I’m a reporter, editor and digital producer with more than 15 years’ experience in the media.

My career in journalism began at Melbourne’s Leader Newspapers, where I was a reporter and later editor for a number of mastheads. In 2008, I joined The Age as a web producer and journalist.

After covering stories including the Black Saturday fires, the Australian Open and underworld shootings, I worked as the editor of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald’s MySmallBusiness section for three years, co-ordinating about a dozen freelancers while continuing to write and promote stories across Fairfax’s websites.

At the beginning of 2013 I decided to try something new, and left Fairfax to travel the world and freelance.

While volunteering in Cambodia and later salsa dancing my way around Latin America, I filed a wide variety of stories for Fairfax sections including Money, MySmallBusiness, M Mag and Executive Style.

Back in Melbourne, I also completed a contract with Telstra’s copywriting team in cloud computing and wrote and uploaded content for the website of Monash Partners. More recently I helped compile marketing material for Deakin University, and wrote the content for the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council’s website.

I regularly work as a website producer, sub-editor, breaking news reporter and social media person for The Age, while writing stories for a number of publications including The New Daily, ShortPress and Forge magazine.

If you’d like to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you at larissaham@hotmail.com.