Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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3 Balearic Apartments
15 Western Gateway
London E16 1APNatasha Wynarczyk
September 2011–June 2012: MA Magazine Journalism (PTC accredited), City University London. Grade: Merit
• Received Distinctions in news reporting, editorial production, a 5,000-word feature project on eating disorders among women
aged over 35, magazine business and entrepreneurial journalism.
September 2006–June 2009: BA (Hons) History, King’s College London (University of London). Grade: 2:1
• Music editor, features writer and news reporter for Roar student newspaper.
• Editor, culture editor, news reporter for The Muse (History Society magazine).
September 1992–June 2006: Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School
• A-levels: History (A), English Literature Language (A), Music (C)
July 2013–Present: Feature Health Writer, Time Inc. UK Real Life Group
• Source and write a range of real life stories across Chat, Pick Me Up! and Chat It’s Fate, including lead stories, crime features and
light-hearted articles, as well as investigative, news-led features. These have included stories on drugs, mental health, body image
and adultery websites. I am experienced in producing excellent copy quickly and efficiently.
• Responsible for compiling the ‘Health Happiness’ pages in Pick Me Up! every week. I find and commission exclusive real life
health features and have built up a great contacts book of freelance journalists, agencies, and charity and health PRs. I edit
freelancers’ copy into our house style. I also read journals to find statistics and short stories for the pages.
• Compile the ‘Readers’ Dilemmas’ problem pages in Pick Me Up! each week. Help manage social media (Facebook and Twitter)
speaking to our readers and resolving problems.
• Pitch and write online stories for the group’s website, www.lifedeathprizes.com, including ‘listicles’ and unusual news stories.
Trained to source and edit pictures and upload stories using a WordPress-based content management system (CMS).
June 2013: The Sun
• Wrote daily showbiz, music and TV stories for www.thesun.co.uk. Gained knowledge of Escenic CMS.
June 2012–June 2013: Features Assistant, Marie Claire
• Researched, pitched and wrote human interest and first-person features for the print magazine. Responsible for compiling
the ‘Bulletin’ news section and the contributors pages. In addition, I wrote health, celebrity, careers and world news stories for
marieclaire.co.uk. One of my web stories was the most shared article on the site until July 2015, having been shared 2,600
times. I also wrote longer features for the blogs section and covered events, such as the Baftas and Brit Awards, using the
@marieclaireuk Twitter account.
July 2009–August 2011: Vice President Student Media and Engagement, King’s College London Students’ Union
• Full-time paid and elected sabbatical officer representing 23,000 students. Editor of Roar, a tabloid student newspaper. Launched
KCL Radio. Helped write and produce The Delegate – a twice-daily newspaper reporting on the 2011 NUS National Conference.
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• Talent for finding appropriate, interesting and varied case studies. Excellent contacts in journalism and PR.
• Able to interview sensitively and respectfully.
• Great news sense and able to use Freedom of Information requests to conduct investigations.
• Trained in media law, able to pre-empt potential legal problems.
• Experienced in digital journalism – SEO, content management systems and editing images using Photoshop. Also skilled using
social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
Compile and write the ‘You’d Never Guess That…’ feature which appears both in print and online every month. So far this has
involved finding and interviewing 40 women in 10 different UK cities. Women I have spoken to include a woman who had eight major
organs removed, the first Team GB paralympian to win gold in the Winter Paralympics and a blind illustrator.
Contribute frequent stories to VICE’s female-focused website. These have included an article on doppelgänger hallucinations, a QA
with the youngest lion keeper in the UK and a piece about women whose jobs involve death. In order to write these features, I have
found and spoken to experts and hard-to-find case studies.
• The Debrief – Write health features for this women’s website.
• Grazia Daily – Produced a comment piece on sexism around the 2014 World Cup.
• Buzzfeed (UK) – Contributed list posts relating to my cultural knowledge of Iran, including a humorous piece on growing up in a
British/Iranian household and an article about Iranian foods. This involved finding relevant gifs and images to accompany the text
• The Guardian – Wrote two pieces for the personal finance section on student funding and fees, finding case studies and experts.
• The Ham High – Used a freedom of information request to obtain an exclusive, front-page story on the number of empty
houses in the borough of Camden.
• Press Gazette – Worked on an exclusive news story about the Guardian’s plans for a journalism training course.