Resume

Experience

Aug 2018 - Present

DEPUTY CONTENT EDITOR

Cult Beauty

London, UK

  • Manages a team of copywriters, delegating tasks between team members, and sets daily deadlines.

  • Maintains house style and tone of voice while writing all copy across the website. This includes product copy descriptions, blog features, campaigns, press releases, packaging inserts, educational leaflets, homepages, email newsletters, social (paid and all organic channels) and SEO optimised category copy.

  • Works with the SEO Manager on all projects to improve SEO rankings across the website.

  • Curates and manages the blog calendar, maintains SEO best practice across all posts, and works with SEO specialists to track data analytics to improve site reach and rankings.

  • Works closely with the Comms Team to conceptualise unique and groundbreaking campaigns and tag lines.

  • Responsible for the on-boarding, training and managing of new team members as well as for supervising all incoming projects by delegating daily tasks to the entire team, setting clear deadlines and sub-editing all copy to safeguard editorial standards.

  • Helps project manage and holds the title of Editor-in-Chief of the annual Christmas magazine. Responsibilities include curating and organising the flat plan, commission freelance writers and editors as well as contributing to and sub-editing all copy.

Jan - June 2018

DIGITAL ASSISTANT

British Vogue

London, UK

  • Pitched and produced daily new stories for vogue.co.uk as well as fashion and beauty content for Miss Vogue - this included the launch of a successful fashion series that still remains today.

  • Assisted the fashion team building and repurposing magazine content for the website using the CMS and optimising articles for SEO.

  • Helped manage the social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) and liaised with PRs for product features.

Nov 2016  - Dec 2017

DIGITAL ASSISTANT

Harper's Bazaar UK

London, UK

  • Pitched and produced daily news stories, features and conducted interviews for the website on all themes from fashion and beauty, to politics and feminism.

  • Managed the @BazaarUK Instagram account and returned shortly afterward as a freelance social media manager, looking after all social channels and using Google Analytics to track site traffic.

  • Responsible for managing the 'Beauty' section, writing all content and attending beauty events.

April - Nov 2016

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

PHOENIX Magazine

London, UK

  • Provided general support to the entire PHOENIX C-suite team, managing the office diary, taking minutes at production meetings and organising photo shoots/call sheets.

  • Pitched & produced copy for The Manual and PHOENIX Magazine.

  • Sub-edited fashion & beauty features and conducted cover interviews.

  • Started the monthly newsletter as well as managing all social media accounts

  • Liaised with PRs to produce shopping features in the print issues.

  • Managed the monthly interns, delegating work and organising deadlines for freelance submissions.

  • Responsible for multiple recurring series across fashion, beauty, arts and travel.

  • Pitched, managed and organised multiple shoots.

Education

2014 - 2015

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Masters Degree

MA Magazine Journalism

Sheffield, UK

While studying for my PPA-accredited MA Magazine Journalism degree I gained the below skills:

  • News, feature and interview writing skills

  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop skills

  • Web building (HTML, CSS and JS)

  • Mobile and tablet magazine building

  • Photography, vox pop and audio recording

  • Filming and editing


NCTJ qualifications in:

  • Media Law

  • Shorthand

  • Court Reporting

2011 - 2014

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

Undergraduate Degree

BA English with Creative Writing 2.1

Belfast, NI

I read English and Irish Literature while also studying Creative Writing. I attended regular workshops with acclaimed poets Ciaran Carson and Sinead Morrissey.

Activities and Societies: 

  • News Editor at The Tab Belfast

  • Arts and Entertainment Editor at SU Mag 

  • Member of QUB English Society and the society's Poetry & Pints events.

2004 - 2011

WATH COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL & 6TH FORM COLLEGE

GCSEs & A-Levels

  3 A-levels (A*AB)

  4 AS-Levels

14 GCSEs (A-B)

Rotherham, UK

I achieved a lot during my time at secondary school and sixth form college. This includes the below:

  • A* A-Level in English Language

  • Deputy Head Girl

  • Head of the Debate Team

  • Council member from Y7-Y13

  • Reading Mentor for Y7 students

Expertise

Marketing

Project Management

SEO

CMS & Coding

Paid & Organic Social

Media Law

Journalism

Storytelling

Editing

Adobe Creative Cloud

Microsoft Office

Shorthand

Skillset

Grammar & Spelling

Creating & Maintain TOV

Deadline-orientated

Confident Presenter & Interviewer

Leadership & Management Skills

Editorial Writing

Multi-tasking

Java, HTML & CSS