Caitlin McNamara

Digital Communications Officer / Deputy Spokesperson

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Html
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history

Currently

Digital Communications Officer & Deputy Spokesperson

Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK Representation to the EU

Jul 2012
  • Press Drafted press lines and Ministerial quotes Prepared written and oral briefing for Ministers in advance of interviews, press conferences and doorsteps Provided proactive and reactive media handling advice relating to foreign affairs, international development and defense policy Worked with opposites across the Foreign Office and Government Departments to contribute to the successful delivery of strategic communication campaigns Represented the UK Government at EU level and international conferences Digital Drew up, delivered and evaluated all of the Representation’s digital strategy Directed policy officers and press colleagues on the use of social media and advised on and managed Ministerial and Ambassadorial online presence Trained digital leads across FCO Europe on creative digital communications Produced, edited and published effective and memorable web-copy and multimedia content (photo, video, audio) Managed the Representation’s website, CMS and internal communication tool Established and maintained a network of digital industry experts

2012

Assistant to the Fair Manager

Frieze ART Fair London, England

Sep 2012 - Nov 2012

2012

Assistant to the Director

HAY Festival OF Literature AND THE Arts Wales

Apr 2007 - Apr 2012
  • Starting as an artist management intern, I have since been responsible for managing the Green Room, providing research support and travelling to Lebanon with the festival to assist the Beirut39 project of young Arabic writing and Hay Festival Beirut

2011

Cultural Program Coordinator

ART Dubai Dubai, UAE

Mar 2011 - Mar 2011
  • Co-produced a program of talks on themes of contemporary Arab art, film and music

2011

Producer

Nobudget:art Danish Institute Damascus

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
  • Worked in a politically sensitive environment to curate and produce a free and independent festival of Syrian visual art and documentary

2008

Editorial Intern

Bloomsbury Publishing London, England

Sep 2008 - Nov 2008
  • BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING – London, England

2008

Editorial Intern

Agence France Presse Paris, France

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

2008

Editorial Intern

Conde Nast Traveller London, England

Mar 2008 - Apr 2008

2006

Editorial Intern

South Wales Echo, Trinity Mirror Cardiff, Wales

Jul 2006 - Aug 2006

Education

2012

Modern Standard Arabic

University of Damascus, Syria

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

    2010

    International Relations 2:1 Hons

    University of Sussex, England

    Aug 2007 - Aug 2010

      2009

      Photo-journalism

      Charles University Prague, Czech

      Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
      • ERASMUS

      2006

      A Level French, English, Geography

      Gwernyfed School, Wales

      Aug 1999 - Jun 2006