Jakub Szweda

Radio Producer and Writer

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About me

Freelance radio producer and writer. Specialising in writing editorial articles in the politics, social and political issues, music, entertainment and lifestyle categories, with experience in other topics. Using social media to promote content and campaigns across multiple platforms to get viral traffic. Knowledge of SEO techniques. Ability to grow audiences through engagement and high quality content. Being able to work on multiple projects to deliver to agreed deadlines and work to and interpret briefs so that work is completed with minimal creative changes. Understanding the value of producing high quality content beyond just writing it. Ability to use CMS software, Photoshop and audio & video editing tools.

Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Online
  • Print
  • Features
  • News
  • Web Content
  • Politics
  • Live Radio
  • Radio Producer
  • Radio Production

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC

    BBC

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    • TV
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    Freelance

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    Work history

    Currently

    Tech Op

    Global Radio

    Mar 2015
    • Freelance
    • I’m the tech op for Capital FM’s Sacha Brooks Saturday morning (1am-3am) show. Responsible for adding the show to Genesys, Segueing the show, Opting in and out of network, and playing the show.

    Currently

    Contributor

    The Genleman’s Journal

    Feb 2015
    • Freelance
    • Covering everything from style and grooming to sport, film, television and everything in between. Pitching article ideas and sourcing my own stories. Writing original content and targeting a specific audience.

    Currently

    Freelance Writer

    Freelance

    Oct 2013
    • Freelance
    • Writing for Sabotage Times, Contributoria and Birmingham Mail. Producing original articles specifically for my blog, including articles about the crisis in Ukraine in March and April 2014, Mexico’s energy laws and democracy in Bahrain.

    2014

    Live Events Team Member

    BBC

    Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
    • Freelance
    • Volunteered at BBC Radio 1Xtra Life in Birmingham. My role involved assisting in the production office, helping in running the guest box office and distributing accreditation.

    2014

    Intern Journalist

    TVP

    Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
    • Freelance
    • Worked with journalists on topics of the day, conducted interviews and regularly researched relevant guests and information for news bulletins.

    2013

    Editorial Assistant Intern

    Trinity Mirror Group PLC

    Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
    • Freelance
    • Researched and written news articles. Three of my articles have been published in the daily newspaper, plus an additional article on the Birmingham Mail official website. Worked with news editors and journalists in a newsroom. Conducted telephone interviews. Used social media to find quotes and pictures from local residents.

    2013

    Intern Journalist

    Polskie Radio S.A

    Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
    • Freelance
    • News gathering and writing online articles to be published on their website. Interviewed and recorded vox pops to produce audio features played on the radio. Worked with professional journalists on live shows and discussed current affairs live on air. Used professional software (Adobe Audition) to edit audio materials.

    Education

    2015

    Media and Communication

    Birmingham City University

    Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom