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Catriona McNeish

International Sales Executive

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Skills

  • Research
  • Event Management
  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Communication
  • Client Negotiation
  • Computer Literate
  • Building Relationships
  • Client Engagement
  • Factual TV
  • Licensing

Work history

Currently

International Sales Executive

TVF International

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities include: - Negotiating license agreements with broadcasters across Australia & New Zealand - Working closely with the Legal Department to finalise all paperwork relating to license agreements - Liaising with the Technical team to advise on material specifications - Maintaining key client relationships through regular phone / email contact as well as attending MIPTV and MIPCOM markets - Organising industry screenings in London - Keeping up to date with industry and sector news Skills learned: - An understanding of the international factual television market - Experience in executing licensing agreements from negotiation to delivery - An awareness of international client brands, slots, and content needs - A confidence in being able to interact international buyers, stakeholders and senior management - An ability to organise events - A diligent and fined tuned attention to detail

2016

Production Intern

BBC Radio Scotland

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Responsibilities included: - Booking travel arrangements for guests appearing on the live radio show during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Liaising with guests and PR's, briefing them on the show and ensuring their comfort - Assisting the producers with the running order, bringing guests to and from the green room and backstage areas - Researching guests and preparing interview questions to be handed to radio host Skills learned: - An ability to organise and liaise with talent and talent teams - An understanding of a live broadcast production - A critical eye in research and interview prepping

2016

Event Production Intern

The Institute of Art and Ideas

May 2016 - May 2016
  • Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3, UK
  • Internship
  • Responsibilities included: - Managing a busy venue during the HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, primarily managing crowds and coordinating with the festival director to begin and end events on time - Working closely with the technical team to ensure all lighting and audio was correctly in place to capture the events - Liaising with guests, briefing them on the event and ensuring their comfort Skills learned: - An appreciation for health and safety procedures within venues - An ability to coordinate the timing of events in line with a running order - A confidence in organising large groups of people

2015

Communications Intern

GlaxoSmithKline

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Worthing, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Responsibilities included: - Working alongside and directing two professional film makers in the production of a short film from storyboard to final edit - Consulting with members of the public, employees and external stakeholders before briefing and interviewing them on camera - Developing an intranet page and additional short training video - Organising and administrating all the process and procedures required to complete the film and video Skills learned: - An ability to learn quickly and effectively - An aptitude to communicate with different people from members of the public to senior management and important stakeholders - A confidence in taking creative and editorial decisions

2014

Policy Intern

The Scottish Government

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Responsibilities included: - Assisting the flow of Commonwealth Games information between the Commonwealth Games Hub and Scottish Government office - Drafting public letters and ministerial correspondence - Analysing and collating research on community health assets and statistics for reporting purposes Skills learned: - An aptitude for maintaining up to date records and accurate information - A confidence in note taking and diary keeping on behalf of ministers - An ability to collate complex information into easily digestible format

2014

Catering Team Leader

Edinburgh University Students Association

Aug 2012 - May 2014
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Responsibilities included: - Managing a catering team and venue - Organising staff and dealing with customers - Providing staff training for new employees - Stock taking and ordering goods and services - Liaising with suppliers and management Skills learned: - An aptitude to effectively communicate with both staff and customers - A capacity to remain calm under pressure and to prioritise and delegate tasks - An ability to adhere and maintain standards, procedures and administrative functions

Education

2015

Law LLB

The University of Vienna

Aug 2014 - May 2015
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Voluntary exchange year to improve German language

2016

Law LLB

The University of Edinburgh

Aug 2012 - May 2016
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1st class