- Birmingham, GB
- £30 /hr
- Available now
A creative and experienced communications professional, I am available for all types of PR and copywriting work. My current clients include a museum, a facilities management company,more...A creative and experienced communications professional, I am available for all types of PR and copywriting work. My current clients include a museum, a facilities management company, a PR firm specialising in the health and fitness industry and newspapers.
Area Covered: Birmingham, West Midlands, Worcestershire
Work Experience Summary: University of Birmingham • January 2009 • present
Communications officer • part time
A member of the Development and Alumni Relations team, I write and edit copy for alumni publications including three annual magazines, a monthly e-mail newsletter and the university website.
Simple but powerful communication is central to this role, which involves turning complex information into lively, interesting copy.
Worcester News- May 2007 to January 2009
Sub editor and weekly titles co-ordinator
I managed the production of six editions of three weekly papers, leading a team of four in designing pages, editing and proof reading stories.
Communicating with editors, fellow sub editors and news reporters and excellent organisation were key aspects of this role.
I also sub edited daily newspaper pages and uploaded content onto the website.
Redditch Advertiser- October 2006 to May 2007
Job involved writing news stories and features on a wide variety of subjects for this weekly newspaper and its website plus managing and editing the work of three other reporters.
After completing a video journalism course, I filmed and edited stories for the website.
Malvern Gazette & Ledbury Reporter- January 2003 to October 2006
News editor- May 2005 to October 2006
The post included writing and editing stories, coming up with ideas, managing a team of three reporters and organising news and pictures diaries.
Reporter- January 2003 to May 2005
Covered all types of story from human interest to crime.
Acting news editor for two days a week from March 2004 to May 2005.
Education Summary: Passed National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) National Certificate Examination first time in October 2004.
Attended company-sponsored pre-entry journalism course at Darlington College of Technology from February to July 2003. Passed all NCTJ examinations including journalism, law, Government and 100 wpm shorthand
MA English Language and Literature, St Andrews University 2:1.
Three A Levels: Art History A, English B, Religious Studies B. 10 GCSEs.
Freelance writer and PR