• Writing media releases, speeches and newsletters in line with company policies and strategic vision, enabling the company to grow its market share - producing 90% of the UK’s wedding and engagement rings • Handling enquiries from a range of local and national media resulting in increased sales and exposure. Secured a six part feature on BBC Radio • Developing short and long-term company PR strategies to facilitate company growth • Responding to emergency issues that require an immediate media response • Writing content for the website to strategically boost sales
• Editor and writer for ‘The Bartercard Magazine’; interviewed clients, wrote features, collated relevant news for SMEs and played a key role in the magazine’s design • Created all press releases for the company, all copy for the website, and proof read and copy-checked all content; having a responsibility for any written output • Managed and maintained all football, rugby and charity relationships, raising over £20,000 for respective charity partners • Maintained the company’s social media channels; developed and implemented a strategic plan for Facebook and Twitter to boost interaction and awareness
Arranged and assigned sports coverage for a team of writers whilst editing all contributions. Provided my own coverage alongside that of my colleagues.
Contributing news and opinion pieces for Planet Ivy, an upcoming news magazine aimed at 18-25 year olds. The magazine had a strong readership, and I was able to develop my writing in-line with the house style.
Produced, edited and maintained a news blog covering the 2012 London mayoral election. Updated several times daily, the blog gained a strong, global following. The blog required a high level of devotion due to its nature of covering current affairs.
Writing for The Press, York’s local newspaper. My main focus was the news desk, writing and researching local news stories. I also spent time working on features and supplements, compiling all of the content for the annual ‘Yorkshire Golf’ publication.
Broadcast Journalism: the study of journalism from print to modern day online writing. Including radio production, video production, news reading and magazine journalism.