Richard Pilcher

Broadcast Ad Operations

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist who has worked as a copywriter and currently works in Broadcast Ad Operations for Bloomberg Television. I have spent the last two years managing broadcast content for Bloomberg EMEA - scheduling and maintaining programming and advertising campaigns on a daily basis. However, I want to do more than just schedule, manage and report on content - I want to create it. After completing my NCTJ qualification I worked as a sports copywriter for London Bridge Media. My job was to create exciting and engaging content around the World Cup for our client Betway. During my time here I learnt how to create content and schedule it on the content management system. I also learnt how to edit photos on Photoshop, research keywords to improve SEO and update our client’s social media channels. The World Cup was a success for our client and the agency extended my contract until the end of the summer. I have experience with HTML thanks to my blogs on Wordpress and I recently completed a digital skills course with Freeformers. I am active on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and consider myself to have excellent knowledge of social media platforms even if I don’t have as many followers as I would like... As a writer I relish understanding how people connect to content, so the opportunity to produce content across a range of platforms really appeals to the creative and versatile side of me. I am also eager to hone my creative skills and become a more strategic user of digital and social media.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • TV
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Project Management
  • Web Content
  • Social
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing

Work history

Currently

Broadcast Ad Operations

Bloomberg

Jan 2013
  • I am responsible for all scheduled content across Bloomberg Television EMEA - including programming, commercials and promotional videos. I work alongside advertising sales and editorial to ensure paid campaigns run in accordance with advertisers' expectations and all EMEA content complies with OFCOM regulations. I manage Bloomberg Television EMEA inventory to ensure our multi-million dollar campaigns can be delivered and I prepare TV traffic logs and programme schedules to serve them, I create bespoke programme formats to accommodate show/segment sponsorships and I also oversee the delivery of copy - downloading and editing content to bring it in line with Bloomberg broadcast requirements.

2013

Mail Services

Bloomberg

Mar 2011 - Jan 2013
  • EMEA Supply Chain at Bloomberg • Processing and sending equipment and documents using TMS & SAP • Responsible for entire process of collecting items, rate shopping, processing, tracking and creating delivery reports

2010

Sports Copywriter

London Bridge Media

May 2010 - Aug 2010
  • • Writing betting previews and news articles for Betway.com covering the World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France and other sports • Creating and scheduling content on the Content Management System • Editing images on Photoshop • Proofing articles, checking links and researching SEO keywords • Updating Betway's social media

Education

2009

NCTJ

News Associates

Aug 2008 - Jan 2009
  • NCTJ Fast-Track

2008

English Literature

Lancaster University

Sep 2005 - Apr 2008
  • 2:1 BA Hons