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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationManchester, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Producer - Social Media Executive

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About me

Hello there, I’m going to keep this brief. My name is Simon and I am an experienced Content Producer and Writer (amongst other things). I’m a lover of music, radio, dancing and Larry David - with a background in radio production and digital media. I have worked for creative companies such as the BBC, Folded Wing and Shazam.  I am currently based in Manchester and looking for my next opportunity in the digital/music space. I'm a hard-working, responsible person who can multi-task and will always do a job to the best of my abilities. I'm also a right laugh (my cheese jokes are some of the best in the game) and I make a lovely cup of tea. Much love Simon

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Skills

  • Sound Recordist
  • Music
  • Radio
  • Digital Content
  • Journalism
  • Sound Editor
  • Blogging
  • Web Content
  • Producer
  • Sub-editing

Work history

Currently

Content Writer

The Line Of Best Fit

Jul 2017
  • Freelance
  • Contributing and writing features, articles, interviews and reviews for music news website - The Line Of Best Fit. https://www.thelineofbestfit.com

Currently

Producer

Reform Radio

May 2017
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Beyond making incredible content, Reform Radio uses the framework of an online station to support young adults into employment. A not-for-profit company that delivers employment and creative workshops and traineeships alongside genuine opportunities to develop and practice new skills within our industry standard radio station. Our radio community supports the wider community. My duties include interviewing guests, radio production, research, social media management and other general ad hoc tasks.

2016

Radio Producer

London Fields Radio

Jan 2012 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • “Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with…” Everything Is Borrowed is a delve into the unoriginal, peering into the world of the remix, cover version and re-edit. This is a place to find the finest in loop digging, sample robbery, hook burglary and noise thievery, presented & produced by Si Edwards. Previous guests include Wyles & Simpson, Bastien Keb, Palace, Jono McCleery, Fade To Zaire and Throwing Shade.

2016

Content Producer

Shazam Entertainment

Oct 2011 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • For the first two years of my time at Shazam I worked as part of the music team. I was responsible for collating and searching for new music, liaising with record labels and artists, and adding catalogues and new releases to the Shazam database. During my role for the music team I also managed Shazam's social channels. In the eight month period that I managed Shazam's twitter account, I added around 80,000 followers to their profile. I then went on to work as part of the editorial team, contributing and writing music news stories which were part of the in-app 'News Feed'​ feature. I was responsible for writing clear, concise and engaging content that went out to millions of users worldwide on a daily basis. This included weekly global charts, playlists, quizzes and interesting articles and stories revolving around Shazam's user activity and fast-moving tracks on the Shazam charts - with the goal of delivering content that was unique and distinctly Shazam. I was responsible for managing our editorial partnership with Apple - curating Shazam's Apple Music profile and helping promote Apple's content via the News Feed. During 2014 I was a figurehead in our partnership around the iTunes Festival. In four months we pushed over 3.8 million clicks to the iTunes Festival, with nearly 50% of those clicks contributed by my work via the news feed. I also worked as part of the team responsible for on-boarding artists on to the Shazam 'Official Artist Accounts' project. Working alongside artists, management and record labels to get their acts verified with Shazam. As part of my role I was also responsible for interviewing A-List musicians and artists, helping deliver world class video content. I also worked as an assistant on live session video shoots alongside our production team.

2011

Assistant Producer Intern

Folded Wing

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
  • Internship
  • Towards the beginning of 2011 I completed a month long placement at London based audio production company, Folded Wing. Working across various radio shows and audio projects for several companies; ranging from the BBC, The Red Bull Music Academy and The British Council. My duties included audio editing, researching, interviewing, music journalism, collating music reports and producing short audio features. After completing my internship I also did some freelance work for the company.

2010

Intern

BBC

Mar 2010 - Apr 2010
  • Internship
  • Working as Intern for the George Lamb morning show. My duties included researching and sourcing guests, researching for the shows features, making notes for the presenters, setting up the studio, updating the website, audio editing, updating the tracklist, ripping/burning CD’s, sending the music report and other general Runner duties.

Education

2008

Creative Music And Sound Technology

Leeds Metropolitan University

Aug 2005 - Aug 2008