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Whitney Jones

JournalistLuton, United Kingdom
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Whitney Jones

JournalistLuton, United Kingdom
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Hi, I’m Whitney Jones. I am a Community Radio Presenter at AUK Radio. I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a First-Class BA Journalism degree. As a seasoned writer, I specialise in features (lifestyle and culture) with a passion for fashion styling. During my degree, I produced two magazines, one of which focused on a sustainable lifestyle. I’m currently the Associate Editor of Entertainment for The New Equilibrium and Freelance Features Editor for Zion Zane, a new magazine. I have completed the NCTJ Diploma, an essential certificate for Journalists. In addition, whilst studying at University, I achieved the Lincoln Award, which is an employability award. Early this year, I completed a Fashion and Digital Storytelling course. For this, I produced three articles for Mindless Mag, a sustainable fashion and lifestyle magazine.
Projects
  • Q&A Editorial Interview with Alejandra Munoz
    Q&A Editorial Interview with Alejandra MunozFor The New Equilibrium's Empowerment Issue, I had the pleasure of interviewing cover girl, model and fashion designer, Alejandra Munoz. We took a deep dive into her unique perspective of femininity as a transwoman, a view that is often disregarded. Alejandra also spoke about how her experience as a transwoman has influenced her designs and more. To find out more about Alejandra Munoz, head to https://www.thenewequilibrium.co.uk, to buy your copy of the Empowerment Issue.
  • Q&A Editorial Interview with Timna Weber for The New Equilibrium
    Q&A Editorial Interview with Timna Weber for The New EquilibriumFor The New Equilibrium's Sustainability Issue, I spoke to Timna Weber about the future of fashion in relation to sustainability. We discussed her aspirations for the future of sustainable fashion and how she hopes to use green principles to guide her brand. To read more, head to https://www.thenewequilibrium.co.uk to buy your copy of The Sustainability Issue.
Work history
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    Community Radio PresenterAUK Radio
    Luton, United KingdomPart Time
    - Research and plan show topics and background information for items to be featured on the programme - Liaise with other members of the production and technical teams - Interview guests in the studio, by telephone or on location - In radio, drive the desk and operate some of the technical equipment for recording and playback, using computers to cue up and play music and jingles. - Keep the programme running to schedule, responding positively and quickly to problems or changes and improvising where necessary. - Engage the target audience which is young people across Beds, Herts and Bucks. Entertain them with topical subjects and inspire them.
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    Features Editor and Fashion AssistantZion Zane
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Preparing and assisting with editorial and advertorial fashion shoots • Responsible for the management of sample travel to and from studio shoots and PR agencies. • Working alongside the fashion and beauty team and assisting when required. • Produce, Identify, research and pitch features stories • Conduct interviews with up and coming artists, designers, illustrators and more • Sub-edited articles to check for grammar and spelling mistakes
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Education
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    BA JournalismUniversity of Lincoln
     - Lincoln, United Kingdom
    NCTJ + BJTC accredited. Key Modules - • Specialist Journalism: I selected fashion, lifestyle and profile features are my chosen specialism. I developed my feature writing skills by creating an identifiable tone of voice, relatable subjects and adapting relevant writing house styles. • Magazine Production: produced two magazine brands with business plans, research dossier, print publications, websites and social media content. I developed consistent brand images, focusing on design, written content, graphics and digital elements. • Essential Journalism: Developing core skills across multimedia outlets such as news-gathering, interviewing, data reporting (FOI’s) and audience interaction and analysis.
Awards
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    Lincoln AwardUniversity of Lincoln
    Developed employability skills through participating in multiple workshops including, LinkedIn Learning, Graduate Skills builder and Problem-Solving development. Attended employer events, networking and enhancing media awareness. Applied resilience during mock assessment centre experience leading to the completion of the award.
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    NCTJ DiplomaNational Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
    A required diploma for trainee journalists which I achieved alongside my degree. I studied four mandatory subjects: essential journalism, e-portfolio, essential media law and regulation and essential journalism ethics and regulation. Furthermore, I completed three electives: Essential Politics, Shorthand and Practical Magazine Journalism.
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