Olivia Atkins

Olivia Atkins

News Reporter at MBI Ltd at shots
London, United Kingdom

Summary

Olivia Atkins is a self-motivated, independent and well-travelled individual, interested in global affairs and human rights.

Based in London, she studied Spanish at the University of Leeds, which also involved spending a year studying in Guadalajara, Mexico.

She has most recently completed a post-graduate course in journalism, which she hopes will enable her to continue travelling and documenting people's stories, particularly those affected by injustices across the world.

Positions

News Reporter
Portugal
June 2015 - Present (2 years 2 months)
Editorial Web Assistant
Northern & Shell Media Group - Daily Express/Daily Star
January 2015 - June 2015 (5 months)
Freelance Features Journalist
Brixton Blog
April 2014 - April 2015 (1 year)
- Write on a freelance basis published either online at Brixton Blog or in Brixton Bugle newspaper
- Pitch and source feature-stories in local community, often arts or sociopolitical-related
- Conduct interviews with subjects
- Consistently write copy to deadline and meet in-house style.
Reporter
PEI - Alternative Insight - Secondaries Investor
September 2014 - February 2015 (5 months)
- Wrote between two and four news-stories daily for Secondaries Investor website
- Worked intermittently on features for Secondaries Investor
- Wrote for Private Equity International and Private Equity Real Estate website
- Responsible for sourcing, pitching and researching stories to deadline, including sourcing images
- Met regularly with private equity lawyers, investment bankers and placement agents
- Experience liaising with global general partners and investors
- Familiar with fund listings on US SEC and UK public record The Gazette websites
- Daily experience using Wordpress and Twitter
- Attended private equity-focused conferences
- Completed Poynters Financial Literacy Basics course and Poynter's Introduction to Reporting: Beat Basics course.
Researcher & Editorial Intern
Dennis Publishing - The Week
August 2014 - September 2014 (1 month)
Resarcher & Editorial Intern
Absolute Publishing Ltd
July 2014 - August 2014 (1 month)
Reporter
Southwark Newspaper Limited
March 2014 - June 2014 (3 months)
NCTJ
Post-graduate diploma in Magazine Journalism
NCTJ
January 2014 - June 2014 (5 months)
- Class Representative, responsible for liaising between students and teachers
- Subjects included: Shorthand, Media Law, News-Reporting, Magazine Production, Public Affairs and Business of Magazines.
Journalist
Tindle Newspapers Ltd - South London Press, Mercury Series and Post Series
April 2014 - April 2014 ()
Event Coordinator
WILD10
October 2013 - October 2013 ()
Festival Assistant
One Billion Rising
February 2013 - March 2013 (1 month)
Radio Presenter & Producer
Leeds Students’ Radio
January 2011 - May 2012 (1 year 4 months)
- Presented weekly on-air shows, sourced and interviewed local music acts and coordinated competitions.
- Developed interpersonal and marketing skills.
Journalistic Assistant
Hola! Magazine HQ Madrid
June 2011 - July 2011 (1 month)
Shop Assistant
The Amber Centre
September 2009 - December 2010 (1 year 3 months)
Editorial Intern
The Sunday Times Newspaper
May 2005 - May 2005 ()

Education

Post-graduate diploma in Magazine Journalism Field Of Study

Lambeth College
NCTJ Activities and Societies: Course Rep Subjects included: Shorthand, Media Law, News-Reporting, Magazine Production, Public Affairs and Business of Magazines.

A Levels Field Of Study English (A), Spanish (B), Maths (C)

London Oratory
AS Level: Latin (C)

Field Of Study Polish Language Course Activities and Societies: •

University Marie Curie-Skłodowska, Poland
Subjects included: Polish Language & Literature

BA Field Of Study Spanish Grade 2:1

University of Leeds
Activities and Societies: • Presenter/Producer for Leeds Student Radio • Hitch-hiked from London to Morocco for Link Community Development charity that included fund-raising. • Active member of Student Horse-Riding Society • Organized and led student book club • Journalist for Student-led ‘The Tab’ http://leeds.tab.co.uk/ • Infrequently contribute to friends blog http://behindthecurtainfeminism.wordpress.com/ • Subjects included: Human rights in Latin America, Chicano Identity & Culture, Latin American Culture, Translation Theory & Practice and Spanish Language Skills • Developed good written communication skills, as assessment required intensive independent research and articulating ideas to a high standard • In-class presentations and debates developed my confidence to explain complex ideas and speak publicly

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