Chelsea Mendez

PR Account Assistant

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

Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Content Creation
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Reporting
  • Campaign Advertising
  • Campaign Concept
  • Article Writing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Exposure

    Exposure

    • Marketing & PR
  • The Guardian

    The Guardian

    • Publishing
  • A

    Archant

    • V

      Vivum Media

      Work history

      Currently

      Account Assistant

      Exposure

      Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2019

      Apr 2019 - Apr 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • I spent a week on work experience at The Guardian working on The Observer which I got through sending off my CV, cover letter and portfolio. I sat in on various daily news meetings, pitched stories, transcribed and researched articles and worked closely with other journalists such as Mark Townsend and Patrick Greenfield. On the last day, I was sent out to central London to cover the Extinction Rebellion protests and speak to members of the public and protesters. I had two articles published with bylines, which you can view on my portfolio (www.clippings.me/chelseamendez)

      2017

      Work experience

      Archant

      Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I spent a very fulfilling two weeks on work experience here where my university taught skills were put to the test in the real world of newspaper journalism. I pitched 5 stories, sat in and contributed in news meetings, shadowed journalists, attended complex council meetings unsupervised and reported the events back accurately, voxpopped members of the public alone, carried out covert interviews for a two page investigative spread and had a few articles published fully credited to me and gained a lot of confidence and skills. The senior journalist I worked with gave me this reference: ‘Chelsea had a very productive two week placement. She attended a site visit to a housing estate in Hackney with a senior journalist where she shadowed an interview with the mayor of Hackney and engaged well with him, asking questions about the project and building a good rapport. Chelsea also attended an evening council meeting about a complicated topic and was able to report on the issues to a level exceeding that expected from a trainee reporter. Chelsea also pitched some of her own story ideas, one of which about a charity runner made it into print as a 350-word page lead story. Chelsea carried out research for an investigative story about dog passports that required a great deal of accuracy and the ability to gather quotes from a number of official bodies. The quality of her research and quote gathering were excellent and this work resulted in a double page spread story – not something we would usually expect from a student on work placement.' – Emma Youle, Archant

      2016

      Editorial Assistant & Social Media Intern

      Vivum Media

      Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • • I wrote articles on a weekly basis for Vivum Media platforms such as chef.co.uk and off-grid.co.uk, including perfecting SEO, sourcing pictures, tags etc. • Stepped in as video and picture editor, meme and banner creator for social media pages • I managed all social media platforms, replied to users comments, promoted and marketed posts online • Copywriter • Researcher for all articles and Vivum documentary ‘China’s Richest Billionaires’ broadcasted on BBC4 • I tracked down contact details and interviewed various people from all over the world • I sorted through CVs of other interns and interviewed them

      Education

      Currently

      Bachelor of Arts (BA)

      Middlesex University

      Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • After two years on the BA Multimedia Journalism course at Bournemouth University, I decided to stay at home for my final year and transfer to a Middlesex University. I left after second year to go on a placement with 67.25% showing I am on track to receive a first class or second class degree overall.

      2016

      Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
      • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
      • NCTJs in production, reporting, essential media law, politics and public affairs.

      2014

      Sep 2012 - Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • I received grade BBC A-Levels in English Literature, Sociology and History

      2012

      Sep 2007 - Aug 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • I received 11 A*-B GCSE's here.