Caz Ataman

Writer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

I am a highly resourceful individual with a passion to gain new skills and expand my horizons. I take great pride in my work and I particularly value the strong interpersonal skills that my experiences volunteering have enabled me to foster. Furthermore, while I enjoy working in a team, I am very comfortable working independently. An eagerness to meet new people and cultivate my understanding of different cultures helps me to engage and observe the world in ways that people often miss. It is important also for me to be constantly looking for new and exciting challenges, particularly those that provide a deeper insight into the editorial industry. Over the last 6 years, I have greatly prioritised any and all opportunities that would and have enabled me to expand my hands-on experience and understanding of the media and journalistic industry. Building on my work as an event reporter and photographer for the Brentwood Catholic Youth service, I went on to work for my University's newspaper as a Content Writer for 3 years.

Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Editorial
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Blog Writing
  • Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

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    N/A

    • T

      The Girl in The Camo Jacket

      • E

        East African Playgrounds

        • T

          Trident Media

          Work history

          Currently

          Creator, Writer and Editor

          The Girl in The Camo Jacket

          Sep 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Responsibilities include: Establishing, designing, writing, editing and self-publishing my own magazine. Skills gained include: Ability to work to tight deadlines. Knowledge and on the job training in how to foster and build on contacts I have made in the Journalism Industry as well as the ability to work live events as a Photojournalist. Ability to plan and write carefully considered and relevant content. Strong product design and layout proficiencies in particular when using Adobe InDesign.

          2017

          Playground Project Volunteer

          East African Playgrounds

          Sep 2017 - Aug 2017
          • Kampala, Uganda
          • Full Time
          • Responsibilities include: Designing, building and decorating a playground in a rural village in Uganda. Organizing, developing and helping to run arts and play-based sessions for the children at the school. Skills gained include: Strong communications skills, Physical strength and dexterity, Well honed instincts and personal initiative which helped me to solve known problems as well as deal with any unforeseen complications as and when they arose.

          2017

          Photojournalist

          N/A

          Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • In my final year of University I worked as a freelance member of the 'Press Pack' during various public events and demonstrations in and around London. This work, along with the on-the-job training I gained from established members of the photojournalistic profession, went on to greatly support and influence the designing, writing and overall production of my self-published periodical -The Girl in the Camo Jacket.

          2015

          Summer Events Photographer

          Brentwood Catholic Youth Service

          Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Responsibilities include: Documenting events for advertising and distribution material. Skills gained include: Multitasking, flexibility through changing situations and team work.

          2017

          Content Creator, Radio show DJ

          Trident Media

          Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
          • United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Responsibilities include: Creating written content, hosting and managing my own radio show. Skills gained include: Time management, how to write for specified audiences, how to use recording equipment and how to communicate with an audience in a non-visual way.

          2013

          Assistant Wedding Photographer

          InVouge Weddings

          Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
          • Brentwood, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Responsibilities include: Engaging with clients, solo tasks as well as organising group photos and supporting principal photographer. Skills gained include: Scene composition, organisation and how to work effectively under pressure.

          Education

          2016

          BA Hons Communications

          University of Windsor

          Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
          • Windsor, Canada
          • I studied abroad in Canada for a year as part of my Degree. My Final grade was 2:1 During this time I studied a number of different modules and subjects. One example is the Advanced Message Design program I undertook while studying abroad in Canada. The completion of this course required me to gain a detailed understanding of marketing based modules including but not limited to non-verbal communication, audience demographics and prospective client psychology.

          2017

          BA Hons Photography

          University of Hertfordshire

          Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
          • United Kingdom
          • I received a BA Hons in Photography from the University of Hertfordshire. My Final Grade was 2:1.

          2013

          10 G.c.s.e.s Including Maths, English and Science

          Brentwood Ursuline Convent High Shool

          Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
          • Brentwood, United Kingdom
          • 10 GCSEs (A*: R.S.; 5As: English Literature, English Language, French, Textiles, Additional Science; 3Bs: including Mathematics; 1C: Music)

          2013

          Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
          • Brentwood, United Kingdom
          • 3 A levels (Photography: B; English Literature: C; Law: C)