Megan Evans

PR

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Skilled in charity PR and B2B PR. Currently working at Propeller (a PR agency with tech and media clients) and Bi Pride UK (a charity which champions bi visibility and held the biggest bi gathering in history). Articles on behalf of the charity published on Stonewall, Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Gay Times and DIVA! magazine. Also featured on an Openly podcast on Spotify. Two years experience working in television production and highly skilled in filming, editing, casting, fact checking, looking after talent and researching. A keen blog writer debating issues of culture, mental health and sexuality aimed at 20-something year olds.

Skills

  • TV Production
  • Filming
  • Blogging
  • Writing
  • Press Liaison
  • Journalism
  • Comms
  • PR
  • Celebrity Liaison
  • Research

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Blast! Films

    Blast! Films

    • Television
  • Bi Pride UK

    Bi Pride UK

    • Charity
  • Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

    Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

    • Charity
  • T

    The Tab

    Work history

    Currently

    PR Intern

    Propeller PR

    Jun 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Writing press releases/ articles/ client comments, pitching article ideas to journalists, organising events, sending event invitations, collating the daily news bulletin and sending it to company contacts from a database, liaising with journalists, keeping minutes during internal meetings, creating media lists, monitoring all coverage, editing Propeller’s video series on Adobe Premier and answering all incoming calls to the office.

    Currently

    PR & Comms Officer

    Bi Pride UK

    Feb 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Sole media contact for journalists, securing coverage of a live event with journalists, identifying reactive and proactive media opportunities, writing articles, arranging and delivering content to press, handling high profile media accounts, managing relationships with these on behalf of the charity, producing content for the website and social media channels, campaign ideation.

    2019

    Junior Researcher

    Blast! Films

    Apr 2018 - Feb 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Animal research, fact checking, creating sequences on avid, script checking, liaising with the location team and logging footage, working to tight deadlines to support the edit.

    2018

    Junior Casting Researcher

    Freeform Productions

    Mar 2018 - May 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Filming on a Canon XF305 and interviewing applicants, as part of the casting team, at 'A Place in the Sun' exhibitions. Encouraging members of the public to audition, controlling queues and grading potential contributors.

    2018

    Production Runner

    Keo Films

    Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • New studio-based cooking competition series, featuring Mary Berry, at Pinewood studios. Assisting production and looking after crew: performing background checks using Lexus Nexus, liaising with suppliers, researching and sourcing props and food items, reconciling floats, managing crew areas, preparing the studio, whilst working to a tight schedule.

    2017

    Logger

    Shine TV

    May 2017 - Aug 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working 6-day weeks, with 11-hour days, efficiently using the ‘Forscene’ programme, to meet daily deadlines, set by the Production Manager, to keep up with the long hours of filming.

    2017

    Apr 2017 - May 2017
    • Salford M50 2EQ, UK
    • Freelance
    • Working alongside the Office Manager: managing the Head of the company's diary, answering all incoming calls, looking after guests (actors, directors, writers etc.), franking mail, replenishing kitchen consumables, collecting parcels, setting up and clearing meetings rooms, and ordering stationary stock from suppliers.

    2017

    Junior Researcher

    True North Productions

    Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
    • Leeds, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Edit support including researching statistics, fact checking and checking scripts. Attending meetings with Channel Four and making notes for the Producer Director. Filming the second camera on a Sony A7S, chasing all contributors for consent forms and location agreements, and looking after reporter Morland Sanders.

    2016

    Career Consultant

    Acquire Learning

    Feb 2016 - Apr 2016
    • Melbourne, Australia
    • Full Time
    • Advising individuals seeking work and encouraging them to sign up for online diploma courses at an outbound call centre. Guiding individuals through the initial enrollment process over the telephone. Responsibly processing their personal details and employment prospects correctly for the next member of my team. Following up calls to maintain a reliable relationship, to check their needs were being met.

    2015

    Journalist

    The Tab

    Sep 2014 - May 2015
    • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Freelance journalist for the online student newspaper. Creating interactive quizzes with a light and humorous tone, engaging individuals in university news attractive to students.

    2014

    Blogger

    Love TEFL

    Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
    • South Africa
    • Freelance
    • Paid blogger for volunteering company 'Love TEFL’, during a two-month internship in South Africa, teaching young children English and PE. My blogs painted the picture of my amazing adventures and encouraged individuals to sign up for a TEFL teaching internship.

    Education

    2015

    Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

    The University of Newcastle

    Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • PR and Communications modules: event planning, social media campaigns, press releases, blog writing, awareness campaigns. Journalism modules: creating online and print articles for a variety of audiences and working to strict deadlines set by my tutor. Online Communications module: designing and creating a website to excite first year Newcastle University students, advising them on social events, restaurants, sports teams, study help and ways to meet new people. Also wrote an exceptional dissertation exploring social class and gender representations in 21st century American horror films and analysing how the audience engaged with various identities

    Awards

    2014

    TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

    Love TEFL

    • Earned this award whilst planning and teaching English language lessons for children aged 4-8. My TEFL qualification allows me to teach English to children all around the world.

    2004

    Sports Leaders Level 1

    Honley High School

    • Gained this award whilst managing and leading sport sessions for children aged 9 - 11.