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Amy Claire Thompson

Social Media Strategy Intern, University of Sheffield amyclairethompson@live.co.uk

Summary
Experienced editor and copywriter, specialising in fashion, the arts and travel work. I have worked extensively for both print and online publications, including building websites and working in marketing and PR through social media channels. Alum. of the Australian National University; BA (Hons) English and History from University of Sheffield (UK) pending. Shortlisted for Young Blogger of the Year 2009; Former Fashion Editor at Lipstick Royalty Magazine; founder and former Editor-in-Chief at British Style Bloggers. Further detailed information including cuttings and writing samples can be found at http://amyct.com

Experience
Social Media Strategy Intern at University of Sheffield November 2012 - February 2013 (4 months) Fixed-term internship. - Providing comprehensive recommendations for improvement of departmental social media output and online branding - Designing and building (to spec) the departmental blog - Providing training (in person & documents) for media usage Arts Editor at Forge Press August 2012 - December 2012 (5 months) - Responsible for sourcing content for interviews and reviews - Liaising with press and PRs - Writing and editing content and copy - Laying out newspaper pages - Uploading content to website. Editor-In-Chief at British Style Bloggers August 2009 - November 2012 (3 years 4 months) Founded and edited popular style blogzine and community. - Running a team of up to fifteen columnists and interns
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- Budgeting, organising advertising - Dealing with PR enquiries - Marketing responsibilities through various forms of online media - Building the website - Editing and writing content - Events coverage and reviews of major industry occasions such as London Fashion Week (four seasons), Clothes Show Live (five seasons) and BINTM Live (one season) Project Support Worker at City of York Council June 2012 - August 2012 (3 months) Project Support Worker for Arts and Culture (summer work experience) - General administration - Provision of targeted social media training for staff members - Editing and upgrading the York Stories 2012 website - Designing archival system for York Stories 2012 project - Stewarding at large events Cultural Columnist at Woroni July 2011 - January 2012 (7 months) - Creating unique culture-based copy for an Australian student audience Comment Editor at Forge Press September 2010 - June 2011 (10 months) - Working with co-Editor to source and commission opinion-based content for a student audience - Writing and editing content and copy - Laying out newspaper pages - Uploading content to website. Fashion Editor at Lipstick Royalty Magazine December 2007 - January 2010 (2 years 2 months) Initially held Editor's Assistant and Staff Writer positions. - Developing direction for Fashion and Arts content - Sourcing content, including interviews, product reviews and unique editorials - Commissioning writers - Subediting - Events coverage - Working with image use law

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Projects
Nature Made Us Beautiful April 2010 to February 2011 Members:Amy Claire Thompson, Rachel Charlton-Dailey Positive body image campaign in association with British Style Bloggers and RAW TV/Channel 4

Honors and Awards


Young Blogger of the Year, 2009 (Shortlisted) Clothes Show Live & The Independent December 2009 Sheffield Graduate Award University of Sheffield May 2013

Skills & Expertise


Editing SEO Copywriting Social Media Marketing Social Media HTML InDesign Photoshop WordPress

Education
The University of Sheffield Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English and History, 2010 - 2013 The Australian National University Non-Award Exchange, Political History, 2011 - 2012 Fulford School, York 2008 - 2010

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Amy Claire Thompson


Social Media Strategy Intern, University of Sheffield amyclairethompson@live.co.uk

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