Ben Loom

Creative Content Producer

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  • LocationHove, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Curate
  • Asset Management
  • Content Producer
  • Video Photo Production
  • Asset Creation
  • Commisiion Work
  • Playlist

Work history

Currently

Freelance Music Industry Professional

Stronglook

May 2008
  • Freelance
  • ongoing since May 2008 Event Management, Concert Promoter, Graphic Designer • Branding and marketing of events via Playlists, Posters, Animations and other digital marketing materials • Event planning and management, research and recon, liaise with venues • Write proposals, budgets, negotiate with venues, artists, agents • Book bands and artists, liaise with agents and tour managers • Work with contracts, adhere confidentiality • Develop a creative talent pool, commission artwork from upcoming illustrators and graphic designers • Develop partnerships for collaboration • Banking, admin, spreadsheets, housekeeping data • Write copy, frequent usage of social media platforms, html/css, print ready design • Have excellent music industry contacts, keep up to date with new music • Working knowledge of Creative Commons licensing • Commissions from brands to create events for include Picturehouse Cinemas, WAH Nails, Vice • Write, edit and publish video interviews with bands and DJs to YouTube, manage YouTube channel

2016

Content Producer

Work the World

Jan 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Full Time
  • • Support sales & marketing teams with high quality, unique marketing collateral to grow business. Produce marketing assets and content for use online, in print and at live events. • End to end production of marketing collateral and visual assets via the management of 10 teams in 6 developing countries to farm written, photographic and video content. Work closely with in-country staff to acquire permissions for photography inside local hospitals and from tourism sites. Follow ethical practices. Allocate budgeting when necessary. Devise production schedule, work autonomously. • Outfit all overseas teams with photographic equipment (DSLRs, GoPros), necessary tools, skills and training; give regular feedback and constructive criticisms to continue improvement of talent; maintain and build collaborative relationships over email and video calls. Demonstrate excellent time management skills; scheduling regular meetings in multiple time zones. • Research destinations and itemise lists of key sites for photographic and video capture. Establish USP’s of destinations and identify what areas of travel and tourism would appeal to the healthcare student demographic when on downtime outside of placement. Allocate budgeting to allow movement in country to obtain content. • Curate, edit and publish all photographic assets and tag with SEO recommendations from SEO specialist. • Work closely with Lead Copywriter to create questions and interview format for case studies / video interviews from customers and major hospital staffs about their experience and relationship with the organisation. Proof read, edit and publish written content via Wordpress CMS. Manage content on 4 international websites. • Work with Operations teams to ensure the customer experience remained key priority. Understand managing limitations, not to oversell experience and be aware of in-country political/environmental changes. Ensure the B2B relationship with Universities and lecturers is maintained. • Demonstrate excellent technical skills with Adobe CS and Final Cut. Edit photos, audio and video from start to finish. Support all teams with skills in photo editing, layout, graphic design and typography. Maintain online video channels. Create edits of content for Social Media, Print and Paid Campaigns, demonstrating knowledge of web optimization. Structure, plan, light and shoot head-office based content. Inc. use of green screen. • Demonstrate advanced organisational skills. Develop tagging system for storage and cataloging of over 30,000 photography assets using cloud based Digital Asset Management System. Manage permissions on DAM, ensure content is easily accessible for all members of organisation world wide regardless of technical abilities. • Source stock photography and video. Research, source and license country specific music from Sync Agencies. Commission original compositions from music producers. Demonstrate understanding of Licensing, Copyright Laws and Creative Commons.

2015

Production Assistant at Lout Promotions Ltd & Brighton

Lout Promotions Ltd

May 2008 - Jan 2015
  • Freelance
  • Ad Hoc Production Assistant • Promoters Rep, stage manage, FOH • Buying and laying out riders in dressing rooms • Liaise with tour managers and artists • Loading in/out instruments/gear for shows • Box Office, sell tickets, resolve guest list and ticket enquiries with excellent customer service • Excellent mental arithmetic, running a very busy merchandise stand. Admin Assistant • Data entry, managing files, create spreadsheets • Preparing meetings, taking minutes • Sending and receiving post

2012

Assistant to Festival Programmer

The Great Escape Festival, Mama Group

Jun 2012 - Oct 2012
  • Internship
  • Varying positions in London and Brighton offices annually since 2007 Assistant to Main Festival Programmer / Production Team • Schedule and attend production meetings, take notes, make suggestions • Source potential media partners and schedule meetings • Manage and grade 4000 band submissions, create large spreadsheets with multiple data columns • Graphic Design and layout for print posters / flyers, business cards, sponsor packs, online banners, animated gif banners and logos • Running errands for production team Onsite Venue Rep • Responsible for venue throughout festivals 3 days • Stage management, keeping performance schedule • Rapid problem solving, crowd management, liaise with venue staff and security • Providing the control hub with attendance figures, • Liaise with bands/managers/agents throughout festival planning to ensure correct backline Onsite Branding Crew Chief • Direct contact with all brands and sponsors pre-festival • Manage a team of 15-20 volunteers and young music industry professionals to ensure branding and sponsorship is delivered and well placed in all venues across the city • On-call to handle any last minute changes, deliver guest lists, prioritise, delegate responsibility, problem solving

2012

Online Editorial Assistant

NOTION Magazine

May 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Internship
  • • Write 20+ articles daily to tight deadlines published using Wordpress CMS, great working knowledge of html/css • Edit, and publish articles written by other contributors • Communicate with PR’s for new content, attend press days and launch events • Write reviews of albums, live events, research for features and interviews • Menswear blogger, manage returns for stylist, make suggestions to editors for content • Support team and run errands for publisher

2011

Breakfast Show Assistant Producer

Juice 107.2fm

Jan 2011 - Oct 2011
  • Internship
  • • Fast paced environment • Edit TV and news clips for news, competitions, interviews with major chart acts. Create buffers, jingles • Using in-house studio with Audition, mixing desk, microphones. Upload to system server • Research questions for interviews, write humorous and factual copy for air • Housekeeping files • Create graphic work for online platforms, social media and posters for live events

2010

Junior Promoter

New Hero Nightclub

Jul 2008 - Aug 2010
  • Freelance
  • • Come up with new club night concepts, and run end to end production of those concepts • Create branding and advertising of club nights, commision artwork, create club visuals, and playlists • Liaise with agents, tour managers, artists and DJs • Assist with running of venue • Shoot and edit video interviews with artists and DJs coming through the club and manage YouTube channel

2006

Runner & Researcher

BBC

Jun 2006 - Jul 2006
  • Internship
  • Research and write questions for interviews, assist on location shoots, assist all members of production team. Book trains, taxis, accommodation for production team. General assistance.

Education

2010

BA(Hons) Performance, Music and Visual Arts

University of Brighton

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

2005

BTEC Music Practice (popular Music

Colchester Institute

Sep 2003 - Jun 2005