Freya Parr

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  • LocationHarpenden, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Theatre
  • Art Direction
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Travel
  • Theatre Acting
  • Blogging
  • Web Content
  • Composition
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Views Editor

The Gryphon

Aug 2015
  • The Views section of The Gryphon is based around comment and debate on current affairs. As the Editor of this section, I had to research stories or issues for the writers to discuss, and then run weekly meetings with them, deciding who was best suited to each article. I then had to follow them all up throughout the week, and consequently edit their work and lay the pages, both for the paper copy of the newspaper and the website.

2016

Candidate Research

Hutt Lancaster Recruitment

Jun 2011 - Jan 2016
  • 07/11-Present: Candidate Research: Hutt Lancaster Recruitment Working in my father’s business has enabled me to use initiative in using computer software to search for candidates for executive positions, and helping in the general running of the office.

2015

Freelance Writer

Rotunda Media

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Rotunda Media is a Perth-based publication that is currently expanding across Australia. I wrote many articles throughout the year; primarily theatre, exhibition and concert reviews, all of which I sourced information and tickets for myself. I also wrote feature and trending articles on local, national and international news, as well as public interest stories. My pieces always received some of the highest viewing figures, and I was continually praised for my work.

2010

Intern

Grazia Magazine

Jun 2010 - Jun 2010
  • Although the internship took place a few years ago, I learned a great deal about the world of journalism, and I have taken this forward with me. I assisted the office staff, helping around the office doing anything from answering phone calls from clients, to running errands around London for senior editors. I also was able to research news topics and I even had the opportunity to write articles for the magazine’s website. I gained a lot from this internship, in particular being able to think quickly in pressurised situations, and working with a group of people I hadn’t previously met.

Education

2016

English Language and Literature

University of Leeds

Aug 2012 - Jan 2016
  • Will graduate in July 2015. Had a year on exchange at the University of Western Australia. Studied English Literature, Art History, Gender Studies and Law