Sally Humberstone Home Address: 10 Hunters Crescent Tarvin Chester Cheshire CH3 8EY Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A responsible, driven and multi-‐skilled Journalism undergraduate with strong experience in news and feature writing. Written Skills: It was during my 6-‐month employment as the content manager for online social guide Leeds-‐List that my writing style became most refined. Through this employment I gained vital skills in news gathering, interviewing, building contacts and SEO, and most of all, adapting to write for an online publication. This, teamed with various print focused modules at university has allowed my written work to progress hugely, and continue to do so. Technical Ability: I am confident in a range of editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Garageband and iMovie and also in Adobe software InDesign and PhotoShop. I am more than at ease when blogging with Wordpress and Tumblr and using social networking websites to promote or gather news stories. Communication: Being a Carer’s Ambassador for the eating disorders charity Beat allows me to network closely with sufferer’s families and other ambassadors to deliver help and hope. This, along with being trained in telephone fundraising has enabled me to speak confidently and empathetically to a range of people in challenging situations. Time Management: Devising a workload schedule has allowed me to keep up to date with university assignments, paid journalism employment and a part time job, as well as blogging alongside this. Previously writing for HeadingOut magazine and Leeds-‐List.com required me to organize other contributors, interviews and photography sourcing, all in keeping within tight deadlines. Education: BA (Hons) Journalism, Leeds Metropolitan University 2011-2014 Offering multi-‐media and academic journalistic skills, including the modules: Shorthand, The Media Environment, Online Technologies and Techniques, News Sources, Radio Journalism, Television Journalism, Print Journalism, Government in the UK, Media Law, Public relations, as well as others. Sir John Deane’s College, Northwich, 2009-2011 A Level: English Language-‐ B, Media Studies-‐ C, Psychology-‐ C, General Studies-‐ B AS Level: Film Studies-‐ B GCSE: English Language-‐ A, English Literature-‐ B, Mathematics-‐ A, Biology-‐ B, Chemistry-‐ B, Physics-‐ C, Geography-‐ B, Drama-‐ B, Food Technology-‐ B Work Experience and Voluntary Work: Beat-‐ Beating Eating Disorders, Carer’s Ambassador, March 2012- March 2013 This voluntary role enabled me to network with sufferer’s families as well as working closely, and being trained by the Beat team. Most often I take part in scheduled chat room conversations to discuss recent media coverage of eating disorders and offering advice to other carers.
HeadingOut Magazine, Journalist, November 2011- March 2012 Contributing to this local magazine ensured I put academic knowledge into practice, when writing relevant articles, reviews and features whilst being aware of the magazine’s ethos and student target audience. I also liaised with other contributors and businesses to bring the editor’s ideas to a finished product. Employment: Leeds-List.com, Content Manager and Journalist, October 2012 – March 2013 After originally joining Leeds’ online social city guide for a 3-‐ month internship I was offered this paid position within the first two weeks. On my two days a week here I learned how to write concisely and accurately for an online audience, as well as gaining contacts and knowledge in Google Analytics, SEO, photography and of the people, businesses and trends in the Leeds city region. Leeds Metropolitan University, Telephone Fundraiser, March 2012 For this month long campaign I was fully trained in Telephone Fundraising – giving me the skills to be confident and persuasive on the phone, creating a rapport and ultimately benefitting the charity and employer. Interests: Outside of education I have been classically trained in ballet to an intermediate level, studied Latin at a beginners level, and have taught myself to play the piano and guitar. I also take a great interest in cookery and crafts, as well as alternative media, including Vice documentaries and conspiracy theories. References: Mrs Jenny Kean Mr Dan Murray Senior Lecturer Editor and Co-‐founder Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds-‐List 0113 812 753 0113 320 0710 email@example.com dan@leeds-‐list.com Other references available on request.