Employment

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May 2017 – Present day
Senior Editor, across B2B and B2C publications

As senior editor I deal with two clients across both B2B and B2C. I plan, produce and track performance of both short – and long – form content.

In addition, I take the lead on management of internal and client stakeholders, providing clear editorial direction.

Am competent with multichannel content production, and have a thorough understanding of how content marketing can deliver on a global brand’s business.

On a daily basis I oversee all aspects of the editorial process including;

  • Work in line with the strategic outlay
  • Pitch strong, shareable, audience-specific content to the client
  • Commission, edit and write content
  • Liaise with sub editors
  • Make client revisions
  • Maintain beneficial relationships with clients

SELF EMPLOYED
Dec 2016 – May 2017
Freelance writer and editor

  • While freelancing I worked at Goodtoknow.co.uk as social media manager, The Sun digital features desk as a writer, and Tesco.com as summer content strategist.
  • Researching and write articles for various consumer publications, for both digital and print platforms.
  • Pitch ideas,
  • Research commissioned articles
  • Tailor writing style, pace and tone to individual magazines

 

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Dec 2014 – Dec 2016
Essentials: Assistant Editor

  • Experienced in editing and curating great visual content in both print and online – for consumer magazines and high-profile websites
  • Honed my writing and editing skills for print and digital to a high standard and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent management skills; created successful relationships with senior content creators, in addition to great contacts with PRs
  • Communicated on-brand ideas for relevant multi-platform content creation to resonate with our target audience
  • Organised and liaised with digital and print staff, in addition to managing the team in the Group Editor’s absence
  • Managed budgets across beauty, fashion, food and craft, and ensured the teams stayed within them.
  • Signed off on social media and digital content
  • Built and maintained a successful working relationship with project hub teams across the business
  • Worked closely with digital editor to produce high quality editorial content

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Goodtoknow.co.uk: Assistant Editor

  • Contribute to the social media planning and implementing of strategies and campaigns
  • Manage daily news stand ups/pitch in on-brand stories for the day
  • Analyse, learn from and report on monthly GA numbers
  • Manage GTK Pinterest boards
  • Work closely with digital editor to produce high quality editorial content
  • Attend daily news stand ups to pitch in on-brand stories for the day

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August 2013 – Dec 2014
BT.com, Press Association: Family and home editor

  • Compile weekly feature ideas
  • Write and build news stories to tight deadlines
  • Picture research
  • Commission freelancers  to keep content original
  • Subbing and editing
  • Head up health, homes and family content
  • Work closely with the Press Association Real Life team to ensure the best stories make it onto my channels
  • Compile weekly metric reports using Google Analytics
  • Have a working knowledge of SEO and Google algorithms
  • Read how our audience uses my channels and adapt changes accordingly
  • Work with the BT home page editors to ensure topical content is delivered on time
  • Attend regular press events
  • Produce video content
  • Forge and maintain strong relationships with PRs
  • Work with sales team to create attractive and sellable editorial content

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December 2011 – August 2013
Woman’s Own, Time Inc: Acting deputy lifestyle editor and acting digital editor

Worked on the Lifestyle team as well as managed the website and social media.

  • Managed, edited and contributed content to Woman’s Own website
  • Worked closely with editor and marketing team to progress strong digital campaigns across Woman’s Own website
  • Collated Home Notes and Food Notes pages
  • Wrote main food pages (i.e. recipes)
  • Compiled glamour fashion pages
  • Contributed to planning meetings/feature ideas
  • Ensured Woman’s Own social media was updated daily
  • Interacted with readers
  • Sourced competitions
  • Managed a team of three interns
  • Interviewed makeover readers
  • Regularly attended press events
  • Maintained strong relationships with PRs

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September 2010 – November 2011
Buzz magazine, The Sun, News UK: Lifestyle & online writer

Worked closely with the Editor, contributed to features meetings, wrote articles and edited the letters page.

  • Edited Buzzwords on weekly basis
  • Launched and managed Buzz twitter and Facebook pages
  • Kept Twitter and Facebook updated daily with newsworthy content as well brand aware posts
  • Contributed to daily features meetings
  • Wrote news celeb stories
  • Researched real life stories
  • Compiled features
  • Attended press days, screenings and junkets
  • Conducted celeb phone interviews/round tables
  • Sourced competitions
  • Coordinated photo shoots

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March 2008 – September 2010
The Sun TVMag, News UK: Editorial Assistant

Assisted the Editor in diary management, booked in freelancers, dealt with PR’s and edited the letters page.

  • Kept track of magazine budgets
  • Input invoices
  • Booked travel
  • Edited the letters page
  • Dealt with readers

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February 2007 – March 2008
Look magazine, IPC: Junior writer

Worked on the lifestyle desk, covered feature research and writing shopping pages and letter page.

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