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I am a driven and passionate 25-year-old journalist, seeking to establish a career within the music/media sector. During my studies I have undertaken a number of voluntary positions, and this has allowed me to obtain first-hand experience within the music industry. I am proficient at working both within a team and independently, and adopt a practical and pragmatic approach to my work. More fundamentally, I believe I am a trustworthy, hard working and reliable individual with excellent communication skills.
I was working as a sales support executive for Mundio Mobile, where I communicated with Swedish store owners and managers who sell our products, helping them, as well as answering them if they had any issues or questions. - Handling orders - Educating store owners to increase sales - Boost sales of our products in Sweden
Intern - Account Manager/Promotions Assistant My main responsibilities in fulfilling this role included finding new platforms for our acts to be promoted and marketed, as well as developing campaigns for artists, brands and TV channels. Responsible for writing press releases and features, and keeping our online presence up to date was also an essential part of my job. - Promoting Camilla Destiny’s song Real Ones (Coverage in Music Week and FAMEmagazine, Wonderland Magazine)
Promoted the band named The Kut - for their UK tour during the Summer of 2016. This was achieved by utilising the various social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) to increase awareness both of the tour and of the band more generally. There are not many all-female punk-rock bands getting the recognition that I believe they deserve, and I valued the opportunity to help increase the visibility of more female acts through online promotion and social media.
Worked as a cashier for the clothing store H&M during summer and holidays
- Covered a Norwegian Music Festival named Malakoff Rock Festival - Wrote concert reviews, managed the blog-page and took photographs - Wrote about my experience of the festival - Also got the opportunity to help with the production of the festival - Learned a lot about the making of a music festival
In September 2014 I undertook an eight-week music journalism course at The London Journalism Centre in Clerkenwell, London. The music course was held by top music editors from the Guardian, NME Magazine and Clash Magazine. The classes covered how the music industry works, writing news articles, features, profiles, press releases and reviews, learning interview techniques as well as learning how to pitch to editors. This course provided me with further knowledge and a broader understanding of how the music business works, as well as learning what it takes to become a professional music journalist.