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Lauren Heno

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationSouthampton, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraduate Journalism - Photographer - Blog Writer

About me

I am a first class Journalism graduate from the University of Portsmouth and also hold the NCTJ certificate along with 120wpm shorthand. Since leaving university, I have spent the past 20 months living and working in Australia as well as travelling through South East Asia. I have a love of photography, filming and writing.

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Skills

  • Content Writer
  • Photography
  • Adventure Filming
  • Blog
  • Vlogging
  • Creative Writer
  • Filming Editing
  • PR
  • Digital/ Print
  • Design

Work history

Currently

Optical Consultant

Boots Opticians

Dec 2010
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Since college I have worked at Boots Opticians as a side job to my studies. Whilst here I have been able to learn the key skills needed to work in a professional and medical environment as well as team building techniques. The job has also allowed me to take on leadership roles and has given me a greater understanding of workplace relationships.

2017

Optical Consultant

Specavers

Sep 2016 - Feb 2017
  • North Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Whilst in Australia I was employed as an assistant manager in a Specsavers store. This role enabled me to develop my optical and managerial experience and skills.

2014

Journalist

The Portsmouth News

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Whilst at The News I was involved in a number of stories from sourcing, to interviewing to writing. I also conducted a range of interviews and gathered content for a story which then made it to be the front page on January 1st.

2014

PR Officer

Morph PR and Marketing

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Internship
  • Whilst at Morph PR I wrote a number of blog posts, brochures, social media posts and news articles for variety of clients.

2014

Journalist

The Daily Echo

Apr 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I carried out a number of placements at the Daily Echo all of which involved attending inquests and court rulings, conducting voxpops, features, videos and news articles.

2013

Journalist

JackFM

Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Whilst at JackFM I wrote a number of news stories for the website along with conducting news bulletins and packages for the radio.

2013

Journalist

CommunityUK

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was employed to source and edit articles, features and reviews within the Portsmouth city. I also attended a number of meetings, press events and functions while writing for the company.

2014

Journalist

Aboutmyarea

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Whilst at university I regularly sourced, wrote and conducted interviews for stories within the city and regularly sent them over to AboutMyArea to be featured on the website.

2013

Journalist

Western Wards Gazette

Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I wrote a number of articles, reviews and press releases for a local website that focused on community news.

Education

2015

in Journalism; Honours

University of Portsmouth

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • I gained a first class honours in Journalism whilst at the University of Portsmouth as well as the NCTJ certificate and 120wpm shorthand. My course focused on news writing, court reporting, eiditorial design, online journalism, media law, and PR.

2012

A Levels

Barton Peveril College

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Media Studies - A Level, A Law - A Level, A English Language - A level, B Psychology - AS Level, B Certificate in Radio and Journalistic Techniques