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Experience

Mar 2016Present

Freelance Interpreter

Absolute Interpreting & Translations Ltd

Providing Bulgarian-to-English interpreting services upon request.

My job is to ensure that all messages are clearly communicated and understood by all parties involved. I have learned to be impartial, to adapt quickly, to efficiently manage my time. The experience helped me to enhance my cognitive skills, it raised my cultural awareness and made me an extremely good listener.

Apr 2015Present

Managing Editor

The Voice Of Young People (Bulgarian: Гласът на младите хора)

The Voice Of Young People is an independent media outlet, founded and developed by a group of volunteers. After its creation, it has gained a great popularity in Bulgaria, as we have interviewed some of the most significant figures in Bulgaria. We have some of our interviews translated into English, the last one is with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice.
I have been writing articles and interviews for the website, as well as editing the content, delivering new ideas, monitoring the work processes, etc. 

Jun 2016Jul 2016

HR Intern

First Online Solutions

General HR duties: Induction of the new colleagues; Recruitment process; Writing job ads for different positions; CV reviewing; Phone interviews; Meeting arrangements.

HR Administration: Reporting requirements and documentation, including personal details of all new staff members; Updating and accurately maintaining data of all existing employees.

Projects: Optimising the procedure of the induction of the new colleagues; Researching different recruitment channels for IT and call center positions.

Oct 2015May 2016

PR Assistant

Bloc Beatz Records

Primary responsibilities: Supervising social media outreach; Delivering content via social media; Telephone handling, meeting and greeting customers; Coordinating and delivering email campaigns, Developing fresh story ideas.

General administrative duties: Creating and delivering press releases, executive bios, corporate newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals.

Apr 2015Apr 2016

Author

Gnezdoto.net

I have been writing articles for Gnezdoto, a Bulgarian website for inspirational wisdom, lifestyle articles, passion, art and creativity. 

Nov 2014Apr 2016

Contributor

Birmingham Eastside

Birmingham Eastside is a news site for people working in Birmingham city centre’s Eastside district, near Millennium Point. My original news articles, multimedia and liveblog pieces have been published on the website.

Apr 2015May 2015

PR Assistant

free@last, Birmingham

free@last offers a variety of support and projects that provide opportunities for people to come together and learn new skills, have fun and improve their quality of life.

My role in this organisation included planning publicity strategies and campaigns, building relationships with the social media; Writing and producing presentations and press releases, articles, publicity brochures.

Oct 2014May 2015

Data Assistant/ Promoter

Gatecrasher Group, Birmingham

Providing information on promoted events; Advertising and publicising events; Providing guestlists; Organising publicity for events; Maintaining and updating records, including data entry, scanning and filing of documents and database.

Education

Sep 20142017

BA (Hons) Media & Communication (Journalism)

Birmingham City University

Some of the modules I have completed on this dynamic full-time course are Event Production, Specialist Reporting, Live Newsroom, Visual Design, Magazine Production.

Sep 2009May 2014

Secondary Education

Fourth Language School Frédéric Joliot-Curie

Vocational Diploma of Completed Secondary Education, with a specialization in Foreign Languages, Excellent 5.73 out of 6.00 (Equivalent of AAB at A level)
Graduated with a specialization in Foreign Languages including Spanish and English, Mathematics, Computer and Natural sciences, Philosophy Cycle. Received full success scholarship from 2009 to 2014.

Skills

LanguagesAdvanced English, conversational Spanish and Russian, native Bulgarian.

Technical skills: InDesign, Avid Media Composer, Podio: Project Management Software, Microsoft Office, Wordpress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Canva, etc.

Additional Skills: MultimediaLivebloggingNews WritingEffective oral and written communication skills; Strong attention to details; Positive attitude; Understanding of Human Resources Softwares; 

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