I’m Beth Kirkbride, a 24-year-old living in Sheffield. I graduated in 2018 with a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, and I’m also an NCTJ-accredited journalist, having obtained my gold-standard diploma with News Associates part-time in 2019.
During the week I am the Marketing and Communications Officer for SAE UK. My job involves writing news stories about the events that are taking place at our four UK campuses, as well as producing general industry awareness articles. I am responsible for producing weekly student newsletters for each campus. I write and distribute press releases to local and national press. I help update our website with new copy, and refresh campus guides and prospectus offerings year on year.
In my spare time, I edit the Music section of my website, The Indiependent, which I founded in 2014 as a platform for aspiring journalists. I write articles for a range of outlets, with bylines in Cosmopolitan, Metro, The Telegraph, OneZero and more. I run a newsletter called ‘The Peak District’ which is all about the highs and lows of trying to establish a career in the media industry – it features tonnes of great content I’ve read, as well as media jobs/ops not in London. You can subscribe here.
I’m also currently teaching myself to code using Codecademy, and I also enjoy cooking (which you can see from my Instagram).
Looking for my CV? You can find that here.
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