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Confident and enthusiastic MA Magazine Journalism graduate with editorial and administrative experience at two of Britain’s best selling women’s magazines. I am now looking to further improve my writing, communications and layout design skills as part of the editorial and/or marketing team of a company. Top qualities include strong organisational skills, adaptability, perseverance, and ability to work well under pressure.
TO ASSIST FEATURES TEAM IN FORWARD PLANNING, RESEARCHING AND PRODUCING COPY FOR PRINT. TO ASSIST SUBBING TEAM IN SUBEDITING COPY FOR PRINT. TO HANDLE READER CORRESPONDENCE. TO PRODUCE CONTENT FOR WEB AND PROMOTE MAGAZINE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
TO ASSIST FEATURES TEAM IN RESEARCHING MATERIAL FOR PRINT. TO LIAISE WITH PRS OF COMPANIES RELEVANT TO PUBLICATION. TO TRANSCRIBE INTERVIEWS. TO HANDLE GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION.
- Gained first-hand experience in producing and publishing a consumer magazine. Created and uploaded content on Wordpress, designed page layouts, edited features for magazine’s website. Editorial roles included art director and online editor. - Developed a commercial understanding of the business of magazine publishing. - Learned how to produce and adapt news stories to the digital age. - Studied the laws and ethics that underpin journalism in the UK; passed the NCTJ’s Essential Media Law and Regulation exam with merits. - As student representative for my course, I regularly met with Faculty Board to discuss the welfare of my coursemates. - Won Best Designer award at the Journalism Department’s awards and achievements ceremony.
- Met tight deadlines and cooperated excellently with coursemates. - Improved feature writing skills and developed strong layout skills. - Contributed to online version of student paper, The River. - Uploaded files using CMS.
Kingston University's Journalism Department holds a yearly awards and achievements ceremony for all journalism students (under and postgraduate) in appreciation of all the journalistic and design work they did as part of their degree. My award for Designer of the Year was based on my layout design skills put into practice while developing student-produced magazine Filter(ed) with my course mates as well as for the occasional InDesign tutoring I did for my course mates.