Thomas Corlito
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Thomas Corlito

Assistant Manager-cross-Freelance WriterSouthampton, United Kingdom
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Thomas Corlito

Assistant Manager-cross-Freelance WriterSouthampton, United Kingdom
About me
First of all, I'm a 24 year old freelance writer-cross assistant manager for size?'s Southampton branch. Mentioned within my CV I have experience in writing copy for blog-spaces and commercial platforms, as well as graduating from Solent University’s Journalism Degree with BJTC accredited First Class Honours and numerous published articles. On top of the above, I am currently Assistant Store Manager and Social Media Manager at size?’s Southampton branch, whilst juggling the role as footwear buyer for a Hampshire-based retailer and Culture Content-Editor for ‘Know Your size?’ – an internal publication curated by two members of Head Office management and myself. My interests span a vast array of topics, breaking bread between writing, political reporting and photography thus branding my role-potential universal. Adapting to a team’s needs and suggesting methods to improve productivity – to quote Thomas W. Wigginson, “originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes”. Everything will be completed to the best of my ability, without any shortcuts; I learn best on task or observing experienced industry professionals around me.
Projects
  • Creatively isolated, vis-a-vis...
    Creatively isolated, vis-a-vis...During the lockdown of 2020, I took it upon myself to help the creatives native to Southampton, seeing as work would be on hold for quite some time. This is an ongoing project where I interview creatives from all paths of life, highlighting some of the bigger names within this city.
  • Tredinnick Studios, Mac
    Tredinnick Studios, MacThis was a five-piece project, devoted in its entirety to the late Mac Miller. Keeping it brief, below is a link taking the reader to said project; each article is numbered.
  • Know Your size?
    Know Your size?Below I've inserted a link highlighting a handful of articles I have completed in accordance to Know Your size?; these span from interviews with STANCE to knowledge shares, dating back to early Nike launch.
Work history
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    Editor, internal publication of 'Know Your Size?'Size?
    Southampton, United KingdomFull Time
    I regularly produce and edit content for retail company, size?, to publish internally as part of ‘Know your size?’. The publication’s purpose is to keep staff informed on product launch and general development company-wide; my role is writing copy on product information and landmark moments in street-culture history. Product knowledge is a fundamental part of my role, with research being important so not to misinform employees across Europe. Numerous articles produced for Know Your size? are published on my personal blog, TC Streetwear.
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    Store Social Media ManagerSize?
    Southampton, United KingdomFull Time
    As Social Media Manager and Curator of Content for size?’s Southampton branch, my role is simple; market the products we stock in store, run raffles for limited stock in-line with COVID-19 guidelines and maximise profit. It is important to communicate with e-commerce, higher management and customers alike, as well as having an eye for detail with of course, a certain degree of eloquence. I have a firm understanding of scheduled content applications as well as adapting to ever-changing social algorithms.
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Skills
  • Photo Retouching
  • Photography
  • Video Content
  • Social Media Management
  • SEO
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Editorial Content
Education
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    Journalism BA (hons)Southampton Solent University
     - Southampton, United Kingdom
    I graduated from Solent University with a 1:1 (First) in Journalism. Course units included broadcasting to vast audiences, social media training as well as confidential source protection and of course -- law. I completed a dissertation delving into the way streetwear and fashion brands utilise negative press-coverage, meaning the press are unwittingly supporting a process that enriches the fashion industry's finest.