Mona Azam

Editorial Assistant - Writer - Journalist

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Side Hustles

About me

I am a luxury fashion and lifestyle journalist who has been in the industry for over six years. Through the span of my career I have worked in the UK, Middle East and Netherlands, which has allowed me to build up an expansive knowledge of an international fashion and lifestyle industries. As you can see from my work experience I have worked for reputable print and digital publications in editorial roles, writing on both current fashion and lifestyle topics. As a result of working in this industry I have a strong understanding and thrive with the pressures involved in working within a fast paced environment with multiple deadlines and tasks. To keep up to date with latest trends and news I founded my own digital fashion magazine (www.fashioneleutheromania.co.uk) for which I write runway reviews, fashion, travel and lifestyle features, We have covered London Fashion Week since 2016 and Dubai Fashion Week in 2017. I create original content for social media platforms – specifically Instagram and manage freelance writers. In previous roles I developed a range of skills like researching, reporting, editing, branding strategy and development, social media strategy, SEO, creative strategy along with working on Creative Suites Packages (InDesign, Photoshop, FinalCut Pro). I understand in this industry, the importance of working together in a team to share knowledge to succeed in goals. With this considered I have developed excellent communication skills on all platforms and levels.I am highly adaptable, able to manage multiple demands and understand this is necessary in order to succeed as a journalist / writer. Within my previous work history I’ve built a broad knowledge of hospitality and food & drink. Specifically I represented Gaucho as a receptionist where I gained an extensive experience of working in a fine dining and luxury hospitality environment. I have a keen interest in travel and love to learn about other communities and cultures. I am now looking to take my career in to a position that allows me to represent big names and continue to learn and develop my skills. You can view my Features / Articles from FE Magazine on the Link below:

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Indesign
  • Editing
  • Digital Journalism
  • Fashion Blogging
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Branding
  • Research Imagery
  • Writing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Investor Media

    Investor Media

    • Publishing
  • E

    Events

    • G

      Garage Magazine

      • D

        Dubai

        Work history

        Currently

        Editorial Assistant

        Investor Media

        Mar 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Editorial Assistant for Yacht Investor, Family Office and Luxury with Investor Media. Publishing for high net worth individuals. I write and researching features, editing, sub-editing, proof-reading. I also liaise with PR's to get press releases and turn them in to features and help the editorial director with admin and general tasks.

        Currently

        Editor & Founder

        Fashion Eleutheromania

        Jan 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • This is my personal project. My own fashion and lifestyle digital magazine established in 2016. I am the editor and manage a small team of freelance photographers and writers.

        2017

        Freelance Journalism

        Dubai

        Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
        • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
        • Freelance
        • Writing Fitness Features for Print

        2016

        Assistant Editor

        Garage Magazine

        Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • I worked closely with the digital editor at GARAGE Magazine. My role and responsibilities include: - Answering emails - Writing articles daily for the digital platform - Helping the print and digital editors with research and organization - Transcribing interviews for print - Research for print and digital content

        2016

        Assistant Editor

        MESS Magazine

        May 2016 - Jul 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Reporting to the Editor, my roles and responsibilities included: - Re-branding the digital publication - Researching and writing articles in Fashion, Fitness, Style, Women Empowerment and Travel - Social media updates - Liaising and managing free lance writers and publishing their work on a deadline - Attending London Fashion Week and writing Fashion Reviews of Runway Shows - Researching fashion trends and reports - Editing articles for digital platform - SEO optimisation on Word Press

        2016

        Feature Writer

        Debut Magazine

        Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • - Researching, conducting interviews and writing Features on Women Empowerment

        2015

        Event Assistant

        Events

        Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Creating content for Xclusivetouch.com blog and social media. I also wrote creative press releases and helping with event production, events planning and events design.

        2014

        Digital Editor

        Fashion Compassion

        Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • - Researching and writing articles on sustainable fashion, re-branding the e-commerce fashion boutique, re-branding creative strategy and vision of the website, generating monthly newsletters on mail chimp, writing Press releases, writing weekly blog, digital articles and features, content creation for blog and social, researching sustainable fashion bags and accessory brands around the world and admin.

        2011

        Editorial Assistant

        Bazaar

        Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
        • Kuwait City, Kuwait
        • Internship
        • Writing, researching and editing articles for print and digital, helping the CEO with research, assisting the features editor with feature writing, general admin work.

        2010

        Editorial Assistant

        Asian Brides Blog

        Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Helping the Editors with admin work, organising the fashion cupboard, helping with research for features and writing articles / features.

        Education

        2017

        (honors) in Event Management

        Stenden University

        Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
        • Netherlands

        2013

        Bachelor of Arts (BA), Journalism

        London Metropolitan University

        Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
        • London, United Kingdom