Monique Ricketts

Events and Communications Officer

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  • LocationWingrave, Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Skills

 

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

Work history

2015

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)

2014

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)

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

Education

2016

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

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Aug 2015 - May 2016
  • Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

2012

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

University of Birmingham

Aug 2009 - May 2012
  • BSc Business Management and Communciations