Laura Taylor

Account Executive

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Telephone and Emails Communications
  • Telephone

Work history

Currently

Account Executive

The Independent

Jul 2015
  • • Sold both print advertising and digital inventory for the Education section of Independent Online, The Independent, i, and Independent on Sunday • Contributed to the commissioning of education-themed editorial in supplements and features - this entailed researching the patterns in the education sector and capitalising on university events, such as open days, and occasions such as British Science Week and World Book Day, in order to keep the editorial and advertising relevant and fresh • Created and maintained relationships with media agencies, universities and further education colleges • Contributed to the running of iJobs, Independent Online's job board • Undertook digital marketing training with Circus Street • Trained in Excel through Gainit Training

2016

Account Executive

The Independent

Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
  • • Sold both print advertising and digital inventory for the Education section of Independent Online, The Independent, i, and Independent on Sunday • Contributed to the commissioning of education-themed editorial in supplements and features - this entailed researching the patterns in the education sector and capitalising on university events, such as open days, and occasions such as British Science Week and World Book Day, in order to keep the editorial and advertising relevant and fresh • Created and maintained relationships with media agencies, universities and further education colleges • Contributed to the running of iJobs, Independent Online's job board • Undertook digital marketing training with Circus Street • Trained in Excel through Gainit Training

2015

Student Ambassador

Durham University

Dec 2013 - May 2015
  • • One of approximately 15 students selected after a rigorous interview process. • Representing the university – conducting campus tours to large groups of people of all ages and providing first-hand experience and information. • Facilitating summer schools– working 16 hour days, providing an unforgettable experience to both local and nationwide students in experiencing university life, academia at a higher level, living away from home. Leading a group of up to 8 students for the week and being responsible for them and their welfare. • Greatly improved my leadership and public speaking skills, as well as helped me work effectively as part of a team. This is a job of high responsibility and my confidence has flourished. Also taught me to balance many duties within a vibrant and fast-paced environment.

2015

Sales Assistant

Clarks

May 2013 - Jan 2015
  • • Sales assistant and trained childrens’ shoe fitter. • Welcoming customers to the store and fetching shoes. • Measuring childrens’ feet.

2014

Work Experience

Inpress Books

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • • Advanced Information Sheets – I was trusted with producing these for new upcoming novels, allowing me a glance into how publicising a newly published novel works. • Using online software—using specialised software in order to upload books to their website and keep records up-to-date. • Review writing—wrote reviews for newly published novels, most notably the recently reprinted The Notebook by Agota Kristof. • Blog updates—updating the company blog, including with a ‘Poem of the Week’ post. • Provided with valuable experience working in a publishing and office environment. • Administration experience

Education

2015

English Literature and Education

Durham University

Sep 2012 - May 2015