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Richie Babalola

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Journalist - Creative Copywriter

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About me

I have always anticipated that my career would lie in the creative sector. Predominantly, my main talent and skill lies in writing, with extensive practice and experience in both creative and technical writing. However, with a background in digital marketing and media production, I have proven myself as versatile enough to excel in almost all aspects of the media and creative industries. My ambition is to one day publish and release my own books, screenplays and poetic collections as well as developing and running my own company. For now at least, my main objective is to gain valuable experience, honing my craft and discipline and gaining an useful insight and direction.

Skills

  • Creative Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Editorial Writing
  • Analysis and Research
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Wordpress Knowledge
  • Microsoft Office

Work history

Currently

Freelance Writer & Creative

Self-Employed

Jan 2017
  • Freelance
  • Undertaking writing, editorial and developments projects for clients in the social and political fields, including writing the manifesto for ‘We Are Undivided’, a youth campaign for Brexit negations, as well as a currently running an editorial project called ‘Find the Hero in You’ for a social fundraising scheme envisioned by the Always Kreative team. Managing PR projects including the writing press releases for UK based artist Autumn, who was recently part of the candidacy process on the popular television programme: ‘The Voice’.

2016

Digital Marketing Trainee

Livity

May 2018 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Specifically chosen amongst hundreds of talented candidates as a creative pioneer to participate in a excellent and extraordinary process callled Digify: purposed to connect young and creative talent from diverse pools and backgrounds into a growing yet still much a generational detached industry. Engaged and Interacted in and industry relevant and renowned training workshops in digital marketing delivered by Livity, Google and Facebook, producing exceptional results both practically and theoretically. Developed growing interest and expertise in core areas such as strategy and analytics, continued nurturing of relevant key skills and understanding attached to these areas. Tackled creative briefs with both industrially sound expertise and innovative and perspectives for various clients including live briefs for England Rugby, AirBnB, British Red Cross, E4. Met, presented to and worked with senior marketing professionals within the industry including Twitter, Facebook and Livity. Organised and developed social-political events such as We Are Europe for Livity and Bite the Ballot, collaborated in the formation and launch of Post Brexit campaigns, including the development of the campaign content such as the Manifesto and branding. Collaborating in a professionally and personally fundamental mentoring process with the CEO and Co-Founder of Livity: Sam Conniff, gaining crucial support such as expertise, industry experience and personal guidance that remains paramount in growth and development.

2016

Content Editor

Breakthrough Media

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Responsible for commissioning short online articles and features about community issues from the perspective of all faiths and none. Heavily involved in the editorial planning of each community website that is supported, and ensuring that all commissioned pieces are in in the correct tone, are factually accurate and are relevant to the target audience. Offering guidance to clients and stakeholders, as well as our wider internal editorial teams on the content strategy for each website, going on to take ownership of the implementation of these strategies, ensuring that our content delivers on clear objectives.

2016

Editorial Assistant

EBR Media

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Researching the context and information around subject matters for publications of both the European and Global Financial Review. Contacting and liaising with contributing editors for issues, as well as maintaining relationships with them. Managing the quality control of final drafts including proof reading and copywriting, and regularly contribute to written material. Deciding the angle or perspective each issue will take.

Education

2015

GCE A-Level English Literature, History, Government and Politics and Mathematics.  A Level results:

St. Joseph's College

Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Croydon, United Kingdom
  • A Level results: BBB, including C in AS Mathematics.

2013

9 GCSE's including A grades in Mathematics, Additional Science and Religious Studies. Distinction in

St. Joseph's College

Sep 2008 - Jul 2013
  • Croydon, United Kingdom