Kealie Mardell

Freelance Journalist

Hertfordshire, UK

Kealie Mardell

Mass Communications undergraduate, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Studied abroad at California State University, Long Beach.


Personal blog and online portfolio with links to published work

Trident Media

Print Editor for Hertfordshire Students' Union student media outlet, Trident Media

BlueMoon 2014-15

Created by students, for students, at the University of Hertfordshire. Design by Kealie Mardell and Emma Langschied.
BlueMoon | Trident Media Link to Story

Viral Feminism

Founder of | Gender equality in the digital age


Copy Editor for the 2014/15 Review issue of Headlines
School of Creative Arts Link to Story

Kettle Mag

Music Editor for

Study Abroad Blog

My story of a once in a lifetime opportunity

WhatUni Student Blog

Guest blogs for about student life; disability, sexism at uni, and #ReclaimYourCampus

Londoner Abroad Interview

Interviewed by Ricky Carbis at Londoner Abroad about my time in California
Music xchange logo3_profile

The Music Xchange

From London to Long Beach with a passion for sharing great music

Music Reload UK

Music reviews for

Live show reviews for


Kealie Mardell

Independently driven and highly motivated, possessing a keen interest in the media, with an aptitude for writing developed within different publications. Valuable skills and knowledge gained from a range of journalism, marketing, design and editorial experiences. Relishes a challenge and committed to maintaining high standards in any role.

Actively involved in student media opportunities: Print Editor for Trident Media, producing UniVerse (fortnightly newspaper) and redesigning BlueMoon (monthly magazine) at the University of Hertfordshire; and staff writer for DIG Magazine and Union Weekly, attending weekly newsroom shifts for the Daily 49er at California State University, Long Beach.

Print experience also includes volunteering as Editor for Twiglet, a National Childcare Trust magazine in Welwyn Garden City. Responsible for design, content and editorial aimed at parents, and for liaising with Head of Advertising, printers and contributors.

An avid blogger, having founded personal, study abroad and collaborative music blogs with guest posts also featured by Folkstock Music Festival, Young Minds, WhatUni and Canary in a Coal Mine blogs.

Passionate about music journalism, conducting band interviews and writing live show reviews, established through contributions to music websites including, MusicReloadUK and Independent Voice Ezine, and serving as Music Editor for

Marketing experience also gained through employment as a Marketing Assistant for the University of Hertfordshire, and in a volunteer position with Relate Central & Northern Hertfordshire. Responsibilities included developing marketing strategies, creating an online presence, connecting with local press, and copy writing.

Currently seeking freelance writing opportunities, please contact me for further information.



  • Social Networking
  • Features
  • Writing,
  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Magazine Design
  • Proofreading
  • Online Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Blogging
  • Marketing
  • News
  • Interviews
  • Reviews
  • Editing