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I am a hard working, trustworthy individual who is comfortable working individually and enjoys interacting with a team. A graduate from Southampton Solent University, I have good time management and am always able to meet deadlines. I enjoy all things creative but especially sports and I believe that is expressed within my work.

Education

2009 – 2012: Southampton Solent University BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

2006 – 2008: Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College, Sussex

2001 – 2006: Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Sussex

Acheivements

Degree:  An upper 2:1 in Sports Journalism

BTEC:    Sports and Exercise Science – Double Distinction

A Level: Art (D)

GCSEs:   1 A*, 1 A, 4 B’s, 3 C’s

Other:   Half Colours Sports Award 2008: Awarded for outstanding performance in            sport.

Journalistic Experience

2016 – Present: Director/Editor, TD Publications

- I set up the publishing house TD Publications in order to have total autonomy over the content we produce, allowing us to focus on high-end publications locally and nationally, including the writing, editing, sourcing of advertisements and printing of The Independent Brighton & Hove Coffee Guide 2018.


2016 - Present: Editor, Brightonfinest.com

-  As the editor of Brightonsfinest.com I have developed and implemented a company-wide style guide as well as proof reading and amending every article before it goes live on the site. I also write reviews, previews and interviews on a weekly basis.


2015: Director/Copy Writer, Title Media

- As a director I am involved in the day-to-day development and expansion of our publishing company as well as market research, visioning, leadership and implementation of all projects. I also run run all our online content and communicate with client throughout the copy writing process to successfully meet editorial goals.


2013 - 2015: Assistant Editor, Absolute Magazine

- In this role I managed staff, set deadlines as well as compiling content for each monthly publication. I organised the magazine's distribution and proof read every issue. Each month I wrote for a wide range of different readerships, from lifestyle to business to entertainment, while i also fly abroad to write travel articles.


2013 - 2014: Assistant Editor, Platinum Business Magazine

- In my position I was in charge of running the magazine's social media and all online content. I organised the entire distribution for the magazine based on its target audience and clientele. I also wrote multiple articles and proof read every issue.


2012 - 2013: Staff Writer, Absolute Magazine & Sussex Sport Magazine

- During my time in this role I contributed articles and feature interviews to both publications as well as acting as the Web Editor for both titles. As Web Editor I wrote and uploaded articles, spread them across social media platforms and photographed and edited images for web use. I also wrote a number of sports club brochures during this time.


September 2012: Editorial Desk, The Argus

- During a week-long work placement I produced articles on a host of topics as well as interviewing several members of the public for the newspaper.


August 2012: Sports Desk, Worthing Herald

- I took part in a week-long work placement, producing articles on a range of sports, covering live sports events as well as interviewing a host of sports management staff and for the newspaper.


2012: Sports Writer, Shoot Magazine

- I wrote regular articles for the football magazine and website, focusing on English football clubs as well as international soccer news.


2012 Sports Blogger, sportsbookguardian.com

- I wrote weekly blogs offering tips on the best bets within the world of football, tennis, boxing and especially horse racing.


2012 Editorial Team, Thealternativecricketalmanack.com
- For the website my job was to edit the weekly podcast by cutting out audio, inserting music, jingles and sound effects before uploading it to the site.

2012 Sports Writer, ukamericansportsfans.com
- I wrote two articles a week for the website. Researching and sourcing the latest and biggest news within NBA basketball.

Skills Profile

Core Skills: Excellent ability to produce articles under pressure, research subjects in-depth, build relationships quickly – essential when interviewing subjects, and proof read work accurately under pressure.


IT Skills: Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Audition and Final Cut Pro. Excellent knowledge of the Internet, social-networking and multi-media platforms.


Self-Motivation: I achieved a 2:1 degree while captaining the university’s basketball team, studying for my degree and working to fund my studies. I was an Assistant Editor by the time I was 23 years old and Director by 25.


Creativity: Highly skilled in writing scripts for radio and television, editing both audio and video and the use of Photoshop to edit images.


Communication: I can deliver presentations to a target audience and field questions under pressure.


Languages: I hold an ABC Level 1 qualification in Spanish.