Joey

Freelance Magazine Designer & Editor

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Location:Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Curriculum Vitae of Joey Volschenk

BIRTH NAME: Izette Joandri
NICK NAME: Joey
SURNAME: Volschenk
GENDER: Female
LANGUAGES: English (Primary language)
Afrikaans
INTERESTS:
There is very little that does not interest me. I am the type of person that believes that one should never stop learning; hence I have a large variety of interests. I am extremely passionate about arts; music, literature, theatre as well as the media, fashion and the entertainment industry. Writing has also always been something that I find pleasure in doing, whether it is academic papers, short stories, scripts or articles. I take an interest in interacting and getting to know as much as I can about an individual. I’m an eager organiser and extremely deadline driven. I believe that each page in a magazine should be a work of art, no flaws or imperfections.

SECONDARY EDUCATION
INSTITUTION: Parow High school
LEVEL ACHIEVED: Matriculated with exemption
YEAR OBTAINED: 2005
SUBJECTS: English HG A
Afrikaans HG B
Biology HG C
Home Economics HG B
Science (SG) F
Maths (SG) E
Computer Practice (N3) C
Childcare (N3) C


TERTIARY EDUCATION
PAST STUDIES
INSTITUTION: Varsity College (Transferred to Stellenbosch University in 2007)
COURSE: BA (Humanities)
YEAR: 2006

PAST STUDIES
INSTITUTION: Stellenbosch University
COURSE: BA (Humanities)
YEAR: 2007 - 2009
MAJOR SUBJECTS: Ancient Cultures, English, Psychology, Theatre Studies

PAST STUDIES
INSTITUTION: Stellenbosch University
COURSE: Bdrama Honours
YEAR: 2010
MAJOR SUBJECTS: Drama and Theatre Studies, Creative/Script Writing

SKILLS
Computer Literate: MS Office
Adobe Indesign CS2
Adobe Photoshop
MS Outlook

PERSONAL SKILLS
Good communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Perform well under pressure
Deadline driven
Highly motivated
Excellent writing skills in English and Afrikaans
Organised
Enthusiastic
Conscientious
Assertive
Punctual
Good problem solving abilities

WORK EXPERIENCE
Feb 2007 – Aug 2010
Journalist for Die Matie Student newspaper.
Student Life section; campus life, health and entertainment.
Attending and reviewing events.
Investigating general student queries and reporting on historical facts.
Day and Night Section
Reporting on the latest news in the arts and entertainment industry and reviewing said events.

Aug 2009 – Aug 2010
Editor of Student life at Die Matie Student newspaper.
Compiling story list, assigning journalists and photographers.
Organising, attending and reviewing events.
Researching article facts and information.
Overseeing the bi-weekly Food column as well as the wine, brandy, whiskey etc. column.
Researching issues such as psychological problems such as; depression, eating disorders etc.
Writing and editing copy for the newspaper.
Distribution of the bi-weekly newspaper once a term.
Doing the Student Life pages layout in Indesign CS.2
Selecting and Editing of photographs for articles and features.
I received training from Jacolette Kloppers editor of Die Burger By.
Weekly brain storming about ideas for the monthly addendum, as well as the newspaper’s latest content.

Jan 2011 – Feb 2011
Internship at Glamour Magazine, Condè Nast Magazine Group.
Writing selective copy for features.
Compiling a G List.
Liaising with local celebrities and their assistants to organise content and photographs.
Organising a photo shoots and props.
Selected copywriting for G competitions.
Copy Editing for the April Glamour Magazine.
Researching the details of articles and compiling needed information.
Fact checking for articles, images and stock lists.
Basic admin duties such as answering the telephone, delivering magazines and updating the ‘dummy’ magazine.

Feb 2011 – Presently
Assistant Editor at Full Circle Magazine
Selecting and deciding on the content for the magazine.
Writing for various sections of the magazine; pamper and play, events, restaurant features, artist features, reviews and interviewing personalities and NGOs.
Overseeing the basic admin; updating online competitions, compiling the ‘dummy’ magazine, ensuring that clients receive magazines they have subscribed to.
The editing and proofing of all copy for the magazine; includes grammar and language and images.
Approving and overseeing the magazine layout.
Sourcing images for selected articles or contacting photographers for appropriate high resolution (300dpi) images.
Ensuring that Headlines, bylines, blurbs, pull quotes, captions and credits are all correct and appropriate.
Proofing the online magazine content.
Writing selected copy for the KAWS NGO website.
Proofing business proposals, contract and job requirements copy.
Liaising with assistants and event organisers to ensure that the correct information and images for the ‘Playground Cape Town’ guide has been obtained.
Also organising giveaways and competitions for our readers.

As I am still presently employed at Full Circle, I would prefer it if as a referral you would kindly visit www.fullcirclemag.co.za for more examples of my work or contact our designer or advertising staff – with whom I also liaise for editorial and advertorial content.
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Magazine Design
Editing