Sean Kerwick

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  • LocationSutton, United Kingdom

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About me

 

A mature, enthusiastic and creative graduate who works well autonomously and as part of a team. I harness a self-starting and positive attitude which leads me to be confident in my decisions, whilst also retaining an eagerness to learn and challenge myself to grow personally and professionally.

Skills

 

  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Time Management
  • Music Journalism
  • Cms
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Social Meda
  • Writing Producing Music
  • Writing Skills
  • Strategic Creative Vision

Work history

Currently

Writer

Gigwise

Mar 2015
  • ? Wrote concise and informative music news stories, alongside finding and editing images. ? Built galleries using the CMS system. ? Conducted interviews with artists in person and over the phone. ? Brought forth discussion and viable ideas during daily meetings. ? Complied to and completed work to deadlines. ? Adapted my writing to the brand’s tone and guidelines. ? Started as an intern but have continued as a weekend writer where alongside the above I: ? Managed the website, social media accounts and scheduling. ? Ran the website as ‘acting editor’ for two days, which involved the above on top of managing several interns to maintain a smooth running of the day’s news. ? Attending gigs and press conferences as an ongoing freelance writer - completing reviews and reports to swift and tight deadlines.

Currently

Editor, Writer and Social Media

Moonshake

Jan 2015
  • ? Self-started my own music site in January, creating a brand name, image and house style. ? Attain exclusives and interviews with bands by negotiating with band’s management, labels and PR. I interviewed Peace and have more currently in planning. ? Manage Moonshake and adapted content to various social media platforms. ? Plan, write, produce and host a weekly internet radio show on Mixcloud which weaves together an overarching topic for the week, music news and conversations. ? Digital marketing - trial different approaches and used analytics to monitor the success of posts to improve results and traffic. ? Conducted social media campaign for Peace interview – I gained a retweet from the band, the link was shared on forums and I made a plug for the site on BBC 6 Music. ? Strategise posts/articles/shows to correspond to current and forthcoming trends.

Currently

Freelance Writer

DIY Magazine

Jun 2015
  • ? Write articles, reviews and conduct interviews on a freelance basis. ? Pitch ideas for articles to the online editor. ? Apply my work to DIY’s style and guidelines.

2015

Community Manager & Writer

Weroom

Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
  • ? Managed social media in order to gain traction to site, experimenting and proposing viable ideas and strategies in order to grow following on Twitter and Facebook. ? Applied tactics for growth such as interactions, follow/unfollow, Google adwords and ad campaigns (on a budget) which built upon my digital marketing skills. ? Running security checks to trace any fraudulent users on the system, responding to queries on the website and through social media. ? Wrote viable blog articles and content for a young professional and student audience, where I also applied SEO and created a style/tone for the brand. ? Created copy and content for the website, social media and email campaigns; additionally, for partner brands in promotion exchanges. ? Sourced content and videos for social media to garner interactions. ? Used Adobe InDesign to create images for social media and other graphic design needs. ? Used social media tools such as Hootsuite, Insights and SocialBro. ? Strategised content and responded to trends.

2015

Writer

Gigs Festivals

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • • Attended live concerts and wrote up reviews within 24 hours of the event. • Wrote up condensed and enticing articles for their news section.

2015

Intern & Community Management

Sesome

Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
  • ? Responsible for blogger outreach and community management requiring me to understand audience segments, find influential bloggers and adapt my writing to communicate suitably appealing content via email and social media. ? Planned, composed and managed campaigns with the SESOME team. ? Researched and wrote copy for campaigns, articles and the company’s site. ? Assisted the in-house designer with images and infographics. ? Learnt about and carried out digital marketing, SEO and link building tasks. ? Used CRM and SEO software such as link research tools to assess and improve referrals.

2011

Work Experience

NME

May 2011 - Jun 2011
  • • Assisted the writers and editors in various sections of the magazine. • Transcribed interviews. • Organised letters. • Wrote single reviews.

Education

2014

Creative Writing

The University of Winchester

Aug 2011 - May 2014
  • Achieved an upper class second (2:1) honours with experience in many different aspects of writing including radio, television, fiction/non-fiction, songwriting all accompanied with academic essays.and pitches.

2011

Psychology/media Studies/english Literature/music Technology

Cheam High School Sixth Form

Aug 2009 - May 2011
  • 3 GCE A Levels Media Studies (B) English Literature (C) Psychology (B) 2 GCE AS Levels Music Technology (C) World Development (C)

Awards

2011

Student of the Sixth Form

  • I was awarded male student of my college years for being consistently approachable, friendly, hard-working and social.