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Social Media Marketing

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Posted:
February 12, 2018

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STEVE TUCKER

e: ac4f1q@r.postjobfree.com m: 077********* t:@realstevetucker Location: Cardiff/South Wales

PROFILE

An experienced, journalist, broadcaster and writer.

Adept at coming up with relevant ideas, implementing them and seeing things through to completion. I am skilled in delivering bright, accurate copy under the tightest of deadlines. Familiar with the multimedia platforms of current journalism and marketing. Experienced in running and managing social media platforms in a proactive manner. Excellent contacts across national and Welsh media, business and political spheres. Adept at securing sponsorship and building business relationships. Experienced with excellent contacts across Welsh sport and beyond.

KEY EXPERIENCE

BBC WALES September 2016 to present ONLINE JOURNALIST

Working as a digital and online reporter for news and sport. Sourcing stories and writing them up, sourcing pictures, adding headlines and captions and posting on BBC websites. Gathering audio and video to use online. Managing and maintaining the BBC's social media accounts.

MEDIA WALES January 2006 to July 2016 FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT

Working as a reporter covering all aspects of Welsh football for our titles and website. Writing match reports, carrying out interviews and generating features on a daily basis. I have needed to build strong contacts and relationships with some high-profile figures in the game. Regularly live blog matches as well as updating a rolling daily Welsh sports blog. Regularly shoot videos to accompany reports. Part of the team involved in developing the hugely popular webcast ‘Blakey’s Bootroom’ with former Cardiff City player Nathan Blake.

SOUTH WALES ECHO July 2004 to January 2006 NEWS FEATURE WRITER

Taking a more in-depth look at the news stories for the day be they crime, business or human interest. Carried out a number of celebrity interviews including Victoria Beckham and Lord Attenborough, but not at the same time. Generated stories daily. Secured sponsorship for campaigns and coverage.

SOUTH WALES ECHO January 2000 to July 2004 SENIOR REPORTER

Hands on experience of general reporting in the busiest newsroom in Wales. Covered everything from major court cases and crime stories to golden wedding anniversaries and foul-mouthed parrots.

CYNON VALLEY LEADER June 1998 to January 2000 TRAINEE REPORTER

A challenging and well-rounded education of what is required of a reporter on this weekly title based in Aberdare and serving the local community.

VARIOUS to present MEDIA APPEARANCES

I have established myself as an authoritative and entertaining commentator on a host of subjects from social issues to sport and regularly appear on a variety of media outlets, including BBC national TV and Wales, Radio Five Live, Talksport, BBC Radio Wales and Real Radio. I featured on a weekly football show called FootballNation on Nation Radio in South Wales. Nominated for Welsh Sports Journalist of the Year in 2014.

JOURNALISM:

• Writing – quick, sharp, accurate

• Interviewing – confident, in-depth, shorthand 100 wpm

• Research – comprehensive, fast

• Sub-Editing – tight, focused

• Multimedia – newsgathering in all forms

• Media Law – Have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of media law

• Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

KEY EDUCATION

December 1999 TRINITY MIRROR TRAINING CENTRE, NEWCASTLE

Passed the Proficiency Certificate in Journalism to become a senior reporter

September 1997 to May 1998 GWENT TERTIARY COLLEGE, PONTYPOOL

Passed the NCTJ Pre-entry course in journalism

January to March 1988 INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, LONDON

Passed TEFL course to teach English as a second language to overseas students

October 1984 to May 1987 MOUNTVIEW ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS, LONDON

Completed a three-year diploma in acting and theatrical arts at this prestigious London drama school.



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