Jakub Szweda

Freelance Writer

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  • LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Freelance journalist, with news writing, and audio producing and presenting experience, and ability to work well as a team member. Understanding of UK media law, including copyright and defamation. 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

 

  • Radio
  • Copywriting
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Screenwriting
  • Lifestyle
  • Online
  • Print
  • Blogging
  • Entertainment
  • Features
  • News
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content

Work history

Currently

Contributor

The Genleman’s Journal

Feb 2015
  • 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

Sub-editor

The University Paper

Jul 2014
  • Generating articles for each month’s editions. Distributing articles to journalists. Sub-editing articles and giving feedback. Researching and writing articles, including local news stories, accommodation and entertainment news.

Currently

Freelance Writer

Freelance

Sep 2013
  • 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.

Currently

Daytime Programme Controller

Scratch Radio

Mar 2014
  • Ensuring that the radio station and the day to day broadcasting schedule run smoothly, training new presenters and regularly co-ordinating and updating the broadcast schedule alongside Heads of Music.

Currently

Online Content Writer

Daily News Service

Mar 2015
  • Writing articles to be sent to the editor for publication onto the Daily News Service website. Liaising with the editor to possible news stories and events to cover. Sourcing my own stories.

Currently

Tech Op

Global Radio

Mar 2015
  • 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.

2015

Presenter

Scratch Radio

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Presenting and co-hosting a weekly daytime show, as a presenter my responsibilities include preparing, producing and researching content.

2014

Live Events Team Member

BBC

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
  • 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

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

2014

Online Contributor

The Student Pocket Guide Ltd

Sep 2012 - Apr 2014
  • Wrote articles about pop culture and the entertainment industry, including music and films. Focused on writing entertaining content for an online platform.

2013

Editorial Assistant Intern

Trinity Mirror Group PLC

Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
  • 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

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
  • 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

Aug 2012 - May 2015

    2012

    A Levels

    Ashlawn School

    Aug 2010 - May 2012