Olivia Atkins


  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Journalism
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Features
  • Media
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Copywriting

Work history


Founder, Writer and Editor


Jan 2014
  • I co-founded the artistic online magazine with the help of friends from around the world. Its content covers art, politics and business using image, text and video formats. ?My role includes frequently writing articles and editing all entries before posting them online via Wordpress. I am confident networking and conducting interviews, through experience, and have assisted on several photo and video shoots - where I have demonstrated my ability to make myself useful. I am flexible and constantly coming up with new ideas to put forward, as I am responsible for the development of the website.



PEI Media

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
  • I was a reporter on Secondaries Investor, a ?subscription-only financial news website. My role required me to write daily news stories and weekly features. I was also responsible for contributing to daily social media postings and driving traffic to the website, particularly via Twitter. ?I was required to maintain a strong digital presence and connect with key industry contacts online. And I managed the LinkedIn account and posted regular discussions. My role involved organising weekly interviews with clients and liaising with PRs, lawyers and communications teams. This experience developed my confidence and skills as an interviewer. I was also responsible for the conception, research and execution of web stories, including image sourcing. I often attended industry events and represented the publication individually..


Editorial Intern

APL Media

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • I worked across in-house titles including flagship publication National Geographic Traveller, ABTA Network, ABTA Golf, ASTA Network and Countrybycountry website. My role required me to assist the design team, compile picture research and write several travel-related articles. ?I also helped the researcher with sourcing, fact-checking and subbing articles. ?When possible, I pitched article ideas and provided additional general assistance to the editorial team.


Reporting Intern

Southwark News

Mar 2014 - May 2014
  • I attended press events, where I acted as the reporter and photographer. My main role was to produce editorial content for the SE London newspaper Southwark News and its cultural supplement The Weekender, both of which are circulated locally in print. I conducted interviews for the news stories, with political and cultural figures such as John Whelan and Rowan Williams. The role required me to use social media to source local stories, interact with community and promote key issues..



NCTJ Magazine Journalism Diploma

Lambeth College

Jan 2014 - May 2014
  • Public Affairs, Media Law, Shorthand, Production



University of Leeds

Aug 2009 - May 2013
  • Translation, Spanish language, Human rights violations in Latin America, Latin American film studies, Spanish literature, History of Latin America