First class BA Hons Journalism graduate with charity PR experience, knowledge of digital and social media promotion, as well as traditional editorial experience. Seeking entry level PR role.
September 2011 to July 2014, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield
BA Honours, Journalism
Degree Classification: First-Class Honours
- Excellent writing, PR, journalism, graphic design and video editing skills using media software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Avid and the Microsoft Suite.
- Excellent communication skills gained from experience in hospitality.
- Experienced in the use of most forms of social media promotion including: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Pinterest.
- Excellent typing skills gained from work as a transcriptionist and running a personal blog.
Wakefield Morris Dancers, Press Officer – October 2013 – April 2014
Voluntary position as part of university degree. Duties included set up and maintenance of social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter. Regular blog updates with news and information provided by the client. Press releases and articles were produced for distribution to the local and regional press. Liaising with local and regional news outlets for coverage via email, telephone and social media. Digital design on InDesign was also used to create adverts and flyers for publication and distribution on relevant platforms.
T-Hud Student Magazine, Games Editor/Contributor – May 2012 – May 2014
Voluntary position during my time at university. Duties included contributing monthly pieces on video games such as previews, reviews and opinion pieces for both online and print platforms, as well as proof reading submitted copy and delegating articles to contributors.
The Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Intern – August 2013
Duties included researching and creating news items for publication, carrying out research for previews and feature articles in the publication, transcribing interviews and researching and producing features for online publication.
Megabits of Gaming, Contributor – November 2012 – December 2013
Duties included producing original editorial copy, reviews and independent features and opinion pieces for the website.
This Is My Joystick, Staff Writer – September 2010 – August 2011
Duties included producing original editorial copy, reviews, independent features and opinion pieces. Other duties included attending press events, which involved producing original photos and editorial for online publication. Required excellent time management skills with tight deadlines.
June 2014 – Present – Boots Ltd
Current Position – Customer Assistant
Duties include stock replenishment, assistance with customer queries, and monitoring of the self-checkout area.
December 2012 – April 2014, Student Helper, The University of Huddersfield
Duties included aiding with tours of the university campus for prospective students and their guests. This involved discussing and promoting my course in detail with A-level students, and answering any of their queries, providing them with basic knowledge of what the course entailed.
September 2012 – December 2013, Transcriptionist (casual), SURF – University of Salford, Salford
Duties included transcribing interviews from the SURF (Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures) department, requiring great attention to detail and excellent typing skills.
September 2012 – April 2013, Barmaid, Old Gate Bar & Restaurant, Hebden Bridge
Duties included taking orders for and serving food and drinks behind the bar and stock replenishment. Role required excellent communication skills with customers.
September 2011 – July 2012, Barmaid, B@r Place, Hebden Bridge
Duties included liaising with clients over the phone and face-to-face. Attention to detail required when taking bookings over the phone, as well as taking food orders over the bar.
September 2008 – July 2011, Senior Administrator, Capita Life & Pensions, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham
Duties included data entry on Microsoft Word & Excel requiring strong attention to detail, as well as liaising with service teams internally and externally, via e-mail and telephone.
August 2007 – December 2008, Customer Service Assistant, Woolworths plc. High Street, Cheltenham
Duties included till operation, assisting with customer queries over the phone and face to face, stock replenishment and daily inventory.