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When I was 18, I somewhat fell into an amazing opportunity. W Magazine and Bruce Weber were shooting a 60 plus page spread featuring Karen Elson around New Orleans and the lead casting agent happened to walk into my mother’s restaurant. I struck up a conversation with her, suggesting locations to scout out. In return, she offered me the chance to work as her assistant. I spent the next month running across town find locations and street casting. I worked on shoots, watching Weber in awe as I helped the fashion director pull a new dress or jacket. It wasn’t necessarily the glamour of it all that I wanted. I loved the process — starting with an idea and the working across a team to make it happen. I loved the stress and the pressure of trying to get an amazing end result. And I knew that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life — not be on the front of magazines or the subject of a photo shoot, but instead the person that helped make it all happen. As a current student on the postgrad, PPA accredited Magazine Journalism course at the University of Sheffield, I've been working towards becoming a keen and confident journalist. I can swiftly research and write both vibrant, original features and short pieces, have a strong grasp on digital journalism skills such as writing for SEOs and social media, and a capable understanding of design and publishing, with advanced skills in Photoshop and InDesign. I've been utilising social media for stories through platforms such as Facebook, Tweetdeck and Banjo. In my personal life, I am a vigorous social media user with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
As an intern at AnOther magazine, my duties vary from day to day. These include transcriptions, content generation, and extensive research. I also write content for the website, anothermag.com which receives high social media hits daily.
During my two week work placement at Snap.pa, the PA's newest, social media-based desk, I contributed content daily in a fast paced environment. Articles written varied from rumours about the band One Direction to coverage on immigrant life. I utilised various social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for research daily.
Full time writer at the New Orleans based digital - only publication. Tasks included brainstorming new columns and features, conducting research and interviews, covering breaking news stories, producing multimedia. Work produced included reviews, reports, in- depth interviews and features.
Year long internship at Philadelphia based independent digital daily. Tasks included researching and producing content for blog publication, creating multimedia and maintaining and creating data for Philebrity mobile app. Work produced included music and food reviews and interviews.
Intern at the Photo Desk at New Orleans based newspaper. Tasks included shooting both assigned and breaking stories, editing photos, writing captions and developing photo- based features for the paper?’s Lifestyle and Home section
Currently pursing a Master?’s degree in MagazineJournalism. Modules include NCTJ Media Law, Journalistic Ethics, Reporting News and Writing and Designing for Magazines.
Awarded Bachelor?’s Degree with Dean?’s List Honours and a minor in Creative Writing. Modules included analog and digital photography, video production, editing,writing for media, history of media, fiction writing, poetry.
Attended for two terms under a study abroad scheme. Modules included advanced photography and design.