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Bethany Connor

Multimedia Journalist and Writer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationAscot, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFeature Writer - Graduate Journalist - Videographer

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About me

Multimedia Journalism graduate from Bournemouth University. Enthusiastic and creative individual with the determination to produce detailed and original content. Able to confidently work within print, broadcast and digital environments, trained within all areas of journalism, media and communication. NCTJ qualified. 80wpm in shorthand. Strong interest in both news and features, particularly the arts, music, fashion, travel, popular culture, lifestyle, health, wellness and social affairs. Versatile and open to writing and learning about any subject. Looking to develop my digital, online and video journalism skills; seeking a position where my multimedia background can thrive. Understanding of social media platforms, CMS/WordPress and search engine optimisation. Familiar with Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, Burli and Klynt. ACA qualified in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Excellent presentational and visual skills due to my interest in photography.

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Skills

  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Wordpress
  • Feature Article Writing
  • Online Social Media
  • Photograghy
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Adobe Premiere/photoshop/indesign
  • Video Editing
  • Writing

Work history

Currently

Head of Bar

The Duke of Edinburgh Public House

Sep 2016
  • Full Time
  • Temporary employment whilst searching for a journalism job. Skills maintained: communication and interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, diligence during long and busy shifts.

2016

Content Writer

Notion Magazine

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Spent one month as an editorial intern at Notion Magazine and continued as a regular contributing writer for their online platform. Gained wider understanding of the running of a successful, independent magazine and the importance of using social media to attract and maintain audiences. Tasks included: market research, proof reading, writing, uploading and editing online content via WordPress, writing long and short-form features for print (Issue 70), transcribing interviews and creating posts for social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).

2015

Reporter

The Daily Express

Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Worked on both the News and Features desks. Further developed my writing ability to match that of a fast paced, national newspaper by researching, sourcing and writing articles between 50-500 words. Shadowed a senior reporter on a breaking news story where I used my journalistic initiative to independently interview members of the public. First-hand experience of strict deadlines, writing accurately under time pressure, and efficient decision making.

2015

Online Writer

Scarlett London

Apr 2014 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Scarlettlondon.com received 75,000 unique hits per month whilst I was a writer. This experience expanded my knowledge of writing for a blog-based, online platform and enhanced my ability to readily adapt my writing style. Skills gained: representing the brand at events, in-depth research, face-to-face interviews, use of visual media online, DSLR photography.

2015

Deputy Lifestyle Editor

The Student Eye (Bournemouth Echo)

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Appointed Deputy Lifestyle Editor after being a committed writer. Wrote articles for all three sections: features, lifestyle and news and gained a wealth of experience in creating content for an online audience. Role included: recruiting and motivating writers, liaising efficiently with editorial team, sub-editing content, uploading content onto WordPress run site ensuring strong SEO and interactivity.

2016

Radio News Reader; Radio Presenter; Online News Writer; Fashion and Features Writer

Nerve Media

Nov 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Whilst studying Multimedia Journalism I put my skills to practice writing, presenting and reading for the various platforms. Voluntary participation meant organisation and self-motivation were key. Awarded Radio News Reader of the month in March 2015 and Online Writer of the Month in September 2015. Skills put to practice: Writing for broadcast, news tone and speed, phone-interviewing, WordPress and SEO, concise writing ability and adaptable writing style, familiarity with Myriad and Scoop software.

Education

2016

BA(Hons) Multimedia Journalism

Bournemouth University

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Modules studied: Media Law and Court Reporting, Shorthand, Ethical Practice, Global and Public Affairs, Broadcast Journalism (Radio and TV), Documentary Making, Feature Writing, News Journalism, Online Journalism and Convergence Journalism. Major Multimedia Project: Investigated female involvement in the subculture of street art and graffiti, specialised in print and also produced supporting online, video and audio elements. View projects. Dissertation: 10,000 words – “Millennial users’ perception of the standard and quality of citizen photojournalism on Instagram.” Accredited by three industry bodies: Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Periodicals Training Council (PTC). Technical skills: • 80wpm Teeline Shorthand • NCTJ Diploma (60WPM Shorthand, Essential Media Law, Media Law Court Reporting, Essential Public Affairs, Production Journalism and News Reporting) • Understanding of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, Audition (ACA qualified in Photoshop and InDesign) • ENPS and Burli • CMS software including WordPress and BlogSpot • Search Engine Optimisation • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat) • Mac OS and Windows • Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) • DSLR Camera (own a Canon 100D) and Video Cameras

2013

A Levels: Photography A*, English Literature C and Geography C

Charters School and Sixth Form

Sep 2006 - Jun 2013
  • Sunningdale, United Kingdom
  • AS Level: Psychology B GCSEs: 13 Grade A*-B (A* in English Language & Literature, A in Spanish). OCR National Award: ICT (Distinction).