I am a Social Anthropology graduate who has studied at the universities of Manchester and Copenhagen. I have experience in broadcast media, marketing and advertising, and events management. I am looking to utilize my research and analytical skills and develop a career within media. I am currently working as a freelance broadcast assistant at BBC LookEast and I have experience in filmmaking, research, production, and editing. My varied work experience shows me to be to good communicator who is open and resourceful. I have experience liaising with clients in a professional business environment, dealing with the general public through hospitality work and managing teams and projects.
I currently work as a freelance for the BBC Look East live news programme. My responsibilities include loading up the script onto the computers, running through the script with the anchor, checking for mistakes and making sure it keeps with a time frame. During the live show it is my responsibility to run the autocue.
In this temporary role I maintained a marketing database for this business magazine.
I was an Account Manager working in marketing and sales of advertising for the regional and national press. My responsibilities included researching audiences and localities in order to ensure the best fit for our clients’ needs. I liaised and met with clients and advertising agencies. I used a range of marketing and booking software including Jicreg and Ebiquity in addition to standard packages such as Excel and PowerPoint. This role has gave me greater insight into the workings of contemporary print media.
I was Box Office Supervisor for this busy music venue. My duties included liaison with the acts, their management, security, customers and my team of ticketing staff. This job gave me a good understanding of ticketing software and I dealt with a variety of agents as part of my role in planning ticketing allocations. It was my responsibility to ensure that the venue is not over-capacity. I was also responsible for financial reporting, cashing up and locking up
I was a trusted and reliable member of staff at these landmark bars for four years. I was an active member of the team, serving, placing orders, stock taking and cashing up. I helped to organise and host live music and DJ events alongside working on the bar.
This degree, based in the number one ranked Social Anthropology department in the UK, gave me an in-depth understanding of the variety of people’s lives and the cultural, political and economic factors that shape those lives. I gained extensive experience in group work, presentations, reviewing and extended pieces of writing including a 12,000 word final project. I conducted a number of pieces of qualitative research using both interviews and participant observation. Most significantly my final year project about migration, identity and food in which I used an innovative method of sensory ethnography involving cooking and eating with participants. During my degree I was especially interested in Visual Anthropology, the recording of ethnographic findings through film. I took three Visual Anthropology modules including a Masters-level practical course where we were taught filming, sound, and editing and made our own documentary. In 2013 I was selected to be a student representative and volunteer at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Conference in Manchester. This unique event takes place once every five years and is a meeting of the world’s most respected anthropologists.
I was one of nine students at the University of Manchester awarded a fully-funded Erasmus Scholarship during which I used to studying Masters level courses for one year at Copenhagen University. I was interested in understanding Scandinavian life and subcultures and conducted research observing daily life at a typical Danish kindergarten. I was also part of a group project on gang tensions in the area of Nørrebro that involved interviewing gang members from both the ‘Black Cobras’ and ‘Hells Angels’. Together with a fellow student I made a short ‘visual ethnography’ or documentary film exploring the Scandinavian subculture of ‘retro-gaming’; this involved filming at the World Tetris Championship, the Swedish Mario Kart Convention and daily life at a local arcade.