CV & Work Experience

Summer Gedall

Lulham Close, Telscombe Cliffs

07393868310

summermarie.co.uk

summergedall@hotmail.com

A hardworking and productive individual who is resilient and reliable. I am professional and organised and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. I work well both independently and in a team and I am comfortable leading others when required. I have an excellent eye for detail and am able to prioritise tasks when necessary and work concisely in high pressure scenarios. I am resourceful, analytical and fully computer literate – with experience using a range of Microsoft and Adobe applications. 

Skills: 

  • Experience using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Audition 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience using a range of administration systems to input and manage data 
  • Copywriting in a range of genres for different print and online platforms 
  • Able to use social media to inform and communicate with potential customers and clients as well as promoting events and content
  • Basic shorthand

Experience:

White Horse Hotel 

July 2020 – Present

FOH Team Member/ Receptionist

  • Checking in guests/making bookings via our administration system
  • Handling sensitive and confidential data 
  • Using the telephone to deal with customer enquiries 
  • Taking cash and card payments using the correct method to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Providing excellent customer service by ensuring customers are safe and happy 
  • Handling customer complaints and feedback
  • Completed extensive online training covering areas such as data protection, customer, service, and safety in the workplace.

Thorntons 

Sept 2019 – March 2020

FOH Team Member/ Host

  • Supported management team with the shop launch following a huge refurbishment and refit
  • Prepared and served hot and cold food following health and safety guidelines at all times 
  • Worked with colleagues to establish a staffing plan that would ensure staff, customer and business needs were always being met even in busy times
  • Assisted in stock management procedures
  • Completed extensive external training in Customer Service 

Purple Revolver 

June 2018 – June 2019

Content Creator/Copywriter

  • Liaised with event organisers to implement the correct PR strategies for our clients
  • Conducted interviews face to face, via telephone, and via email using correct etiquette and ensuring correct procedures were followed
  • Shot and edited content for promotional pieces for local businesses and events
  • Sourced and produced a range of multimedia pieces for the website 
  • Wrote a number of press releases ensuring accuracy and precision
  • Handled interviewees personal data safely and effectively according to guidelines

Education: 

Liverpool John Moores University | BA Journalism

Sept 2016 – June 2019

BA Honours Journalism – 1st

Sussex Downs College | A Levels

(Sept 2014 – June 2016)

English Language – B 

Business studies – B

Psychology – C

Seaford Head School |GCSE’s

(Sept 2009 – July 2014)

14 GCSE’s A* to B (English  A*, Mathematics A)

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy reading, watching documentaries, and writing about subjects I am passionate about. I love expanding my knowledge and learning new skills, and therefore tend to multitask and work on many projects at once in order to keep my brain stimulated. I maintain balance in my life by taking the time to go on walks and recharge so that I am able to work to my full potential whilst at my place of employment. 

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

PR | The Spirit of Liverpool festival

Freelance PR and marketing for a festival launch in Liverpool.

  • Input in the timeline for the campaign
  • Drafting and publishing social media posts
  • Writing Producing and distributing press releases to relevant contacts
  • Panellist alongside festival organisers on BBC Radio Merseyside

Journalism | Content creator | Purple Revolver

Paid internship at online digital media and review website

  • Writing theatre and festival reviews
  • Sourcing and creating multimedia features and news articles on a range of topics
  • Shooting event footage to be edited and used online
  • Planning PR campaigns
  • Writing and distributing press releases to relevant contacts

Journalism | The I newspaper

Week long placement in newsroom.

  • Developed copy writing skills by writing NIB’s to tight deadlines
  • Transcribed lengthy interviews

Journalism | Liverpool Echo

Selected for the community reporter scheme by my university lecturers.

  • Pitched and developed ‘people’ stories for a specific area of Liverpool
  • Present at news conferences which gave me insight in to a typical newsroom
  • Developed a better understanding of the basic statistics newspapers look at to assess productivity

Journalism |Liverpool Life | JMU Journalism

Took on multiple roles for my university magazine and news website.

  • Sourced, pitched and produced multimedia packages for JMU Journalism and Liverpool Life
  • Designed and edited pages for various issues of Liverpool Life using InDesign
  • Developed leadership skills as editor and sub editor
  • Demonstrated strong time management through my ability to juggle a number of projects at a time