Jemma Callander

Researcher

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  • LocationEverton, Lymington, United Kingdom

About me

 

Bristol University graduate and conscientious individual seeking a career in the marketing and advertising industry. A confident communicator who thrives most in dynamic, challenging environments that demand creative problem-solving and decisive leadership. Tenacious, innovative and adaptable as shown through work experience placements at J. Walter Thompson, Noisy Little Monkey, The Sunday Times and Pan Macmillan Publishing. Although a career in marketing and advertising is my long-term goal, my previous role as a researcher has refined my analytical skills and helped me to become a commercial thinker. I am now confident working closely with a variety of high-profile clients to ensure their briefs are met. As a researcher, I regularly undertook detailed analytical tasks and presented my findings to the Managing Director, which I found to be most gratifying. During my work experience at J. Walter Thompson I worked closely with the planning department and produced a number of competitor reviews for companies such as Blue Dragon. I also worked with the BP team and presented potential OOH interactive advertising ideas to senior team members. I enjoyed these in-depth researching tasks because they demanded both insightful thinking and an innovative approach: skills that I am eager to cultivate further. I have previously interned at a digital marketing agency, which, as well as enlightening me to the power of SEO, gave me the platform to blog for the business and write content on behalf of clients. Additionally, my interest in media is reflected in my other work experience placements completed at The Sunday Times and working in the communications office at Pan Macmillan publishing. Both placements have provided me with a valuable comprehension of the publishing sector and how to manage written content. Working at Pan Macmillan also gave me an insight into the in-house management of communications: through book launches, press releases and utilising media databases such a Gorkana. I believe I excel in an environment such as this that is fast-paced and ever-changing. During my time at Bristol I was secretary of the Advertising, Marketing and PR Society and enjoyed hosting employer showcases and advertising workshops. Not only did I cultivate a keen commercial awareness through organising and promoting such events, but also gained a real insight into the advertising industry through networking. In another vein, philanthropy is also extremely important to me and I was voted on to the Student Council as Head of Volunteering in my final year at Bristol. Hosting a range of events for the community demanded excellent interpersonal skills, creative intuition and efficient team management, which I believe I demonstrated.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Research and Analysis
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Leadership Team Work
  • Communication Presentation
  • Initiative Problem Solving
  • Command in Written and Verbal English

Work history

Currently

Waiting Staff

Diana Morley Catering

Aug 2015

2016

Researcher

Executives in Africa

Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Before my trip to South and Central America, I worked as a researcher for a rapidly growing Africa-focused executive search team. I enjoyed the project-based nature of research as well as collating and presenting information to a deadline. Working within a range of different industries has meant I have developed a strong commercial awareness and feel confident adapting quickly to new projects

2015

Waiting Staff

Diana Morley Catering

Jul 2010 - Aug 2015
  • I worked at a variety of events that demand excellent communication skills to interact confidently with a range of clientele. I was promoted to an assisting managerial role to help organise events and liaise with clients to ensure their requirements are met.

2015

Account Management Intern

JWT

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
  • This sought-after placement was an invaluable insight into the business aspect of advertising. I worked on a number of research projects for brands such as Kenco and Shell, which I found to be extremely gratifying.

2015

Digital Marketing Intern

Noisy Little Monkey

Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • During this placement I learnt a great deal about online marketing and Search Engine Optimisation. I found the dynamic nature of digital marketing extremely exciting and have since followed technology news avidly.

2014

Adult Communications Intern

Pan Macmillan Publishing

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • I assisted the Head of Fiction Marketing on a range of projects including designing press releases. I especially liked tailoring particular campaigns to specific audiences, as it demanded an innovative thought process.

Education

2016

English

University of Bristol

Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
  • Reading English at university has perfected my ability to articulate myself effectively, both using the spoken and written word. Moreover, I have learnt the importance of researching extensively and thinking creatively to produce argumentative pieces of criticism.

2012

A Levels

Brockenhurst College

Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
  • A Levels obtained in Classical Civilisation (A*) , English Literature (A) and History (A)