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    Writer and Communications Professional

    Based in Australia

     

    JACK COOKSEY

  • About Me

    I currently reside in Perth, Western Australia, but originally I come from the UK from a town called Preston. Before living in England I lived on a small island off the coast of Spain called Gibraltar. I left the UK on my 8th birthday (Mum is to never book our flights again), as my family believed that it was the right decision to improve all of our lives and go abroad, and I have never looked back since.

     

    As far as my hobbies go I enjoy the casual video game and like anything that involves technology. In fact I’m well known for dropping an iPhone on live TV, but that’s another story. I have been writing articles since I was 12 years old and have done so on an almost daily basis since that age.

     

    I have completed a Bachelors Degree in Communications at Edith Cowan University, majoring in Journalism and Creative Services. Back in 2014 I also completed my Diploma in Mass Communication at Central Institute of Training (CIT).

     

    In the past I have written for an online magazine and have written a few sports blogs on top of assisting in moderating, and articles for sports statistic website 'Dream Stats'. I also spent six months in the UK completing an Internship at DICE Medical Communications. I currently work as an Marketing Assistant for an SEO Agency in Perth called Daisy Digital.

  • Current Employment

     

    Marketing Assistant

    SEO + Content Creator

    Work for Daisy Digital as a Marketing Assistant,

     

     

     

    Freelance

    Writing and Designing.

    I am available for freelance writing, designing and general enquiries regarding anything from advertising, promoting, and tracking your business both on and offline including getting the website and email set-up and running, and google campaigns.

     

    Example RitagordonRM.com

     

     

    DT Talk

    Fantasy Football Blog

    Contributing Writer

    February 2018 - Present

     

    I contribute articles to Dreamteamtalk.com. DT Talk is arguably the countries leading AFL (Australian Football) Fantasy blog.

     

     

  • Previous Employment

    DICE

    Medical Communications - UK

    Intern

    August 2016 - February 2017

     

    Completed an internship at DICE Medical Communications, based in the United Kingdom. Worked on design, applications, testing, admin and more.

    App-Score/Lowdown 

    Writer and Reviewer

    Reviewed applications on a daily basis. Covered the latest iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) related news and events. Interviewed application developers.

    Wrote for the online magazine which had a published application which is still available on the App Store.

     

    touchAholics

    Writer and Reviewer

    Reviewed applications on a daily basis. Covered the latest iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) related news and events. Interviewed application developers..

     

    Hungry Jacks

    Kitchen Staff and Register

    Was my first job. Was trained in all areas and my daily jobs would include cleaning, making food, drive thru service and front register.

     

    Resigned from employment.

    Dream-stats.com

    AFL Statistics

    Moderator and Writer

    2013 - Present

     

    Moderated for AFL statistics website including monitoring substitutions and injuries of players. Also managed the leagues and moderate users of the websites chat features.

    Kmart & Target Australia

    Retail Store

    Team Member and Management

    2012 - March 2022

     

    Originally worked as a causal team member, then Part Time employee. I then went in to management for over 4 years specialising in Homewares, Toys and Kids Apparel.

    Pocket Full of Apps

    Mobile News Website

    Contributing Writer

    May 2015 - June 2018

    Wrote reviews and articles on a weekly basis for Pocketfullofapps.com

  • Articles

     

  • Volunteer Work

    Indie Prize 

    Critics Choice Judge

    Judged a huge array of Independent games and applications for PC and Mobile for Casual Connect US, August 2015. 

    BETA Testing

    BETA Tester

    Testing unfinished and unpublished applications made for the App Store in conjunction with indie developers, all the way through to well known publishers including Chillingo, Com2Us, Godzilab, FullFat and more

  • Education

    School, College and University education

    Edith Cowan University

    Bachelor of Communications. Major in Journalism and Creative Services

    Completed my Bachelor in 2017, Majoring in both Journalism and Creative Services

    Central Institute of Technology

    Diploma of Mass Communication

    Completed my Diploma in Mass Communication. Areas of study included; Media and Communication, Media Journalism, Reading, Screen studies, Conducting interviews, Shooting a wide range of Television content, Creating user Interfaces, Writing narration and current affairs material, Recording sound on location and Capturing photographic images.

  • Work Examples

    Examples of some of the articles and projects I have worked on

    ECU Daily

    Weekly Articles

    Each week I was tasked to write an article about a different topic including sports, entertainment, politics and more. Each article had to include an interview which we gathered ourselves.

    Tech21 Promotion

    In September, 2016 I worked with Phone Case manufacturer Tech21 to promote their new line of iPhone 7 cases. To do this we went down to the Covent Garden Apple store in London and made a promotional video. This involved interview with media organisations, and the video was edited and placed on the Tech21 Facebook page.

    What it's like to go 'viral'

    What it's like to go viral is an article I wrote after I became a viral sensation for dropping my phone live on TV. I was sick of the media using incorrect information and using quotes I did not say, as such I wrote an article myself.

     

    Articles for Pocket full of apps 

    I have written over fifty articles for Pocketfullofapps.com since starting in the middle of 2015.

    News Show Production

    Produced a News Show

    I worked as a producer on a news show for my Diploma. I had to produce the show which included writing scripts, choosing actors, designing the set, writing a run-down and much more. 

    Photography

    One of many pictures I have taken

    Throughout my Diploma I also had to produce a range of photos going from shooting them through to editing and publishing them. 

  • Connect

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