Martha Whatley

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Journalist - Social Media Coordinator

About me

I'm a 30-year-old senior staff writer for an online music news portal. I recently finished the MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College and am currently working on my first collection of short stories. Throughout my twenties, I spent around four years living in Massachusetts (western Mass for my junior year abroad and then Boston), but am now back in London.

Skills

  • Author
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Creative
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Popular Culture
  • Word
  • Social Meda

Work history

Currently

Staff Writer

Pressparty

Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I'm currently working as the senior staff writer for an online music news portal. I manage social media, write news articles, interview bands and artists, and build and maintain relationships with industry professionals who use the site and give me access to their rosters.

2010

Reporter

BBC

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Internship
  • I worked on BBC Introducing for a few months as a Blast Reporter. I interviewed bands, scouted people to come in for live sessions, attended gigs, wrote content for the website, co-presented the regional on-air radio show, wrote radio scripts, took photographs for the stories I wrote, and edited audio footage.

2003

Writer

NME

Sep 2003 - Sep 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I interned at the NME back in 2003 and helped out with music reviews, pitched ideas in meetings, recommended bands, and helped contribute to that particular week's magazine.

Education

2016

MA

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I went part-time at my job in 2015 after getting accepted onto the Creative and Life Writing MA programme at Goldsmiths College. During the course, I wrote half of a conceptual novel and am currently working on my first collection of short stories. I was also on the Goldfish literary magazine committee and one of my stories was shortlisted for a fiction prize.

2010

BA

University of Kent

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
  • Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • I got my undergraduate degree in English and American Literature with Creative Writing. My third year was spent at a small liberal arts college in Massachusetts - Mount Holyoke College - where I studied American Literature and Creative Writing. I also took some classes at Smith College.