So, I started a blog. 

It proved to be surprisingly popular and soon I started picking up free writing work and built up a portfolio. This all eventually led to paid freelancing, covering motorsport, gaming, cars and more.

Recently, I have worked as a freelance journalist for Motorsport Week, Motorsport Monday, WTF1, Car Throttle, Carwow and Autosport - where was a member of its Autosport Academy. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism (1st), before moving onto an internship within the world of F1. I was promoted to a full-time role at the end of 2018.
Me and my car

I have completed work for Live Wire Sport (a social media agency) and been featured on websites such as Richland F1, RaceFans.net, Wareable, About.com, eBay and SPEED.com. I have also been published in local newspapers and magazines (including Motorsport Monday, Paddock and Autosport). 

I have attended numerous events as accredited media, including four F1 races, one Formula E race and media days for the likes of Sky Sports, Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin. Between 2013 and 2016 I completed internships and work experience placements at Car Throttle, Autosport, Richard James, Wareable and carwow.

To see more about my work, check out the portfolio page. If you need to get in contact with me, please visit this page.

2 comments:

terryjp said...

Well done - keep working hard and you will get rewarded, never anything for nothing - good work

Hannah Nicholson said...

Hi, mate !
I'm a female American F1 fan who wants to be an F1 engineer, and all I can say for you is, keep up the good work. :)
Your blog is awesome, by the way. ;D