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. Excited to take the next step onto the desired career pathway, ideally in public relations.

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

Trinity Mirror – trainee multimedia reporter                                                    2017 – present

Liverpool Echo – trainee reporter (work experience)                                      2016

Coronation Street –  press office assistant (work experience)                         2016

  • Worked alongside press office team to conduct interviews and develop press packs
  • Provided accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media
  • Written for Southport Visiter, Liverpool Echo, Read Fashion and Hooting & Howling
  • Pitched and developed story ideas for newsworthy stories and features
  • 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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