CHRISTY ROMER Address: 125 York Street, Cambridge, UK, CB1 2PZ Email: email@example.com Website: christyromer.com Mob: 07891259568 I am a journalist for UK-based ArtsProfessional. I have written for The Observer, The Guardian Soulmates, Monocle and The York Press. I speak fluent Spanish and French, hold a 2:1 in International Relations from The London School of Economics (LSE), and believe in persistent and courageous investigative reporting.
Experience March 2015 - present | Journalist / Publishing Executive | ArtsProfesssional (the UK’s specialist arts policy magazine, with 54,000 visits each month) ❖ Published over 220 news and features stories to fit a weekly schedule ❖ One story had 3.3k Facebook likes and was read 15,000 times ❖ Created, developed and edited a new section of the magazine, NewProfessionals, which has 1,600 subscribers ❖ Led breakout sessions and delivered talks at high profile conferences as a result of commended feature series on diversity in the arts ❖ Provided additional support for commercial side of the business - growing relationships with advertisers April 2014 - May 2014 | Editorial Intern | The Guardian / Observer ❖ Conducted numerous interviews and re-produced them in print ❖ Had 4 pieces published, including a two-page spread on the physics of the world cup football, which was repurposed as an online infographic and used as the basis for an additional article February 2014 - April 2014 | Editorial / Radio Intern | Monocle ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖
Conducted live radio interviews for the radio station, Monocle24, with a listener base of 800,000 Published in Monocle magazine Researched, championed, and expanded upon stories for radio presenters Integral part of logistical arrangements by booking guests, interviews, and transport links
November 2013 | Intern | Political Intelligence, Brussels (European-focused public affairs group) ❖ Organised meetings between high profile business clients and MEPs ❖ Followed parliamentary committees and prepared concise briefs for clients ❖ General admin - website management, data entry, detail verification
October 2013 | Assistant Reporter | The York Press (York’s local newspaper, with a 13m weekly readers) ❖ Published news, feature and sports articles online and in print ❖ Championed own stories by conducting interviews and organising photo shoots
Education 2015 - Present | Diploma in Journalism - currently studying | NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists). Completed ⅗ of the exams 2010 - 2013 | BSc. International Relations | London School of Economics (LSE) 2003 - 2010 | 5 A Levels, 12 GCSEs | Huntington High School
Languages ❖ Spanish: Working Proficiency, both verbal and written ❖ Common European Framework of Reference CEFR Level B1 / B2 in French ❖ GCSE German (A), Japanese - taken independently (A*)
Selected articles (for more see christyromer.com) ❖ ArtsProfessional: The opening feature in a series about diversity in the arts, and an opinion piece about whether it’s ever acceptable to ‘shame’ an arts organisation ❖ ArtsProfessional: Investigative reporting into the impacts of Government education policy on arts subjects in UK schools, and the legacy of a £3m digital investment in an arts Youtube network ❖ Guardian Soulmates: A review of Kricket, the hip Indian/English fusion restaurant in a Brixton shipping container ❖ The Guardian / Observer: A two page-spread on the physics of the world cup football, which became an interactive graphic online. Also, an article about making music with fruit and veg ❖ ArtsProfessional NewProfessionals: How to be a scenic artist and how to get boys dancing, both commissioned and edited by me
References available on request.