• Effectively prioritising my own workload, which varies week to week, but will always include working on a book, a magazine, and material for social media simultaneously • Day-to-day tasks include: proof-reading, editing, using InDesign, Photoshop, Tweetdeck, Google Analytics, CMS, SEO and Wordpress, liaising with the production and design team to produce a final piece, managing a small team of editorial assistants and interns, and working to tight deadlines • Ensuring project timetables are followed accurately to meet deadlines • Attending meetings with the editorial, design and production team • Attending meetings with potential authors to discuss their manuscript • Proof-reading and editing various pieces, from magazine articles to books • Ensuring articles are of genuine interest to its demographic and readership as well as determining the theme and content for each issue, while spotting trending topics to include in an engaging way • Constantly keeping up with current trends • Ensuring consistency in tone and house style • Editing, proofing and determining layouts • Writing headlines and sells • Preparing daily e-newsletters • Helping to commission freelancers • Attending various events, launches and luncheons while representing the brand and company • Supporting the editorial director, production and art team with each publication from acquiring copy to sending a complete publication to print • Marketing through social media, pitching books to various bookshops and helping to organise and attend launches and events • Networking and making connections Key achievements: Working on significant publications such as The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam, both marketing and editing, which successfully sold 4000+ copies in the first week; designing the successful re-launch of Prep School magazine; editing the much-talked of Dogs &Their Humans, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers, Playing with Fire and The Radical Sabbatical; editing over 30 books in two years.
The View (theviewposts.co.uk) was an online blogging platform aimed at students and young professionals that provide insightful news and opinions on the world around us, keeping the younger generation informed. My responsibilities included: • Contributing regular pieces on men and women’s fashion, lifestyle, think pieces, food and drink, etc. • Working to tight, specific deadlines • Helping to bring in more traffic to the website through social media marketing and a social media presence, using SEO and Google Analytics • Ensuring I meet my deadlines and copy is always to the highest standard • Producing and developing original ideas
• Effectively prioritising my workload: researching, proofreading, editing and submitting articles for review to the editor • Creating engaging and interesting copy and material for regular features in the magazine • Ensuring copy is always to the highest standard and deadlines are always met • Writing headlines and sells • Helping to develop campaigns and events such as The Mayfair Awards • Meetings with the editorial team to pitch, brainstorm and develop original ideas • Supporting the managing editor, editor and design and production departments to achieve a final piece • Taking responsibility for editorial pieces that are specifically allocated to me such as a health and beauty article, the drinking and eating section or a men’s fashion article • Attending a variety of events and launch parties, including London Fashion Week, while representing the brand and company • Networking and building working relationships Key achievements: Assisting the publication of Prestige Magazine and the Explore Canary Wharf publication by editing and proofreading the relevant articles, interviewing artist Ghizlan el Gloui for Chelsea and Kensington magazine. Projects that I have worked on and written pieces for include Chelsea and Kensington magazine, Notting Hill and Holland Park magazine, The City magazine, Canary Wharf magazine, D’Amour magazine and Drive magazine.
I had the privilege of assisting and seeing a magazine begin from scratch while understanding and leading a creative department that helps to bring a magazine together. • Advising and working closely with a variety of departments • Writing features for various sections • Working closely with the Editor • Attending various press events to represent and market the brand • Helping to oversee a website and social media