22-year-old London-based freelance writer, researcher and editor with five years experience. My background is largely based in journalism, publishing, editorial, and consultancy work – working on commission or project-to-project. Experience with CMS/SMO/SEO. Full clean UK driving license and access to vehicle. Interested in wider research projects, in arts and heritage, TV, or journalism sectors. Previous clients include: BBC, The Guardian, The Sun, Vice, NME, Time Out, Evening Standard, Glastonbury Festival, Shangri La at Glastonbury, Cable London, Dazed, Trinity Laban, Channel 4, Egg London, Livity, Live Magazine, Brainchild Festival, Luv Luv Luv Records, Partisan PR, and SteezLocked Pro Plan feature
Over the last five years I have founded a whole series of art and writing projects, dedicated to storytelling, blogging about music, and engaging narratives relating to anthropology, art, and it’s connections. - In 2012 – I founded two small blogging projects, largely aimed at just young people writing about music – The Penny Club, Future Magazine. - In 2013 – I ran a yearlong blogging project on new bands in the UK – posting one track, every day for a year. The idea was to look at emerging music trends over a 12-month period http://theflashpod.tumblr.com/ - In 2014 – I started One Summer Soundtrack – a blog devoting to telling people’s personal stories and journeys related to music. http://onesummersoundtrack.tumblr.com/
- Freelance copywriter and journalist with five years experience writing feature, news, reviews and other content on music, culture, food, art, politics, protest, travel and literature. - Commissioned and published by The Guardian, BBC, Time Out, NME, Independent, Evening Standard, VICE, Dazed, the Sun, Munchies, Noisey, Clash, Line of Best Fit, and Live Magazine. - Worked across print and online – as a commissioning editor, researcher, and writer. - In the last two years, I’ve travelled to Norway, France, Estonia, Denmark, Ireland, The Channel Islands, throughout the UK and America on commissions. - Graduate in Sociology and Anthropology from Goldsmiths, with experience in conducting fieldwork. - I’ve done fieldwork in church communities in Peckham, in the agricultural sector in Lincolnshire, the Antiques Roadshow in Kent, made film and sound pieces cantered around one London street. - My dissertation focused on interviewing people about their emotive memories linked to food. Interviewing 20 participants, working with archive materials. - Experience working with mixed media both as curator, writer and editor. Experience in filmmaking and sound work. - Four years experience working with PRs, publicists and photographers – with a wide bank of contacts in the industry
- Worked with creative director of Shangri La, to co-curate a special one-off edition newspaper for Glastonbury 2016. - Managed the editing, flat planning, commissioning, sub-editing, recruitment and co-collaborations between artists, veterans and writers for the project. - Produced a one-off 16-page edition, sold for £1, raising funds for the Refugee Community Kitchen
Wrote and researched on projects for brand development and business development, largely on consumer behaviour in the nightlife sector. - Handled social media accounts, and wrote daily copy for their website and email communications. - Directed and managed the production of 130-track compilation record, for release by Cable.
- I assisted on digital and print branded content with brands including Google, Lambeth Council, Converse, Nike, Penguin Books and Somewhere_to. - Experience with SMO, print advertorials, and consultancy with brands. - Compiled reports on campaign behaviour, with analytics data for clients.
2012: Joined Live Magazine as a writer – became Politics Editor during the student occupations – spent 6 months reporting on issues around kettling, protest reports and research into protest groups. - 2013: Became Music Editor at Live Magazine – ran all commissioning for print and online for a yearlong period. Aided on video projects for youtube and other social media platforms. - As Music Editor, I worked over print and online – building a digital strategy, and widely read youth channel with 500+ UK contributors. - Worked on four print issues from concept to distribution.
BA Sociology and Anthropology