CV

 Nana-Ama Akpoblu

27 Wheathill House

Croydon Road

Penge

London SE20 7UJ

Telephone: 02087788032

Mobile: 07910966223

E-mail: nana.ama.ak@gmail.com

 

Summary of Qualifications

I am an aspiring Journalist, studying Journalism at Coventry University. I have a comprehensive portfolio of multi-media skills and a talent for radio presenting which I am already using in a real-world context.

An excellent communicator, I am multi-lingual and am course representative for second year Journalism and English. Already I am practising my Journalism skills with the student-led Source media team, working as a news reader on Source Radio and a deputy-editor for Source Online. I also have more than three years work-study experience as a Sales Assistant.

Skills

  • News reading on a huge platform such as radio and news article writing.
  • Producing court reports for both broadcast and written formats.
  • Able to use software’s such as Adobe Premier Pro for editing and also producing packages for radio.
  • Able to audition music tracks into a play-out system of a radio station.
  • Able to operate a music sound desk.
  • Able to work as a professional co-host.
  • Able to produce reports that complies with legislation.
  • Able to work as part of a team and communicate my views effectively.
  • Friendly and engaging personality.
  • Good telephone answering manners.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Punctual and enthusiastic towards work and set tasks.
  • Quick learner and able to adapt quickly.
  • Working to deadlines and good time management.

Education

  • 2010 – Present Coventry University

BA (Hons) Journalism and English – News and Features, Broadcast Journalism, Law and Ethics, Law and Public Administration, Broadcasting for radio.

  • 2007-2010 Orpington College of Further and Higher Education.

A levels: Applied Science, Psychology, English language and Literature and Sociology

  • 2006-2007 Orpington College

GCSEs including French and Psychology at grade B to C.

Work Experience 

  • Feb  – April 2012         Radio Plus and Radio Focus  

Position Held:           Co-host, News reader, Auditioning songs

  • Working as a co-host alongside the main presenter or host Dj.
  • Reading the news at timely intervals.
  • Auditioning music into the radio station’s play-out system.
  • Acting as the host Dj for a few hours.
  • Running the sound a news studio.
  • Sept – October 2011

Position Held:           French tutor

  • Teaching year four and six pupils basic French grammar.
  • Enthusing and motivation pupils to develop a passion for French language as some find it difficult.
  • July – October 2011

Position Held:           Mother’s Help

  • Changing diaper and holding baby when mother is busy.
  • Assisting in house chores.
  • Accompanying mum to baby clinic appointments.
  • Oct 2007 – Sept 2010             Primark Stores, Croydon           

Position Held:           Sales assistant

  • Offering assistance to customers who enter the shop.
  • Working on check-out tills processing cash and card payment. Involved in stock control and merchandising.
  • Answering telephone behind till as well as dealing with customer queries.
  • Working at customer service, I dealt with customer exchange and refunds. Assisting shoppers to find goods they are looking for.
  • June – Sept 2008                    British heart foundation, Penge

Position Held:           Sales assistant and Supervisor

  • Greeting customers who enter the shop.
  • Working on check-out tills.
  • Assisting shoppers to find goods they are looking for.
  • Responsible for the training of new volunteers.
  • Pricing and tagging donated items.
  • Sept 2006 – Sept 2007           Café Rayon D’or, Airport House Purley Way, Croydon

Position Held:           Waitress

  • Greeting guest and seating them.
  • Taking food orders as well as answering questions regarding menu.
  • Alerting chef of food complaints.
  • Serving wine and periodically checking if diners need anything.
  • Offer refills on drinks and also offer dessert. Clearing table after meals.

Personal Interests and Achievements

  • Reading a wide variety of written and online genre and also motivational books.
  • Keeping a Blog entry and writing articles on different subject areas.
  • Certificate of achievement for completing Community Sports Leaders Award (CSLA) programme.
  • Appointed class representative twice in a role.
  • Watching crime dramas and documentaries.
  • Listening to music from all parts of the world and attending musical concerts.

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