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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationRome, Italy
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  • ProfessionsEditorial Assistant - Copywriter - Freelance Journalism

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About me

Freelance journalist for The Yogi Times and I the Stylist with editorial and copyrighting experience at the Financial Times, Red Bull and Hodder & Stoughton. First Class Honours in English Literature @ Edinburgh University, commencing a Masters in Journalism September 2018. I also have training and experience in SEO, Google Analytics, social media (including Twitter, FB, Instagram & Pinterest) and back-end website management.

Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Copy Proofing
  • Brand Copywriting
  • Research
  • Fact Checking
  • Pitching
  • Content SEO
  • Digital Journalism
  • CMS Management

Work history

2018

Junior Editorial Assistant

FT Magazine, Financial Times

Dec 2016 - Jan 2018
  • Southwark Bridge Rd, London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Working on How To Spend It magazine, as an editorial intern before becoming junior editorial assistant in December 2016, my duties included: -Fact-checking and proof-reading all print, online and app copy -Researching online/print and writing social content -Dealing with regular requests from writers, PRs, potential contributors and readers -Managing all copy flow from the commissioning process to coordination between the in-house editors, fact-checking, sub-editors, art and fashion desks Back-end website management; editing CMS uploads and weekly Google Analytics reports -Working with the Digital Editor to execute all social campaigns and overseeing all social media accounts including; Twitter (41.5k), Facebook (52,680), Instagram (31.9k) and Pinterest -Managing art and editorial interns on a fast-paced editorial desk -Administrative and organisational support, processing all invoices and copy, tracking advertising coverage, preparing final magazine proofs for the editor, and managing staff calendar and events

2016

Video Content Creator Internship

Instinctif PR

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
  • City of London, UK
  • Internship
  • -Writing concept proposals, storyboards and scripts for short film adverts -Scheduling and conducting a professional shoot producing branded editorial content -Engagement with creative and commercial aspects of video production and editing projects post-production

2015

Copywriting Internship

Red Bull

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Internship
  • -Writing publicity content including press releases and sales copy for ad-boards across EDM and Lovebox festival -Producing daily content for the various Red Bull social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter

Education

Currently

First Class MA English Literature

The University of Edinburgh

Sep 2012
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • -One of four international scholarships to Melbourne University, third-year exchange -Dissertation: Exploring the Decadent relationship between youth and artifice through a dialogue of floriography in the poetry of the Rhymers’ Club

Awards

2011

McKinsey Leadership Course 2011 (100 picked nationally)

McKinsey & Company

  • The McKinsey Leadership Course helped develop practical management consulting approaches in collaboration with Future Foundations.

2011

Finalist at Deerfield Academy International Public Speaking Championships

International Public Speaking Championships

  • Finalist in performance prose at the International Public Speaking Championships in Boston, USA. This comprised of a week-long competition including rounds of persuasive speaking, after dinner speeches and news-round style debating matches.

2010

Winner of Base Camp Rocks 2010

Base Camp

  • Following an online vote, 40 bands from across the UK were picked to perform at a semi-final at O2 Islington. Qualifying for the final 5, my band won a tour of the Alps, with industry-leading judges attending the final at Camden Barfly.