Tanyel Gumushan

Digital music editor

Level
Mid Level
Location
Leicester, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

  • Digital music editor

About me

I am a recent first class graduate from Birmingham City University in Media and Communications (Music Industries) and freelance journalist. As the current digital music editor of tmrw magazine, I not only fully immerse into popular culture and thrive in it, but demonstrate my keen eye for detail in every aspect of producing, editing and publishing copy and making it read far and wide. I have experience working in both public and private sector PR, handling lifestyle accounts and social media whilst working on strategy. Last year I founded a campaign that protects independent music venues and young gig-goers by using music as an anchor to tackle societal problems in youth and adolescence such as underage drinking and crime, by giving young people a safe place to gain experience in the media. I am motivated and enthusiastic, keen to relocate to work in a fast paced media environment.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Creative Writing/blogging
  • Copywriting
  • PR
  • Digital Media
  • Social Media
  • Activity Analysis
  • Web Development
  • Design
  • Micosoft

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Freelance

    Work history

    Currently

    Digital music editor

    tmrw magazine

    Mar 2017
    • Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Responsibilities include commissioning, writing, organising and publishing content; ensuring a steady flow of topical pieces that engage readers and reaches them through SEO. My subbing skills show that I have a good eye for detail, and strong written and spoken communication. I am well organised, balancing diaries and on top of admin. With a very strong, established 'millennial' demographic, I am able to detect cultural trends, balancing popular culture and underground buzzes. I strive for original, well cared for, personal pieces, and pride myself on being an exciting story-teller. I enjoy putting together unique feature ideas that you won't find elsewhere.

    2017

    Journalist

    Freelance

    Feb 2017 - May 2017
    • Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Pitching long and short form reviews, interviews and features to print and online publications inc. NME, DIY, Clash, The 405, The Guardian. I am able to provide thoughtful copy that appeals to an understood audience, to deadline and retain rapports with PR. I was the ‘Alternative Girl’ official blogger for an online exhibition with Girl Museum, demonstrating that I can adopt different tones to my established voice for maximum effect. As the music editor of The National Student (Sept 2014 – Feb 2017), I managed a team of writers and pioneered the publication back to print and distributed across campus. I am well versed in using hosting systems, copywriting, content writing and transcribing.

    2017

    PR Officer

    BLOCC

    Jan 2017 - May 2017
    • Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • As a freelance assistant, I cover small-scale online publications handling at BLOCC PR. With a personal approach, I secure coverage across Hype Machine blogs and YouTube channels, and help new music stand out by thinking of narratives. I build and retain rapports with journalists and bloggers, offer article content and balance schedules to secure coverage.

    2017

    Director

    BAND ON!

    Sep 2016 - May 2017
    • Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • After recognising that there is no standard way of ID being checked in independent venues at live music events, I started the social enterprise, BAND ON! campaign to protect licenses with a wristband system. I recognise problems and am driven to use my initiative to think of solutions, in this case to deter underage drinking and to protect independent venues. I have created a blog and website that acts as a hub for young people to publish and celebrate their work, and offer advice and guidance to those wanting to work in media. The campaign is supported by and works with various organisations like PASS in partnerships, and has operated successfully in venues in the Midlands. I look after all branding, running, and admin.

    2016

    PR Assistant

    NHS UHL

    Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
    • Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • During my placement at the NHS University Hospitals Trust, I was able to innovate their communications. I took over their social media pages and created interactive maps to show closest locations for guests, set up blogs and fundraising pages, and made graphics on awareness days. I scheduled posts and analysed the engagements that followed.

    2015

    PR Officer

    8848

    Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
    • Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Whilst on placement with the Connect (8848) team I was able to research clients and write engaging and exciting releases to distribute accordingly. I analysed and gathered consumer feedback, and responded to comments whilst planning my own campaigns that were realistic and feasible to implement.

    Education

    2017

    BA (Hons) Media and Communication

    Birmingham City University

    Sep 2014 - May 2017
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • Achieved a first class degree. Modules include: PR in practice, journalism in practice, new media, innovation.

    Awards

    2017

    High Achievement Award

    Birmingham City University

    • Graduate award

    2017

    Brian Travers Award for Academic Achievement in Music Industries

    Birmingham City University

    • Graduate award

    2017

    Most Entrepreneurial Student

    Birmingham City University

    • Graduate award

    2015

    Wilko Johnson Young Writer's Award

    Louder Than War

    • Awarded at the Louder Than Words festival