My CV & Contact Details

Name: Charlotte Emily Derry
Date of Birth: 05/04/1991
Location: South Bristol


University College Falmouth, BA(Hons) Journalism, 2009 – 2012
Magnus Church of England Sixth Form, 2007 – 2009
Magnus Church of England Secondary School, 2002 – 2007


First Class BA(Hons) Journalism

A2 Level – Religious Studies – B
A2 Level – English Literature – C
A2 Level – Art – D
A2 Level – Design – D

GCSE – Religious Studies – A*
GCSE – Graphic Design – A
GCSE – Geography – A
GCSE – Art – B
GCSE – English Literature – B
GCSE – English Language – B
GCSE – Russian – B
GCSE – Science – CC
GCSE – Maths – C


Asda, Penryn, Cornwall
Customer Assistant (May 2012 – January 2014)

Duties: I took responsibility for two aisles in the store, stocking shelves, keeping them tidy, and maintaining daily accurate stock levels.

Stranger Collective, Penryn, Cornwall,
Content Uploading (May 2011 – March 2013)

Duties: I worked with Stranger once a month to upload and schedule content on to Coca Cola’s Live Positively Collective website using the WCMS Movable Type.

Marks and Spencer, Newark, Nottinghamshire,
Customer Assistant (September 2006 – August 2009)

Duties: Basic customer assistant responsibilities such as working stock and on the tills.

Work experience:

Stranger Collective, Penryn, Cornwall
Copy Writing Agency (Two weeks in May 2011)

Duties: I wrote for a variety of Stranger’s clients including features for Coca Cola’s Live Positively Collective, band profiles and newsletters for Port Eliot Festival, articles for The Cornish Mining World Heritage website, research and copy for a Cornwall based magazine, Beach Retreats, book reviews, transcribing interviews, competitor research, editing copy, and researching ideas.

Newark Advertiser, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Newspaper, Reporter (One week in July 2010)

Duties: At my desk I wrote up news stories that had already been prepared for me, researching around the subject and attaining quotes when needed, but I spent most of my time outside of the office, visiting local schools and companies alongside a photographer to report my own stories. I had a series of articles published in the newspaper over the course of three weeks.

Lovers Lane Primary School, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Teaching Assistant (One week in May 2005)

Duties: I looked after children between the ages of 5 and 11, helping them with their work, reading, and spelling. I also taught a short maths lesson to Year 6.

Journalistic Contributions:

– My blog
HeyUGuys, one of the UK’s biggest film websites
Lost In The Multiplex, another film website
– Virgin Media’s Short Film competition website, Virgin Shorts
– MTV’s youth culture website, MTV Sticky
The National Student, an independent publication for students in the UK
BritScene, an American entertainment website
– UCF’s student newspaper, Flex
– UCF’s online film magazine, Rushes
– I have an interview with a film director published in Fan The Fire’s digital magazine
– I have also written a selection of film homepages published on Total Film


– In my first year of university I helped to create, write for, and edit the first issue of an arts magazine titled ‘Dais’, which you can view online.

– I helped run my courses website, Front Page Falmouth, as Social Media Manager, and our course blog, Falmouth Navigator.

– For some time after university I made an online film publication titled ‘In Retrospect’, as I enjoy putting my work into visuals, which you can view online.


– Passed Teeline shorthand at 50 words per minute.
– I was a Level 2 Mentor and Student Ambassador at UCF.
– Good working knowledge of most Microsoft Office programmes.
– Good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
– Good working knowledge of computers, the internet and HTML/CSS editing.
– Good understanding of most social media platforms, especially Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest, and of the social media managing program HootSuite.
– I’m a quick learner and find it easy to adapt to changes and new ways of working.
– I have a flexible writing style and enjoy writing for different audiences, and have experience of writing for various purposes and intents.
– Excellent organisation and time-keeping skills.