Nicola Webster

Junior Researcher

  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • TV
  • Radio Production
  • Research
  • Runner
  • Production Assistant
  • Office
  • Telephone Skills
  • Diary and Travel Management
  • Editorial Content
  • Admin Assistant
  • Casting Researcher
  • Avid News Cutter
  • Team Worker
  • C300
  • Canon Xf305

Work history


Freelance Junior Researcher


Dec 2015


Children in Need Appeal Assistant


Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
  • • Researched and collated fundraising stories for the Appeal show’s audience researcher • Liaised with Regional Offices in lead up to Appeal Night regarding merchandise, fundraising events, OB and live show ticket requests and grant application queries • Co-ordinated complex booking diary of 8 Pudsey Bear Character Costumes across Scotland • Acted as first point of contact for staff, fundraiser and corporate partner queries. • Created database systems to log fundraiser info and track Appeal content • Assisted on location on Great Scottish Run Appeal film shoot


Junior Researcher The Edge


May 2015 - Aug 2015
  • BBC1, The Edge (Gameshow hosted by Gabby Logan, 25x45) • Targeting - Researched and contacted multiple sources to target a diverse range of potential contestants. • Booking In- Interviewed applicants over the phone and co-ordinated and scheduled auditions • Auditions - Runner on audition tour across the UK which included self-shooting contributor action/interviews using the Canon XF305 and logging time codes and key information • Filed applications and input data into casting spreadsheet • Studio – Shadowed casting team, observed gallery, shadowed producer.


BBC Apprentice

BBC Scotland

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
  • • Runner at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2014 • Runner at the General Election Glasgow OB • Runner at the Royal National Mod 2014 • Runner at the BBC Scotland Active Academy T in the Park Online Team • Created galleries, uploaded images on iBroadcast, published online • Edited artists best performances on Avid Newscutter, published on BBC TITP website. • Had full control over all BBC Youtube Channels, uploaded every performance using tags for SEO BBC Music at the Quay • Edited performances on Avid Newscutter and published online • Created and updated schedule for festival playlists • Created and updated spreadsheet of film content • Updated inventory for site props Children’s • Researched and collated archive for Blow Your Mind • Sourced and purchased props • Used Fast Clear, PRS and PPL to copyright clear tracks Topical Radio • Pitched segment ideas and assisted with programme development • Booked guests and contributors • Researched and compiled briefs for presenter • Recorded and edited vox pops • Call handled on air Factual Arts • Researched for “What do Artists do all day?” and “Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic” • Compiled proposals for “Top 10 Designers that Changed Britain” and “The Future of Festival Coverage • Pitched ideas for content for BBC Music Day Learning • Assisted BBC News School Report producer creating short form content • Boom operator on several shoots • Assisted with LAB team workshops Sport • Article on women’s football published on BBC Sport online • Assisted Sportsound at Scottish Cup Semi-Finals • Edited Off the Ball podcast and links


Work Experience

Conde Nast

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • House and Garden Magazine House and Garden, Work Experience • Researched and sourced props and high-res images for features • Monitored incoming and out going props hired for cover shoot • Assisted in studio with the preparation, dressing and de-rigging of the set • Re-boxed and securely packaged all hired and borrowed items and returned to companies • Archived all the items, prices and companies included in the issue


Admin Assistant

Hilton Worldwide

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
  • •Assisted with: Expenses and Payroll, Credit Control, Accounts Payable and Banking •Managed bookings and set up meeting rooms •Distributed mail and delivery packages •Completed Stationery Purchase Orders and Invoice logs •Managed offsite storage and on-site filing system



Media Analysis and Production

Ayr College

Apr 2013 - Apr 2014



    Marr College

    Jul 2005 - Jul 2011