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Simon Doherty

Content Writer/Journalist

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsContent Strategist - Journalist - Digital Marketer

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About me

High-achieving, enthusiastic and creative graduate keen to utilise academic and professional experiences to develop a career in the media industry.

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Skills

  • Content Writing
  • Social Media Content Management
  • Journalism
  • Digital Maketing
  • Social Media Digital Strategies
  • Branded Content
  • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Social Publisher - Engagement Lead

Breakthrough Media

Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: • Improve overall content output. • Come up with and implement content ideas. • Manage social media accounts and write content. • Work on produce and digital strategies.

Currently

Journalist

Various

Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Clients: • the Guardian • METRO • VICE • Highsnobiety • Dazed and Confused • Don’t Panic • Mixmag • VolteFace • The Huffington Post • Johnsons Press plc • Independent Leeds • TheLADbible • WOW247 • thump • Sick Chirpse and more.

2016

Content Manager

ICS-digital

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: • Edit all UK editorial content. • Improve overall content output. • Liaise with project managers to get the best out of the resource. • Come up with and implement content ideas. • Manage Editors • Manage freelance writers. • Write marketing copy. • Write features. • Create and maintain beneficial relationships with external agencies and institutions. • Deliver lecture at Leeds University on digital journalism.

2016

Senior Writer

LADbible Group

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: • Dealt with idea cultivation, long-form feature writing and trending news stories • Researched copyright for images.

2015

Featured Editorial Writer

UNILAD

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: • Wrote breaking news stories, trending articles and in-depth features. • Created advertorials for a range of clients • Researched copyright on images.

2015

Staff Writer

Champion Up North

Aug 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Responsibilities: • Held the position of Staff Writer for six months and covered a number of different music events and festivals. • Constructed all the marketing copy for the magazine and its associated companies. • Created on-going marketing campaigns and forged and developed a number of mutually beneficial partnerships with key PR companies.

2015

Residential Officer

Leeds Metropolitan/Beckett University

Jan 2014 - Oct 2015
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: • Organised, marketed, delivered and publicised a range of student driven initiatives and events. • Wrote enticing, concise and succinct copy for the Residential Service publications. • Organised, managed and delivered university open days. • Managed social media accounts by engaging students with articles and blog posts. • Grew the Facebook account by over 5% each month. • Managed a team of temporary staff that took prospective students and their guests on tours of our accommodation. • Organised, marketed, delivered and publicised a club night for the University with 1399 in attendance.

2013

Events Officer (2013 Graduations)

Leeds Metropolitan University Marketing Service

May 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: • I was responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. • I led the organisation, marketing, service delivery and publicity of the event. • Effectively managed and coordinated all administrative tasks. • Managed resources and budgets and monitored spend and return on investment. • Liaised effectively with external agencies to deliver the event as required (e.g. venues, guests, speakers, venue staff, and photographers) and recruited, supervised and managed temporary staff that were assigned to the event.

2014

Alumni Marketing Assistant

Leeds Metropolitan University Marketing Service

Mar 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: • Wrote copy for website including a range of ‘alumni profiles’. • Acted as a ghostwriter for the Vice Chancellor. • Wrote articles for the alumni magazine. • Involved in a range of marketing activities both on and offline.

Education

2016

MSc Psychology

Leeds Beckett University

Aug 2014 - Jul 2016
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Major in: Masculinity and the media.