Experience

  • Global Editorial Assistant

    at WhatsOn UK

    November 2018 - March 2019

    Birmingham

    • Organising, writing and editing all print content for multiple monthly issues • Managing international editorial and design teams through daily skype meetings, sending daily work schedules and instructing them on all tasks • Overseeing weekly video production, interviewing new artists and writing online content • Attending weekly editorial meetings and inputting creative ideas for content and design • Social media promotion for online content, sales team and paying clients (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) • Commended for responsiveness, multi-tasking, quality of writing and time management

  • Bookseller

    at Blackwell's Bookshop

    September 2016 - July 2018

    Reading

    • Working as part of the bookselling team to manage the shop and serve customers • Offering advice and information to customers about products. Dealing with customer concerns and queries, referring as necessary • Setting up shop displays and categorising and organising large quantities of stock • Using the Blackwell’s database to complete daily stock checks and efficiently organise book orders and returns

  • Writer, Reporter, News Editor

    at The Spark Newspaper

    September 2015 - July 2018

    Reading

    • Regular articles published in student-run newspaper with a circulation of over 2000 • Several articles featured on the front-page, including a student perspective on the manifestos of the major political parties in the 2017 general election and an op-ed on the Conservative’s tax credit cuts in 2015 • Examples of published online articles: https://sparknewspaper.co.uk/author/zoeosman/ • News Editor duties: o Sourcing news stories and making editorial decisions o Assigning articles to reporters o Editing and fact-checking articles for accuracy, fairness and relevance o Using InDesign to create the layout for online and print newspaper

  • Placement

    at The Guardian

    May 2018 - May 2018

    London

    • Researched the Windrush Scandal, spoke to and interviewed people about their experiences and collated the data • Attended morning briefings and news planning meetings, and shadowed specialist journalists • Pitched story ideas to the comment editors and had one-to-one meetings with news editors • Invited to continue work experience in the near-future

  • Placement

    at The Rake

    July 2017 - August 2017

    London

    • Worked closely with the online team, observed team meetings and shadowed employees daily • Copywrote tasks for major brands on The Rake website • Completed articles to deadlines in a fast-paced environment • Transcribed interviews for the print magazine and online content

  • Volunteer

    at Kings Heath Business Improvement District (BID)

    July 2015 - September 2015

    Birmingham

    • Helped to organise the annual Kings Heath Street Festival with a footfall of 10,000 • Liaised with local businesses and negotiated sponsorship deals • Social media marketing to promote local events and schemes, and contributed online content: http://www.enjoykingsheath.com/ • General admin support

Education

  • BA English Literature (2.1)

    at University of Reading

    2015 - 2018 (3 years) Reading

Languages

  • Hindi Native

Hives