I'm a hard working, fun, switched-on and adaptable creative EA. For several years I've worked as the right hand woman to several successful and dynamic magazine editors and more recently, TV executives. I'm friendly, tenacious and smart with a down-to-earth manner and fab organisational skills. I have a superb eye for detail, great written, editorial and research skills. I'm extremely passionate about music, arts, TV, radio, advertising, magazines, digital, PR, etc. I like to get stuck in whatever's thrown my way and thrive on variety.
Discovery Networks International (MATERNITY COVER) July 2015 – date EA to Head of Production and Development, Factual Entertainment & Head of Factual • Full support to two senior executives in a fast-paced and demanding work environment • Act as first point of contact for all internal and external contacts, clients and service providers. • Extensive diary management across multiple time zones. • Schedule, organise and co-ordinate complex meetings and VCs (including liaison with Facilities dept). • Research for Factual Entertainment department. Watch promos, provide feedback on casting, etc. • Organise complex travel, transport & hotel arrangements and arrange itineraries. Track air miles, etc. • Answer phone and screen calls, take detailed messages, respond to internal and external enquiries. • Prepare purchase orders, submit and track monthly expense claims. • Help to prepare presentations and other documents. • Deal with ad-hoc admin queries and support to any departmental projects. • Sickness/holiday reporting.
TEMP CONTRACT • Manage two hectic diaries; arrange and prepare for meetings; complex travel arrangement; international conference calls and VCs; compile expenses reports; raise POs, process invoices; undertake research, etc.
(TEMP CONTRACT) PA to Head of Sales, ITV Broadcasting • PA support to Head of Sales and large Sales dept. (including diary, meetings, expenses, approvals, etc) PA to Director of Interactive and PA to Director of Production & Strategic Delivery • All round PA support to two exceptionally busy senior TV executives.
Cineflix Productions April 2013 – August 2013 (MATERNITY COVER - MADE REDUNDANT WITH SEVERAL OTHERS) Executive Assistant to Creative Director • Support and assist the Creative Director in all aspects of his role (business & personal). • Maintain schedule and diary; set up and coordinate internal/external meetings, conference calls & VCs. • Research and prepare documentation, agendas and viewing materials for meetings. • Travel organisation: including booking flights and accommodation, itineraries, per diems and petty cash. • Expenses processing and credit card reconciliation. • Liaison with all international offices. • File contracts with legal department in Toronto and coordinating all paperwork. • Coordination of MIPCOM / MIPTV attendance. • Undertake ad hoc projects as required. • Assistance with Commissioning process: weekly meeting notes, updating slate, assisting with treatments, arranging pitch & broadcaster meetings, on-going liaison re projects, etc.
Hearst Magazines September 2011 – December 2012 Homes Coordinator – Good Housekeeping • Write, commission, research and source images for Good Ideas magazine and Good Housekeeping. • Attend press shows; develop relationships with PRs. • Update website / write copy / organise competitions. • Ran the Homes department single-handedly for several months until a new Homes editor was appointed. • All-round PA support to editor. Hearst Magazines September 2005 – September 2011 Interiors/Lifestyle Assistant – SHE • Research, source images and write stories for interiors, real time trends, gift guides and news pages. • Developed excellent relationships with PRs and attended press shows. • Source music and Letters prizes. • Sourced and resized images, wrote copy and uploaded to Allaboutyou.com website. PA to Editor – SHE • Diary management, managing magazine inboxes, presentations, dealing with calls and correspondence, travel and itineraries, expenses, meetings, lunches, meeting guests, personal PA work, ad hoc projects, etc. • Editorial research and assume writing responsibilities. • First point of contact and face of the brand. • Dealt with confidential and highly sensitive information discreetly. Liaison at all levels. • Arranged and coordinated work-experience placements. • Recruitment: ads, interview organisation, etc. • Absence co-ordinator. • Office management and liaison with Facilities/IT departments to resolve issues. • Organisation of Editor’s events – including managing guest list and on-going liaison with venues. • Responsible for company credit card / petty cash / logging invoices with Finance dept. • Sort offers/competitions ensuring they’re drawn on time / winners are notified. • Assisted the Events and Sponsorship team in the organising and running of events including guest lists, distribution of invitations, delivery details and hands on assistance at the event. Sponsorship negotiation. • Marked up SHE on a monthly basis for syndication purposes. • Booking of cars/couriers. Help with shoots.