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Alistair Berry

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I am a versatile, focused and passionate graduate, having just completed my master’s degree in marketing, previously graduating with first class honours in journalism and public relations. I have built my skills and abilities through a variety of internships, academic projects and work experience in many different sectors.

Work Experience:

The University of Lincoln – Marketing Office Intern
September 2018-Present

  • Working across the department to assist with both day-to-day running and one-off projects
  • Completed a number of projects across different departments including events, content and PR
  • Working towards the graduate Lincoln Award involving group projects and self-reflection on learning experiences

Gina Clarke Media – Junior Assistant
January 2018-June 2018

  • Copywriting for a variety of industries and organisations
  • Managing email inbox and responding to enquiries
  • Using ResponseSource to find editorial opportunities

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance – Media Volunteer
September 2017-April 2018

  • Leading a project to create a mobile game which we hope to launch in 2018
  • Writing regular media releases and content for the website and social media pages
  • Involved in various projects and campaign planning
  • Liaising with volunteers, fundraisers and staff

Age UK Lincoln and Kesteven – Social Media Volunteer
June 2017-February 2018

  • Created and maintained Instagram and Pinterest pages for the charity
  • Assisted with fundraising events including the Masquerade Ball
  • Volunteered to help with website migration and content creation

Student Life - Digital Content Creator
November 2016-September 2018

  • Writing regular blog posts for a diverse student audience
  • Planning and several various social media takeovers
  • Assisting with events including conferences and open days
  • Presented a variety of Facebook Live videos
  • A selection of my blogs have been selected for The Guardian Partnerzone website

Cygnet PR – Board Member, Member
October 2014-September 2018

  • Demonstrated leadership skills as a project manager for numerous campaigns and projects
  • Created a series of videos which involved co-ordinating the effort of more than 15 students for which I was awarded a Raising Awareness award by St Barnabas at their Annual General Meeting
  • Created a new logo and overhauled the existing Cygnet PR website
  • Operation of the agencies social media feels and blog

BBC Radio Lincolnshire
November 2014-February 2015

  • Worked on the morning show (7am-10am) assisting the producers
  • Took calls from listeners and screened them for possible on-air comments
  • Attended morning news meeting and pitched ideas for stories

Education:

Journalism and Public Relations BA (1st Class Hons)
University of Lincoln – September 2014-September 2017

Key modules include:

  • Journalism Skills
  • Effective Copywriting and Design
  • Integrated Communications
  • Creativity in PR
  • Brand and Reputation
  • Feature Writing
  • Media Law

Marketing MSc (Predicted distinction)
University of Lincoln – September 2017-September 2018

Key modules include:

  • Marketing Communications
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • International Marketing and Customers
  • Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Global Relationship Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting

Other skills and achievements:

  • Highly computer literate
  • Elected course representative
  • 90+ words per minute typing speed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with WordPress and Wix
  • Full, clean UK driving licence
  • Extensive (4+ years) customer service and sales experience
  • Multiple 100% mystery shopper reports
  • St Barnabas Raising Awareness Award (2015)

Personal interests:

I am interested in technology and have built my own desktop computer and am trying to teach myself how to code. I also enjoy running and have taken part in some charity 10k events for the Anthony Nolan Trust and Cardiac Risk in the Young. I love to write and contribute to a number of blogs on a variety of topics including student life, cookery and marketing.

References available upon request