Zweli Chibumba

Freelancer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I am a freelance journalist, radio producer & presenter, PR/Comms professional, and consultant on youth facing projects. I believe the skills I have built up through my experience working across various industries make me ideal for a variety of roles.

Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Event Management
  • Brand Tone
  • Article Writing
  • Interviewing
  • Talent Management
  • Radio
  • PR
  • Commuications
  • Producing

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Nike

    Nike

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • GUAP Magazine

    GUAP Magazine

    • Publishing
  • BBZ

    BBZ

    • Arts and Culture
  • T

    The Common Sense Network

    Work history

    Currently

    Music Editor

    GUAP Magazine

    Feb 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance

    Currently

    Freelance Consultant

    Break Communications

    Sep 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    •  Assisted with writing successful pitches;  Offered specialist insight in pitch briefings;  Curated lists of talent and brands to partner with;  Assisted in creating a pitch deck;  Provided youth targeted social media strategy;  Offered target audience specific advice in general contributions to projects;  Scouted and suggested locations for the planned activations/programming.

    Currently

    Founder Member

    PlatformLDN

    Apr 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    •  Co-founded a youth led creative agency, created unique brand identity – PlatformLDN;  Programmed, delivered, staffed, and ran a month long series of events under the PlatformLDN agency in a hub space on Carnaby Street;  Assisted social media strategy – leading to growing an Instagram following of over 900 followers since March;  Curated a number of events on behalf of Shaftesbury and Sister PR during their inaugural Soho Music Month, as well as partnering with them on 21 events providing youth focussed branding for the month long series of events;  Acted as talent liaison during the curation process as well as reaching out to talent/management to secure talent participation;  Worked across PR, Marketing, and Talent Liaison areas to secure 119 performers/speakers and an estimated footfall of 8,400 people (across 21 events);  Wrote film treatments in response to filming briefs provided by clients;  Worked a number of events assisting roles: Talent Liaison, Door Staff, Event Manager;  Achieved an OCN Level 2 Acreddition in Advanced Project Management;  Wrote a successful pitch of a radio show to Soho Radio, securing a monthly 2 hour show;  Produced and scripted 2 hour long radio show’s for Soho Radio, as well as curated both the talent and content on these shows.

    Currently

    Communications Manager

    The Common Sense Network

    Oct 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    •  Found solutions to internal communication issues;  Handled enquiries from external groups such as requests for speakers at events;  Created mailing lists and maintaining contact with financial backers;  Generated comprehensive staff lists and hierarchy diagrams;  Served as the point of contact between the CEO and non-senior staff;  Stayed up to date with all aspects of the company;  Devised and implemented a social media launch campaign;  Scouted and interviewed new talent to expand the team;  Worked with other senior staff members to manage 40+ staff;  Worked and achieved targets to tight deadlines.

    2020

    Music Journalist

    GUAP Magazine

    Oct 2017 - Feb 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    •  Produced a minimum of 3 articles (250+ words) weekly for the website which has a viewership of over 8000+ monthly page views and 4000+ unique visitors(monthly);  Attended and covered live events with a detailed write up;  Pitched and executed ideas for print issues which has 5000+ readers per issue;  Researched and conducted interviews with both new and established artists;  Mediated potential collaborations with other brands/companies;  Promoted and staffed some of the GUAP Party live music events which have an average of 400+ attendees;  Participated in the filming of a weekly discussion show on a platform that receives 11,000+ views per month, 30,000+ social views per month, and has 2000+ subscribers.

    Education

    2017

    BA(Hons) Religions & Theology

    University of Manchester

    Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • I graduated with a 2:1

    2014

    Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • A Level Grades: Religious Studies A, English B, Maths C IGCSE Grades: 10 GCSEs (2 A*, 6 A, 1 B, 1 C)