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Ciara Sheppard

Writer at GLAMOUR UK

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About me

Open to opportunities. Digital writer and past Condé Nast College speaker (with a knack for headlines). Career highlight: a whirlwind three-day trip to Hong Kong to interview Ariana Grande.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Assistant
  • PR
  • SEO
  • Social Media
  • Journalism Creative Writing
  • Editing
  • Video
  • Writing

Work history

Currently

Freelance Journalist

Marie Claire

Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Glamour UK: I worked in-house assisting the digital team, covering fashion, beauty and celebrity content. I also acted as holiday cover for our Content Editor for a period. • Marie Claire UK: I worked in-house writing fashion, beauty and celebrity content for the website. • The Sun Snapchat: I worked in-house pitching and writing content for their daily editions.

Currently

Features Assistant at Glamour UK

Conde Nast

Sep 2015
  • Full Time
  • • My main role during my internship was writing and pitching content for the site, including daily news, fashion and celebrity updates on the homepage, larger features and selling all of my own content on social media. • I was solely in charge of the ‘Competitions’ channel on GLAMOUR.COM, liaising with PRs to commission editorial and Twitter competitions. • I assisted the print editorial team in writing music reviews for the magazine and writing for the ‘Hey It’s OK…’ section. • I conducted high-profile celebrity interviews (with celebrities including Lily James, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Hugh Grant) and attended press events as a representative of GLAMOUR.

2018

Sep 2016 - Jan 2018
  • Full Time
  • • Pitched and wrote engaging, stylish and traffic-driving content for the website. • Proven relationships with fashion PRs. • Experience in branded content, writing fashion copy for online and print projects. • Posting social media experience on all active platforms. • Good knowledge of best SEO practice and experience in using tools such as Hitwise, Pi Datametrics and Google Trends. • Experience in video producing both behind and in front of the camera. • Played a key role in the Glamour Beauty Festival • Print magazine work including interviewing and writing profiles for Giorgio Armani, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Tabitha Simmons.

Education

2015

English Literature and Media Studies

University of Sussex

Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
  • BA English Literature and Media Studies