My writing

kbbreview – Deputy Editor  

April 2018 – Present

After just 10 months in my reporters role, I decided I needed a new challenge so I moved jobs to kbbreview. My role includes a lot of juggling across a variety of jobs throughout the day.

  • Write a variety of content for both print and digital including, analysis of the industry, company profiles, trends and news
  • Working closely with the editor and the team to develop continuing success of the brand
  • Orchestrate the digital growth of the brand on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram and analyse the statistics
  • Develop the social media strategy of the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards
  • Produce the bi-weekly newsletter, from generating the content to working with the sales department for ads to building the final newsletter
  • Manage the daily running of the kbbreview.com website and discover what is working with Google Analytics reports
  • Interview the global and UK leaders of the kitchen and bathroom industry
  • Be an ambassador for the brand at events and trades shows
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    Builders’ Merchants News – Reporter

    November 2017 – April 2018

    Due to changes within the BMN 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:

    • Reporting and writing for both online and print, including research and interviewing key industry figures
    • Organising magazine supplements and working with organisations to create content for them
    • Commissioning content with people in the industry or marketing agencies to provide articles
    • Producing the weekly newsletter and using HTML coding
    • Sub-editing and proofreading 
    • Creating pages using InDesign and Photoshop
    • Managing all four social media accounts and online marketing for the BMN Awards
  • 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.

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