Jo McLeish, founder and creator of The Media Room
Jo has worked in the Arts and Charity sectors for over a decade, providing a range of bespoke services from press and PR, marketing, media crisis management, photography and film production. She works at a local, regional and national level. Bringing stories and images to life are two of Jo's greatest passions.
An established Press & PR professional with 20 years experience
After completing her Masters degree in television journalism, Jo spent several years freelancing at the BBC. For six years Jo worked as a national press & PR officer in the voluntary sector, As press & PR manager at Nottingham Playhouse, Jo worked on a variety of productions ranging from Richard III, 1984 and The Kite Runner.
Jo has worked with a range of print, broadcast and press teams including- ITN,
Channel 4 News, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, The Big Issue, The Stage, Third Sector magazine, Lottery Good Causes and BBC Children in Need.
Jo has produced two award-winning pieces for Theatre in the Quarter, (Chester),
The Lost Boy and Walk My Journey, which was programmed by the Royal Shakespeare Company for Refugee Week 2019.
She is also an arts mentor for Creative Leicestershire and a lecturer at De Montfort University on the Communication Arts degree.
She spent five years volunteering for the NSPCC as a Childline counsellor.