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Enthusiastic, highly organised and personable Durham University graduate (French, 2:1, 2011). I have experience in communications, event management, marketing and fundraising in the charity sector. I have recently completed a fast-track NCTJ accredited diploma in multimedia journalism, and I am looking for opportunities from mid-January 2016 onwards. I am interested in full-time and part-time roles in PR/press office, copywriting, social media and online journalism, particularly in the charity sector.
- Researching and writing press releases. - Responding to enquiries from journalists. - Assisting with daily press cuttings and media monitoring.
- Event manager for the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards. - Responsible for marketing the competition via online and offline channels, budget responsibility, managing the website and updating the CMS. - Contributor to the RSPCA magazine 'animal life' and junior magazine 'animal action' (content and copywriting). - Managing and recruiting the Young RSPCA teenage committee. Managing work experience volunteers. - Content planning and writing for the junior blog (Wordpress). - Involved in planning and facilitating the Youth AGM (2013 and 2014).
- Researching new challenge events for the RSPCA to promote. - Copywriting for the events pages of the website, newsletters and other publications. - Responding to phone and email enquiries from the public, and encouraging participation in fundraising/challenge events in the UK and overseas. - Maintaining a database of fundraisers' details in line with data protection legislation. - Mass mailings of fundraising information packs and written correspondence.
An intensive 16-week course covering: news-gathering, news and feature writing, production journalism/sub-editing (InDesign), media law, court reporting, public affairs, shorthand, mobile journalism (including video), social media and SEO.
I studied French as my main subject, taking subsidiary modules in theology (Biblical Hebrew and Study of Religions) in first year, and ab initio Russian in second year. In addition to French language, my main areas of study included: medieval French literature, Francophone literature, comparative literature, translation (and translation theory) and French politics. I spent my third year abroad in France, working as an English language teaching assistant in Dinan (Brittany), and as a translator for a real estate network in Montpellier. I acquired a high level of fluency in spoken French and a greater understanding of French culture.
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