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Alistair Berry

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A highly versatile and focused Marketing MSc student, having previously graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first class honours degree in journalism and public relations. Completed work experience and volunteering in a variety of environments, from Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Looking for an opportunity in marketing or communications role.

Work Experience:

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance – Media Volunteer
September 2017-Present

  • 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-Present

  • 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-Present

  • 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-Present

  • Demonstrated leadership skills as a project manager for a variety of campaigns and projects
  • Worked with St Barnabas Hospice to create 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

  • Graduated with first class honours
  • Elected course representative
  • Vice-president and co-founder of the Journalism society
  • Completed the Lincoln Award
  • Cygnet PR Board Member


Marketing MSc
University of Lincoln – September 2017-September 2018

  • Elected course representative
  • Spent time working with real clients
  • Further developed presenting and market research skills

 

 

Other skills and achievements:

  • Highly computer literate
  • 90 words per minute typing speed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere)
  • Experience with WordPress and Wix

 

 

Key modules include:

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

 

Key modules include:

  • Marketing Communications
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • International Marketing and Customers
  • Digital Marketing

 

 

 

 

  • Full, clean UK driving licence
  • Extensive (4+ years) customer service and sales experience
  • Multiple 100% mystery shopper reports
  • St Barnabas Raising Awareness Award (2015)
  • Awarded the Lincoln Award (2017)

References available upon request