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Elena Cotton

Videographer/Writer/Presenter

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationManchester, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsWriter - Radio Presenter

About me

Hard-working individual with extensive experience in radio, television, writing and editing articles. Dedicated to creating interesting and informative journalism for the public.

Skills

  • Indesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Broadcast Camera
  • Commercial Production
  • Campaign Production
  • TV Advertising
  • TV
  • Live Radio
  • Content Marketing
  • Journalism

Work history

Currently

Editorial Intern

MediaCom

Mar 2018
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I write a variety of promotional material for a range of clients, ensuring each piece is relevant to their audience and of the highest possible standard. I am fully aware of how to use SEO to a company’s advantage when writing content and can adapt my style to the needs of the respective client. I also have to plan content on our calendar to ensure that each client pieces are released at the right time and consistently throughout the month.

Currently

Production Runner

Aside

Nov 2017
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I currently work as a videographer and runner for production company, Aside. This involves creating video content, planning, filming and editing footage and releasing it across social media platforms. Videos I have been involved in include teaser adverts for Foot Asylum, ITV documentaries and event launches across Manchester.

Currently

Sep 2017
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I am editor of and regular contributor to the new, lifestyle and entertainment sections of online magazine Student Life Guide. I produce several articles per week that are entertaining and engaging to our audience (18-24 year-olds). I can source relevant images and use WordPress.

Currently

Head of Publicity

Fuse FM

Sep 2017
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • As Head of Publicity I work with the events and social media team to promote our channel and ‘Fuse Live’ music shows, forging close links with other media organizations and sponsors. I also film and edit promotional material for our website, and I present several music and talk shows across the station. I am now trained in DARP, Radio DJ and sound editing software Audacity.

Currently

Videographer

Fuse TV

Sep 2017
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have filmed adverts for the Women In Media conference and live music events for Fuse FM. I am fully camera trained and able to use Adobe Premiere Pro editing software to a high standard.

2018

Mar 2018 - Mar 2018
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked as a runner for the launch event of the new Adidas trainer at JD. This included a lot of admin and organisation as I had to compile and buy lists of goods needed for the event, organise catering, buy and arrange riders for talent, and ensure the smooth running of the event during its launch.

2018

Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I co-chaired the annual Women In Media conference in March 2018. In this role I had to manage a team of volunteers and delegate tasks according to their specific skills set. I also helped to research and book relevant speakers, arrange them into a timetable across the weekend, send out reminder emails to the speakers and help to book hotels and travel. During the conference I also liaised with talent to ensure they knew where they had to go and when.

2018

Deputy News Editor

The Mancunion

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I helped to source, write and edit news articles for my university’s student paper, The Mancunion. I designed the layout for all seven pages of the news section and am fully trained in the software InDesign. I also wrote and edited articles submitted for both printed press and online. Each week I hosted a meeting to allocate articles, so had to be constantly up to date with current affairs and how they affect students. This also required managing a team of writers, scheduling articles and ensuring regular, relevant content was released throughout the week.

2017

Mulitmedia Campaigns Developer

Rethink Rebuild Society

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I organized events, created and designed leaflets and posters, wrote press releases and educational content, and launched social media campaigns to promote the cause. This included booking venues, sending out press releases, booking interviews with local press, inviting key individuals in the community to the event, costing up the event and ensuring every aspect was arranged by a particular date. I also helped to run the company’s social media channels- particularly the Instagram account which I set up. I wrote and edited articles written about the conflict in Syria

2016

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Lead and mentored a group of 14-16 year olds throughout their time on NCS - The Challenge. Responsibilities included planning and organising daily 'reflection' activities, liaising with local venues and charities to arrange volunteering, registering the group twice daily, managing any disagreements in the group and finding resolutions, being receptive to the needs of each individual.

2016

Session Leader

Debate Mate

Sep 2015 - May 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Student-focused mentor teaching debating skills in underprivileged schools in Manchester. Sessions run weekly with an average of 20 students so energy, enthusiasm and reliability are key to ensuring successful sessions! Responsibilities include lesson planning, organising and leading a young group of people and ensuring the development of their debating skills. I also had to fill in weekly reports detailing what was taught in each session, how much money was spent on supplies and what was bought, how many people attended etc.

2015

Creche Assistant

The Club Company

Aug 2012 - Apr 2015
  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I worked hands-on with children aged 4 weeks-9 years in a fun and safe environment. Within this role I planned daily activities, ran and organised children's parties, maintained Health and Safety procedures, and learnt and implemented Safeguarding protocol.

Education

Currently

BA (Hons) 2:1 Politics and Modern History

University of Manchester

Sep 2015
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • This degree has required high levels of motivation for independent work and organisation to ensure meeting assessment deadlines. I have also hugely developed my research skills by sourcing relevant articles for my essays.