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I'm an eager and multi-skilled candidate with a fervent desire to immerse himself within a junior role. Through initiative and self-driven tenacity I've already amassed ten+ years of on-going experience in journalism, ten in music promotion, and five in film with a now-successful track record in each. Through my forays into journalism, music promotion and film I have come to acquire many useful attributes that have helped me to further my career over the years. Writing has led me to develop a keen eye for precision and detail, a flair for attention-grabbing copy, well-honed written and verbal communication skills, and the capability to stick to extremely strict deadlines. Promoting has enabled me to naturally adapt to any given workplace, last minute demand or potential obstacle, and it’s also led me to work extremely well in a team, gain an understanding of musical demographics, and delegate important tasks. Through film handling, I have come to obtain a strong sense of punctuality, a sterling work ethic, and the capacity to deal with the often-strenuous and daily demands of others. I am extremely computer literate and my firm knowledge of general Mac / PC usage encompasses the likes of broad internet use, word processing, light Photoshop use and programming. I also possess a very solid grip on (and personally use) a multitude of social networking sites. I’m familiar with the basics of search engine optimization, and I’m currently teaching myself more about it.
My plethora of freelance roles over the years have comprised of many duties including writing captivating copy on demand, submitting up-to-date news, reviews and features on a daily basis, proofreading, preparing content for online publication, regular blogging, interviewing artists, live coverage of various events, and sticking to frequent, tight deadlines.
I present my own radio show on MKFM which airs on local FM, DAB and online. Prime responsibilities include preparing playlists, interviewing guests and maintaining the broadcast software.
Duties included maintaining the project’s workflow database, dealing with the queries and demands of our main client on a regular basis, managing the project newsletter, photocopying, cleaning rolls of film, detailing technical faults, preparing route sheets, and sticking to extremely strict bi-weekly shipment deadlines.
Initially helping an acquaintance to put on a series of successful hard rock and metal concerts in Manchester (with attendance figures of up to 550), I have since moved on to putting on my own shows in London in a self-employed capacity. Duties have consisted of dealing with booking agents, tour managers and artists, advertising, liaising with publicists, maintaining social media, meeting rider demands, negotiating fees, and handling contracts.
Role consisted of handling the company’s petty cash, lunch and dinner duties, corresponding with the director of photography, helping to move equipment, and assuring that the actors were able to carry out their roles successfully.
A-Levels consisted of Media Studies (A*), ICT (A), Music (A)
GCSEs acquired include English Literature (A*), English Language (A*), Music (A*), ICT (A), Maths (A), Science (A) and Geography (B)