English Literature Graduate from the University of Bristol, former Theatre Editor at Bristol's Inter:Mission Magazine and current Trainee at News Associates. Aspiring Journalist, Publisher and do-gooder in a creative environment. As well as Inter:Mission, my writing is published online by Exeunt, Helicon and Bristol 24/7 and in print form by Irish Dancing Magazine and Bristol Property Live. My content covers food, lifestyle, theatre and visual arts. I have interned at The Relations Group, Independent Media News, Bristol 24/7, Wildfire Comms and Heat Magazine.
-Acting as an Assistant to Outline Artist's Founding Director -Setting and maintaining customer databases -Researching and developing bespoke mailing lists for the company -Stock taking -Creative and sending invoices -Handling sales as private views, pop-up galleries and art fairs -On going social media and marketing through Twitter and Facebook
-Shadowing Account Managers, Junior and Senior Account Executives at The Relations Group as well as Journalists, Campaign Managers and Media Liaisons at their sister company IMN. -Researching, writing and recording radio features for 50 community radio stations -Brainstorming proactive and reactive platforms to inspire campaign ideas for brands -Using campaign briefs to write engaging copy -Tracking and recording radio coverage for coverage reports -Inputting data into Excel spreadsheets to assist with coverage reports
-Interning at the news and culture magazine, Bristol 24/7 -Proofreading the September issue of print magazine -Researching and writing articles for Bristol 24/7’s website -Posting content online using company’s CMS -Going out of office to conduct interviews, take pictures and source information for my own features -Making calls, sending emails and organising meetings -Retained as a freelance writer for Bristol 24/7
-Editing press releases, posting this content on Education Today/Academy Today/Building for Education websites -Using Wildfire Comm’s CMS to incorporate keywords, pull quotes, images -Researching and writing articles for Irish Dancing & Culture Magazine and Bristol Property Live -Transcribing interviews -Taught how to correctly source pictures -Participating in editorial meetings on the subject of enhancing social media engagement -Received incredibly positive feedback and have been invited back for a follow up placement
-Advising customers/answering queries -Managing the sections: ‘Fiction A-Z’, ‘Essays & Letters’, ‘Poetry & Plays’ -Using the database system to order, return and overlook stock -Writing reviews for in-store displays and Foyles website
-A team of editors and myself worked together to rebrand and redesign the magazine. -The project involved moving content from its former CMS system, Wordpress, to a chicer looking design on SquareSpace. -We incorporated a 'What's On' section and altered the style of features -Developed an adept use of WordPress and SquareSpace. -Built relationships with Press Officers and Bristol Creatives -Attending press nights, poetry events and physical performance art to engage with and be hyper aware of Bristol's theatre scene. -Researching, writing and editing articles -Creating ideas for features such as Mayfest review series, King Lear & Brexit, Spoken Word and the performative nature of identity -Organising and hosting regular editorial and writer's meetings -Conducting interviews with Artistic Directors and Producers
-Receptionist at incredibly busy Compass Centre in the heart of Bristol’s Stokes Croft -Answering phones, booking appointments and being a first port of call for the city’s rough sleepers -Booking visitors in and out of the building -Ensuring a constant upkeep of printed documents and stationery -Tea maker and general morale booster
-Learnt to implement the Levi brands’ one-to-one customer service experience -Successfully and consistently met individual sales targets -Obtained an excellent knowledge of Levi products and brand messages -Balancing a part-time job and the workload of my degree
-Role specifically created to improve customer experience in Topshop’s Flagship store -Client facing position - ensuring the happiness of Topshop customers across the shop floor. -Delivering one-to-one service during intensely busy periods over Christmas and New Year -Altering service style to meet the individual's needs. -Building outfits and suggesting add-on purchases
-Shadowing the Editorial Assistant -Publishing celebrity profiles on ‘Heatworld’ -Researching relevant topics for features -Transcribing interviews -Administrative duties, such as filing away archives and managing post
Weekday evening and Saturday NCTJ Trainee at News Associates. Learning Shorthand, Media Law, Reporting, Production Journalism and building a physical portfolio.
Received at 2:1 in English Literature from the University of Bristol. Specialising subjects include Post-War American studies, Postcolonial Literature and Beats & Crazies Literature. My favourite unit, Writing for Art, came at the end of my degree and established my passion for inter-disciplinary arts. The course explored the relationship between visual art and verbal literature, including texts such as Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Walter Pater's Studies in the History of the Renaissance and Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot. We looked at movements such as the Pre-Raphaelites, the Imagist poets and Aestheticism, discussing theory in seminars from the likes of John Berger, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and W.J.T Mitchell. My essays on Dante Gabriel Rossetti's sonnet for a Titian's painting and the irony in Ruskin's critique of Raphael's work scored me two very proud firsts. I was also the Theatre Editor of the University's arts and culture magazine, Inter:Mission and worked on a project to redevelop the website. I received a Bristol Plus* Award as part of the University's scheme to encouraging students to think about their future workplace.
An intensive four week Journalism summer school. Trained in news writing, feature writing, reporting, media law, professional ethics, broadcast journalism, sports journalism, interview technique, gossip columns and reviews, lifestyle journalism, going freelance and blogging. As well as participating in class trips to art galleries and magistrates courts to practise reporting skills.
3 A-Level's in English Literature, Psychology and Sociology - AAA* 1 AS Level in English Language, A. Form Rep,, member of Debate Society and English club.
11 GCSEs English Literature, English Language, Textiles and Philosophy - A Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Art Citizenship, Sociology - B