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About catherineelaine

Digital-loving Linguistics graduate starting on a digital marketing grad scheme in Sept 2013.

How do I gain work experience?

There are many, many ways to get media work experience. Here are my five top tips for getting that prized placement… Utilise your personal contacts So your Dad says his childhood best friend goes on an annual fishing trip with … Continue reading

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Public Relations Companies

PR companies go hand in hand with Journalists. Love them or hate them, they’re the people who control a lot of what is written about. Some simply tweet their latest projects, others interact more and offer a greater insight into … Continue reading

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#journorequest and #prrequest

In The Basics II, I mentioned hashtags and how they can be overused and lose any impact they were ever intended to have. This is so often the case, but there are two hashtags in particular that are great for … Continue reading

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Food and Drink Magazines

There’s a lot of freelancing that goes on in the Food and Drink Journalism sector. Just because someone’s listed under one heading, doesn’t mean they don’t contribute to another. Breaking into the industry is tough, but most of this lot … Continue reading

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The Basics II

Mentions To mention someone in a tweet, simply type @ in front of their username. If you do this at the beginning of a tweet then it’ll only appear in the timelines of people who follow you both, do it … Continue reading

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Glossy Magazine Journalists

What is an Art Director and what does being a Features Editor involve? These Tweeters already know as they’re already in those positions… Company Victoria White – Editor Emma Justice – Deputy Editor Sophie Qureshi – Beauty Editor Clare Gill … Continue reading

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Careers Advice

Everyone on Twitter has some advice to give, but these guys are particularly helpful. Career Cake Creative Boom CV4TV Guardian Careers Guardian Jobs Manchester Media Club Prospects 

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