Curriculum Vitae

This is my most up-to-date CV as of April 2018:

Contact Details

Home address: Walton, Liverpool
Mobile: 07476363348
Email: stevencarsonjunior@gmail.com

Education

Liverpool John Moores University (2013-2016)
BA: Journalism (2:2) + BJTC Certificate

Shaw Academy (2016)
Diploma: Blogging and content marketing (Pass)

West Derby Sixth Form (2011-2013)
A Levels: Four, including English Language & Literature (D), World Development (C), ICT OCR (Merit)

West Derby Comprehensive Secondary School (2006-2011)
GCSEs: Fourteen (A-C)

Work Experience

Club Journalist at AFC Liverpool & Marine AFC (June 2017 – Present; August 2017 – Present)
• Shoot and edit video content relating to the clubs – including highlights packages
• Perform interview with key figures in and around the clubs, including fans
• Produce and host a podcast relating to non-league football
• Write articles to be used on the clubs’ website
• Help manage the clubs’ social media accounts

Blogger at a popular men’s lifestyle website (March 2018 – Present)
• Manage daily content on the website
• Write at least five articles per week on beards
• Source images to be use on the website
• Write descriptions of items listed in the online store

Freelance Video Editor at Made in Liverpool TV (April 2017 – June 2017)
• Editing several shows, including “The Lowdown”, for broadcast
• Assisting with the production of several shows
Voluntary Broadcaster at Maghull Radio (January 2017 – August 2017)
• Creating weekly radio programmes for live broadcast
• Gathering content for the show; interviews, news, local folk, etc.
• Helping out other volunteers at the station
• Contributing toward social media and digital marketing

Web Content Creator at Fresh Press Media (September 2016 – December 2016)
• Gathering relevant UGC for articles
• Creating new content on contemporary music and entertainment topics
• Liaising with colleagues to decide the news to be covered
• Ensuring information is accurate and grammar is correct on the site
• Writing and editing articles to be featured on MSN UK

Social Media Manager at Trophies for All (May 2014 – Present)
• Constantly working with the general public, both face-to-face and over the phone, learning to work quicker with numeracy and on-the-spot thinking in doing so
• Driving users to the company’s website by optimising their social media profiles
• Helping to manage numerous campaigns to help bring new customers to the shop and maintain current consumers
• Teaching people I worked with to build and maintain the company website and their own social media accounts

Voluntary Reporter at Click Liverpool (April 2014 – June 2014)
• Processed PR pieces, turning them into informative articles ready to be published, with most of them being published at clickliverpool.com and purplerevolver.com
• Occasionally used quirky ideas to liven up a slow news day
• Worked in groups to produce content to be published on Bay TV Liverpool’s website
• Travelled around Liverpool collecting media; sound bites, photographs and video
• Helped to edit several pages on websites within Click Creative Media

Other Relevant Experience

In my free time I still like to create content and plenty of websites have given me a platform to write about my passions. Currently, I freelance for two websites – Paisley Gates (CA) and Dread Central (US); my responsibilities are to produce match previews for Paisley Gates and pitch in with news coverage. For Dread Central, I write whenever the mood strikes me but I often reach out for press passes to cover events too (such as Circus of Horrors – a play – and conventions).

One of my Liverpool JMU classmates and I started a collaboration called ‘Merseycider’ – we go about the North West to review pubs and their ales.

Skills Profile

Expertise: Online journalism, journalism, copywriting, social media marketing, digital media

Additional skills: Writing, copy editing, writing feature articles, processing press releases, publishing, editorial

I.T. Skills Profile

Software expertise: Microsoft Office 2013; Avid Newscutter; Burli (news software); Audacity; Adobe InDesign, Fireworks, Audition & Photoshop. Hardware expertise: Sony ICDBX140 Dictaphone; Sony HVR-Z1E Camera; D3 Digital broadcast & AV mixing desk.

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