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Jessica Brassington

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationParis, France
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  • ProfessionsContent Writer - Journalist - Radio Broadcast Journalist

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About me

After graduating from the University of Sheffield with an MA in modern history, I began my career working on cultural research projects in theatre and film. I later joined a local radio and gained experience in broadcasting and production. From there, I wanted to gain independent writing experience and so I decided to create a small song blog which opened the door to freelance music journalism. My areas of expertise have steadily grown and I now specialise in music, interviews and website content.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Communication
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Interviews
  • Music Industry
  • Business Coaching

Work history

Currently

Radio Broadcast Journalist

World Radio Paris

Nov 2016
  • Paris, France
  • Freelance
  • Paris Music Fix: a weekly Paris news podcast in which I provided environmental news research and also co presented. Paris News Weekly: a weekly music podcast full of interviews, reviews and events around Paris. I formed the idea and developed the show which involves conducting weekly interviews with musicians in Paris.

Currently

Freelance Journalist

Guichet Entreprises

Jul 2016
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • In conjunction with European Services and Qualification Directives, the French business project, Guichet Entreprises (GE) under the Direction Générale des Entreprsies (DGE), is pushing boundaries in administration to create a once-only business portal to simplify processes for both users within the EU and administrative partners across France. As a journalist, my role is to help promote the GE project in the form of a dynamic website: projet.gr.fr. All content is written in English in order to reach a broader spectrum of interest. By writing the story of the project from its 2009 beginning to the present day; introducing the team and their mission, and establishing and describing the challenges they are facing, my work has become a narrative of what they have already accomplished and what they hope to achieve. Coming to the end of the initial content and the development of the site’s design and logo, my work now focuses on describing technical elements of the project, detailing methods and terminology, and expanding the site to include relevant interviews and best practices in order to fully document the project's significance.

2017

Cultural Editor and Columnist

Impakter

Mar 2015 - May 2017
  • Freelance
  • As the cultural editor, my role involved team management, staying remotely available, editing articles and recruiting new writers. I was also a regular columnist and wrote 20 research/interview-based articles.

Education

2012

Bachelor and Master of Arts

University of Sheffield

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Field Of Study Modern History Dates attended or expected graduation 2011 – 2012 Activities and Societies: Race Network: a society to link all those researching race and ethnicity at the university. My central research was in American History with a focus on Black Power at Michigan State University. I was also a researcher on a local performance at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield (work placement module) and I completed a public history module by filming, editing and producing a short film on Sheffield's music history.