Shola Lee

Staff Writer, Editor, Social Media Manager

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Having just finished my English (BA Hons) degree, I am interested in working in media and publishing. I have a vast amount of experience as a staff writer, editor and social media manager. This experience along with my upbeat attitude and passion for journalism would make me a great addition to any creative team.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Creative Management
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Celebrity Interviews
  • Organisation
  • Scheduling
  • Social Media Management
  • Content Creatiion
  • Research

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Queen Mary University of London

    Queen Mary University of London

    • Education & Research
  • CUB Magazine

    CUB Magazine

    • Publishing
  • C

    Columbia Daily Spectator

    • G

      Game

      Work history

      Currently

      Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • As a Content Creator for QMUL I manage the university's social media accounts, creating and scheduling posts. I have started producing a IGTV series, which aims to answer the questions of incoming students and those wishing to participate in the study abroad programme.

      Currently

      Deputy Chief Editor

      The Simple Press

      Aug 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • A friend and I founded the independent news-outlet last year and I am currently Deputy Chief Editor for the publication. I manage a team of ten writers for the Arts and Entertainment department, editing and scheduling their content. In addition, I regularly conduct interviews and meet with prospective collaborators, for instance securing and maintaining a good working relationship with the Royal Opera House to increase student engagement.

      Currently

      Front of House

      The Sportsman

      Jul 2018
      • Seasalter, Whitstable, UK
      • Freelance
      • As Front of House for the Michelin-Star restaurant, I head bar service and customer care. Regularly scheduling and organising reservations as well as helping new employees.

      2019

      Staff Writer

      CUB Magazine

      Sep 2018 - Apr 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I was a Staff Writer for the Film section, regularly pitching ideas to my editor, researching and keeping to set deadlines.

      2018

      Oct 2017 - Dec 2018
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • While studying for a semester at Columbia University, I became a Staff Writer for the Columbia Daily Spectator. Working for the Arts and Entertainment section, I attended weekly pitch meetings, co-bylined and was trained by senior writers. I wrote articles on a weekly basis, interviewing and fact-checking each piece before submitting it to editors.

      2018

      Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • I became a student blogger for Queen Mary, detailing my experiences studying in London and New York. This role was my first induction into the publishing and media industry and gave me experience editing and fact checking my own content. Ultimately this role helped me find a strong sense of accountability and organisation that I have carried with me into my recent work.

      2017

      Sales Assistant

      Game

      Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
      • Canterbury, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working as a seasonal-temp in a Sales Assistant role, I helped my team to meet sales targets. I was cashier trained and aided customer service for the shop-floor during my time with the company.

      2017

      Front of House

      The Shipwright Arms

      Jul 2015 - Aug 2017
      • Faversham, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • As Front of House and Head Waitress, I regularly trained new staff and assisted chefs during busy periods. My responsibilities included customer care, events management and organising the daily running of the bar/restaurant.

      Education

      2017

      Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
      • New York, United States
      • I was the first English (BA) student send to Columbia from QMUL. While in New York, I began writing for the student newspaper and participated in a variety of environmental, community events while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.

      2019

      Sep 2016 - Jul 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • I am currently awaiting my results and am on track to secure first-class honours. While studying at QM I was a Student Ambassador, as well as writer and blogger for the university's publications.

      2016

      Sep 2009 - Jul 2016
      • Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
      • I took my GCSEs and A-Levels at Fulston Manor. My GCSE results were 4 x A, 4 x B grades (including Maths, English and Science). I took English, History, Psychology and Law at A2 and left sixth-form with A*, B, B, B grades (the A* in English).

      Awards

      2016

      The Lesley Brookes' Prize for English

      Fulston Manor School

      • I was awarded the Lesley Brook's Prize for English for securing the highest English A-Level result in my school and attaining 100% in the final exam.

      2016

      Shilling Prize for Academic Attainment

      Fulston Manor School

      • I received the Shilling Prize for securing the highest A-Level results in my school.