Tom Armstrong

Communications & Operations

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Blogs
  • Administration
  • Creative
  • Social Media Marketing
  • News
  • Communications
  • Office
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Copywriting

Work history

Currently

Communications & Operations

Allied Gold Ltd

Sep 2014
  • • 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

2014

Marketing & Operations

Bartercard UK

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
  • • 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

2013

Online Sports Editor

Blast Radio

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Arranged and assigned sports coverage for a team of writers whilst editing all contributions. Provided my own coverage alongside that of my colleagues.

2013

Contributing Writer

Planet Ivy

May 2012 - Jan 2013
  • 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.

2012

Editor

London Mayoral Election Blog

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
  • 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.

2012

News & Features Journalist

The Press, York

Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
  • 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.

Education

2013

Broadcast Journalism

University of West London

Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
  • Broadcast Journalism: the study of journalism from print to modern day online writing. Including radio production, video production, news reading and magazine journalism.