I hold a very intermittent role at YoungOnes music where I am a contributor. It is an exciting role with an up and coming music blog where I contribute features on up and coming artists. Because of the size of the blog I am asked to contribute ideas on how to improve the website and what direction YoungOnes should take in the future.
- Detailed research into upcoming documentaries for Mediadante. - This included finding video footage of events (eg. footage of the Syrian revolution for a Syrian refugee documentary). Whilst a lot of this research was conducted mainly through searches online I also had to get in contact with individuals affected by these crises' to get a better insight. For example I called many refugee resettlement agencies and the UN to get in contact with Syrian refugees. - I wrote several pitches for Mediadante. The aim of the pitch was to ensure a network would air the documentary. In my pitch I would include an introduction to get the readers attention; I would explain what format the documentary was to be shown in (video or audio); Include the content of the documentary; Explain the market in which the documentary comes under, relating to its genre, giving evidence of why it will be successful whilst marketing it to the reader explaining the niche the documentary has within the market.
-Assisted on new project for Bar in Newcastle airport. -Came up with a few design ideas for the Bar which was centred around North-Eastern England. -Given responsibility to design music playlists and design some sections of the Bar. -Collaborated with artists in Newcastle about displaying work in the Bar.
-Working as an intern on Catch News' speed news desk. -Highly pressurised environment -Wrote 11 articles on a range of topics including technology, science, sport, politics and economics. -Did several feature articles on Trap music in Delhi, the future of Google and rather awkwardly on the British colonial past in India.
-Work for a music blog whilst at University. -Unpaid work but it has allowed me to go to see artists for free and review events. -Immensely helpful to skills as a writer. As music is intangible it has been of great assistance to my descriptive writing and ability to convey a scene.
-Did a brief stint working as a content writer for Flux Music. -Various reviews and features but currently in the process of coming up with a new feature idea for the magazine. -Helped develop skills as a writer and refined music taste.
East and Southern Asian History