emily’s cv

Date of Birth: 5 October 1983 – 34 years old

Email emily@emilychiswell.com

Nationality: British/New Zealand

Whether broadcasting to 21 million people ahead of the Royal Wedding, interviewing young entrepreneurs for my Passion Pod podcasts or creating content for startup network Enterprise Nation my communication skills are broad and engaging. They often demand a high level of responsibility and editorial awareness as well as last minute, high pressured adaptability. Establishing my own Voice Career is a good example of my natural attention to detail, organisational and self-motivational skills – without them working I’d probably still just be recording in to my tape player!

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

BBC Radio Bristol & BBC Somerset May 2016 – Present

Radio Presenter & Producer – Compiling and presenting Saturday afternoon music and talk show

Enterprise Nation Sep 2015 – Present

Membership Content & Presenter – Presenting and producing weekly member podcast and hosting weekly webinars.

Passion Pods Jan 2012 – Present

Founder, Interviewer & Editor – Sourcing interviewees in person, on the phone and via social media to record and then edit a weekly podcast that aims to inspire and encourage people to realise their entrepreneurial potential.

Radio Works, Voiceovers.co.uk & emilychiswell.co.uk June 2011 – Present

Freelance Voiceover Artist – Voicing pre-recorded ad campaigns broadcast nationwide through Radio Works and Voiceovers.Co.Uk. Clients include Kia, Magnum and Spotify. Generating own work through emilychiswell.com. Clients include Rowse Honey, Lovespace, BBC Radio 3.

BBC – Red Bee Media May 2008 – Present

Continuity Announcer BBC 1 & BBC 2 – Live announcements and scripting across the BBC’s two largest channels including high profile events like The Royal Wedding, Trooping the Colour and The World Cup.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

BBC – Red Bee Media 2015/2016

Freelance Continuity Announcer BBC 3 – Announcing and scripting across the BBC’s youth channel

Enterprise Nation 2015

Membership Manager – Communicating with, profiling and growing small business membership

BBC Future Media 2012

Interviewer & Researcher – Compiling a timeline of it’s history for the Head of BBC Future Media through interviews and internet research.

Mix 96 2013/ 2015

Radio Presenter & Producer – Compiling and presenting Sunday afternoon music and talk show.

Presenter and Producer – Compiling and presenting an alternative “What’s On Guide” style show. Editing and recording regular interviews with students from the Spear Course (aiding young people to get back in to education and employment)

BBC London 2011

Guest and Theatre Reviewer for Kath Melandri – Preparing topics to contribute to current affairs discussion slot “The Ladies Lounge”. Sourcing interviewees and compiling Theatre Reviews.

STAR Radio 2007

Co-presenter ‘STAR Breakfast Show’ – Co presenting Market Leading Breakfast Show sourcing and presenting Traffic Bulletins and Showbiz Reports. Liaising with guests both on and off air.

STAR Radio 2006/07

Station Administrator and Receptionist – Sponsorship and Promotions Co-ordinator including recruitment of Streeteam and client facing Receptionist dealing with listeners, guests and clients. Also responsible for all Station’s Admin duties and Sales Support compiling presentations and updating Sales Spreadsheets.

BBC Radio Bristol 2007

Broadcast Assistant – Researching, presenting and compiling material for “Access All Areas”. Answering and transferring calls through to studio. Used Radioman and ENPS

Vibe 101 FM 2005/06

Breakfast Show Researcher – Responsible for compilation of traffic reports and content

GWR Black Thunder Crew 2004/05

Promotion and Marketing – face of GWR Swindon at events

BURST: Bristol University Student Radio Station 2003/06

Presenter/Producer – weekly two hour show including frequent live sessions

Head of Marketing – responsible for the AM launch of the station

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

University of Bristol 2003/06

Drama BA 2.1

Queen’s Business and Secretarial College 2002

6 week Diploma (Microsoft Office, Touch Type 70 WPM, Audio Typing, Telephone Technique, Letter Writing and Minute Taking).

Marlborough College 2000/02

3 A-Levels: Theatre Studies [A], French [B], Geography [B]

1 AS-Level: Business Studies [B]

St. Swithun’s School, Winchester 1995/00

9 GCSEs: French [A*], Geography [A*], History [A*], Chemistry [A], Design Technology [A], Maths [A], Physics [A], English Literature [B], English [B]

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

BBC Radioman and ENPS

  • High Level of French
  • Current clean Driving Licence
  • Drama Prize – Marlborough College 2002 and Reading Prize – Marlborough College 2001
  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Theatre experience: Producer of West Side Story-Bristol University 2006, Sandra in Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey-Bristol University 2006, Velvet in Popcorn by Ben Elton-Edinburgh Festival 2004, Nancy in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens-Marlborough College 2002

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Theatre and Live Music
  • Skiing and Yoga
  • Cooking
  • Shop Volunteer, Mind and Oxfam
  • Committee Member – Tsunami Relief Concert