Curriculum Vitae

Karter Byrne

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karterbyrne@live.co.uk


Profile

Karter Byrne is a hard-working, focused individual, ready to adapt to whatever is asked of him. He is committed to constantly improving, and becoming the best media professional he can be. His wide range of interests means that he is incredibly versatile, allowing him to be confident working in any environment. He has good interpersonal skills, and is an extremely assured writer.

Skills

  • IT literate; experienced on a wide variety of programs, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Versatile writing style (infographics, data pieces, long-form features, hard news pieces etc.)
  • Experienced with digital journalism
  • Experienced working on social media strategy and management

Media Work Experience

  • Regular contributor to Birmingham Eastside (hyper-local news website based in Birmingham) that was recently awarded runner-up in the Guardian Student Media Awards. Written a wide variety of pieces for the site, and was an integral part of their Election 2015 coverage, including acting as an expert for a live 7-hour radio broadcast overnight on election night and covering campaign events and debates.
  • Has worked with National League North side, Tamworth FC, as part of a team aiming to improve their social media strategy.
  • Have live-blogging experience on both Twitter and CoverItLive.
  • Written pieces for a variety of websites such as French Football Weekly and The Digital Fix
  • Designed and edited a youth culture website, Concrete Collar Magazine, as part of a final year project

Education

Recently finished studying the BA in Media and Communication (Journalism) at Birmingham City University; expected grade of high 2:1

4 A-Levels, September 2010 – June 2013

English, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Photography

English Martyrs Catholic School, Leicester

12 GCSE’s, September 2008 – June 2010

English Martyrs Catholic School, Leicester

Interests

  • Football: I am a massive Leicester City fan, and hold a wide interest in the game as a whole.
  • Music: I have a huge interest in music, particularly alternative, electronic and dance music, often attending gigs, concerts and DJ sets. In my spare time, I also enjoy collecting records.
  • Reading: I enjoy reading, particularly sports non-fiction and modern novels.
  • Consuming journalism: I am a voracious reader of journalism, particularly long-form features and sports.
  • Travel: I have recently caught the travelling bug, and enjoy experiencing new cultures and ways of life.

Other Work History

Catering Temp Worker: June 2015- present

Total Catering Solutions, Leicester/Birmingham

Warehouse Operative: Summer 2014

Dune Group, Whetstone, Leicester
Customer Care Assistant: August 2012 – September 2013

McDonald’s Restaurants UK, Leicester

Lunchtime Supervisor: September 2011 – June 2013

English Martyrs Catholic School, Leicester

Census Collector: April 2011 – May 2011

Office for National Statistics, Leicester

References

Available on request

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