Curriculum Vitae

CHANTELLE HEEDS

21/12/1994 | Southport (able to relocate) | [T]07463757992 | chantelleheeds@gmail.com

SUMMARY

A dedicated, passionate and creative individual seeking experience where initiative, genuine enthusiasm and hard work allows for professional progression.

SKILLS

  • Working knowledge of Windows & Mac software, Microsoft Office, InDesign and Photoshop
  • News writing, feature writing, column/opinion journalism experience
  • Adaptable quick-learner who has worked on a variety of platforms
  • Excellent knowledge of SEO and social media platforms
  • Impeccable accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the Editors’ Code of Conduct
  • Experienced proof-reader and copywriter
  • Highly organized and deadline driven
  • I hold a clean UK driving licence
  • Touch typing 100 WPM

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Liverpool Echo – trainee multimedia reporter                                        2018 – present

Southport Visiter – trainee multimedia reporter                                    2017 – present

Coronation Street –  press office assistant (work experience)               2016

  • Provided accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media
  • Written for Southport Visiter, Ormskirk Advertiser, Skelmersdale Advertiser, Liverpool Echo, Read Fashion and Hooting & Howling
  • Quickly made and maintained a substantial contact base within the patch
  • Pitched and developed story ideas for newsworthy stories and features
  • Managed heavy workloads with a minimal workforce
  • Experienced in live-blogging breaking news events
  • Never failed to meet a deadline

EDUCATION

University of Salford – BA (Hons) Journalism: Multimedia First Class Honours (BJTC accredited)

NCTJ qualified in Essential Media Law, Reporting and Court Reporting

Hugh Baird College, Bootle – Three A levels and two AS levels

Meols Cop High School, Southport – Six GCSEs grade A-C

 

Strong references and article samples are available on request.

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