Lauren Thomas

Press Operations Co ordinator

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


A highly motivated and internationally minded young individual with both professional and educational experience in 4 different countries. I have considerable experience in PR, communications, social media marketing, event & media management having undertaken many voluntary internships and event placements over the past few years. Combined with my customer service skills gained from the retail industry my experience and enthusiasm has recently allowed me to be promoted from a volunteer position to a press operations assistant for the 2015 England Rugby World Cup.



  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Travel
  • Social Event
  • Events PR
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Entertainment
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Media
  • Communications
  • Office

Work history


Press Operations CO Ordinator

England 2015

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Running Twickenham Media centre help desk and assisting press operations on pre-match and match days gaining skills in media organisation, management and relations. Responsibilities -Managing the press workroom, volunteers, distribution of tournament information and media relations. -Management of ticket distribution for press and photographers, VAPP programme (press parking permits) and assisting in the running of post-match press conferences and mixed zone areas.


Travel Consultant

Flight Centre

Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Employed by Flight Centre Travel Group to work at the My Adventure Store as a travel consultant gaining skills in organisational planning, time management, online booking systems and stakeholder relations. Responsibilities -Organising and planning clients travel itineraries, budgets and required documentation for travel. -Achieving personal and store budgets and maintaining close relations with stakeholders. -Furthering personal education through online courses.


Media & Communications Intern

Original Mineral

Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
  • 6 month internship assisting the media and communications manager with the day to day operations of the business gaining skills in public relations, social media marketing, events preparation and delivery. Responsibilities -Maintaining relations within the beauty industry through product samples and client requests. -Assisting the media and communications manager during events preparation with the sourcing of venues, supplies and models. -Assisting with the social media content for the company, building relations with customers and creating a brand image.


Sales Assistant

Just Jeans

Nov 2011 - Oct 2014
  • Employed as a sales assistant by the Just Group over the course of the 3 years I moved from casual to part and full time positions and worked in a variety of stores across Sydney. In 2013 I was a finalist for New South Wales ‘Best Performing Salesperson’. Responsibilities -The running of the business from open until close on days as the on duty manager. -Managing staff, delegating duties and handling customer issues. -Managing store budgets and stock delivery, processing and distribution. -Visual Merchandising and representation of the brand through personal styling.



Bachelor Degree-communications Media

University of Wollongong

Feb 2012 - Nov 2014