Samantha Harford

Graduate

Level
Junior
Location
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

About me

A dedicated and enthusiastic student with a strong background in public facing roles to a premium standard. I am looking for relevant work experience to take alongside my university studies to help prepare myself for a thriving and creative career in editorial.

Skills

  • Leadership
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • IT
  • Organisation
  • Customer Care
  • Customer Engagement
  • Communication
  • Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AllSaints

    AllSaints

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing
  • C

    Cardiff University

    • M

      Media Clash

      Work history

      Currently

      Committee Secretary

      CoppaFeel!

      Oct 2018
      • Cardiff, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Committee Secretary for the Coppafeel! Society at Cardiff University - Ensuring that meetings are effectively organised and minuted. - Maintaining administration, preparing reports and keeping a record of activities. - Ensuring efficient communication and correspondence. - Involved in planning events and fundraisers, raising enough donations to reach the top of the UK leaderboard.

      Currently

      May 2018
      • Cardiff, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Deputy Editor to Quench Magazine's online supplement, Q3. - Responsible for editing, organising and managing one of the university magazines. - Meeting tight deadlines and commissioning creatively thought articles based on carefully selected themes for our reading audience (Currently working on ’Bad Feminists‘). - Research new article ideas as well as editing, and proof-reading submissions. - In the process of developing a podcast series.

      Currently

      Wellbeing Champion and Events Coordinator

      Cardiff University

      Sep 2017
      • Cardiff, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Organise ‘hotspots’ and events around the campus to promote different charities and awareness weeks such as Times Up. - I offer a hand to vulnerable students who might want someone to talk to and some advice as well as active engagement in university conferences and filming.

      2018

      Editorial Work Experience

      Wildfire Comms

      Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Working with the Editors of Education Technology, University Business, Independent Education and Bristol Property Live magazines for one week. - Proof-read articles using mark-up technique and completing final checks of magazine against pagination sheets before submitting to print. - Attended editorial meetings. - Contacted businesses on behalf of the Editor via telephone and email - Pitched articles for print, some of which will be included in the coming issues. - Wrote articles for print and online.

      2018

      Editorial Work Experience

      Media Clash

      Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Shadowing Editor-in-Chief for a week in November. - Writing up features and property advertisements to be published in print. - Edited and proofread articles written by the team. - Worked with the Design team one morning and created a page spread using inDesign.

      2018

      JobHack Taster Day

      Penguin Random House UK

      Sep 2018 - Sep 2018
      • Cardiff, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Immersed in the day-to-day routines of a publishing house and they explained to us the importance of each department, how they run and intersect. - Departments introduced to: Editorial, Rights, Human Resources, Talent Acquisitions, and Design.

      2018

      Marketing and Social Media Internship

      Reelhost

      Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
      • Cardiff, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Start up business combing social media with movies. - Responsible for gathering data, understanding potential early adopters of the app. - Conducting interviews and reaching market objectives working alongside the CEO and CFO.

      2019

      Stylist

      AllSaints

      Sep 2014 - Jan 2019
      • Exeter, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Premium level customer service. - Maintained professional communication skills through customer service and business correspondence. - Met monetary targets regularly which developed my personal drive. - Won several competitions, prizes valued up to £350, and recognition from the CEO for my top performance.

      Education

      Currently

      English Literature

      Cardiff University

      Sep 2016
      • Cardiff, United Kingdom
      • High 2.1

      Awards

      2018

      Cardiff Award

      Cardiff Univeristy

      • Distinction award