Lorna Cumming-Bruce

Freelance Communications

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

I’m a super motivated and pragmatic people person, with a particular passion for social impact. I work as a freelance comms expert (across content writing and social media) and am always on the lookout for new and interesting challenges. Particularly when they involve working with an engaged team dedicated to social enterprise or the arts. My CV includes work for FT Weekend, Bonhams, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Restless Development, House of St Barnabas and Semble.org

Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Social Impact
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web Copywriting
  • Communications Strategy
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Influencer Marketing
  • PR
  • Social Entrepeneurship
  • Charity Marketing
  • Charity
  • Partnerships

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The House of St Barnabas

    The House of St Barnabas

    • Social Enterprise
  • R

    Restless Development

    • S

      Semble

      • T

        The Financial Times

        Work history

        Currently

        Marketing manager

        Semble

        May 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Semble is a social enterprise that connects purpose driven businesses with local community groups making an impact. As marketing manager I’m responsible for maintaining and building partnerships, overseeing social media, writing web content and strategising across community engagement, marketing campaigns, press and media.

        Currently

        Aug 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I have been commissioned to write for FT Weekend, Spectator, Daily Mail and numerous online publications including The Upcoming. I also write and edit content for Sweetland Solutions tech enterprise and research / speech-write for a Peer in the House of Lords (regards mental health reform and tenant rights).

        2018

        Membership Community Manager

        The House of St Barnabas

        Aug 2018 - Oct 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I enjoyed bringing the charity side of this enterprise further to the fore of the club through communications, networking and curating the membership base. This role was short lived due to ill health.

        2017

        Jul 2017 - Dec 2017
        • Uganda
        • Full Time
        • I managed, monitored and evaluated a team of volunteers working in rural Uganda while also networking across the region and organising a series of community events. I relished the chance to do this tough but rewarding work.

        2017

        Press Officer

        Bonhams 1793 Ltd.

        Aug 2016 - May 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I enjoyed liaising between specialists and journalists across the globe for this international auction house. I organised photographers and wrote press releases. I also assistant-edited the Bonhams Magazine.

        2016

        Feb 2016 - Jul 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • The summer I spent as an FT intern offered invaluable experience of in-house journalism during which I got to grips with high end copy-writing, fact-checking, social media management and editorial planning.

        2015

        Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
        • Italy
        • Internship
        • I gave successful public and member tours and helped with English speaking membership communications for the duration of this internship.

        Education

        2015

        BA(Hons) English Literature 2.1

        University of St Andrews

        Aug 2011 - May 2015
        • United Kingdom
        • I majored in English Literature (particularly Modern and Contemporary British) with minors in Philosophy, Art History and languages.