Kiya Gervis-Bennett

University of Nottingham Graduate

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About me

 

A University of Nottingham graduate, awarded a 2:1 in American and Canadian, Literature, History and Culture (with international study abroad), Currently living in London. I consider myself to be hard working, forward thinking and a good communicator, something that I have demonstrated through working in the hospitality industry. More importantly, I am experienced at working under pressure in a fast paced environment and it is in these situations that my organisational skills and creative thinking come to the fore. I have always been interested in the media and have got involved through my work experience. I recently completed a Graduate internship with Midas Public Relations where I developed the skills needed to work in this industry. I have also worked, as a runner with production company Zeppotron. It is through these experiences that I have cemented my desire to pursue a career in creative and marketing industries.

Skills

 

  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Customer Services
  • Pitching
  • Problem Solving
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

University of Nottingham Graduate

N/a

Jul 2015

2016

Graduate Intern

MIDAS Public Relations

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • An Intern at Midas Public Relations, the leading independent communications agency for books, publishing, culture and the arts. Working primarily on publishing accounts including Twenty7 (Bonnier Fiction) and Mira (Harper Collins). Main responsibilities include supporting Account Managers; writing press releases and media pitches, researching and organising blog tours.

2016

Front of House

Flat Iron

Jun 2015 - Feb 2016
  • This role required: • Excellent customer service • Great communication skills • Working as part of a team in an extremely busy environment for long hours. • Problem solving for example, dealing with difficult customers. • Financial management.

2012

Production Runner

Zeppotron

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Production Runner for the pre-production of Channel 4's television show 'Black Mirror.'

Education

2015

BA(Hons) ) American Canadian Literature, History and Culture (with International Study Abroad

University of Nottingham

Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
  • Received a 2:1 in American & Canadian Literature, History and Culture (with international study abroad). Module Examples: • Advertising: A Critical Perspective • Popular Music and Counter Culture • Ethnic & Immigrant Writing • US & Caribbean Culture. • The Vietnam War Dissertation titled