Lisa axelsson

Master in Political Communication

Experience

2020 October - Present

Polestar

I work at Polestar – an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalysing the change to sustainable mobility. In my role as a PR and corporate copywriter, I work hands on with different projects related to storytelling and global PR. Most of my work is closely related to topics of sustainability.  

2019 March - 2020 October

Göteborgs-Posten

For about 1,5 years I was a news/financial reporter at Göteborgs-Posten. It is a high-paced workplace which requires employees to work well under pressure. I wrote short but also lengthier articles. Moreover, I did live-reporting and I was involved in pod production.

2017 June - Present

Kristianstadsbladet

Since my first substitute employment at Kristianstadsbladet 2017 (I worked full-time as a reporter June-August summer of 2017 and 2018), I have been a monthly columnist. My columns largely revolve around life in general and social observations in particular. 

2017 Jan - 2017 Feb

The Daily Graphic

During my journalism studies, I did my internship at The Daily Graphic, the biggest news outlet in Ghana. Amongst others, I wrote a full-page article about female emancipation through spoken word and other art forms.

2014 Oct - 2014 Dec

Cape Chameleon

During the fall of 2014, I had an internship at a lifestyle and news magazine in Cape Town, South Africa. At this point, I had already had several columns published in the Swedish press. Thus, I was authorized a trainee spot, even though I lacked formal education.

2012 June - 2017 Oct

Miscellaneous

Since I graduated high school, I have had several work positions within the service industry. I have foremost worked as a waitress, but I have also been a group-training instructor (held classes in Bodycombat, Indoor Walking, Ucross), a cash assistant and a receptionist. Company and period can be specified upon request.

volunteering

2018 Dec - Present

Board Member and Communications Executive – UN Women Göteborg

More than a board member, I am also a member of the communications working group, focusing on external communication and social media.
Volunteer as an educator/lecturer on the workings of the organization.

2018 Mar - 2018 May

Spanish Adventures - Colombia

During approximately six months of 2018, I travelled through Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Brazil. During two months I worked as an English tutor (whilst also taking Spanish classes) in a small town called San Carlos in Colombia.

2017 jan - 2017 sep

Creative Mornings

Creative Mornings is a nonprofit organization that works under the motto ‘Everyone Is Creative, Everyone Is Welcome’. I served as a volunteer for Creative Mornings/Gothenburg during my journalism studies. Foremost, I interviewed speakers, wrote articles about upcoming talks and helped out during events. I truly appreciated how the organization and the team I worked with believed in the power of community, in face-to-face connections and in learning from others.

Education

2018 - 2020

Master of Science(MSc) Political Communication

The two year Master’s programme in Political Communication prepares students for a professional career within strategic political communication, crisis communication and opinion analysis. The programme is based on a mixture of theoretical and applied elements including subjects such as: Public Opinion Analysis, Strategic Political Communication, Political Crisis Communication and Applied Statistical Analysis. My master’s thesis examined gendered effects on media driven belief polarization and was referred to as an “outstanding thesis” by my examinator. I am also enrolled in a research project, studying cultivation processes related to alternative media use and sociotropic concern. 

2016 - 2018

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

The Bacholar’s programme in Journalism at University of Gothenburg has been ranked the best journalist education in Sweden by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket). The programme prepares students for a professional career within newsprint, TV and radio. The programme is based on a mixture of practical and theoretical elements.

2015 - 2016

English

Spent a semester abroad at the University of Sussex, engaging in studies of English literature and Academic writing.

Skills

Text Editing 89%
WordPress 61%
Stata 71%
InDesign 50%
NewsPilot 85%