Jade French

Content & Community Manager

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About me

 

Freelance copywriter and journalist. With a passion for all things cultural, I write engaging and entertaining copy, press releases, newsletters, web content and articles. I have excellent research skills and I'm always looking for an interesting project to lend creative words. I also have experience editing both creative work and informative editorial. I create SEO friendly content, can upload content via CMS and write in a tone that reflects brand identity. I am interested in writing about and researching: travel, arts and culture, products, entertainment, and social issues. Currently also studying an MA in the Contemporary, focussing on contemporary art and current political dissidence.

Skills

 

  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Editing
  • Conference
  • Exhibition
  • Blogs
  • Event Organisation
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Copy Writing and Editing
  • Copy Seo

Work history

2015

Content Manager

Creativepool

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
  • - Ongoing freelance engagement - Create, develop and manage weekly articles on art and design - Manage, write and edit the ‘Focal Point’ interview series with prominent creatives - Curate Creativepool user’s work for the ‘Focal Point’ interview series - Copyedit and proof all website content - Track and report on site metrics - Write and edit all press releases

2015

Editor & Founder

Not So Popular

May 2009 - Dec 2015
  • - Organise performers, venue and budget for events e.g. ‘Poetry for a Pound’, art exhibitions (‘Angus and Soest: Exhibition’ at Catch) and $ister $ister (club night) - Using ‘zines, flyers and social media to market launch events for our publications, poetry collections and cultural broadsheet newspaper. - Maintain and design website - Write, research and edit features for print and online - Source, edit and co-ordinate content for print and online

2015

Content & Community Manager

YPlan

Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
  • Responsible for all copy written, across multiple channels including social media, newsletters, branding content, in-app event descriptions and campaigns. I devised and implemented content strategy for 2014/2015. Alongside content management, I also project managed all community events, on and off site, handling finances and budgets for community events, including invoices for venues. Within this capacity I also managed the YPlan street team for all marketing and event purposes.

2014

Editor

Rough Trade Let’s Start A Pussy Riot

Mar 2012 - Dec 2014
  • - Developed concept of book published by Rough Trade, to raise money and awareness of Pussy Riot - Writing press releases, artist liaison, editing written text and making curatorial decisions - Researched artists and engaged them to submit their creative responses to a political issue. - Edited text and liaised with artists to ensure all changes were in line with their creative style - Distributed books to New York and London - Delivered and organised series of lectures at universities and festivals

2011

Sub-editor & Contributor

Super Super Magazine

Jan 2011 - Nov 2011
  • - Sub-editing features for print magazine with focus on sub-culture fashion and alternative art - Sourcing and producing interviews and features with bands and artists - Maintained online presence through social networking and blogging

2010

Arts News Contributor

Flux Magazine

Jul 2008 - Dec 2010
  • - Wrote all news features for print magazine, keeping to tight deadlines - Pitched ideas for news features to editor - Sub-edited news features for print magazine - Researched news thoroughly and sourced accompanying images for online and print

2010

Arts & Music Editor

As You Are Magazine

Jun 2008 - Jul 2010
  • - Responsible for sourcing articles, pitching ideas and editing content - Sourcing over-seas artists for content; whilst travelling New Zealand, Berlin and Poland documented travels, reviewed exhibitions/gigs and interviewed bands and for the website.

Education

2015

The Contemporary

University of Kent

Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Graduated with Distinction

2013

English Literature

Queen Mary, University of London

Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
  • Graduated with a 1st.

Awards

2013

Unltd Award

  • Awarded the Unltd Award and funding for the social enterprise I have founded, Not So Popular. This project provides a platform for creative young people through events, zines and online publishing.

2010

Umbro Industries award

  • Awarded the Umbro Industries award for work with Same Teens, an all-ages zine and clubnight based in Manchester. http://issuu.com/sameteens