CV

Personal Summary

I pride myself on my reliability, punctuality and ability to work to a deadline. I am a quick learner, with the willingness to adopt new skills and ideas which I then apply effectively in set tasks. Through communicating effectively within a team, I help create a productive working environment. I consider myself calm under pressure with the ability to think quickly, and I will happily go the extra mile to improve the final product. I am able to focus entirely on a task and perform it to a high standard. I deal with complex material by breaking it down and approaching it in an organised manner.

Qualifications

2007 – 2012 – The North Halifax Grammar School

11 GCSEs A*-A

2012 – 2014 – The North Halifax Grammar School Sixth Form College

4 A levels

  • A Media Studies
  • B English Language & Geography
  • C History

AS Level    –   C Critical Thinking

2014 – Present – Studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford Year 3

Currently taking NCTJ extra qualification with passes in Essential Media Law, Court Reporting and Reporting Government

 

Experience

Nov 2016 – Lancashire County Cricket Club media comms

Responsibilities:

  • Online news writing and generating story ideas
  • Generating PR strategies as part of a team
  • Sub-editing and checking copy
  • General admin and planning

Sep 2015 – present – Entertainment reporter for Quays News

Responsibilities:

  • Producing online news stories
  • Reviewing gigs and turning around copy quickly

Feb 2015 – Sept 2016 – Freelance journalist at The News Hub

Responsibilities:

  • Writing online content in news and sport
  • Editorial freedom over stories
  • Sharing stories to a wide audience using a wide range of social media sites

Sept 2012 – Apr 2014 – Company secretary and sales team member as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme

June 2013 – Assistant at St Malachy’s Primary School, teaching in literacy classes

 

Attributes

  • Reliability – perform set tasks with consistency for example performing quick turnarounds when asked to write articles
  • Teamwork – always contribute within a team and enjoy leadership. Ran a small business in the Young Enterprise scheme and have played in, and captained sports teams.
  • Communication skills with both adults and young people.
  • Attention to detail – sub-editing and proof reading skills learnt through studying journalism
  • Business acumen – I have taken part in Young Enterprise where I was the company secretary and part of the sales team which has given me business knowledge and the resources to practice my skills successfully.
  • Excellent English skills and the ability to write for a range of audiences and purposes, gained through studying Journalism at University.
  • Knowledge of blogging platforms including WordPress, Blogger and Storify as well as social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn and Reddit.
  • I can use video cameras, voice recorders and editing software to create videos and interview subjects. Experience of using Sony Vegas and Avid Media Producer.
  •  Experience in page design using Adobe InDesign

Hobbies and Interests

I have a keen interest in sport and the history of sport. I play cricket at village club as well as snooker, football, squash and darts. I regularly attend a gym and enjoy pushing myself physically as well as learning about fitness and health. I’m naturally creative and I try my hand at writing, filming and editing short videos. I’m a fan of stand-up comedy and regularly attend gigs, reviewing these for different news outlets including my blog.

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