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Josh De Souza Crook

Communications Officer and Journalist

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEditorial Director - Media and Communications Advisor - Writer

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About me

Highly focused editor, journalist, content creator, and social media specialist with vast experience working across multiple media platforms from digital to the radio. Always on the look out for interesting stories and opportunities. Communications Officer at London College of Fashion and Journalist. Within my position, I'm responsible for: - Editorial content and strategy - Social media management and delivering campaigns - Communications of brand messaging, voice and guidelines - Working with other departments to deliver successful and engaging events I also work on a variety of other projects within journalism, photography, social media, marketing and strategy for various companies and publications.

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Skills

  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Communications
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Magazines
  • Brand Strategy
  • Photography
  • Content Creative
  • Team Collaboration

Work history

Currently

Media and Communications Advisor

University Of The Arts London

Jun 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Part of the Communications team heading up editorial output, content, and social media channels. I work in a busy and fast-paced environment delivering engaging content across print, digital and social media. Coordinator and Senior Social Media Editor overseeing all external output and campaigns. Outstanding knowledge of writing and editing, production of the annually printed magazine and newsletters. Art director, in-house photographer and delivered large-scale industry exhibitions and catwalk shows

2015

Journalist

The Independent

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • Worked on the Features desk across print and digital, writing articles, editing, research, scheduling news and contributing to social media and photography output.

2015

News Editor

Artefact Magazine

Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • News Editor reporting to Managing Editor. I managed news in all stages from daily digital to monthly magazine print. Supervised strategic plan and editorial departments, editing copy, writing articles and planning shoots. I supervised design process and contributed to graphics, layout and determining the tone of the publication.

2014

Journalist

Upcoming Magazine

Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Worked on a freelance basis across digital news, culture and music desk in the London Head Office.

2013

Social Media Marketing Manager

Strawberries & Cream Festival

Mar 2012 - May 2013
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Part of a start-up company focused on delivering day and night events which later evolved into Strawberries & Cream Festival. I oversaw marketing, events coordination, social media and budgets.

2012

Radio Broadcast Journalist

Cambridge 105

Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Considerable radio experience in curating, managing and delivering radio programs from sports to music. Oversaw editorial production and ran my own Saturday afternoon show

Education

2015

BA Broadcast Journalism

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I was News Editor for my Final Major Project and finished with a 2:1.

2015

BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism, 2:1.

Awards

2015

London College of Communications Journalism Writing Award

London College of Communication

  • Winner of the annual Journalism Writing competition on my final-year and secured a placement at The Independent and London Evening Standard as a result.