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I currently work as a Projects Assistant and Junior Designer for the multi-platform content agency Edenco, on Laithwaite's Wine and Sunday Times Wine Club content. My role is very varied and demanding; covering project management and design. I am used to juggling multiple projects and tasks on a daily basis, meaning I have to be highly organised and willing to go the extra mile to deliver a high standard of work on-budget and on-schedule. In everything I do in my current role, I work hard to uphold the reputation and image of the clients Edenco work with. I have developed a strong understanding of what it takes to produce content that is constantly working for a company; driving sales and boosting brand awareness while maintaining a consistent tone of voice. I have become especially interested in project management, and have worked hard to gain as much as experience in this area, for example putting myself forward to work on recent new business pitches and getting exposure with senior stakeholders both internally and on the client-side. Prior to working for Edenco, I spent time interning for First4Movies, a film promotion agency. Working on their website, this experience developed my understanding of digital content and content management systems. I also learnt how inspiring, informed and SEO-friendly copy is vital in boosting a brand’s online presence, and driving traffic to their website and other digital platforms.
I currently work for EdenCo Creative, a multi-platform content agency, on content for Laithwaite's Wine and Sunday Times Wine Club, the UK’s No.1 wine merchant. Initially having joined them in 2011 as a Projects Assistant, in 2015 this role was combined with that of Junior Designer. In this extremely demanding and varied dual role I have worked hard to gain a great amount of experience on as many different aspects of content production as possible. From initial brief through to conception and final production, I help to ensure the smooth running of a project. I have experience shoot planning including working up schedules, briefing teams on shoot requirements and ensuring these are adhered to. I have great stakeholder management skills both agency and client side, often with senior team members. I am also responsible for shoot sample ordering and stock management of all wines featured in an issue. This part of my role has also made me adept at change and error management, especially in the build up to and on shoot days, using my knowledge and solution-orientated outlook to ensure risk and cost implications are minimised. Post-shoot I edit and retouch images using Photoshop, create page layouts in InDesign and also do artworking. On top of this I also monitor prop budgets and handle invoices.
Initially a work experience placement in February 2010, I returned twice during school breaks. On top of general office duties my role involved keeping the company’s website up to date using their content management system. I also generated ideas to advertise new films owned by companies including 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. On top of this I also assisted with the organisation of free cinema screenings, speaking directly with management at cinemas to confirm participation and number of attendees.