Carl Anka

Journalist and Presenter

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsStaff Writer - TV Presenter

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About me

I write. I code. I work. I smile. “Be proud of your work, but self deprecating. Be bombastic in selling your tale, but personable when telling it”. Writer for all your film, music, videogame and pop culture needs.

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Skills

  • Able To Review And Write In An Editorial Format
  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Podcast Host
  • TV Presenter

Work history

Currently

Freelance Journalist

Various Publications

May 2012
  • Freelance
  • Over four years writing articles on and off site to deadline for both print and online media. Current and recent clients include, Sabotage Times, The Independent, Shortlist Media, VICE UK and HYPEBEAST. Previous publications include FHM, BBC World Service, Topman Generation, SFX and Total Film.

2016

Features Editor

JOE.co.uk

Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Producing feature content, writing breaking news copy for JOE readers Working with freelancers to come up with ideas for columns and opinion pieces Involved heavily in the creative process with sales and commercial teams to create shareable branded content with our financial partners. Video presenter, working to create compelling filmed content Monitoring analytics to spot trends in popular content, managing the company's brands on social media, setting new shareable content strategies, forward planning of features, improving our reach through social media.

2016

Features Editor

The Independent

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Writing & Commissioning Editor. Created, commissioned and sub-edited for Independent Voices, The Independent’s comment section.

2015

Editorial Assistant

BuzzFeed

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Created high quality, relatable content catered to BuzzFeed’s audience of social sharers. Served a valuable role as part of a UK project to create social content for BuzzFeed’s male audience.

2015

Communications Manager

Into Film

Dec 2013 - Jan 2015
  • Full Time
  • Creating daily online content for an educational charity reaching 220,000 children, aged 5-18.

2014

Freelance Journalist

The Times

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Data journalist - built online interactive prototypes for Times developers and designers

Education

2012

2:1 BA Joint Honours Cultural Studies & Creative Writing

Bath Spa University

Sep 2009 - May 2012
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Winner of Les Arnold Award – Best work of creative writing by any student year 2010/11. Head Producer of BSU student radio podcast; managed, authored and presented “Spa Life Radio”. President of Bath Spa University Hip-Hop Dance Society.

2009

As Level, A2 Level

King Edward VI Grammar School

Sep 2007 - May 2009
  • Chelmsford, UK
  • English Literature A, History B, Geology C.