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About me

I'm a London-based writer and editor, with a particular interest in music, arts & culture and mental health. Previously a social media and marketing assistant for live music and events at VICE and a digital manager for high-profile music clients, I am now freelancing as a writer, editor and social media manager. I currently work as Online Editor at London in Stereo and my work has been published by Vice, Noisey, Dazed, i-D, The Guardian and Huck, among others.

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Skills

  • Music
  • Travel
  • Online
  • Print
  • Entertainment
  • News
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Culture Writing

Work history

Currently

Online Editor

London in Stereo

Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Managing a team of freelance writers and photographers, commissioning & editing features, interviews, reviews, photo galleries, playlists and competitions. - Pitching and writing regular features and reviews. - Daily updates of the London in Stereo social media platforms with new content, news and events.

Currently

Freelance Writer

Self-Employed

Sep 2013
  • Freelance
  • Freelance writing for a range of clients, notably Vice, Noisey, i-D, The Guardian, Dazed, AnOther, Huck & Cosmopolitan.

2017

Assistant Digital Manager

Initials EC

Jan 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Initials EC is a social media and digital marketing agency specialising in high profile music clients.

2017

Social & Marketing Assistant, Music Venues & Events

VICE

Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - managing the social platforms of all Vice-associated venues, updating with latest event information, press and media. - working with other company departments and external clients to organise event announcements and marketing plans. - updating and managing venue websites using CMS. - helping to organise the creation of marketing assets for both print and web. - setting up sponsored social posts that aim to reach the the largest and most appropriate audience. - commissioning photography of live music and events.

2016

Editorial Intern

Dazed Media

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Internship
  • AnOther Magazine

Education

2016

MA Cultural Studies - Cultural & Critical Theory

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom

2015

BA (Hons) English Literature and Linguistics

Queen Mary University of London

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

Awards

2015

"Voice of Tomorrow" (runner-up)

i-D

  • i-D Magazine issued a "global call to arms" for writers under 25 to submit a piece of writing on a social or political cause they cared about in their 'Voice of Tomorrow' competition. My piece "It's time we got answers on why the mental health system is failing a generation" about how the NHS' mental health services are failing young people won runner-up prize.

2013

Young Journalist of the Year - Shortlisted

Cosmopolitan/The Clothes Show

  • When I was an Editor at British Style Bloggers, I was included on this shortlist of young, promising fashion & culture journalists.

2011

Christopher Tower Poetry Prizes - Longlist

University of Oxford

  • The Tower Poetry Competition is an annual series of prizes for young writers by Christ Church, Oxford University. I was included on the 2011 longlist of prize winners.