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Name:          Helen Mary WILLIAMS                               Date of Birth: 28 January 1982

Address:      18 Nine Elms Avenue, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3TJ

Email:          helen.williams@cheerful.com                   Telephone: 01895 846733 / 07746 926398

Media Experience

From

To

Establishment

Key responsibilities

April 2004

Present

www.mad.co.uk

An online resource for people working in the marketing, media, advertising and design industries.

 

Editorial assistant

  • Proofreading breaking news and features.
  • Uploading and editing content using a content management system.
  • Organising two weekly columns for email newsletters.
  • Producing research handouts for editorial features.
  • Maintaining a timetable of industry events for the team.
  • Managing images using Photoshop and presenting them on the website.
  • Organising a weekly competition.

Dec 2003

April 2004

 

www.thesite.org

A guide to the real world for 16-25 year olds. Islington, London

Editorial assistant

This was a voluntary position which included desk research, writing features, interviewing, creating daily polls, sub editing copy and uploading copy using a content management system. I still contribute articles for submission to ‘TheSite’ in my spare time. 

Sept 2003

Dec 2003

The London School of Journalism

Postgraduate diploma in general journalism.

I passed with a merit. The course included:

·    A portfolio with news reports, features and reviews on a variety of topics

·    Training in media law

·    Training in subediting and Quark Xpress

       

Education

I have a BA Honours (2:1), English Studies major with Modern Writing minor from the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.

I also have A levels in English Literature, Communication Studies and Philosophy and 10 GCSEs (A*-C)

General interests

I enjoy many activities related to writing and literature and I have written reviews for the Cheltenham Festival of Literature newspaper since 2001. My favourite authors at the moment are Chuck Palahniuk and Joanne Harris.

I also enjoy attending music events ranging from intimate jazz concerts to large scale dance festivals, and I have been invited to write reviews for Glastonbury Festival 2005 to feature on the official website.