Started out as an intern rotating around the agency, before working in the account management team for a global FMCG client Quickly became familiar with the in house creative, strategic and production processes Required exceptional communication skills to liaise with in house teams and the client when organising meetings and taking minutes for effective account handling Carried out research for new projects, such as through digital innovation marketing strategies, PR opportunities and brand activations, to help provide insight for campaigns Took ownership of the team’s internal finance procedures and time reconciliations using an internal agency portal, and updating status and finance tracker documents Proof reading and helping write decks in preparation for pitch presentations and press releases Writing a weekly newsletter on the key industry insights and trends, which was sent to the team and client
Interned with a communications consultancy / PR agency with clients in the technology space Assisting with the management and running of social media platforms, this included planning a social media content calendar with new ideas to grow the digital audience based on data and analytics Writing editorial content and engaging copy using an in-house tone and style Assisting with administration tasks, campaign management and monitoring client press coverage across both print and online publications with national and international reach Helping with the organisation of events, such as a launch at Smartech’s first flagship store in Selfridges, through creating guest lists, sending event reminders and collating post-delivery materials for clients Representing the agency at client facing press events, interacting with journalists and other media contacts
An international executive search firm, whose clients are predominantly in the technology space. I was quickly promoted from PA to the CFO, to take on more responsibility in the Client Success team. Assisting with the administration and organisation of the progression of high earning international candidates, from being sourced through to client interview. Managing high client expectations, requiring great attention to detail to deliver different projects within a timeframe. Copywriting documents using the in house style to be sent out to clients and assisting senior partners
Worked in a team on business development projects, primarily on an internal brief for internationally recognised fashion magazine, ELLE, on new ways to attract younger consumers and maximise revenue streams. Gained editorial experience through helping create visuals and writing content that fitted with ELLE’s brand and vision, both digitally for social media and for print. Commercial experience by communicating with Hearst and ELLE’s external clients and approaching potential new clients and PR opportunities, such as Amazon and Net-A-Porter. Developed some understanding of budgeting, profit/loss projections, licensing deals and marketing plans. Pitched our ideas and content in a final presentation with our research and insight in response to the brief, to the CEO, strategy team and LVMH.
Involved in the start-up of a luxury photo-booth company, aimed at the five star wedding market and corporate client events. Responsible for online marketing through the social media pages and ongoing events organisation and administration of a professional capacity.
A part time role alongside my studies, representing a magazine that focuses on social injustice issues in the unreported world, beyond mainstream journalism. I dealt directly with the readers at ‘pop-ups’ and events by being confident and knowledgeable to promote conversation between students about the magazines content. Required some assistance in event organisation and use of social media to generate interest in subscriptions.
Two-week placement in a PR agency, working with both consumer and B2B clients. Responsible for campaigns of products and press releases, helped to organize events and source relevant contacts within the media.
We played new music, engaged with latest trends and TV shows, current affairs and student interests.
Work experience for a local newspaper, where I wrote reviews of films and events, and interviewed town residents for news features. Helped to develop a dynamic style of writing and proofreading skills, it also provided an insight into how a newsroom works.
Developed a high level of research, analytical and writing skills, all of which are transferrable tools to industry
10 A*-B grades including English and Maths