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Lucy Jayne Craigs
Waterside, Ellington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 5JJl.craigs9997@gmail.com07890914730
I am in my final year studying BA (Hons) Journalism at Leeds Metropolitan University and wish to pursue a career in PR or Journalism upon graduating.
KEY SKILLS
I am confident, honest, friendly and hard working. I consistently strive to achieve my highest capability and enjoy anew challenge. I work well individually, as well as a part of a team. I follow instructions well; quickly learning newskills which I can share with others.
Communication skills:
I express myself clearly and concisely in written and verbal communication. I contactedcompanies by telephone, letters and emails to secure work experience placements, where I interviewedclients and the public. In University I have: interviewed and conducted vox pops with the public and professionals, produced radio and television programs, given fluent presentations, produced essays,reports and assignments. I am a Course Representative so attend meetings to discuss the course andissues students have risen.
 
Numerical skills:
Ability to; use equations, addition, subtraction, ratios, decimals, fractions, averages and percentages. In retail jobs I calculated sale prices, cashed the till and totaled figures. I’ve used mentalarithmetic to calculate figures when working in bars and shops. I can draw and interpret graphs andcharts using IT software. This is useful in displaying quantitative data in my dissertation and will prove useful to illustrate journalism/PR pieces as readers are engaged by statistics and visual aids.
Information Technology skills
: I use Microsoft software: word, excel, publisher and PowerPoint. I use sitesFacebook and Twitter to generate traffic to articles or blogs I have written. I understand Search EngineOptimization and the importance of social media in today’s Network Society. In University and on placements I have used: InDesign, InCopy, Wordpress, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Autocue and variousrecording equipment. I use Google tools and advance searches to find information not already highlyranked in the public domain which I can create stories from.
Analytical/ problem solving skills
: I grasp ideas quickly and accurately without losing concentration. I canresearch, gather and organise information and do this when writing a journalism or PR piece e.g. whenI re-wrote a PR clients website. I assess the strengths and weaknesses of an argument and can solve problems rationally; I do this in everyday situations as well as essays and exams, in my Governmentexam I achieved the highest grade of the course.
ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS _____________________________________________________________________________________ 
I am interested in fashion and retail, on which I keep a regular blog, and model for Tyne Tees Models along withvarious other promotion jobs. I enjoy writing; at age 11 I had my first poem published in a children’s creative writing book. Fashion, feature and travel journalism all interest me but I see my future in PR. This year I hope to raise moneyand go to Ghana to teach English in a local school for one month.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONSSeptember 2009 Present BA (Hons) Journalism, Leeds Metropolitan University
Modules include: Media Environment, Research & Writing, Digital Media, Online Technology & Design, Radio,Television, News Sources, Print Journalism, Government & Public Affairs, Media Law, PR, Media Audiences, Future of Journalism, The Public Sphere, Magazine, Broadcast and Dissertation.Predicted grade: 2:1/ 1
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June 2009St Benet Biscop 6
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FormA Level
Media Studies – A, Business Studies – B, English Literature – C
September 2007St Benet Biscop 6
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FormAS Level
Media Studies – A, English Literature – B, Philosophy and Ethics – A, Business Studies – B
September 2004 St Benet Biscop Catholic High SchoolGCSE level
Media Studies - A*, Religious Education –A, Textiles – A, English Literature – B, English Language – B,Business Studies – B, Mathematics – B, Art – B, Business and Communication systems – B, Double AwardScience – CC
WORK EXPERIENCERETAIL
: MOSS PHARMACY, SELECT CLOTHES, CRESSWELL ICES2005 - 2011 Providing friendly, efficient service, advise and information to customers, using the till, stock taking and ordering, cleaning, re-stocking shelves, cash handling and cashing up, display making.
BAR & CATERING
: THE BUCANNEER RESTAURANT, LINDEN HALL COUNTRY CLUB,2006 - 2011SHOOTERS BAR, BEDLINGTONSHIRE GOLF CLUB
 
Serving food and drink, providing a friendly efficient service, cleaning, following health and safety regulations, catering to allcustomer needs and ensuring satisfaction, taking food and drink orders, providing information about the menu andrestaurants, providing silver service.
PROMOTION:
TIGER TIGER, ROUGHILL, VOODOO, THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 2008 PresentMeeting and greeting customers, handing out flyer and products, monitoring sections of nightclubs, working guest list andlooking after VIP customers, promoting the event and inviting customers via social media sites Facebook and Twitter, providinginformation to customers, selling tickets for events, raising awareness of the brand and club nights.
JOURNALISM:
 NEWS POST LEADER, NEWS GUARDIAN NORTHEAST PRESSOctober 2011One week placement where I wrote up stories and fillers using InCopy, assisted the photographers on location, interviewed public and professionals regarding the Metro train, attended court cases and took shorthand notes, sourced stories, shadowedstaff, re-worded press releases and wrote to word counts following deadlines. I had all of my stories and fillers published;including several bylines.
PR:
HIGHLIGHTS PUBLIC RELATIONSDecember 2011One week placement where I met and interviewed clients, wrote press releases, designed and re-worded a website, took part intwo photo shoots and attended board meetings for large projects. A press release which I created from an interview I conductedalone made it in to The Journal newspaper with very few changes.
REFERENCES
Sean DodsonUniversity Tutomobile: 07972 180 931Leeds Metropolitan Universitys.c.dodson@gmail.com Civic Quarter s.dodson@leedsmet.ac.uk LeedsUnited KingdomLS1 3HEKeith NewmanHighlights PRmobile: 078143979514 Ulgham Grange FarmKeith@highlights-public-relations.co.uMorpeth

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