Alice Priestley

Currently seeking entry-level roles in publishing

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

Having returned from solo travels and working abroad for 14 months, I am seeking entry-level editorial roles. I have excellent editorial, administrative and organisational skills within book and magazine publishing houses. I am a positive, organised and inquisitive reader bursting with curiosity about books and am eager to continue developing my skills in this industry. Relevant skills include: organisation, prioritisation, attention to detail, Biblio (B3), Microsoft Office, proofreading, copywriting, digital marketing, editing and social media.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Copy Proofing
  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Critical Writing
  • Comedy Writing
  • Language Swedish
  • Feature Writing
  • Copywiting
  • Communication
  • Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Harrods

    Harrods

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Hearst Magazines UK

    Hearst Magazines UK

    • Publishing
  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing
  • L

    Loughborough Students Union Label Magazine

    Work history

    2019

    Marketing and Publicity Intern

    Penguin Random House UK

    Sep 2019 - Oct 2019
    • Strand, London, UK
    • Internship
    • Using B3 to draft press releases and campaign updates, creating showcards, assisting with multiple large mailouts with competing deadlines, assisting a cross-promotional campaign, archiving, filing, data entry and research for publicity projects.

    2019

    Copywriter

    Harrods

    Jul 2019 - Oct 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Practising self-discipline to meet deadlines while creating engaging, concise copy for Harrods’s online platform.

    2018

    Features Intern

    Hearst Magazines UK

    Feb 2018 - Mar 2018
    • Carnaby St, Soho, London, UK
    • Internship
    • Researching and writing copy for features, sourcing material for print and online, assisting with strict deadlines, transcribing interviews, telephone and email communications and assisting senior editors with assignments.

    2017

    Features Intern

    Hearst Magazines UK

    Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • - Conducting and transcribing telephone interviews - Attending and reporting at events - Writing and researching for a published feature (with my own byline) - Writing and researching for copy - Liaising with PR Teams - Sourcing experts for article material - General administrative tasks

    2017

    Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • - General administrative tasks - Reading and reviewing submissions - Proofreading manuscripts - Processing orders and taking deliveries

    2017

    Social Media Intern

    SANT Magazine

    Jan 2017 - Oct 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Three days a week, I managed Sant's Facebook platform to tailor posts to engage with our target audience to promote and market the magazine's image and content.

    2018

    Online Editor

    GradTouch

    Jan 2017 - May 2018
    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • - Formatting and editing articles for nationwide website using CMS - Providing feedback for online writers and helping improve their content ideas - Creating, submitting and editing own content

    2017

    Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
    • Loughborough, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • As Assistant Editor, I assisted the editor with tasks relating to the publication of the students' magazine, such as proofreading, task delegation, recording minutes from meetings and writing a column for each issue.

    2016

    Student Ambassador

    Loughborough University

    Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
    • Loughborough, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • - Liaising with students and parents and helping with any queries - Representing the department of English and Drama to potential students

    2018

    Content Writer

    The Daily Touch

    Jun 2016 - Dec 2018
    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • - Writing engaging and punchy lifestyle content for the student-millennial demographic - Expanding my online writing portfolio with 129,000 + writer profile views

    2016

    Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
    • Loughborough, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • This role required liaising between the host committee and official SPA committee, ensuring promotional material was orchestrated effectively and the conference was as widely reached as possible.

    2015

    Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
    • Preston, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • - Scheduling and taking telephone interviews - Working and liaising with a photographer - Creating content for the Features section - Researching material for the News section

    2016

    Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
    • Loughborough, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • For this role, I recruited writers for my section, produced and directed relevant and quality content and managed Features as part of Label Magazine to the highest standard.

    Education

    2017

    MA Creative Writing

    Loughborough University

    Oct 2016 - Dec 2017
    • Loughborough, United Kingdom

    2016

    BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1

    Loughborough University

    Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
    • Loughborough, United Kingdom
    • Modules included: Dissertation: Mindless Horror: Gendered Mental Illness in Stephen King’s The Shining, Misery and Christine. American Nightmare II: Horror Film, British Drama, Victorian Literature, Sensation Fiction, Critical Studies 1/2, Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on Trial in American Culture, Global America, Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Poetry 1/2, Introduction to the Short Story and Modernisms.

    Awards

    2016

    Best Contribution to Features

    Loughborough University