Skills AND EXPERIENCE
. Writing: Ability to write in different formats including press releases, interviews/features, case studies, breaking stories across an array of mediums and media campaigns.
. Interviewing: Experience of conducting interviews with sporting personalities, celebrities and members of the general public.
. Transcription: Sourced quotes from interviews to produce content.
. Sub-Editing and Proofreading: Scrutinisation of content for a national and regional newspaper.
. Social Media Platforms: Management of an unofficial Aston Villa Football Club Facebook Group (The Villa Viewpoint) and handles on Twitter and Linkedin.
. CMS: Experience of content management systems such as Wordpress.
. Copywriting: Production of promotional content e.g. advertisements and competitions for businesses to increase revenue and sponsorship avenues.
HTML: Construction of imagery using formatted code.
. SEO: Creation of an online portfolio and domain name which appears as the first result under 'Chris Heath Online' on search engines.
. QuarkXPress: Designed and subbed newspaper and magazine pages.
. IT - Microsoft Office and Mac: Proficient knowledge and use of Word, Access and Excel and Mac based operational features.
. Filming and Editing: Use of cameras and editing software including Apple Final Cut Pro X and Abode Photoshop.
September 2010 – July 2013: Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Journalism: (2:2)
First Class Honours: Final Year Journalism Dissertation - 'The Life Of A Bodybuilder' (6000 words)
September 2006 - May 2007: King's Norton Boys' School: GCSE: English: C, Maths: C and IT: B.
UFC and WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley, Football Commentator Tom Ross and Aston Villa 1982 European Cup winner Pat Heard and Harry Potter and Games of Thrones star David Bradley.
Photography by Jamie Cooper - www.jmcphotography.org.uk.