Charlie Elise Duff
Social Media Professional. Amateur triathlete. Serious about swimming. Your biggest fan.
- London, GB
I'm a social media manager for Ernst & Young. A journalist by trade, I love words. What else? Proud triathlete. Vegan but not vegangelical. Love: Baking, making, stitching and touch-screens. Eurovision, World’s Strongest Man and other curiously niche things. Old cars, new gadgets, spinning wheels. Geeks, gin and The Good Life. Buttons, ribbons and anything made of glass.
BraveNewTalent, Community manager, London
January 2011 to present
I am the community manager for BraveNewTalent.com, the talented network
Sift Media, Editor, HRzone.co.uk
September 2009 to July 2011
Editor of online HR magazine, community and network, providing news, views, advice, multimedia content and networking opportunities for HR practitioners and decision-makers.
theHRDIRECTOR, Assistant Editor
June 2008 to September 2009
theHRDIRECTOR is the only magazine in the UK written specifically for HR senior decision-makers. I had responsibility for many aspects of this magazine including online content, production, sub-editing and flatplanning the issues. Additionally I wrote news and features for our magazine and website. I worked with editor Jason Spiller to shape the content of the magazine. I introduced structure to the magazine production cycle and improved editorial standards. I drove the most radical redesign in the magazine's history.
The Times, Work placement with The Times Magazine
April 2008 to April 2008
During this placement I researched interview subjects for journalists and did other tasks as requested for the team. I also penned a few items including a small piece about Chris Brasher who helped bring the London Marathon into being.
Freshwood Publishing, Work placement on launch issue of Living Woods
April 2008 to April 2008
I was fortunate enough to be able to work with editor Nick Gibbs on the launch issue of consumer title Living Woods, for which I wrote a feature and continue to contribute. The magazine is about wood and woodland and fuelled my interest in sustainable construction as well as giving me valuable feature writing and launch experience.
Stuff Magazine, Work placement
March 2008 to March 2008
A work placement during which I gained work experience on a great title. The team were great - I wrote for then news editor Mic Wright (now online news editor for Stuff.tv and freelancer) and online editor Linsey Fryatt. I also worked with Will Findlater on upcoming features and dealt with PR agencies to secure samples for the fashion pages. My time with Stuff instilled a hard work ethic in me and inspired me to be even more passionate about magazines.
Magazine Journalism, Postgraduate Diploma at Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd
International Relations, BA 2:1 at University of Wales, Swansea