Dionne Boateng
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Dionne Boateng

Editorial Writer, Content Writer, Blogger,Student Journalist @Newsassociates, ResearcherLondon, United Kingdom
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Dionne Boateng
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Dionne Boateng

Editorial Writer, Content Writer, Blogger,Student Journalist @Newsassociates, ResearcherLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a: trainee/ student journalist at News Associates London, Bauer Media trained writer, and The Dots Fast Track 50 Masterclass Graduate. A great communicator, who is also creative and conscientious, with just under18 months of editorial and copywriting experience consisting of intern roles at a: magazine publisher, creative marketing agency and social enterprise e-magazine. Now seeking an entry/junior level role in editorial/content writing or communications.
Projects
  • People Like Me Rely On The Universal Credit Uplift. Don’t Take It Away From Us
    People Like Me Rely On The Universal Credit Uplift. Don’t Take It Away From UsIn association with the The Young Women's Trust and the Huffington Post, on 02/03/2021 I wrote an opinion piece article ahead of the annual Budget 2021, that took place on 03/03/2021, detailing my experiences of: being on Universal Credit and having to job hunt during the pandemic, and the positive difference the £20 uplift has had on my life and the lives of others, along with urging the goverment to extend and not scrap the uplift during this difficult time.
  • What's On- October 2018
    What's On- October 2018An article I worte for Pride Magazine's, What's On Page, with my suggestions on the best gigs, talks and exbhibitions for the month of October 2018.
  • Life Stories Quiz - October 2018
    Life Stories Quiz - October 2018A quiz I created for Pride Magazine readers to do in honour of Black History Month October 2018.
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Projects credited in
  • Fast Track 50: meet 50 trailblazers redefining the creative & digital industries
    Fast Track 50: meet 50 trailblazers redefining the creative & digital industriesWe’re thrilled to announce 2019’s Fast Track 50! Google and The Dots have partnered on the inaugural Fast Track 50 programme to fast track the careers of 50 rising stars – ensuring they land opportunities regardless of challenges set by socio-economic background. Over the past six months, the Fast Track 50 have had unrivalled access to industry connections and opportunities through a series of profession/skills masterclasses, industry introductions and speed recruitment events with the best in t
  • Event 3: Skills Masterclass
    Event 3: Skills MasterclassGoogle and The Dots have partnered up to fast track the careers of 50 industry-ready rising stars! The third event in the 6 month programme kicked off at the Google offices in St Giles, London.
  • Event 2: Professions Masterclass
    Event 2: Professions MasterclassThe focus of this event was to help our 50 Fast Trackers deep-dive on the various roles and career options that they could apply their skills across the digital and creative industries. We know that understanding industry professions may be a confusing process as there is a lot of jargon around what exactly these roles are (i.e. the difference between a strategist/planner, art director/creative director, UX/UI etc). Set in a fireside chat format, our Fast Trackers met with leading industry prof
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Work history
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    Editorial VolunteerAmnick Social Enterprise
    London, United KingdomInternship
    Contributing articles and ideas for the social enterprise’s e-magazine via team meetings, research, and carrying out interviews for the topic sections such as ‘Women In Tech’
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    Creative Intern (Copywriter)Livity
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    Researched and interpreted live client briefs based on trending brands on social media that the agency was working with. Wrote 4 guest blogs posts of 500-600 words each for the agency website.
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Skills
  • Brief Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Magazine Articles
  • Article Research
  • Blog Creation
  • CRM
  • Music Reviewing
  • Film Reviewing
  • Research
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    NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia JournalismNews Associates London
    London, United Kingdom
    Trainee journalism student studying for an NCTJ Multimedia Journalism Diploma, News Associates London. Modules include news reporting, media law, and media for a digital audience.
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    Pitching a media idea to an auidence- AIM Awards Level 2Bauer Media
     - London, United Kingdom
    A creative industries introduction course, consisting of topics such as: Blogging: where I had to create my own blog based on a theme Storytelling: basics and creative briefs, learnt to work to a creative brief, interpret it, and turn into a story to present to an audience Pitching and presenting: I created an idea from a choice of briefs in presentation format to the audience
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