Rakbo aims to inspire students from around the world with content, resources, and information that will help them make the most of their time abroad. As Editor-In-Chief at Rakbo, my responsibilities included the following:
• Creating and managing the editorial calendar.
• Guiding the writing styles of Rakbo’s 50+ team of blog contributors.
• Developing and maintaining publishing guidelines for style and adherence to brand.
• Identifying and creating new content partnerships and evaluate/leverage existing partnerships.
• Conducting SEO for up to 60 articles per month for Rakbo on WordPress.
• Creating and publishing three weekly internal and weekly external newsletters.
• Communicating with Rakbo leadership, contributors and partners.
• Organizing and overseeing corporate collaborations.
• Facilitating online community management.
After my role at Rakbo in March, I hastened the publication process, removed the backlog of contributor articles and maximized the SEO potential of published articles; therein helping grow Rakbo’s readership from 10,000 readers per month to 30,000 readers per month.
I addition to these responsibilities, I also pitched, wrote and publicized bi-weekly articles on the topics of travel, study abroad and beauty. I then promoted these articles through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
QUT Gone Global is a blog that publishes articles written by the QUTs exchange students about their experiences abroad. As a blogger at QUT Gone Global, I write entertaining and enlightening blog posts on my personal experiences overseas.
Uni Cafe is a media outlet focused on publishing the work of Australian university students. As a contributor at Uni Cafe Media, I produce and markete original online stories. I also publish regular photographic works of my own, which cover a range of fields, including travel, portrait, landscape and film.
The Internet Explorer was a student blog I developed for the QUT unit, Online Journalism (KJB222). While active, this blog explored the background and principles of online journalism through weekly publications.
The Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) is Australia’s public broadcaster of national and local television, radio and online news stories. During my two-week professional placement at the ABC I assisted in the production of news across online and radio mediums. This included: researching material, interviewing talent and writing news stories. I also shadowed and aided professional reporters with providing quality materials for the multi-media newsroom.
QUT News is an initiative program aimed at broadcasting content produced by journalism students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). My role at QUT News was to produce stories and segments of local, federal and international importance for QUT’s community broadcasters, Briz 31 (television) and 4EB (radio). As such, my responsibilities included: sourcing, chasing and interviewing talent; working with advanced computer programs such as NewsBoss, AVID and ENPS; and producing several news packages per day.
Quest Community Newspapers brings Brisbane residents the latest news from their local district through the publication of 13 unique newspapers. As an intern at the Quest Community Newspapers, I attend local press trips, interviewed talent, wrote community-focused news stories and researched background information for senior journalists.
As of September 2016, I furthered my studies through a four month (one semester) exchange between Sheffield Hallam University, England and QUT, Australia. Apart from studying at one of the one of the UK’s leading new universities, I also had the chance to experience a different side of the journalism profession, achieve personal development and experience the wonders of different cultures. Over the duration of this course, I achieved an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of First.
I have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Journalism with a Minor in Creative and Professional Writing. Over the duration of this course, I achieved an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 (on the 7-point scale).
During this course I discovered how to build social media platforms; create compelling content to raise brand awareness and generate sales leads; tap into high-value market niches online; position businesses as a subject matter expert and brand leader; and demonstrate the effectiveness of marketing campaigns through measurement and reportage.
Grace Lutheran College’s STEP program allowed me to obtain a vocational qualification while completing high school. I chose to study a Cert III in Photo Imagery in order to expand the fields through which I could tell and share stories. Over the duration of this course, I achieved an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6 (on the 7-point scale).
Download Chloe’s resume here.