Liana Maher

Account Manager Sourcing New Opportunities For Creative Agencies

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Entrepreneurial, inquisitive, and occasionally well dressed, I love to find creative ways to make things happen, and seek to ignite enthusiasm and new passions in those that come across them. When I am not filling the gaps as a freelance writer, I am building experience in book publishing, covering editorial, publishing and marketing. I am a member of the art collective Not So Popular, helping to hold alternative arts events and regularly writing for their online platforms. I also write for publications including Zero Magazine.

Skills

 

  • Publishing
  • Copywriting
  • Account Management
  • Event Management
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Publicity and Marketing
  • Arts Journalism
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Communcation
  • Arts Culture

Work history

Currently

Social Media Manager & P.A to the Director of the Festival

Literary Kitchen

May 2014
  • As PA to the Director of Literary Kitchen, I am building experience in arts and literature publicity and events in an innovative and creative field. I provide first hand and trusted support by assisting in organising live events, including the first Literary Kitchen Festival. I have improved online presence through managing social media accounts and building the brand through publicising events and increasing followers. - Responsible for publicity and social media. - Building relationships with authors, readers, artists and clients. - Managing social media accounts to increase online presence, particularly in the run-up to the festival. - Co-ordinate running schedules of multiple events. -Liaising with authors and artists to increase business for the writing courses through social media and email.

Currently

Social Media Manager & P.A to the Director of the Festival

Literary Kitchen

May 2014
  • As PA to the Director of Literary Kitchen, I am building experience in arts and literature publicity and events in an innovative and creative field. I provide first hand and trusted support by assisting in organising live events, including the first Literary Kitchen Festival. I have improved online presence through managing social media accounts and building the brand through publicising events and increasing followers. - Responsible for publicity and social media. - Building relationships with authors, readers, artists and clients. - Managing social media accounts to increase online presence, particularly in the run-up to the festival. - Co-ordinate running schedules of multiple events. -Liaising with authors and artists to increase business for the writing courses through social media and email.

2015

Publishing Intern

And Other Stories

May 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Throughout an enriching three month publishing internship at And Other Stories, I have built on my editorial, publicity and marketing skills in translated literary fiction. Whilst working closely with the company director, editor and publicist at this international company grassroots literary hub, I have also undertaken solitarily projects, including designing and creating a new database for press and media contacts. - Researched potential endorsers for new releases. -Contributed to meetings with the Director, editors and publicists in the U.K, U.S, and South America. -Undertook editorial tasks such as fact checking and proof-reading. - Created publicity coverage documents for authors. -Gained thorough knowledge on the publication process of translated literary fiction. - Updated and edited the company website. - Established Bibliocloud database by adding past and future publications. -Worked with Nielsen and Consortium Helix websites to check and update publication data.

2014

Intern

Random House: Vintage

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Acted as an junior to the publicity assistants of both fiction and non-fiction publishing imprints. Excelled in content writing and design skills when creating promotional material for authors and new releases, receiving commendations from senior members of the team. Worked on some of the biggest new releases of 2014 from authors such as Karl Ove Knausgaard and A.L Kennedy. -Assisted in organising book launches, signings and author appearances. -Communicated with media outlets to raise publicity for authors and new releases through requesting reviews. -Use of Gorkana: created press lists from digital, television and print media sources. -Collated press clippings. - Maintained a strong online presence for authors and new releases. -Attended company forecast meetings. - Office Administration duties.

Education

2016

English and American Literature

Goldsmiths

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
  • I graduated with a high 2:1 from Goldsmiths, University of London where I explored American literature alongside Modernist and contemporary prose and poetry. I explored the convergence between literature and the visual arts, with my dissertation exploring the presence of Cubism and Impressionism in the writing techniques of Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. Other subjects I explored included Counter Cultures in Cold War America, Feminist Writing, The French and English Decadence, Modern Poetry, and Literature of the Deep South and Southern Gothic. Outside of my studies, I was an active committee member of the English Society, organising poetry and reading events with prominent readers, as well as creative writing workshops and endless socials! I was awarded an annual scholarship for Academic Excellence throughout my degree.

2016

Fashion

Middlesex University

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

    2016

    Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

    University for the Creative Arts

    Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
    • I achieved a final grade of Distinction. Pathways covered included Fashion, Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography and Animation

    2016

    English Literature/ Double Applied Art and Design

    Farnham College

    Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
    • English Literature: A Applied Art and Desigh Double Award: AA