Curriculum Vitae

Alasdair Fraser

alasdairfraser8@gmail.com | clippings.me/alasdairfraser8|@alasdairfraser8

Skills

  • SEO, sub-editing, proofreading, reporting, features
  • Microsoft Office & Outlook, Google Docs
  • WordPress, Twitter, YouTube, Medium, Facebook

Experience

Talk Politics, Online

(April 2017 – Present)

Senior Campaign Agent (Voluntary)

Talk Politics is a think-tank, campaign group, and political blog aimed at promoting youth engagement in politics, protecting free speech and tackling political apathy.

  • Hired to produce blog posts for the ‘Politics, Put Simply’ series, aimed at engaging young people with politics
  • Education Assistant – assist Editor-in-chief with site management and subbing

The Gaudie, Aberdeen

(February 2016 – Present)

Deputy News Editor; Reporter; Features writer

Established in 1934, The Gaudie represents a proud tradition of student journalism at the University of Aberdeen. The 24-page paper is published biweekly and maintains a print readership of 2,000.

  • Reintroduced original reporting/investigation: published feature on Prevent policy implementation; hired and mentored new writers
  • Responsibilities included sub-editing and proofreading, reporting, interviewing, leadership

The Press and Journal, Aberdeen

(August 2016)

Reporter (Work Experience)

Published The Press & Journal across northern Scotland and is one of Britain’s most popular regional newspapers.

  • News Desk: multiple bylines in print and digital each day, across several different local editions
  • Digital desk: wrote copy for online/newsletter; social media (scheduling using Tweetdeck); telephone inquiries

APG Nation, Online

(August 2015 – July 2016)

Writer

APG Nation is an independent online publication focusing on games, technology, and eSports.

  • Reviewed triple-A titles; covered breaking industry news; features; SEO

Groundings Ancients, Scotland

(November 2016 – April 2016)

Editor

Founded in 2012 by Glasgow University Dialectic Society and published annually, Groundings Ancients is a journal of the arts and social sciences for undergraduates.

  • Proposed the Globalisation theme adopted by the Editor-in-chief
  • Developed, proofread, and copy-edited a submission from a promising candidate

Non-Industry Experience

(October 2012 – December 2016)

  • Retail, bar and promotion positions; hotel intern
  • Delivery Coordinator at Next
  • Floor Supervisor at a nightclub

Education

University of Aberdeen

(2012 – 2017)

MA (Honours) Politics and International Relations

  • Squash Society Committee Social Secretary; Student Ambassador
  • Dissertation: ‘Targeted Drone Strikes: Examining issues of legality, morality, and efficacy of the United States of America’s ‘

Gordonstoun School

(2007 – 2012)

A-Level: Maths (B), Physics (C) and Biology (C), Further Maths [AS level] (D)

Interests & Hobbies

PC building and hardware (admin Facebook group for beginners), technology, current affairs, squash, mountaineering, sci-fi and fantasy (writing a novel)

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