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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsJournalist - Writer - Musician


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About me

Originally from Liverpool, a Content Editor and MA graduate from King’s College, London looking for an exciting opportunity within a creative company. With experience in editorial, content and digital marketing, I’m a creative, meticulous writer always seeking a challenge. Approachable, enthusiastic and friendly, enjoys being part of a motivating and encouraging team whilst also thriving under the pressure of working from independent initiative.

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  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Lifestyle
  • Online
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Music Journalism
  • Entertainment Journalism
  • Admin
  • Events Assisting
  • Microsift Office Competent
  • Copywiting
  • Researching Reviewing

Work history


Content Editor


Jan 2017
  • Full Time
  • (Contract) Managing a team of 18 freelance writers- commissioning, editing and publishing online content Content strategy and calendar creation Using data and feedback from analytics tools to evaluate and enhance content. Conducting marketing and content tests to increase engagement Managing blog using WordPress Content writing




Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sales assistant at boutique tea store. Won Super Seller of the month



The Breakfast Club

Feb 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Full Time
  • • High level of customer service and dealing with customer queries and complaints. • Stock management. • Handling cash


Freelance Events & Culture Writer

The Upcoming

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Freelance
  • • Reviewing music, theatre, film and comedy events. • Occasional feature writing. • Red carpet premier interviews. Key achievement: Interviewing Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg at Leicester Square.


Editorial & Marketing Assistant Intern

Appear Here

Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Full Time
  • • Creating content for online blog posts. • Creating content for weekly email newsletters using Mail Chimp. • Using Tweet Deck and other platforms to control and maintain publicity via social media. • Research and promotion for events planning. • Partaking in a weekly meeting to discuss targets and improvements based on trends and engagement from customers. • Familiar with using HTML in a CRM setting. • Analysing analytics and performance of own work. • Creating targeted campaigns. • Working with in-house photographer to source high quality photographs. Key achievement: Drove traffic to website leading to increased conversion.



Magnetic Magazine

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Freelance
  • • Creating features articles about the music scene in London and uploading them via WordPress. • Contacting and liaising with promoters and DJ’s to secure press passes to review events and preparing future interviews and press releases. Key achievement: Having already been assigned as the London correspondent, I was then asked to also become the Ibiza correspondent.


Journalist Intern

Liverpool Live

Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Freelance
  • • Working knowledge of Photoshop (Adobe Suite) • Creating and writing a weekly blog (‘Don’t Sleep On It’). • Increasing readership and website traffic through regular feature writing. • Liaising with management and artists. • Writing theatre and music reviews. Key achievement: Increased readership by creating a blog about a genre that wasn’t currently being covered by the magazine and also won article of the month.


Personal Assistant

Atticus Technology

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Full Time
  • • Diary and itinerary management. • Organising and attending meetings and conference calls. • Co-ordinating travel arrangements and expenses • General administrative tasks; stock, filing systems, mailing lists Key achievement: Implemented a database of potential clients and created the newsletter and mailing system.



MA English Literature

King’s College London

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016


English Literature

University of Liverpool

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012