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Kylie Davis5 Gilmour Crescent Kirwan QLD 48170414 468 192
including fashion, beauty, property, lifestyle, travel and music
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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 0 - D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 4 Editor of James Cook University multimedia website www.GetIntoUni.info
Produce video stories featuring JCU sta and students from Higher Education Particpation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) target schools including Kirwan State High School,
Woree State High School, Cairns, Charters Towers State High School, Gilroy Santa Maria College, Ingham, and Ayr State High School
Visit HEPPP schools to share the story of my career as a journalist and deliver a Multimedia Journalism subject taster
C U R R E N TFreelance writer, sub-editor and videographer for vaious clients
J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 0 - A U G U S T 2 0 1 2Casual sub-editor for Townsville Bulletin
2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3
Chief sub-editor for Super Food Ideas (FPC)
D U T I E S : Managing all editorial content from liasing with contributors to briefing designers
for photo shoots Managing sub-editing team to ensure deadlines were met and quality remained high Devising issue plan in editor's absence Writing 'Family of the Month' feature
M A J O R S K I L L S A C Q U I R E D : Overall management of editorial flow. Ability to work together with contributors, production, editorial and design teams to achieve deadlines. Conveying reader feedback to contributors to direct editorial for readership satisfaction. Negotiating with sales team.
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Freelance sub-editor and writer for:
Girlfriend & Total Girl (Pacific Publications) TV Week (ACP)Scrapbooking Memories (Express Publications) Voyeur (Text Pacific)The Sun-Herald (Fairfax)
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Sub-editor for Better Homes and Gardens (Murdoch)
D U T I E S : Sub-editing raw copy including renovation stories, home decorating features and
garden makeovers Sub-editing layouts in InDesign Writing a monthly pet column Tracking production and sending files to pre-press
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M A J O R S K I L L S A C Q U I R E D : Writing lively and entertaining copy for a young audience. Sub-editing a large workload within a tight deadline. Working together with an editorial assistant to improve overall quality of magazine every month. Brainstorming fresh content to retain readers' interest.
Sourcing interviews with celebrities, such as WWE star John Cena Sourcing photographs for all features while keeping budget to a minimum Sub-editing magazine content to ensure accuracy and a consistent 'voice' Giving constructive feedback to editorial assistant
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Deputy Editor of Dolls Bears and Collectables (Express Publications)
D U T I E S : Sourcing and writing feature stories on talented craftspeople Issue planning Budgeting and commissioning Writing advertorials
M A J O R S K I L L S A C Q U I R E D :Being across every facet of magazine production. Ability to switch from one project to another.
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Sub-editor and production editor for a portfolio of craft titles (Express Publications)
D U T I E S : Sub-editing a wide variety of craft projects Fact checking and writing features copy Converting measurements (imperial/metric)
M A J O R S K I L L S A C Q U I R E D :Ability to manage competing deadlines and liase with a variety of editors.
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Deputy Editor of Factory Equipment News (Reed Business Information)
D U T I E S : Sourcing and writing features relating to manufacturing Writing product grabs from press releases Issue planning Liasing with advertising Representing the magazine at trade shows
M A J O R S K I L L S A C Q U I R E D :Mastering the issue planning of a magazine with a high advertising ratio.
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M A J O R S K I L L S A C Q U I R E D : Liasing with experts in different fields (decorating, do-it-yourself, gardening, renovation, cooking) to produce lively and informative copy. Thorough working knowledge of InDesign. Ability to manage tight deadlines while producing highly entertaining and accurate copy.
T E R T I A R Y A C H I E V E M E N T S
2013: Master of Writing, James Cook University
1993: Bachelor of Arts, James Cook University
Major: EnglishMinor: Psychology
P H O N E R E F E R E N C E
Penny Falkenhagen, Pagemasters remote sub-editor
0407 454 805
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