CV

Brittany Stewart

Email: brittanybarclaystewart@hotmail.com                      mobile: 0447518347

Twitter: @the_Britabroad

I’m hard-working, enthusiastic and creative, and have just graduated with distinction from Journalism at RMIT University. Originally from London, I’m well-travelled and have thrown myself into all areas of media, with experience across print, online, television and radio, with an emphasis on fashion, beauty and culture. 

Experience

 Current

  1. Fashion Editor – Onya Magazine (October 2013-)

An online magazine focused on all things Australian, with 30,000 visitors a month

  • Pitching and writing original articles including reviews, interviews and runway reports.
  • Attending and reviewing fashion related events, including Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Australia, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Virgin Australia Fashion Festival and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
  • Writing both original articles and from press releases
  • Covering events via social media, including Instagram and Twitter
  1. Editorial Assistant – Stylizen (October 2013-)

An online fashion directory, producing original and daily editorial

  • Researching, writing and editing 3-4 pieces of editorial content each week, on topics including fashion, beauty and lifestyle
  • Creating content tailored to the brands and retailers listed on the site
  • In a team of three, planning and pitching daily story ideas on a monthly deadline
  • Writing corresponding copy for social media sites; strong wordpress and CMS skills
  • Contributor to social media channels including Twitter, familiar with Hootsuite
  1. Writer – The TrendSpotter (June 2014 – )

One of Australia’s leading fashion blogs covering local & international fashion

  • Researching, pitching and writing fashion orientated two articles a week including interviews
  • Assisting with coverage of Australian fashion events
  1. Deputy Editor – The Australia Times Beauty Magazine (Sep 2014 – )

Online beauty publication published monthly

  • “The Beauty Rookie” Columnist – responsible for testing out common and unique beauty treatments
  • Planning, assisting and co-directing monthly photoshoot
  • Sub-editing and proofing magazine content

Previous

Intern – The Australian (Fashion Department) – (Oct-Nov 2014)

Australia’s biggest selling national newspaper (News Corp)

  • Working directly with the Fashion Editor, Glynis Traill-Nash
  • Researching and writing up fashion news ideas daily
  • Liaising with PR contacts to collate images for features
  • Researching and writing pieces for online and ‘Essentials’ section

Intern – Fashion Journal (June-September 2014)

Australia’s leading free fashion publication with strong online following

  • Researching and writing fashion and beauty stories
  • Attending and assisting on fashion and beauty shoots
  • Uploading content onto the site

Intern – The Warrnambool Standard (June 2014)

South-west Victoria’s leading news service (Fairfax)

  • News reporter for two weeks covering all beats
  • Conducting interviews, researching and writing 14 articles
  • Successfully pitched full page fashion feature for Saturday paper

Intern – Edge Custom Media (Nov-Dec 2013)

Melbourne content marketing agency

  • Assisting in writing pitches for new clients and campaigns
  • Researching and collating information for infographics
  • Writing short content for client’s publications (clients include Super funds and Australia Post)

 Editor – 2013 ‘RMIT Orientation Book’ (Dec 2012-Feb 2013)

  • Successfully pitched for editor role
  • Working in a team to come up with an original theme and content ideas
  • Conducted research and interviews to source information
  • Creating content and writing and editing articles
  • Liaising with the printer and working within a budget
  • Balancing creativity with editorial/commercial interests
  • View the book online at: http://www.su.rmit.edu.au/assets/Uploads/Student-Life/O-Book-2013/WEBOBOOKFINAL.pdf

Referees available on request – Please email brittanybarclaystewart@hotmail.com

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