Salford, Greater Manchester
I am a third year multimedia journalism student at the University of Salford. Through my time studying, I have developed my aptitude for the subject with a hunger to succeed in the industry. Over the last three years, my written work has matured to a high standard. Alongside my studies I have worked in both paid and unpaid positions in order to further extend my skillset as a journalist. I am able to edit and maintain websites on a host of platforms, edit video and audio, conduct interviews with confidence and having the necessary knowledge of SEO essential to running a contemporary media business. Following the conclusion of my undergraduate degree, I expect to either continue on to a Masters program or take up a graduate scheme.
I consider myself a passionate and inspired individual with creative flair. My confident nature helps me to communicate well with others, hold my nerve under pressure with deadlines spurring me on to complete my best work. I have proven to be reliable, punctual and able to focus over long hours when required.
I enjoy an active lifestyle and currently occupy the role of Chairman for the Universities Men’s Rugby Union side. My commitment to recruitment has seen the squad size double, improving the clubs finances and fielding an extra team as a result.
I have a passion for travel and have self-fund a three month trip touring Australia, a month in Thailand and a further three weeks in Vietnam, making good use of my summer holidays whilst at University.
- Chairman, Salford University Mens Rugby Union Team.
- Open-water Diving Certificate, PADI.
- Spanish (Stage 1), The University of Salford.
- North-Midlands Plate and Cup winner, Church Stretton Rugby Club.
- Grade Six Drum Kit, Trinity Guildhall.
- Bronze award, Duke of Edinburgh.
- University of Salford: Multimedia Journalism. Current grade: 72.4%.
- Shrewsbury Sixth Form College: A-Levels English, Politics, Psychology (C,C,E) as well as an AS-Level in Biology.
- Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury: 9 GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science.
Industry relevant work experience:
Thorpe & Co: Website Management, Social Media and Marketing
March 2017 – Present
I run two websites for the property management and investments company. My duties include: General web maintenance and upkeep, production of case studies on former investments, interviewing clients, writing news items for mailing lists and running social media accounts. Links: Investments website and Rental website
September 2016 – Present
Production of content for the Universities local news website. My duties include:
Producing video, audio, infographics, interactive maps, generating polls, social media, with additional responsibilities for sub-editing and SEO. I have developed my skills on InDesign through production of the SalfordNow newspaper.
ITV Tonight – Placement
In two weeks working with the team at ITV Tonight, I completed various tasks in support of the production team. This involved assisting shooting both in house and on location, completing various research tasks including identifying and contacting potential interviewees, sourcing props for sets and items for studies.
BBC Sport – Shadowing
I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to shadow the Sport team on two busy days of football, following a successful interview I took part in for Match of the Day. I was able to experience the intensity of a busy sport desk, while monitoring the social media reaction on behalf of the team.
Football Writer – Anfield Edition and The Anfield Talk
I have written on an occasional basis for two very popular Liverpool FC fan sites, the two sites enjoy almost 70,000 twitter follows between them. My work has been received well by their readership and I continue to contribute when I have the time.
Retail and Hospitality work experience:
Sports Direct: Casual sales assistant
September 2012 – June 2013
Shrewsbury Town Football Club: Waiter and Bartender
September 2014 – June 2015
Bistro Jacques: Waiter and Bartender
June 2015 – March 2018
Harvey’s of Fish Street: Waiter and Bartender
March 2018 – Present
June 2018 – Present