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Ashley Gerling

Marketing Assistant, Writer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Marketer - Marketing Assistant

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About me

I am an experienced marketing assistant, writer and creative professional with a background in museums and heritage and literary publishing. I am seeking a new Marketing Executive position in a medium to large organisation.

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Skills

  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Promotions
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Media
  • Campaign Design
  • Leaflet Design
  • Google Analytics
  • Grant Writing
  • Marketing
  • Arts Marketing
  • Charity Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Creative Writing
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Hootsuite
  • Wordpress
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Word/excel/powerpoint/office
  • Research

Work history

Currently

Marketing Assistant

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Feb 2016
  • Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I work closely with the Marketing Manager to plan and deliver campaigns across multi-channel platforms, including digital, print and email, and to monitor campaign performance using analytics, benchmarking and visitor research. I undertake copywriting, editing and proofreading marketing copy as well as designing marketing materials and creating content for the website and social media.

Currently

Writer, Editor and Website Manager

Girling

Apr 2015
  • Freelance
  • I manage my own website dedicated to engaging with arts, media, culture and current affairs through a feminist lens.

2015

Online Columnist

Verb News

Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Saskatoon, Canada
  • Freelance
  • Wrote weekly columns about current events, politics and popular culture for Verb's online magazine.

2015

Marketing Coordinator

Thistledown Press

Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Saskatoon, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Planned and delivered marketing campaigns and oversaw design of promotional materials including title information sheets, seasonal catalogues, advertisements and creating content for web and social media. Wrote copy for book jackets and title information sheets and worked closely with the external sales team and with individual authors, as well as copyediting and proofreading final manuscripts for print. Assisted with event planning and managed advertising and touring budgets for authors.

2014

Marketing & Editorial Intern

Quattro Books

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Internship
  • Copywriting and design of press releases and title information sheets and content creation for social media, web and the blog. Assisted with promotions, events and PR and managed press mail outs and the Book of the Month Club. Read and provided editorial notes on unsolicited fiction manuscripts.

2014

Blogger

The Distillery Historic District

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Freelance
  • Attended special events and wrote biweekly columns about the heritage and culture of the Distillery District.

2014

Communications & Development Intern

Greenhill Education Ltd

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Web design and content creation for web and social media. Assisted with curriculum development including creative writing seminars for primary schools and with delivery of workshops.

2013

Editorial Assistant

Whatson Multimedia

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Wrote monthly articles for the magazine and weekly web articles and managed social media. Copyedited and proofread all submissions.

2012

Communications Intern

International Student and Study Abroad Centre

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
  • Saskatoon, Canada
  • Internship
  • Oversaw development committee for promotional video project before writing, producing and editing video for the ISSAC website. Assisted with office administration and answered student enquiries at the student services desk. Represented university at study abroad fairs in the UK.

2009

Research Assistant

Department of Drama, University of Saskatchewan

May 2008 - Aug 2009
  • Saskatoon, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Undertook archival, library and image research for Dr. Dwayne Brenna’s book Our Kind of Work: The Glory Days and Difficult Times of the 25th Street Theatre (Thistledown Press, 2011). Copyedited and proofread final manuscript and compiled bibliographical data and image credits.

Education

2013

MA Creative Writing, Distinction

University of Birmingham

Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Dissertation Screenplay: The Scotland Project Seminars in Intertextuality; Creative Writing Research Skills; Poem and Story, Story as Poem; Death and the Moving Image and Cold War Film

2012

I-witness Holocaust Field Studies Project

University of Victoria

May 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Victoria, Canada
  • Research paper: ‘Butterflies and Gazing Eyes: Images of Childhood in the Holocaust’

2010

Study Abroad Exchange

University of Essex

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
  • Seminars in History, Film Studies, Sociology and English Literature

2012

BA(Hons) in English

University OF Saskatchewan

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
  • Honours Symposium paper: ‘The Importance of Names and Naming in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale’ Seminars in Shakespearian Adaptation, Satire, American Literature, History and Future of the Book, Film Studies, Canadian Literature and other English Literature topics