Monique Ricketts

Events and Communications Officer

  • LocationWingrave, Aylesbury, United Kingdom



  • Marketing PR
  • Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Proofreading
  • Event Organisation
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Relationship Management
  • Indesign
  • Office

Work history


Events & Communications Officer

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

May 2014 - Jul 2015
  • • Responsible for the editorial content of the RISJ website • Supported the redesign process and transition to the new CMS system (Drupal) • Managed external communications (social media, multimedia, e-newsletters, press enquires, and alumni relations) and generated reports, both internally and for external funders (Google Analytics) • Organised and administered events (incl budget), notably: Big Data for Media Conference 2014, Oxford Editor and CEO Forum, and various Executive Education Programmes • Produced publicity materials and development literature (book sales, event promotion, sponsor packs)


Events & Comms Assistant

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
  • • Organisation of the 30th Anniversary Alumni Reunion c200 attendees; invitation mailing, day-to-day contact for enquires, conference pack construction, event literature production (Programme & Fellows’ Fund Flyer), event logistics (master call sheet production, staff briefs – including the management of six graduate students over the 3 day events), speaker and VIP correspondence, post event communications (e-newsletter & website) and event summary report for Steering Committee • Regular event support and administration (seminars, publication launches & conferences); producing literature (InDesign), podcast recording and editing (Audacity), Storify production; whilst acting as a representative from RISJ. • Managing social media (via Hootsuite), assisting with website content (Typo-3), creation and implementation of YouTube channel, Linked –In company profile and Alumni survey, along with updating the Alumni Database (Microsoft access)


Events Assistant

Professional Event Services

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • • Working on the 2013 Events Strategy for World Vision UK, compiling a database of suitable events and contacting event organisers accordingly • Assisting with Social Media (management, event promotion and creating a Social Media plan) and website content (using Word press) • Researching and conducting venue visits, delegate registration and the production of required literature, along with on-the-day event support (the FD Centre Entrepreneurs Club Bristol & London) • Attending meetings with clients and industry events


Face to Face Temporary Assistant

World Vision UK

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
  • • Designed a recognition scheme and thank you certificates for top fundraisers, liaising with agencies to retrieve the required data • Produced training resources for fundraising agencies, both informational and inspirational posters (created using InDesign) • Researched merchandise suppliers to optimise spending, whilst liaising with the brand team to enhance brand image • Explored new merchandise to develop target audience engagement


Public Engagement Intern

World Vision UK

May 2012 - Jun 2012
  • • Researching prospective major donors, formatting proposals and project updates • Experience of working within a major gifts team and an understanding of how good quality research feeds into a successful fundraising team • Developed independent working skills in an unfamiliar environment, using an internal database to compile a booklet of inspirational stories key for face-to-face fundraisers in sponsorship acquisition • Participation in ambassador training expanding understanding of a large NGO • Enhanced my understanding of the variety and interrelationship between communications channels used in marketing department



Innovation Cultural Industries, Cultural Organisations Management, Cultural Economic Theory Appli

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Aug 2015 - May 2016
  • Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship


Public Relations, EU Policy, Managing European Cities Regions, Brand Retail Marketing, Internation

University of Birmingham

Aug 2009 - May 2012
  • BSc Business Management and Communciations