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Mariella Johnson

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About me

I am a recent graduate from The University of Sussex. I graduated with First Class Honours in English Literature and Drama. ,My love of language, writing, theatre and literature is far-reaching. My dream job would therefore allow me to continue my love-affair with the theatre, with performance, with writing and with books.


  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Administration
  • Stage Management
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising
  • Charity
  • Copy Writing and Editing
  • Acting Performing
  • Writing for Stage

Work history


Marketing & Publicity Intern

University of Sussex, School of English

Jun 2016
  • Market research, copy writing, marketing campaign creation and execution via email and social media, contact and client maintenance.


Marketing & Publicity Intern

The University of Sussex, School of English

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Market research, copy writing, marketing campaign creation and execution via email and social media, contact and client maintenance.



The Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • "WELTARM." 16 week devising process, culminating in three performances as part of the opening of the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts. Immersive performance exploring the relationship between the human and non-human animal, and the place of theatre in this relationship. Directed by Augusto Corrieri.



Checkmate Productions

Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
  • "For Queen and Country" Sussex University, November 2014 The Basement at Otherplace Brighton, September 2015


Fundraising Intern

Stand Up To Cancer for Cancer Research UK and Channel 4

May 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Stand Up To Cancer is an annual fundraising campaign for cancer research, supporting a national telethon on Channel 4. I performed data analysis, market research, event planning, out of hours volunteering, event promotion, copy writing, copy editing, recruitment calls, engagement calls and project management. It was my role to secure Gifts In Kind for celebrity supporters, and all the brave men, women and children who shared their stories with the nation throughout the campaign. In 2014, the campaign raised over £15,500,000.


Features Intern

Us Vs. Th3m

May 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Humour writing. News writing. Copy editing. HTML. Researching original content for my own pieces. Daily editorial meetings to select content from material submitted by on-line readers.


Deputy Editor

The Sussex Tab

Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Writer and editor for the Sussex Tab, an online student publication with over 3 million monthly readers. Breaking stories, both local and campus news, working alongside members of the community and university to gain wider perspectives on stories, gaining reliable and informative quotes, copy editing, creative conception, execution, assigning stories, administration.


Founder, Performer and Writer

Kids with Beards Comedy

Nov 2013 - Jan 2016
  • Sketch Comedy Troupe Edinburgh Fringe 2014 & 2015 Upstairs at the Three and Ten, Brighton, July 2014 & September 2014 The Komedia, Brighton, April 2015 The Globe, Brighton, June 2015 Sussex University, May 2015


Assistant Stage Manager

Toneelschuur Theatre Company, Amsterdam

May 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Over het Iij Festival. ‘Danton’s Death’ (Büchner). Set in the tunnels below Amsterdam Central railway station. Stage set-up, light rigging, sound rigging, set painting, light and sound operator, health and safety liaison with the city authority. Participant in the production through managing audience participation.


Site Assistant

Cancer Research UK ??stand Up To Cancer’ Gala, Channel 4 Studios

Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
  • Logistical support and event management for a high profile guest list at a national fundraising event, involving multiple celebrity attendees.


Work Experience

Cancer Research UK, National Press Office

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • International Children’s Cancer Awareness Month. Organizing press events; liaising with print and media journalists; attending planning and editorial meetings for upcoming press releases; monitoring potential stories or references to the charity in the media, including social networks for mentions, comments and pictures, and posting responses.



Drama Studies with English

University of Sussex

Aug 2013 - May 2016
  • First Class Honours


As Level, A2 Level

King Edward VI School, Southampton

Aug 2005 - May 2012
  • 7 A* 4 A at GCSE, including Maths and English A*AA at A2 Level, in English Literature, English Language and Theatre Studies