Janan Jay

Copywriter, Lifestyle Writer, PR Account Excutive, Social Media Manager, Media Consultant, Voiceover

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  • LocationRuislip, United Kingdom

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About me

 

am a presenter, voiceover artist and lifestyle journalist, with production experience. I hold a Masters degree in English Literature, and work as a freelance writer, mainly covering drinks/bars, and also write creatively - performing spoken word in at open mic nights in my spare time. I also work as a social media/development consultant - which gives me the freedom to craft and express creative ideas. I presented and produced an online cocktail programme, on TTA.TV, were I scripted, researched, booked and interviewed guests - often talented bartenders, well-known and respected within the industry. I Hosted my own magazine-style radio show on Hoxton FM, where I also took on production roles such as compiling playlists, generating content and arranging guests. I am currently the voice of Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, ‘Flavour Uncapped’ advertising campaign and a speaking performer during September-November run of immersive theatre experience ‘You Me Bum Bum Train’, where I connect with the audience. I also gained experience as a runner, scene leader and assisting with production. I have been a lifestyle writer for the past few years, mainly for Londonist, and other publications such as Metro Online, Huffington Post and Barchick, covering cocktails, Asian cuisine and performance. I also arrange press appointments, interviews and conduct research. Liaising with other journalists and press representatives often has honed my networking skills. In addition, I proof-read and set the layout and presentation of my work on Wordpress, and this has enabled me to develop a keen eye for detail. I am also fully capable of meeting deadlines, and often work with time-sensitive material. I have good verbal/written communication and organisational skills. Having lived in Japan, I have a strong work ethic & excellent punctuality. I am very analytical, out-going, I love working with people, solving problems and am very passionate about production/presenting.

Skills

 

  • Digital Media
  • Acting
  • Presenting
  • Voiceover Artist
  • Poetry
  • Interviewing
  • Creative Writing
  • Social Meda
  • Radio Presenting
  • Lifestyle Writing
  • Consultancy
  • Japanese
  • Copy Writing and Editing
  • Acting Performing
  • Journalism Writing
  • Co-producing

Work history

Currently

Freelance Writer

Various

Nov 2011
  • Ongoing Freelance for various publications including Londonist, Metro Online & Barchick - Experienced in writing about food and drink, in addition to arts and events in London Generating ideas for interesting feature articles, such as a ‘Ten Decades of drinking’ and ‘best alcoholic afternoon teas’ - Responsible for researching content, contacting PR/venues and interviewing Have built up a strong network of contacts in the industry, and able to create a rapport with others - Familiar with publishing on online platforms ?• Responsible for the aesthetic content of articles, formatting. Londonist: http://londonist.com/contributors/janan-jedrzejewski Metro Online: http://metro.co.uk/author/janan-jedrzejewski/ Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/janan-jay/

2015

Brand Ambassador

Choya Brand Umeshu

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
  • - To promote the brand products to bars and restaurants - Building relationships within the drinks industry - Conducting tastings and trainings sessions with Bartenders In charge is implementing brand social media strategy

2014

Social Media Consultant

Quintessential Brands

Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
  • - Responsible for constructing, and implementing, brand ‘personality’ i.e. tone of voice - Drafted tweets/posts for Twitter and Facebook - Worked closely with Bartenders/PR companies to encourage recipe submissions - Maintained and wrote frequent blog posts for the website, charting the adventures of our bespoke tuk-tuk

Education

2015

English American Literature

University of Sussex

Nov 2015 - Nov 2015

    2003

    English American Literature

    University of Kent

    Aug 2000 - Jun 2003