Sarah O'Brien Digital CV journalism Graduate | bLOGGER | dIGITAL Content Specialist

Contact Details:

Address: Limerick, Ireland

D.O.B: 29/10/1992

Email: sarahobrienuljourno@gmail.com

Mob: (085) 1654504

“Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.” –Marva Collins

Career Objective

  • Self-motivated journalism graduate with a keen interest in digital content creation, PR and social media management.
  • Aspiring for a challenging new role within the digital media sphere.
  • Extensive knowledge of CMS such as WordPress, Blogger and Medium, and social media management tools such as Tweetdeck.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” -Anthony J. D'Angelo

Education and Qualifications

2013-2017 University of Limerick BA (Hons) Journalism & New Media, 2.1

2016-2016 University of Malta BA (Hons) Communications (ERASMUS)

2011-2012 Mary Immaculate College FETAC 5 General Studies

2010-2011 Limerick's Best Project FETAC 4 General Studies

Work Experience

July 2016-January 2017 College Life Section Editor www.Campus.ie

  • Managing and liasing with a team of budding journalists
  • Copy editing
  • Creating a quarterly editorial calendar
  • Creating creative, relevant content that resonates
  • Utilising design tools such as Adobe Spark and Canva to create eye-catching images
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” –Thomas Jefferson

January 2016-September 2016 Digital Content Creator/Social Media Manager Media HQ, 8 Greenmount House, Greenmount Office Park, Dublin 6W

  • Producing high quality media and communications content for a professional audience
  • Managing the company's multiple social media platforms through Tweetdeck and Hootsuite
  • In-bound lead generation
  • Delivering weekly analytics report
  • Experience with Wordpress, Salesforce, Google Analytics and Poll Daddy
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Confucius

August 2015-September 2016 Contributing Writer www.Beaut.ie (owned by www.entertainment.ie), 26 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

  • Creating dynamic, on-trend content for Ireland's premier lifestyle and entertainment website
  • Working with brands and PR companies to produce content that resonates with the Beaut.ie readership
  • Receiving and reviewing PR packages
Collecting the Best Marketing & Comms (Corporate) Blog at the 2015 Blog Awards, Ireland

June 2015-January 2016 Researcher/Digital Journalist Media HQ, 8 Greenmount House, Greenmount Office Park, Dublin 6W (Co-OP Placement)

  • Curated content for the company website
  • Wrote media/news stories
  • Ran social media campaigns
  • Updated the company media directory
  • Created a weekly newsletter
  • Researched sales leads
  • Improved the company's online persona through the use of social media
  • Gathered media intelligence
  • Research for bi-monthly podcast series
  • Interviewing and reporting
  • Live tweeting at events
  • Formulated interview questions for company podcast series
  • Press releases
  • Co-produced a bi-monthly podcast series
  • Content Marketing
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” –Robert F. Kennedy

2014-2016 Contributing Writer www.Campus.ie

  • Contributed to the news, politics, film and health sections of the Campus.ie website
  • Liased with section editors to produce targeted copy

Core Competencies

  • Digitally native
  • Extremely quick and eager learner
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker
  • Results orientated
  • Strong writing skills

Personal Interests

  • Writing poetry and short stories
  • Blogging and photography
  • Learning how to cook plant-based recipes
  • Creating Youtube videos
  • Travel

References

  • Jack Murray Media HQ CEO, 8 Greenmount House, Greenmount Office Park, Dublin 6W Tel: (01) 473 2050 Email: jack@mediahq.com
Digital Journalist | Social Media Manager
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