CV

Amanda Sherring 

OBJECTIVE


To continue to grow and develop as a writer/journalist and to add to my portfolio of work. To enhance my knowledge and thrive in the industry.

PERSONAL SKILLS


  • Strong leadership skills from managing large teams across several publications
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to meet deadlines and multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills, enhanced from liaising with freelancers, industry professionals and working in a team
  • Open to new skills and challenges, always seeks out opportunities for growth
  • Curious about people and businesses which encourages my ability of discovering interesting stories
  • Keen understanding of the publishing industry and ability to deal with the stresses around deadlines
  • A strong passion for writing and keen editing skills
  • Initiative and creativity in thinking up unique content
  • Proficiency across online platforms (social media, WordPress) as well as design programs (InDesign and Photoshop)

WORK EXPERIENCE


Forte Magazine (Furst Media)

Deputy Editor

June 2014 – August 2014

Editor/Sales

August 2014 – July 2016

Editor in Chief

July 2016 – present

  • Management of a team of 5+ (inc staff and interns)
  • Liaison with PR professionals, management etc
  • Feature writing, including interviews with; Jamie xx, Julia Stone, Dave Hughes, Stephen K Amos, Matilda Brown, Richard Davies and more.
  • Management of Facebook and website (WordPress)
  • Magazine direction, layout and content creation
  • Commissioning of articles from contributor team of 10+
  • Contribution to sales budget for each publication

PRJKTR Magazine

Project Manager/Sub-editor/Sales

January 2015 – December 2015

  • Management of a team of 5+
  • General magazine layout and creative direction
  • Sub-editing
  • Sales

Switch Magazine

Production Manager/Editor

July 2011 – June 2016

  • Leadership/Organisation of a team of 5+
  • Editing and design (use of InDesign/Photoshop/Adobe Suite)
  • Communication with publisher to meet print deadlines

TERTIARY EDUCATION


Bachelor of Professional and Creative Writing (Journalism Major)

Graduated in 2014 with distinction

Deakin University, Victoria

EXTRA CURRICULAR


2016 – Committee Member of Women’s Community Life Advisory Committee Geelong

2016 – Panelist/guest speaker for Face the Music Industry Conference

2016 – Scriptwriter for Geelong Youth Awards (City of Greater Geelong)

2016 – Panelist on Music Victoria panel

2016/15 – Judge for K Rock’s ‘The Band’ comp

2015 – Panelist on Aus Music Festival Panel

2014 & 2015 – Host of Geelong Impetus Youth Awards

2013 – Geelong Advertiser Hot Shots Program

2013 – Presenter for Switch Magazine on Pulse Television

2013 – Arts Advisory Panel at Courthouse ARTS

2013 – Writer for Top Shelf Magazine

2012 – Writer, Editor and Layout Contributor for The Burn Magazine

2012 – Melbourne Fringe Festival Reviewer for Buzz Cuts / Express Media

Advertisements