Curriculum Vitae

Below is a copy of my Academic CV. I uploaded this so that any scouts that are interested in my work will not have to go far to find out further information about my career!

 

Email: sturgess.christian@gmail.com  (for more information)

Personal Statement

Ambitious and passionate graduate Journalism/Media student with extensive skills in Media and Music Production, as well as a good understanding of key theories in and around written English. I have proven customer and people skills alongside a good working attitude both on my own and in a team. I’m passionate about everything I do, Music and Writing being my main aspirations as well as travelling and meeting new people and cultures. I am able to work well to deadlines and create well researched and quoted copy.

Education and Grades

University of Winchester: (BA Joint with Honors) Journalism/Media – 2:1 (upper second class)

Secondary School & A Level: Little Heath School, Reading. (2000 – 2007)

10 GCSE’s all B to D.

A Level – English (B) Media Studies (C) & Music Technology (C)

AS Level – English (C) Media Studies (B) Music Technology (C)

Writing Experience

Writer and editor for the ‘Skype’ webzine (2011 – Present)

Reviews and mixtape creator for ‘OnlyinWinch’ online blog (2010)

Reviews writer for ‘Blues In Britain’ magazine (2009 – 2010)

Writer of University Magazine ‘Alfie’ & ‘Wired4Winch’ Local Music Review site (2008 – 2009)

Editor & Writer of AS and A Level School magazine (2006 – 2007)

Work Experience

JMS Digital Media – Videographer, Editor & Photographer – corporate level (January 2011 – Present)

Microsoft UK – QA Applications tester – Xbox Live (September 2010 – November 2010)

Currently Teaching Music to 10 – 19 year olds when at home (2007 – Present)

Winchester University – Aim Higher Journalism Sessions (June – July 2010)

Dunelm Mill Reading, Calcot, Store Refit and Sales Assistant (July 2010)

Robert Courts Engineering, Reading – CAD drawing and sales 2 weeks experience (2005)

Held a Music lesson at Manor Primary School to 4 year old pupils (2008)

Skills and Achievements

Music Teacher to all ages, teaching Bass Guitar and basic Piano.

Able to work with all ages in a working or learning environment.

Efficient in Media Production, able to use many types of Camera’s for both filming and still photography.

Advanced level editing skills in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Illustrator. Currently learning and developing skills with Flash and html.

Able to work to industry standard specifications on Photoshop, editing RAW images and processing for TV broadcast.

Good interviewing skills, able to write copy and gather quotes to deadlines.

Editorial skills and writing experience with Music and Local topics.

News writing skills and a deep understanding of world topics.

Activities & Interests

Strong interest in Sports – Football, Rugby, Squash, Swimming and Motor Sports.

Nature conservationist – Enjoy Falconry and supporting UKWCT (UK Wolf Conservation Trust).

Playing gigs and promoting with own local band ‘Zodiark’.

Musicology, teaching and collecting – CD’s, LP’s and rare albums.

Interest in current affairs and world travel – planning to take part in the ‘Frontier’ graduates scheme.

Referees – available on request.

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