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Kristian Birch-Hurst

Freelance Copywriter, Journalist & Content Editor

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCopywriter - Content Editor - Journalist

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About me

Reliable, thorough and highly dedicated to my work. A passionate writer and journalist with over 5 years experience in digital media. My work has been featured and published across a broad spectrum of papers, magazines and websites aided by my diverse writing style and ability to adapt to the needs of the client. I’ve worked for a number of high profile businesses through successful internships, work placements, freelance work and full-time employment, giving me a well-rounded perspective into the methods and practices required to consistently produce high-quality results.

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Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Digital/ Print
  • Content Editing
  • Cultural Journalism
  • Music Journalism
  • Proofreading
  • Abobe Audition
  • Cms
  • Content SEO
  • Creative Arts

Work history

Currently

Features Editor

The Ransom Note Magazine

Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • The Ransom Note is an online music, arts and culture magazine, providing a home for readers and writers of boundless enthusiasm, esoteric knowledge, fierce opinion and impeccable taste. With a core team immersed in all aspects of dance music, they publish news, articles, and interviews covering the greatest in innovative, underground culture from across the globe. Offering regular, exclusive music and mixtapes from renowned artists, and publishing features that shine a light on everything from groundbreaking art innovators to untold tales from rave history.

Currently

Contributor

Skiddle

Jun 2017
  • Preston, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • The UK's biggest ticket selling site, now expanding to incorporate editorial practices. This includes artist interviews, event & festival reviews, long form features, and bite-size news pieces among other forms of copy.

Currently

Copywriter

Silver Mountain

May 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A marketing and video production agency with clients in a variety of sectors; from PR & marketing, to automobiles & luxury products, and bespoke videography & copywriting services.

Currently

Content QA

Jaguar Landrover [Spark44 Agency]

Feb 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • My driven nature and eye for detail saw me promoted to a full QA role, just 5 months after hiring. I’ve gained a deeper understanding of company production cycles and built mutually beneficial relations within other departments; this has ensured the smooth launch of major projects like the global F-Pace update and new Range Rover Velar.

Currently

Content Editor

Groovehack

Jan 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A website focused on live video DJ sets, a concept gaining traction among music fanatics and industry professionals alike. As content editor I create and edit all of the venue & artist profiles featured on the site, producing original copy that is both informative and engaging.

2017

Content Author

Jaguar Landrover [Spark44 Agency]

Sep 2017 - Feb 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working as a content author and voluntary QA relief I oversaw and ensured the efficient launch of three major web projects, most notably the recent I-Pace reveal in which my dedication and attention to detail received considerable praise. I also took the initiative to lead a number of side projects in the department, supervising small teams of authors & QA’s, and overcoming challenging market briefs whilst ensuring a high precedent of work from initial briefing to live publication.

2015

Content Editor

Mixmag Magazine

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Secured an internship at global dance music magazine Mixmag producing original copy in the form published articles. From this experience I have continued to produce content as a freelancer writer - creating short news pieces, full-length features, artist biographies, and reviews - for various print and digital clientele.

Education

Currently

Master of Arts in Musicology

University of Birmingham

Sep 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Currently studying for my MA in Musicology. [Pending classification]

2016

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communications and Media Arts

Birmingham City University

Sep 2012 - Jul 2016
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • I hold a 2:1 degree in Media & Communications in which my main modules of study were Professional Journalism, Music Industry Innovation and Theory of Popular Music Culture. This covered many aspects of the media industry including music industry practice, media business and media marketplace strategy, PR techniques, journalistic procedures, censorship, web content creation, editorial practice, creative writing & copywriting development, online SEO and social media analytics.