Gabriella Simonian

Digital Operations Manager | Agile Practitioner

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduction & Project Manager - Web Content Manager - Operations Manager

About me

I'm a native Londoner with a career background in web management and operations, predominantly working for digital media start-ups and small companies. I have a passion for all things digital and an aptitude for managing projects and finding solutions, which has prompted me to now focus on a career in project management within a digital role. As Web Content & Ops manager for a digital media start-up, I primarily worked on web and app builds and updates, general maintenance, site optimisation and annual projects that required me to project manage and work with a number stakeholders across the board, both internally and externally. I was responsible for managing our developer(s) and oversaw the the development and execution of ongoing changes to our web platform. I worked closely with our app developers on the rebuild of the app platform, and carried out general QA and manual testing across both platforms whenever we had a new release. More recently I have worked in an ad ops role, taking responsibility for the delivery of multi-channel display and native campaigns end-to-end. I was required to manage multiple campaigns simultaneously, where I had to account manage, work as the middle man between creative and technical teams, as well as execute proper documentation and relevant admin. All previous roles have required me to report on KPIs and other key metrics, and feedback results in an analytical way, providing insights and recommendations. Working in start-ups, you gain an incredible amount of experience in a variety of capacities, and in addition to the above I've gained experience working within HR, preparing financial accounts and forecasting, proactive sales, attending client pitches as well as working on briefs and presentations. I am highly organised with acute attention to detail, and have a track record of successfully delivering projects on time and to spec. I am a good troubleshooter, and am comfortable playing the middle man between teams and stakeholders, translating business needs into actions. I am creative yet results-driven, and make decisions based on fact and experience. Now I'm looking for a role where I can really focus on building my career as a digital project manager, with a specific interest in web and app build projects. Whilst I've been freelancing I've also been investing my in professional development and have recently certified as an Agile Practitioner, as well as completing workshops for Scrum in order to gain as much insight and knowledge as possible. I'd like to find a role where I can combine my hands-on digital operations experience with learned methodology, in order to develop my skills and grow into the role.

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Skills

  • Digital Media
  • Editing
  • Mobile
  • Multi-platform
  • Banner Ad
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Wordpress
  • Web Content
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Copywriting
  • Jira
  • Trello
  • Xero
  • Hootsuite
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Buffer
  • Digital Marketing

Work history

Currently

Consultant

Gabriella Simonian

Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Providing web management and consultancy services. Advising on content delivery, backend development, UX improvements, functionality and design elements, and providing backend management, maintenance and support services.

2016

Operations Manager

Londonist Ltd

Jul 2016 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Role overview: Londonist is a digital publication that focuses on London and everything that happens in it. They specialise in creating original and engaging content, generating over 3.5 million page views per month. My primary role was to improve operational systems in support of the company’s mission, and manage and increase the effectiveness of the editorial and commercial teams. Core responsibilities and achievements: Oversaw and successfully delivered over 60 native and display campaigns from pre-sale to post campaign, working closely with, and overseeing the digital sales and editorial teams in order to increase their effectiveness and efficiency, leading to timely and successful campaign delivery. Acted as the main point of contact for all campaign related queries including technical and production feasibility, campaign performance and reporting/client insight and troubleshooting. In addition to the commercial aspect of the role, I worked alongside the Managing Director and CEO of the parent company to drive the business forward, overseeing financial management, planning, systems and controls, preparing monthly board pack presentations, reconciling end of month accounts and updating financial models and forecasts ready to take to the board. Key competencies and experience: Ad ops management, campaign delivery, display advertising, native advertising, account management, campaign reporting and client insight, CRM, financial forecasting, commercial commissioning, social media planning, content planning and scheduling, project management, status and performance reporting, account reconciliation

2016

Business Development Manager

Comtrack (UK) Ltd

May 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Role overview: Comtrack (UK) Ltd is a subsidiary of an offshore oil and gas exploration company, investing in upstream oil and gas projects and licence acquisition. My role as Business Development Manager was to establish the London office, identify and develop profitable investment opportunities in oil and gas exploration, and increase the company profile within the UK market. Core responsibilities and achievements: Promote and market the company and its key objectives by developing appropriate marketing strategies and tactics. Build and develop the company website and establish an online presence. Network and assist in the promotion of the company and its investment portfolio at industry conferences and events, with an aim to increase brand awareness and define brand positioning within the UK market. Prepare and analyse commercial information for regular project reporting, project status discussions and reviews. Produce estimates and forecasts based on researched opportunities within the UK market, whilst staying up-to-date with industry trends, projects and influences. Key competencies and experience: Competitor analysis, status and performance reporting, digital strategy, email marketing, stakeholder engagement, budget management, project planning and proposals, business development

2015

Web Content & Operations Manager

BarChick Ltd

Aug 2012 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Role overview: BarChick Ltd is an online publication and review site within the drinks industry. My role entailed overall responsibility for planning and day-to-day management of all commercial editorial content, and long-term content development to drive the global narrative for BarChick. Core responsibilities and achievements: Managed and coordinated the global editorial process and calendar for digital publishing channels, through devising and implementing a content calendar with a pipeline of strategic associated commercial opportunities, contributing to a 60% increase in site traffic. Led a cross-functional team in the execution and delivery of editorial content and multi-platform campaigns/commercial editorials. Led the creation, maintenance and delivery of the website and app platforms, including web development to delivery of best practices across the site. I was also responsible for monitoring and reporting on KPIs and metrics across all web platforms and engagement with editorial integrations. In addition I worked extensively with developers and other external stakeholders with the ongoing maintenance and development of the website and app platforms, as well as copywriting, editing and proofing and commissioning work to internal writers and freelancers. Key competencies and experience: Website management, direct line management, content management, Agile environment, project management, web and app design and builds, status and performance reporting, budget management, talent sourcing, client relationship management, stakeholder management, social media marketing, copywriting, editing/proofing, commissioning content

Education

2012

2:1 BSc (Hons) International Business

Brunel University

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012
  • Uxbridge, United Kingdom