Shaun Buchanan

Freelance Fiction Writer & Blog Writer

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My name is Shaun Buchanan and I am a 2010 graduate of New Media Journalism and Radio Broadcasting. This has helped me to enhance my capabilities in the media field. I would like to be considered for the Journalist position. I am interested in this position due to the fact it is directly related to my degree discipline and in turn I fresh eye and mind full of enthusiasm, dedication and drive.

My work experience and academic background is varied but this has led me to broaden my skill set and pick up related qualities that I needed in all jobs, such as communication attention to detail and administrative software in regards to the Microsoft suite.

I thoroughly enjoy sports writing as it is dynamic and exciting. Currently I write freelance for 2 publications Uve’ Got Swagga and Demand Studio’s this allows me to continue my strong passion for writing sport and feature articles.

My previous work experience was at the BBC where I worked as a trainee journalist for 4 months. My role consisted of research, report drafting, video editing using the software package (cool pro edit) and interviewing players of Charlton football club such as Chris Powell. My report on Charlton V Birmingham 05/06 was uploaded on to the BBC website by Mark Asheden, my tenure here wetted my appetite to becoming a sports journalist and I was encouraged to take it up professionally by Mark Asheden and Paul Fletcher.

All these factors combine has made me a more rounded candidate.
I look forward to your reply thank you.

Yours sincerely

Shaun Buchanan

SHAUN BUCHANAN
TEL:0208 545 0665 MOB:07791049777, EMAIL:SHAUN.BUCHANAN@GOOGLEMAIL.COM

PROFILE:
As an aspiring Reporter, I believe I possess a great deal of potential in regards to the journalist profession. I have written for various organizations, such as Grenfell Housing Association and football match reports for the BBC. News in brief and feature articles for the national tabloid New Nation. However my finest achievement as a writer is having my book Road Of Life published by Author House in 2007.
KEY SKILLS

ACHEIVEMENTS Microsoft Packages: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Legacy.
Adobe Packages: Advance knowledge of Garageband, Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop and Indesign. Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver
Languages: Basic Italian and Patois
Radio Presenter for Blast Radio in 2009, Published Road Of Life in 2007, Herne Hill Harrier 800 metre club runner in 2003 and Merton Borough Champion 1500 metres in 1995.
EMPLOYMENT:
DEMAND STUDIO’S

NEW NATION: WHITECHAPEL TECHNOLOGY

BBC TELEVISION CENTRE:


Jun 10-Present
Freelance Journalist:
This is a pay as you write position where a writer has to type reports on issues such as health sports and politics. As part of an online community of fellow journalists, reporter’s can gain credibility and experience typing for a multimedia audience.

Sept 08-Nov 08
Journalist:
Part of the every day workings of a national newspaper at New Nation. Duties included establishing contacts, conducting interviews creating articles for different formats. Writing features, news in brief, second and third leads. Used Indesign to create page templates for copy, where print aesthetics is imperative to the final product. Took part in the editing of articles., using design software packages such as; Adobe Indesign and Photoshop:

Oct 05-Feb 06
Trainee Journalist:
This was a sports journalism course where a journalist is giving instruction on interview skills report writing and new media journalism using software packages cool edit pro. These are then uploaded via minidisk as interview recording wav files and were then edited digitally. This culminated in an interview with former England and Charlton left back Chris Powell and the composition of a match report on the proceeding game which was uploaded to the B.B.C Have Your Say site.

EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
TAMWORTH MANOR
LAMBETH COLLEGE
TVU UNIVERSITY
ST MARY’S ACCOUNTING:
SOUTH THAMES COLLEGE
GRENFELL HOUSING ASSOCIATION
TAMWORTH MANOR: (1996)
8 G.C.S.E: including English and Double Science.
LAMBETH COLLEGE: (2000)
4 A levels: Biology, Business, Psychology, and Sociology
TVU UNIVERSITY: (2009)
BA HONS: New Media Journalism and Radio Broadcasting
? SAGE 50 (2010)
? Directors Work Shop (2010)
? E.C.D.L (European Computer Driving Licence 2007)
? Level 1
? Level 2
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Football, Table Tennis, Cricket, Badminton, Chess, Reading Writing, Novels, Past History and Current Affairs

REFERENCES
BBC TELEVISION CENTRE WHITE CITY W12 7RJ
NAME: MARK ASHEDEN
EMAIL: MARK.ASHEDEN@BBC.CO.UK
TEL: 0208 225 6310
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Fiction Writing
Blog Writing