Reiss Smith

Freelance Journalist

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About me

 

I am a writer and multi-media journalist currently working in a fast paced newsroom, seeking opportunities in fashion and lifestyle journalism and copywriting. I have excellent working knowledge of SEO, CMS, Photoshop and InDesign. Passionate about design, culture, fashion and current affairs.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Film
  • TV
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Popular Culture
  • Social
  • Communications
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Freelance Upload Desk Reporter

Express Newspapers

Feb 2016
  • My main responsibilities are: • Building stories in CMS. • Ensuring SEO in all articles. • Writing headlines and sub-editing copy. • Sourcing appropriate imagery and multimedia elements (video, galleries, etc). • Writing news stories on an ad-hoc basis.

2016

Creative Coordinator

Ralph Lauren

Mar 2015 - Feb 2016
  • I designed window displays and in-store creative treatments for 60+ stores across Europe. I developed strong project and budget management; administrative and interpersonal skills. My responsibilities included: • Styling mannequins, ensuring outfits were commercial and brand appropriate. • Creating guidelines using InDesign. • Acting as point of contact for all internal buying and marketing teams, and external suppliers. • Maintaining a yearly window/marketing calendar. • Booking travel and managing the team diary.

2014

News & Features Intern

Drapers

Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
  • I was responsible for writing the weekly indicator feature for the print edition of Drapers: self-initiating interviews and sourcing appropriate imagery. I contributed content for Drapersonline.com, writing and building articles in CMS.

2013

Fashion Intern

Another Man

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Assisting the Fashion Editor, I called in garments from PRs, organised shoot prep and provided on-set styling assistance.

Education

2014

BA(Hons) Fashion Journalism (broadcast

London College of Fashion

Aug 2011 - Apr 2014