Emily Nelson


Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Emily Nelson is a Copywriter, Photographer & Art Director based in London. Emily Nelson doesn’t like to write or speak about herself in the third person. According to friends, I’m passionate, brainy, and a purveyor of several niche (read: useless) fascinating facts. Not made to be subtle. Ever since I was a tiny person, I’ve enjoyed solving problems with great enthusiasm. Not much has changed. Over the past four years, I’ve delivered work across content curation/production, ideas generation, social strategy, branding, and storytelling in various formats. I’m most interested in creating work that makes people pause. Also - love a meme. If all else fails to impress – why not take a chance and hire/commission/speak to a living, breathing *Gen-Zer? *I think I’m a Gen-Zer. Maybe I’m making this up as I type, who knows. altldnr.com

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  • Content Producing
  • Creating Stories
  • Photography
  • Live Broadcast
  • Developing Concepts
  • Video Campaigns
  • Strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Strategic Branding
  • Creative Strategy
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Storytelling
  • Advertising
  • Feature Writing
  • Research
  • Pitching
  • Editing Copy
  • Video Production

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TATE


    • Arts and Culture
  • Roundhouse


    • Events
  • D&AD


    • Design
  • Google


    • Technology

Work history


Freelance Creative

BBC Creative

Jun 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Developing ideas and copy for high profile ad campaigns - Cutting promo trails for BBC shows for social and iPlayer - Researching images, clips and talent for social creative; Peaky Blinders, World on Fire, The Capture - Working collaboratively with art directors, designers and producers to deliver ‘on brief’ campaign ideas - Providing changes and edits based on client notes




Aug 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Selected as one of the Class of '18 on New Blood Shift




Jan 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Worked with several clients on a variety of different shoots • Assisted and directed on many shoots/projects from inception to completion • Experience understanding client briefs and objectives • Experience prepping clients and talent • Developed extensive knowledge of post-production editing software


Social Communications Manager

Médecins Sans Frontères

Jan 2019 - Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Lead copywriter for MSF's global brand awareness campaign, 7m+ views - Developed, produced & directed content for IGTV, 2.2m+ views - Increased social media following by 30k+ in six months - Curated stories for all channels, reaching an audience of 3m+ - Launched a social campaign, 5000 petition signatures in one day - Worked in an international team, coordinating a 24/7 presence online


Junior Producer


Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - During the Intensive Broadcast Training course I undertook at the Roundhouse, I trained as a Junior Producer for Live Broadcast and Film/TV


Production Assistant, Jazz Uganda/Buganda TV

Jazz FM Kampala

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Internship
  • • Assisted with developing pitches and producing stories for broadcast • Learned the basics of editing audio within a podcast format • Researched/fact-checked stories and found interview participants • Assisted on the live recording of a charity sporting event in Kampala • Read news bulletins on air during drive-time (radio) • Managed and produced social media content for both outlets


Copywriter / Content Strategist


May 2015 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Communications consultant work for various organisations, including Ministry of Justice and Great Ormond St Hospital. Specialising in internal comms, branding, comms strategy, social media management/strategy and copywriting. Experience with C-suite, line management, development and D&I. - Worked with a range of clients, including health services, lifestyle and beauty brands - Consulted across several projects, including an EMEA-wide music campaign and the editorial direction of a magazine - Managed social media output across channels - Wrote engaging long and short-form copy as per client briefs



New Blood Shift Creative


Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Selected as one of 20 of this year's Shift Class of 2018. New Blood Shift is a four month night school designed to expose fresh & diverse talent to the world of creativity and advertising through workshops, talks and live creative briefs.


Bloomberg Intensive Broadcast Programme


Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • - Training and hands on experience in video production and live broadcast - Experience working as a team on major live streams and productions at the Roundhouse - Gained real experience in film production across Roundhouse festivals and events; including live broadcasts, promotional films and video productions. - Developed a solid grounding in self-shooting and post-production



Google x The Dots Top 50

The Dots & Google - Fast Track 50

  • Named as one of 50 rising stars in the creative industry by Google x The Dots.


  • Shortlisted as one of the top 20 emerging creatives in the world, via Cream.