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rachel gee

Writer and content manager

Work History

April 2016Present

Marketing Week

Digital reporter and content manager
  • Reporting on technology and travel news
  • Writing technology and travel features and analyses
  • Running all Marketing Week social media channels - acquisition to the website through Twitter and Facebook has more than doubled since I took over
  • Producing and editing podcasts
  • Producing videos 
  • Representing Marketing Week at international conferences in Las Vegas and Florida
Sep 2013Nov 2013

Freelance writer

  • Working on my photoshop and editorial skills to produce interesting and aesthetic material

  • Copywriting and proofreading material to ensure all work is to the highest standard

  • Works published for Virgin Atlantic, Drapers, Corinthia and HG2

Sept 2015Apr 2016

Editorial Assistant/Product Manager

Forum Business Media
  • Editor and Product Manager for Dental Practice Manager magazine

  • Editing, proofreading and commissioning work

  • Launching online and written publications/ e-products

  • Running social media channels Implementing a new social media strategy

  • Managing the product life of six magazines

  • Copywriting

June 2013August 2015

Editorial placement

Drapers fashion magazine
  • Working on the features desk In charge of Indicator and careers features
  • Liaising with PRs and brand contacts
  • Interviews, including members of the John Smedley team
Dec 2014May 2015

Editorial assistant/ social media manager

Retail Gazette
  • Journalist/editorial duties
  • Feature writer focusing on fashion, technology, fitness and marketing
  • Running social media platforms
  • Writing content for daily newsletter
  • Proofreading
  • Liaising with PR's Interviewing - including CEO of Vouchercodes and Smashburger
  • Promoting brand and advertising methods
  • Witnessed the company's Twitter followers rise by 2000 in 3 months
Jan 2015Feb 2015

Editorial intern

Hg2 a Hedonist's Guide to
  • Writing articles/reviews for Hg2 website, Virgin Atlantic, Red Carnation
  • Proofreading and editing work
  • Sourcing images
  • Photoshop
  • Research
  • Contacting PR's
June 2013September 2013

Media specialist/social media manager

DEC education
  • Worked on cost-effective methods to rapidly increase traffic for future seasons
  • Taught students about advertising, writing skills and the importance of ecommerce, using Facebook, blogs and twitter to assist SEO process
  • Conducted Photoshop and photography classes
  • Promoted from sports Counsellor to specialist media teacher

Education

January 2017July 2017

We are Squared

Google Campus
  • Currently enrolled on Google's Squared Online course in digital marketing and leadership
Oct 2010July 2013

English Literature

Lancaster University 
  • English Literature BA Honours, 2.1
  • Minors in English Language and Sociology
  • Dissertation on 'The Ups and Downs of Patrick Branwell Brontë' (Looking at the psychological representation of bipolarity within the works of the Brontës)
Aug 2008Jun 2010

A Levels - A* A B B

Cardinal Newman College
  • Four A Levels A*-B grades (English Language and Literature, History,
  • Religion and Philosophy, General Studies)
  • Extra AS level A grade in Media Studies

Interests

  • Recreational: Photography, writing, music, singing lessons, ballet, tap, modern and jazz dance lessons from 3-17 

  • Sport: County level Netball, rounders, swimming, long distance running, pilates, hiking, yoga and HiiT

  • Other: Fundraising, current affairs, travel