MARIA GALEA - CV

PERSONAL PROFILE

I’ve always had an interest in music, writing and social media. I am well- acquainted with various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, TikTok and YouTube. My blogging experience has enabled me to work with Blogger and Wordpress, as well as using Analytics for these and all social platforms. I enjoy listening to different styles of music, especially indie, pop and electronic as well as attending gigs. I'm currently working in Digital at Blackstar London and as an Assistant Publisher at LDN Magazine. I'm looking to expand my freelance music journalism work alongside my other work.

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EXPERIENCE

ASSISTANT PUBLISHER, LDN MAGAZINE
EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR, LDN MAGAZINE

October 2018 - Present
October 2018 - May 2019

  • Writing articles and pitching to PRs (interviews, features, reviews)

  • Choosing content and leading a group of people

  • Managing Emails

  • Subbing and editing (using Google Drive/Sheets/Docs)

DIGITAL ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER, BLACKSTAR LONDON
WORK EXPERIENCE, BLACKSTAR LONDON

June 2019 - Present
September 2018 - April 2019

  • Create marketing plans and roll out plans

  • Schedule social media posts

  • Compiling weekly stats for artists using Photoshop and Chartmetric

  • Dealing with emails accordingly

  • Organising calendars and boards

  • Updating website using Squarespace

  • General office duties

  • Use of Google Docs (Docs and Sheets)

  • Help at video shoots

  • Editing videos using Premier Pro, and Filmora including making of sizzle reels

  • Creating one sheets and templates using Google Sheets, Slides and Photoshop

RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT (INTERN), COOKING VINYL LTD

November 2017 - February 2018

  • Dealing with phone calls, guests, food/stationary shops, post, emails, deliveries

  • Sorting through the archive room

  • Packing and sending of promos and other day to day admin work

  • Assisting Product & Marketing by creating and working on Spreadsheets (Google Docs) looking at sales

and productivity, and compiling press cuttings

• Compiling weekly Chart data

JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BIMM INSTITUTE, SOUNDCITY FESTIVAL

May 2017

  • Covered Liverpool Sound City Festival 2017 for BIMM

  • Used BIMM’ s Instagram and T witter accounts over the weekend

  • Wrote articles and interview features

DATA ENTRY AND ARCHIVE (WORK EXPERIENCE), BACKPAGES LTD

February 2017 - May 2017

  • Sorting through magazines at Rock’ s Backpages

  • Archiving

  • Cataloguing of magazines using Microsoft Excel/Google Spreadsheets


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, A WEEK IN THE LIFE

April 2017

• Social media manager: Twitter and Facebook content and growth

CONTENT WRITING, FREELANCE

December 2015 - Present

I have contributed to both music and non-music pieces. Music Blogs included: Yousical, Music Saints, PopuLove

  • My freelance specialises in article/blog writing, copy-editing, copy-editing, copywriting and proofreading

  • All blogs used Wordpress

BLOG WRITING, FEARLESS HEAVEN

March 2014 - Present

  • Use a Blogger format

  • This has helped me become more comfortable with Google Analytics

  • Since I have a Facebook page, it has allowed me to find out about Facebook Analytics and Advertising

  • I also use Twitter Analytics and Promotion

 

EDUCATION

BA(HONS) MUSIC JOURNALISM, BIMM LONDON

October 2016 - June 2019

  • Graduated with a First Class

  • Modules included PR, Marketing, Music Business, Magazine design (using InDesign)

DIPLOMA IN POPULAR MUSIC PERFROMANCE VOCALS, BIMM LONDON

October 2015 - June 2016

  • Vocals, live performance, music production (using Logic) and music business modules

 

©2019 by MARIA GALEA.