Aimee-lee Abraham

Editorial Assistant at Oh Comely magazine and Freelance Writer

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Interviewing
  • Customer Service
  • Feature Writing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Copywriting
  • Advertorial
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Curating Content
  • Review Writing
  • Social Media Digital Strategies
  • Comissioning

Work history

Currently

Editorial Assistant

Oh Comely Magazine

Nov 2015
  • I was offered a permanent staff position six weeks into a three month editorial & marketing internship. Duties include: Print .- Writing and subediting features. - Writing incidental copy. - Monitoring and responding to editorial submissions. - Delegating editorial tasks to interns where appropriate. - Providing editorial support for special projects. - Writing advertorial copy. Online: - Maintaining the Oh Comely blog. - Maintaining presence on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. - Developing and implementing social media strategies. Oh Comely magazine is a leader in independent lifestyle publishing, known for its diverse and inclusive representation of women and its long form features and photo essays.

2016

Freelance Diary Reporter

The Times The Sunday Times

Jul 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Gathering quotes & stories to be used in the Diary column of the national newspaper. Reporting ob various cultural events throughout London.

2015

Oh Comely Magazine

Oh Comely Magazine

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015

2015

Features Editor

Quench Magazine

Apr 2014 - Apr 2015
  • I became a section editor (Features) in 2014. I pitched, sourced, wrote and edited a wide selection of human interest stories. My editorial has been recognised both locally and nationally, and the section secured more cover stories than any other during my time there. Duties included: - Pitching ideas & overseeing the production of articles for print & online - Managing/editing content to ensure that high editorial standards were consistently met - Sending out briefs to contributors & assisting with any issues encountered - Proofreading copy - Managing the features email account - Conducting interviews face-to-face & over the phone - Liaising with designers/photographers/illustrators etc.

2015

Digital Media Work Experience Placement

Sky

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Covered the Cardiff Central constituency during the 2015 General Election. This involved setting up digital equipment, filming and live-streaming the evening's events (including the count, declaration and results) and tweeting throughout.

2014

Contributing Writer

Quench Magazine

Apr 2013 - Apr 2014

2013

English Teacher

Student Action For Refugees

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013

2011

Editorial Intern

Buzz Magazine

Mar 2011 - Mar 2011
  • Interned for the Cardiff magazine: managing PR materials, turning advertorial into editorial, conducting and transcribing telephone interviews with subjects, writing previews & reviews to strict deadlines and running various errands across the city and in the office to assist permanent staff.

Education

2015

BA Journalism, Media Cultural Studies (hons

Cardiff University

Aug 2012 - Apr 2015

    2012

    3x A-levels (english Literature, Religion Philosophy, Sociology), 11x Gcse’s Grades A*-c Including

    St.julian’s School

    Aug 2005 - Jul 2012

      Awards

      2015

      Best Editor (Won), Cardiff Student Media Awards

      • Category judged by journalists at VICE News.

      2015

      Best Feature (Shortlisted), Student Publication Association Awards (National)

      • Category judged by Mashable. http://spajournalism.com/

      2015

      Best Longform Writer (Won), Cardiff Student Media Awards

      • Award category judged by journalists at Der Spiegel.