My writing

Builders’ Merchants News – Reporter

November 2017 – Present

Due to changes within the team, I was moved on to work to just work for BMN. I was doing the same job I was doing when I worked for both publications but took on more responsibilities like:

  • Organising magazine supplements and working with organisations to create content for them
  • Keeping the flow of the magazine and liaising with magazines departments and freelancers plus updating the flatplan
  • Commissioning content with people in the industry or marketing agencies to provide articles
  • Managing all four social media accounts
    • Increasing the impressions on the Twitter account by over 175% within the first six months of starting
  • Marketing for the BMN Awards
    • Creating a social media strategy to raise the profile of the Awards and encourage engagement from followers.

Heating Ventilation and Plumbing and Builders’ Merchants News
– Reporter

June 2017- November 2017

When I started at Hemming, I was working for two of its Building Services publications HVP and BMN. During this time I was able to multitask and manage my time between the two publications. My main role during this time was mostly reporting, which included:

  • Reporting and writing for both online and print
  • Producing the weekly newsletter and using HTML coding
  • Research and conducting interviews with key industry contacts
  • Sub-editing and proofreading
  • Layouts and design
    • Creating pages using InDesign and Photoshop
  • Work closely with all magazine departments
  • Provide administrative advice and support to the Editor.

Internships

Shortlist.com
August 2016 (2 weeks)
I was working for the online team of Shortlist Magazine and developed my skills at writing articles for a consumer title when producing content for immediate release online.

Northern and Shell
August 2016 (2 weeks)
Working with the Sunday supplements for the Sunday Express and Sunday Star. I mainly worked for S magazine but also did tasks from Big TV and Hot TV.

Rapid News Communications
May 2014 – June 2014 (5 weeks)
I did a five-week placement at Rapid News and I was working for five of their business-to-business magazines. The content I was writing about was challenging. However, this was an exciting opportunity to write about the content I was not familiar with.