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Rose Odengo

Freelance Content Writer & Copywriter

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Location:Kenya
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/roseodengo
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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL GOAL
To use communication to build; brands, communities and transform lives positively in the process. I want to use my gifts in the communication field to challenge and encourage people to positively change their own plight.
STRENGTHS
I am a team player.
I am capable of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
I am creative and I am capable of creating simple, unique and versatile advertising campaigns.
I understand branding; and strive to bring out the uniqueness and longevity of clients products across the board.
I have an understanding of the Kenyan market- brands and products across industries. I have worked on advertising concepts for Population Services International (PSI), SOS children’s home, UNICEF, Biotech Forensics, Safaricom, Zain, Nakumatt, among others.
I am an all rounded writer; I write copy for radio and TV commercials, blogs, and editorial columns. My personal blog; Africa’s solution Now can be found on the url; http://afrosn.blogspot.com.
I contribute regularly for Passion Magazine. I have written two cover stories; the November and December issues. I write a regular Interior Design Column for the Property Zone Magazine.
I also submit stories to the Global Press Institute. My debut story with them is available on the url; http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/global-news/africa/kenya/strip-clubs-outpace-laws-kenya
I am a talented voice over artist and I understand the power of delivery and breathing life into brands through the use of audio.
I am organized and a planner; I worked on all creative concepts for Easy FM and Q FM (in the absence of the QFM copywriter) which entailed conceptualized and production of creative concepts.
I am willing to take up new challenges to grow.
I am conversant with Microsoft Office and Adobe Audition

EDUCATION
2008 September -to date USIU – Africa
Degree in Journalism and International
Relations
2004 Jan – May 2005 Strathmore University Nairobi
Information Technology
Diploma & Higher Diploma in IMIS

1998 Feb – 2001 Nov Pangani Girl’s High School Nairobi
KCSE Certificate

WORK EXPERIENCE
March 2011 – to date
Freelance Journalist The Global Press Institute (www.globalpressinstitute.org)
? I provide regular feature stories to the Global Press Institute among other publications both online and in print media
Jan 2008 - March 2011 Nation Media Group (Easy FM) - Kenya
Copywriter
? Scripting Radio Adverts
? Conceptualizing and pitching client promotions and sponsorship properties for Easy FM and on occasion Q FM
? Provide content to the Easy FM Facebook page
? Scripting content for Radio DJs
? Provide and source voice over talent for client commercials
? Conceptualizing and writing station Promos
? Provide directing assistance to the producers
? Provide creative service to other NMG departments when need arises

October 2007 – December 2007 Kiss FM - Kenya
Copywriter (Contract)
? Scripting Radio Adverts
? Independently producing adverts and Promos
? Conceptualizing and writing station Promos
? Provide directing assistance to producer when required

Jan 2007 – October 2007 - Kenya
Freelance Writer
? Copy writing
? Documentaries
? Articles

17th July –6th October 2006 Kiss FM - Kenya
Copywriter (Internship)
? Scripting Radio Adverts
? Independently producing adverts and Promos
? Conceptualizing and writing station Promos
? Provide directing assistance to producer when required

INTEREST
I want to provide Kenya with marketing and sensitization campaigns that will result in practical and sustainable behavioural change.
I want to provide this country with effective branding and sensitization campaigns that will position brands and organizations where they need to be; top of mind; and cause a complete paradigm shift in the social and economical perceptions and practices.
I also want to begin to create a culture of social and cultural involvement in the Kenyan populace to change their plight.
On a lighter note, I plan weddings for fun, I love writing, swimming, reading books, dancing and travelling with friends to less visited travel destinations.
I like trying out different cultural cuisines and I am warming up to extreme sports. I have bungee jumped and I hope to start rock climbing.


REFEREES

Alex .K. Mwangi
The Ark,
P.O Box 70015, 00400
Nairobi.
Tel: +254 722 701 852
mwangi.kirubi@gmail.com

Tina Oloo
World Relief
P.O Box 3, 00502
Nairobi.
Tel: + 254 722 361 345
toloo@wr.org

Waweru Njoroge
Division Manager - Solar
Trans-Africa Energy Limited
UAP Park, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 18140-00500,
Nairobi.
Tel: +254-20-2729405 - 12
Email: wnjoroge@ta-e.com
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Content Writing
Copywriting