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Versatile, creative and confident wordsmith and communicator with experience in food and drinks, homes and interiors, education, energy and special events. Not a one-trick-pony. Competencies include but are no means limited to; proofreading, editing, writing (long and short form), team leadership, account management, media and public relations, videography, photography and events management. Love for all things creative: architecture and design, music, fashion, film.
As the sole Content Editor for Homes4Media in a two-person team, I have a multitude of responsibilities. My direct and daily responsibilities include: content editing, proof reading, client/user communications (media and public relations based), market research, CMS navigation, target orientation, social networking (marketing and communications), email marketing, error reporting and internal communications between myself and the site's Business Development Director as well as editors and BDDs on sister sites, communications with internal and external tech teams, with daily comms between myself and the company's CEO. I actively contribute towards improvement and expansion discussions, how best to market the site on a larger scale and, from user response and market trends, offer regular insight into how to improve UX through site design and content.
Having moved to London in early 2014, it was important for me to find employment at any level in order to meet basic needs. After some months of fruitless searching for full-time graduate level employment, I made the decision to garner any employment possible. I registered with temporary employment agencies in hospitality and retail as I was perfectly comfortable in public facing roles. Having never prepared food, and having no barista training, I was offered a job in the Conran Kitchen, the Conran Shop due to my exemplary work ethic during a temporary position, after a single day's work, by the owner, Jasper Conran, himself. During the initial role as a barista and chef I was responsible for producing high quality food and beverages, customer care, liaising with suppliers, contributing towards the morale and cohesiveness of a small team in a consumer-facing, open-plan kitchen, helping settle consumer disputes and potential dissatisfaction and organisation of kitchen utensils. Having quickly developed the art of both coffee making and food preparation, along with my natural ability to take on a leadership role in times of managerial absence, I was later promoted to Team Leader. My refreshed responsibilities involved all of my original responsibilities, in addition to: understanding and implementing the health and safety legislation surrounding the food and drinks industry, understanding and implementing legislation around alcoholic beverage licencing, in particular, the licence covering the Conran Kitchen, stock control and staff management.
Social Media Assistant - Promoting the hotel and restaurant, events and offers via various social networking platforms, including facebook, twitter, TripAdvisor and instagram. Duties included: photography, content writing, event creation, interacting with followers and interacting with local figures and organisations.
Click to edit position descriptionGeneral bar duties, closing down, composure when dealing with potentially volatile customers, a strong memory for large drinks orders, people skills to provide a friendly and helpful service to customers and arithmetic skills for busy shifts in order to know the price of a drinks round and subsequently improve efficiency.
Videoing wedding ceremonies and receptions: Empathy, courtesy, discretion, and a creative eye are all necessary to capture the best shots of the day.
The Business and Public Relations degree prepared me for a career in a public relations role within corporate communications, internal communications, event management or areas relating to online public relations, such as search engine optimisation and social media strategy development. This Chartered Institute of Public Relations-approved degree gave me an appreciation of traditional business functions such as finance, organisational behaviour, marketing, human resources, management and corporate responsibility, combined with the study of the tactics, tools and strategies of PR. Practitioners delivered sessions and guest lectures so I had the opportunity to learn about real issues and to make the link between theory and practice