Jamie Shepherd

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsJournalist - Writer - Opps & Admin Professional

Projects

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Do you really want to delete project Scran on the Tyne is all mine?

  • Music Journalism, Interview, indie music, music editorial, music, Music Writing, Journalism, Arts Journalism, Writing

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  • Music Journalism, writing, feature article, Interview, Journalism, Writing, Music Writing, editorial, Web Content, online content

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Do you really want to delete project INTERVIEW: Shaun Ryder (Black Grape)?

  • Music Journalism, Journalism, Arts Journalism, editorial, feature article, Writing, Music Writing, Music, online content, Web Content

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Do you really want to delete project INTERVIEW: Toy?

  • Music Journalism, Journalism, Arts Journalism, Writing, Music Writing, online content, Web Content, feature article, editorial, Interview

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  • Music Journalism, Gig, Journalism, Music, Arts Journalism, online content, Web Content, editorial, feature article, Music Writing

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Do you really want to delete project LIVE REVIEW: Hooton Tennis Club?

  • Gig, Journalism, Music Journalism, Arts Journalism, Writing, Music Writing, online content, Web Content, Music, editorial

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Do you really want to delete project LIVE REVIEW: Let's Eat Grandma?

  • Music Journalism, Music Writing, Journalism, Arts Journalism, Writing, Gig, Music, feature article, Web Content, online content

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Do you really want to delete project LIVE REVIEW: Goat?

  • Music Journalism, Music Writing, Journalism, Writing, Arts Journalism, Music, Web Content, online content, feature article, editorial

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Do you really want to delete project LIVE REVIEW: Ulrika Spacek?

  • Music Journalism, Music Writing, Journalism, Writing, Arts Writing, Arts Journalism, online content, Web Content, Music, editorial

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Do you really want to delete project LIVE REVIEW: Spring King?

  • Music Journalism, Music Writing, Arts Journalism, Arts Writing, Journalism, Writing, Web Content, online content, Music, editorial

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  • Music Writing, Music Journalism, Arts Writing, Arts Journalism, writing, Journalism, online content, Web Content, editorial, Music

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Do you really want to delete project LIVE REVIEW: Kate Jackson and the Wrong Moves?

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About me

Recent media graduate from Newcastle University. For the last two years I was music editor of The Courier and served on the editorial team in the year we came second in The Guardian Student Media awards. In my time at university I received several accolades for my contribution to student media including awards for writing, presenting and the prestigious Pride of Newcastle Award. I write and comment on everything from music to gender to dubiously priced sandwich shops.

Skills

  • Critic
  • Journalism
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Print
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Human Interest
  • Entertainment
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Popular Culture
  • Social
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Quality Assessor

Populus Data Solutions

May 2012
  • Managing and briefing small teams of telephone interviewers. Listening to calls and providing feedback. Trainee coaching. In-house admin.

2016

Music Editor

The Courier

Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
  • As music editor it was my job to ensure that Newcastle University's music pages were produced to an industry level standard. This involved the actual lay-up of the print edition (Photoshop and InDesign) but also managing webcontent (WordPress) and our social media sites (Twitter, Instagram, Spotify). I also ensured that the content that was produced was of a high quality and of specific interest to our audience of students by proposing and proofreading articles submitted to us and liaising with PR companies to secure gig access and albums to review. As well behind the scenes work, I also made a concerted effort to ensure that I still practiced my hand at writing. In my time at The Courier I did everything from gig reviews to food critique and I even managed to interview Lauren Laverne! In my final year at University I was awarded the Pride of Newcastle Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Media.

Education

2016

BA(Hons) Media, Communication and Culture

Newcastle University

Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
  • I graduated with a 2.1 in summer 2016. My course allowed me to explore issues of representation in the media but also gave me professional practice experience in the field of journalism.

Awards

2016

Pride of Newcastle Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Journalism

  • Chosen by the Careers Service and the Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, this award recognised the work I've done with the music section of The Courier. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/nclplus/assets/documents/WinnersandRunners-Up2016.pdf