ABOUT ME

I moved to the UK from Australia five years ago and recently relocated to the lovely city of Cardiff. In this lovely city I'm pursuing my lifelong dream of studying English Literature and History at university.

By pursing this undergraduate degree, I aim to carve out a meaningful career that will challenge me creatively and engage my passion for history and storytelling.


I’m always eager to find freelance or casual work that will utilise my diverse range of abilities - so don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

 
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MY EXPERIENCE

Roles & Responsibilities

 

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

I was responsible for coordinating weekly e-newsletters, annual events, social media content while also managing our website and membership inboxes. I also contributed to the quarterly print magazine with photography and feature stories while also coordinating external advertising space.

SOLE TRADING FREELANCER

Rebekah Beatnik

As a fully insured freelancer I offer the following monthly services to clients running their own businesses:

• Copywriting
• Stock photography
• Social media management

• Website management
• Basic graphic design
• Audience engagement

ADMISSIONS ADVISOR

Guildford School of Acting / University of Surrey

I was responsible for processing student applications to performing arts courses within this school. This required the coordination of auditions for hundreds of applicants and the efficient delivery of outcomes, including recall invitations and rejections. 
To assist in this large undertaking I was also responsible for managing a team of student helpers and offered my assistance with general admissions queries for all other courses via phone and email.

HR COORDINATOR

BOC (British Oxygen)

I was initially employed to assist in the archiving of paper documents into a new digital database and was recruited internally into the position of HR Coordinator.

I managed various inboxes for employee queries, assisted in calculating and communicating redundancy payments across the company, oversaw the on-boarding of HR staff and assisted with the entire recruitment process of nurses and healthcare professionals (setting up interviews, screening out candidates, reference and DBS checking, creating and issuing contracts of employment).

FREELANCE WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER

May 2014 - December 2014

Hijacked.com.au (now junkee.com.au)

Sydney, Australia


January 2014 - April 2015

The Newsroom at Macleay College, 

Sydney, Australia

RECENT WORK

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SHT Newsletter Summer Edition 2018 cover

VOLUNTEERING

Various projects

  • Dippy exhibition volunteer, National Museum Cardiff, February 2020, more info here

  • Digital archivist of newspaper articles, The March of the Women Project at Surrey History Trust, June - Dec 2018, more info here

  • Transcribing handwritten pamphlets for digital archiving, Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England Project, 14th July 2018, more info here

  • Web admin and event assistant, Makerspace at the Guildford Library (now defunct) Nov 2016 - June 2017

KAT THE COACH

Freelancer, July 2017 - Present

  • Social media management,

  • Audience engagement,

  • Content creation & scheduling,

  • Copywriting & proofreading,

  • Graphic design,

  • Website management & SEO,

  • Email Marketing/CRM

www.katthecoach.com​

SURREY HISTORY TRUST

Volunteer, Summer 2018

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BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INNKEEPING MAGAZINE,

Marketing Assistant, Sept 2017 - July 2019

  • Contribution to the quarterly magazine

  • Photography, article ideas and interviews

  • Proofreading 

  • Commissioning advertisements from external companies

Click to download

HIJACKED.COM.AU

Writer and Photographer

This current affairs and student news website is now www.junkee.com

Click to download

THE NEWSROOM, MACLEAY COLLEGE

Writer and photographer

As a student at Macleay College I contributed 20+ hours a week to the live news website during my 12 month Diploma of Journalism course.

Click to download

 

EDUCATION

My Studies

Take a look below to find an outline of my educational background, which includes the institutions I’ve attended, degrees and qualifications I’ve received, as well as my academic achievements along the way.

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORY

Cardiff University, Wales
September 2019 - graduation expected 2022,

I am a mature aged undergraduate student of English and History at Cardiff University.

OTHER LEARNING

August 2007 - May 2011

Future Learn, April 2020 - ongoing: Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology, delivered by Durham University and Teesidse University (click for more info)

Burgh House, July 2019: Museum Perspectives course (click for more info)

Open University, 2018-9: Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage, Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern, Marketing communications as a strategic function (click to download certificates)

Universal Class, 2016: Proofreading and Copyediting 101, Public Relations 101

DIPLOMA OF JOURNALISM

Macleay College, Sydney, Australia
January 2011 - May 2013

Modules and grades: Media History& Ethic of News (HD), News 1: Foundation of News (DN), Newsroom 1: News Research (DN), Shorthand (PP), Media Law (PP), News 2: Feature Writing & Specialist Journalism (DN), Newsroom 2: Radio Journalism (CR), Video Journalism: From Camera to Broadcast (DN), News 3: Photojournalism (CR), Professional News Practice (DN), Journalism Internship (DN), Newsroom 3: Multi-skill Journalism (DN)

CERTIFICATE OF ONLINE MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

March 2017

Awarded by IAB through Google’s online
learning platform, Digital Garage (click to view certificate).

 

MY SKILLS

Tricks of the Trade

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CREATIVE

Social media management & reporting, feature/PR & news writing, photography, copywriting, email marketing, content planning, basic graphic design

ADMINISTRATIVE

High quality customer service, receptionist duties, admin & HR experience, CRM & database management

ACADEMIC

Basic experience in paleography, digitizing paper archives, press release writing & reporting findings, marketing for events/exhibitions

SYSTEM KNOWLEDGE

Photoshop, GIMP, Wordpress, Typo3, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Office & Mac, Canva, ActiveCampaign, Dotmailer, Survey Monkey, Squarespace, Wix, Google Analytics, Eventbrite, AskTheAudience

 

GET IN TOCH

Cardiff, Wales

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