Lauren Harvey

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About me

BA Journalism and Media graduate with significant experience in the fashion and media sectors. I have an extensive background in Journalism, Fashion, Marketing, Administration and PR. Tenacious, resilient and determined, I'm able to utilise excellent communication skills to develop and maintain successful working relationships.

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Skills

  • Journalism
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Fashion
  • Digital Public Relation
  • Advanced Microsoft Office
  • Photography
  • CMS (wordpress
  • Copywriting
  • Acrobat and Indesign

Work history

Currently

Freelance Journalist

Various

May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Produced freelance copy for: • Cosmopolitan UK • Boohoo (The Fix) • Refinery 29 UK • Dressarie • Magnify Magazine • Eat More Cake (Also contributing Sex and Relationships Editor) • Legatto Lifestyle Magazine

Currently

Content Writer

Content Writer Anton Dell Fashion Consultancy

Dec 2016
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Job Responsibilities: • Producing weekly blog content on fashion, trends, trade shows etc. • Creating brand descriptions for new clients • Writing text for both weekly and monthly newsletters • Conducting research for articles at the consultancy

2016

WEB Content Editor

Wylde Magazine

Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Job Responsibilities: • Sourcing content for the online platform • Covering events, exhibitions, London & Paris Fashion Week etc. • Producing written content and delivering copy on time • Coordinating interviews with artists, designers, photographers and stylists etc. • Transcribing interviews for the digital platform • Uploading content onto the web platform • Sourcing Graphic Designers, Writers and photographers for the website • Handling social media; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram • Knowledge of SEO • Creating content calendars for the internal team • Introducing regular features to the digital platform • Contacting PR’s for interviews with design clientele

2016

Content Writer

OK! Magazine

Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Job Responsibilities: • Transcribing interviews • Writing book and events reviews for the print magazine • Research tasks • Sorting, laying out and distributing the flat plan

2016

Junior Content Writer

Shortlist Media

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Job Responsibilities: • Transcribing interviews • Research for features • Writing for the Notebook and tech sections • Admin

2016

Fashion Design Assistant

The Sun

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Job Responsibilities: • Assisting on shoots • Handling and organising the closet • Sourcing clothes from various PR's • Returns • Producing copy for the fashion column

2016

Content Writer

The Debrief

May 2016 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Job Responsibilities: • Researching and brainstorming ideas each morning for conference • Transcribing interviews/meetings • Calling in and returning PR samples • Sourcing daily content for the online platform • Producing daily written content and delivering copy on time • Uploading content to the CMS platform • Editing/uploading to social platforms incl. Pinterest

2016

Junior Account Executive

Franklin Rae PR Limited

Jun 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Full Time
  • Job Responsibilities: • Providing support on Franklin Rae and client’s social media channels • Writing press releases, reports, PR plans and other copy • Producing weekly blog content, handling the company website and updating the site regularly • Pitching news announcements to press • Identifying themes, forward features and thought leadership opportunities for clients • Running four client accounts alongside the Account Director • Attending press trips to live TV shows, events and screenings • Programme publicity, i.e. securing TV listings, national features • General office management: preparing meeting rooms ahead of meetings, management of stationery, subscriptions, newspapers, expenses, timesheets etc. • Supporting the Managing Director and overseeing her diary/schedule • Assisting in writing and issuing contracts to clients/employees • Sourcing relevant events for the team • Handling multiple social media accounts: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook • Collating and mounting media coverage 

2015

Press Publicist

London Fashion Week

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Job Responsibilities: • Daily reporting on fashion shows and presentations, updating the brand website to ensure maximum coverage of events • Networking with high profile clients and building relationships for the brand • Managing content - taking photographs, interviewing bloggers, designers and liaising with media representatives

2015

Press Publicist

Rosalind Shimmen PR

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Job Responsibilities: • Producing written content for the website and blog • Use of Diary Directory for press contacts and events • Sourcing and attending events on behalf of the company • Assisting and attending meetings with clientele and or high profile clients • Drafting proposals and reports for clients • General office admin: preparing meeting places ahead of meetings, subscriptions, expenses, etc. • Emailing brands, companies and establishments on behalf of clients • Sourcing and gifting bloggers/influencers on behalf of brands • Handling multiple social media accounts: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

2015

Marketing Assistant

Williams Lea

Jul 2014 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Job Responsibilities: • Handling business opportunities, managing accounts and liaising with high profile clients • Managing external communications, including emails, newsletters and social media accounts • Internal brand communication with onshore and offshore teams, coordinating deliveries and distributing internal newsletters • Managing internal processes – including budgets, project updates and business distribution lists • Creating content for internal and external websites, including AsOne, Clarity and Print Week

2014

Creative Intern

Wordwide Publishing

May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Internship
  • Job Responsibilities: • Producing copy for the magazine • Directly liaising with retailers and clients, handling bookings and negotiating ad space • Organising and supervising photo-shoots with fashion brands including Primark and River Island – supporting with model management and client relations • Facilitating internal publishing processes, collating imagery for the magazine, locating items for features and shoots • General office admin

2014

Content Editor

Demon Media

Nov 2013 - May 2014
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Job Responsibilities: • Creating weekly content to publish, conducting interviews and attending events on behalf of the magazine • Producing material for online and offline platforms • Facilitating briefing sessions with creative teams for potential material

Education

2014

BA Journalism with Media and Communications

De Montfort University

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
  • Leicester, United Kingdom

2011

BTEC National Diploma, Print-Based Media

West Herts College

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
  • London, United Kingdom

2009

GCSE, 7 A-C including English Language and English Literature

Canons High School

Sep 2005 - Sep 2009
  • London, United Kingdom