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Jack Parsons xxxxx xxxxxx| xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com |@JParsons87

Fully NCTJ qualified journalist with experience in writing for and editing consumer and entertainment magazines, blogging and multimedia, including video and radio, available for hire and freelance work.

Employment Editor, Listed Magazine Bournemouth. January 2011 – Present - Manage a small team of sales staff, graphic designers and freelance writers to produce monthly events guide for Dorset and Hampshire - Sole in-house writer responsible for producing news stories, reviews, celebrity interviews and features - Produce SEO stories for website and co-ordinate social media - Liase with PR firms to source competition prizes - Responsible for reaching monthly personal ad sales target of £2,500 Broadcast journalist intern, Wessex FM August 2010 - Produced copy for website and radio - Carried out interviews and edited audio clips using Adobe Audition Live blogger (voluntary), Bournemouth Echo May 2010 - Provided online commentary of marginal seat of Dorset South on election day from count to declaration, including Flipcam interviews with candidates - Successfully scooped both Sky News and the BBC in announcing result Arts Editor (appointed, voluntary), HeadFirst Magazine Aarhus, Denmark. January 2008 – June 2008 - Managed a team of international writers for this English-language student magazine, assigning stories and proof-reading copy - Wrote gig reviews and several 1,200 word narrative feature interviews with popular artists Arts Editior (elected, voluntary), The Courier Aberystwyth. September 2006 – June 2009 - Also served as contributor and News Subeditor for this university student magazine, before being elected by my peers to editorial positon - Managed a small team of writers, proof read and subbed their work, laid out using Quark Xpress - Wrote for all sections of the magazine from new stories, to lifestyle features to celebrity interviews Presenter and Producer (voluntary), Bay Radio


Aberystwyth. September 2006 – December 2007 - Co-hosted several shows on this student station, interviewed guests live on air and contributed to a news show as a researcher and presenter - As a producer, operated JAZLER radio automation software and interacted with listeners in the online forums. Freelance Journalist September 2006 – Present - Wrote music reviews and interviews for a number of publications including Fused Magazine and The Fly, as well as websites including Voltcase.co.uk - Acted as European Correspondent for American newsite NationalGazette.org on Alexander Litvinenko assasination and other stories PR & Communications Executive, Good Blades Media June 2006 – January 2008 - Founded PR company and produced press releases for up-and-coming artists - Mananged company MySpace account and wrote blog - Organised and managed a series of live events

Education NCTJ Diploma in Journalism Up to Speed Journalism BA English Literature (First Hons) University of Wales Aberystwyth A Levels Thomas Hardye School English Literature B History B Psychology C

Skills and Interests Technical - Microsoft Office - Basic HMTL coding for web editing - Various video and audio editing software - Socail networking and blogging, including MailChimp mailshots - Basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Quark Xpress - Subedit document using British Standards Institute correction marks General - Highly organised with extensive office and administrative experience - Works well under pressure to meet deadlines - Confident communicator, whether written or verbal


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