CV

Mike Jennings

3-1841 Rue Sherbrooke E
Montreal QC H2K 1B4
1 (514) 791 2133
mikewilliamjennings@gmail.com

Summary

I am a creative freelance writer and editor with six years experience in the industry working in print and online media. Specialising in sport, art, and culture.

Education

Cengage Education Hobart, TAS

Advanced Freelance Journalism Course
Graduated: 2007

 

Hobart High School Hobart, TAS

Higher School Certificate
Graduated: 2006 ATAR : 93.95

 


Media Experience

April 2009 – Present: Contract freelance writer  Hobart, TAS
On the Street

On the Street is a street press magazine that features street fashion.

Responsibilities:

Interview up-and-coming designers, musicians and general public

Organise own photography

Write general copy for magazine as well as online website and newsletter

Assist with magazine layout

Achievements:

Launched monthly online newsletter, which increased website traffic by 40%

Decreased editorial mistakes by 15%

May 2009 – June 2009: Contract copywriter  Hobart, TAS
Soleado Advertising

Soleado Advertising is a small enterprise that specialises in advertising for a cappella musicians.

Responsibilities:

Created advertising copy for print and online media

Proofread copy

Achievements:

Created keyword-rich and compelling copy to vastly improve SEO and search engine rankings

Increased paid performances for a cappella band Tiny Tim by 350%

June 2008 – March 2009: Freelance journalist      Barcelona, Spain


Los tiempos de la Mañana
Los tiempos de la Mañana
 is a daily newspaper in Barcelona.


Responsibilities

Sourced and researched articles on a daily basis

Covered and reported on functions and events

Assisted editor with fact checking and sub-editing

January 2007 – June 2008: Intern Journalist  Hobart, TAS
The Hobart Courier
The Hobart Courier is a daily newspaper for residents of Hobart.

Responsibilities

Sourced and researched articles and corresponding images

Assisted sub-editor with fact checking and sub-editing

Responded to email enquiries

Skills

 

Interests

I run a music blog that covers the underground music scene in Hobart. I cover all music genres from folk music to heavy metal, with news on up-and-coming bands, new trends and shows.
URL: http://www.soundwave.blogworld.com

References

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