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rachel gee

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Work History

Sep 2013Present

Freelance writer and content manager

Various
  • 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

  • Travel works published for Formula Life, Virgin Atlantic, Drapers, Corinthia, HG2: A Hedonist's Guide to and Red Carnation 

  • I have also been working on the content and writing the copy for a new brand called Y.O.U (Your Own Underwear), a company that aims to raise money for women without underwear and sanitary products in Africa. I have been working on the photography and written content for the project - these will be unveiled along with the actual brand in September.
April 2016Present

Marketing Week

Digital reporter and content manager
  • Reporting on travel and technology news
  • Writing travel features and analyses, including pieces on Hostel World, Lastminute.com and Expedia
  • Copywriting
  • Working on white papers
  • Building a wide range of contacts at leading travel and technology brands
  • Producing and editing podcasts on wellbeing  and career progression
  • Producing and editing weekly videos 
  • Running all Marketing Week social media channels
  • Putting social and digital content plans together through data collated on google analytics and through market research 
  • Acquisition to the Marketing Week site through Twitter and Facebook has more than doubled since I took over running the social channels
  • Representing Marketing Week at international conferences in Las Vegas and Florida
  • Promoted from digital reporter to digital content producer/social media manager.
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 2015August 2015

Editorial placement

Drapers fashion magazine
  • Working on the features desk on the Indicator and careers features
  • Liaising with PRs and brand contacts
  • Interviewing members of leading fashion brands.
Jan 2015Feb 2015

Editorial intern

Hg2: A Hedonist's Guide to
  • Writing articles and reviews for Hg2's travel website
  • Writing pieces for Virgin Atlantic, The Dorchester Collection and Red Carnation
  • Proofreading and editing work
  • Sourcing images
  • Photoshop
  • Researching destinations and relevant things to do at them
  • Contacting PR's and creating relationships with leaders in the travel industry.
Dec 2014May 2015

Editorial assistant/ social media manager

Retail Gazette
  • Journalist/editorial duties
  • Feature writer focusing on travel, technology, fashion and marketing  
  • Writing content for the daily newsletter
  • Proofreading
  • Liaising with PR's for high profile interviews 
  • Promoting brand and advertising methods
  • Running the magazine's social media platforms
  • Witnessed the company's Twitter followers rise by 2000 in three months.
September 2013September 2014

Graduate marketing and sales

Foxtons
  • Copywriting
  • Working with developers on projects
  • Working as a mentor 
June 2013September 2013

Media specialist/social media manager

DEC education
  • Based in the Carpathian Mountains and Kyiv, I taught lessons in a sometimes challenging environment and fully immersed myself in understanding the country's culture and history 
  • Worked on cost-effective methods to rapidly increase traffic for future seasons
  • Taught students about advertising, writing skills and the importance of e-commerce, using Facebook, blogs and twitter to assist SEO process
  • Conducted Photoshop and photography classes which focused on nature and travel photography 
  • Promoted from sports counsellor to specialist media teacher

Education

January 2017July 2017

We are Squared

Google Campus
  • I recently passed Google's We are Squared course in digital marketing 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: Exploring new places and meeting new people there, travel photography, working on my blog, reading fiction and memoirs mainly focused on travel and history, creative writing, music and singing

  • Sport: County level netball, boxing, swimming, pilates, hiking, yoga, barre, modern dance, HiiT, long distance running - I am currently training for a marathon 

  • Other: Fundraising, current affairs.