I have recently graduated with a first-class honours in English Literature and I am hoping to gain experience in the arts and culture field. I have experience working within established institutions such as the Penguin Random House, Whitworth Art Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, working within research and communication based roles. Previously Arts Editor for the biggest student newspaper in the country, and I am keen to continue to explore how my writing skills can intersect with my creativity, and take these forward into the publishing, journalism and copy writing sector.
- Designed publicity materials for high profile and confidential campaigns to send to national media to secure review coverage in the run up to the Women’s Prize for Fiction. - Negotiated schedules between authors and publicists, liased with external bodies to devise national book tours. - Prepared social media reports and conducted audience research to present to Publicity Officers. - Archived press and newspaper coverage and streamlined efficiency of daily administration tasks through using Biblio and Excel databases.
- Curated exhibits using sensitive gallery archives not available to the public and documented it with Ke-Emu catalogue software. - Collated data and analysed it in an audience development programme to inspire community lead exhibits. - Project managed engagement workshops with targeted mix of under-represented communities in We Are 11 and Facing In. - Oversaw events regularly on the Thursday Lates programme, facilitated workshop sessions in the Early Year Atelier - Clore Learning Studio and trained new volunteers.
- Re-conceptualized the print content visually through InDesign software, optimized online content through CMS and SEO techniques. - Curated and delegated features each week to a team of contributors, transcribed interviews and established a key eye for detail through proof reading and editing others work. - Mentored a network of writers through chairing weekly meetings and creating active social media forums. - Established an active role within Manchester’s creative and cultural calendar as Section Editor for the biggest student newspaper in the country.
First Class Hons. English Literature BA