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CONTACT:

Email: thomasjamesmitchell@outlook.com
Telephone:
(+61) 0498835619

PERSONAL STATEMENT:

I have a strong passion for information and news-making. I believe journalists need to be able to do more than simply pass on information, they also need to be able to make sense of it. As the world becomes more complex and the demand for news increases, journalists are required to digest an extraordinary amount of information in a short space of time. I believe it takes a certain person to become a journalist in today’s society, and I believe I am ready to start providing information to the world.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

(2009 – 2012)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree, Journalism.
Falmouth University, UK
Second Upper Class Honours (2:1)
Periodicals Training Council (PTC) Accredited.

(2007 – 2009)
18 Unit (Extended) National Diploma in Media: Moving Image. Truro and Penwith College, UK
Distinction Level

 (2002 – 2007)
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Core Subjects.
General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) in Information Technology.Pool Academy, UK

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

(August 2013-Present)
Duckabout Tours
Social Media Coordinator

(May 2013 – July 2013)   
STYLECREEPER.COM. Melbourne, Australia
Freelance Lifestyle Writer
Duties: Produce well-researched content for the weekend section of Melbourne’s lifestyle pages.

(Nov 2010 – Present)  
Big Screen Publication. South West, UK
Freelance Writer
Duties: Produce well-researched content which is composed and fits the house-style of the publication to a strict deadline.

(Oct 2012 – Jan 2013)
South Sydney Business Chamber. Sydney, Australia
Internship: Media and Communications Department.
Duties: Social Media management, maintaining and updating an internal operating database of clients, liaising externally with a wide range of clients, writing newsworthy content for the weekly client newsletter and Chamber website.

(April – May 2011)      
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Communications and Press Office. Truro, UK
Internship: Press and Communications Department.
Duties: Clerical work; answering phones, responding to press enquiries (etc). Events management; promoting health campaigns and liaising with members of the staff and the general public.
Responsible for writing content for the NHS staff in-house publication.

(February 2011)  
Pirate FM Local Radio Station. Redruth, UK
Internship: News Department.
Duties: Writing news stories, taking photographs, interviewing professionals and the general public, audio and sound editing, and other varied activities.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

(July 2013 – Present)
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Acting Assistant Manager/Casual

(Nov 2012 – Jan 2013)  
Factorie – Cotton On Group. Sydney, Australia
Christmas Casual Team Member: Flagship retail experience in Sydney’s CBD
Duties: Providing exceptional customer service, cash handling and use of point of sale.
Responsible for achieving personal targets, using KPIs, and daily store targets.

(May 2008 – Sept 2012)
River Island – Lewis Trust Group. Truro, UK
Part-Time Sales Advisor: Longest serving employee at the UK branch.
Duties: Providing exceptional customer service, cash handling and use of point of sale, maintaining visual merchandising standards, participation in stock control, including annual stock takes and mark-down events, maintaining stock replenishment and levels, stock room organisation and processing weekly stock deliveries.
Responsible for achieving and exceeding daily sales targets by giving 100 per cent commitment to the store.

KEY SKILLS:

– The ability to engage with and build audiences through social and digital media.
– Highly informed consumer of all forms of media, including print, radio, television and online.
– High general knowledge of local, national and international affairs, music, culture and sports.
– Skilled writer and sub-editor with the ability to produce content to deadline.
– Possess initiative to form, suggest and act on concepts for innovative and interesting content.
– 
Always a productive contributor, whether working as part of a team or individually.
– Highly skilled in a range of PC/Apple products, including Office, Photoshop and InDesign.
– Experienced in basic HTML, SEO and WordPress.
– Active blogger with ability to market own product using social media.

ADDITIONAL:

Driver’s license, with no endorsements, held since 2009.

REFERENCES:

Available upon request

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