Resumé

MY EXPERIENCE IN MUSIC JOURNALISM AND POPULAR CULTURE STUDIES

 

OCTOBER 2016
Completion of Master of Arts thesis on Culture/American Studies: The White Southern Identity in Southern Rock: Authenticity and Adaptation at the Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz (The Faculty of Humanities, The Institute of Modern Language Studies and Applied Linguistics, The Department of English Studies).

 

FEBRUARY 2016
Preparation and guest co-hosting of the special feature Polish Metal Scene in The Michael Spiggos Melodic Rock Show on the British Internet radio station Rock UK Radio

 

AUGUST 2015
500 word essay in the unauthorized music biography Live To Win – A Casual Guide To The Music Of KISS Frontman Paul Stanley (the author: Neil Daniels) published in print (paperback) and ebook Kindle Edition via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (the first edition, August 2015); ISBN-10 1508762140, ISBN-13 978-1508762140

 

APRIL 2015
500 word essay in the unauthorized music biography Once A Rocker, Always A Rocker – A Casual Guide To The Music Of Aerosmith’s Joe Perry (the author: Neil Daniels) published in print (paperback) and ebook Kindle Edition via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (the first edition, April 2015); ISBN-10 1507576218, ISBN-13 978-1507576212

 

 

MARCH 2015 – SEPTEMBER 2016
Assumption of rights and responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief of the music webzine Hard Rock Service, including:

  • website maintenance and adding content (development of skills at HTML coding and usage of basic graphic software, e.g. GIMP, in order to create graphic elements for the website’s purposes)
  • systematic update of the website’s content
  • supplying news content (news related to the website’s profile and based on press releases distributed by PR representatives, record labels and music performers – translation, edition, publication, promotion)
  • continued maintenance of Hard Rock Service’s Facebook fan page with simultaneous presence and activity in other social media (Twitter and Google+)
  • management of the recruitment for Hard Rock Service’s staff of writers (April 2015)
  • staff and project coordination and provision of supervision, guidance and feedback in obtainment and enforcement of press/media accreditations
  • the content-related proofreading and supervision
  • networking (contacts with record labels, music managers, PR representatives, publishing companies) – the development and expansion
  • coordination of digital and written communication between the webzine’s staff and music managers, record label representatives and publishing companies
  • organization and preparation of promotional articles commissioned by record labels, PR representatives of music bands and publishing companies
  • conducting interviews with music performers related to the website’s profile
  • coordination and publication of the written pieces (interviews, album reviews, articles, concert coverage) prepared by the staff members of Hard Rock Service
  • cooperation with PR and promotional agencies
  • cooperation with concert and events promoters in Poland – the media patronage
  • media patronage – music releases
  • cooperation with other media outlets (e.g. radio stations)

 

JULY 2014
500 word essay in the unauthorized music biography Stranger In This Town – A Casual Guide To The Music Of Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora (the author: Neil Daniels) published in print (paperback) and ebook Kindle Edition via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (the first edition, September 2014); ISBN-10 1500833223, ISBN-13 978-1500833220

 

 

2014-2016
Maintenance of a Facebook fan page representative to the music webzine Hard Rock Service

  • day-to-day promotional activities related to the website’s content
  • cooperation with music bands, record labels, publishing companies, music managers and PR representatives
  • canvass and effective advertisement campaign among various groups of social media users

 

JULY 2013
Completion of Bachelor of Arts thesis on Culture/Gender Studies: Who’s that girl? Madonna as an icon of postmodernist femininity within MTV imagery at the Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz (The Faculty of Humanities, The Institute of Modern Language Studies and Applied Linguistics, The Department of English Studies)

 

2011-STILL
Continued contribution to the American webzine Hardrock Haven as a Staff Writer/Columnist (since 2014, a Senior Columnist)

  • providing press releases, music and book reviews and conducting interviews in English
  • cooperation with record label representatives, music managers and PR representatives in the process of conducting interviews

 

2011-STILL
Continued contribution to the British printed music magazine Fireworks and the British webzine Rocktopia

  • providing music reviews and conducting interviews in English
  • cooperation with record label representatives, music managers and PR representatives in the process of conducting interviews

 

2009-2014
Contribution to the Polish webzine  Hard Rock Service as a Columnist

  • providing music and book reviews
  • cooperation with record label representatives, music managers and PR representatives in the process of conducting interviews
  • conducting interviews with international music acts in English
  • translation of the prepared interviews and articles into Polish

 

SKILLS

  • Good knowledge of standard office software, including Windows XP and Windows 7 and Microsoft Office
  • Social media skills in advertisement, PR and promotional activities

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

CREDENTIALS

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