Samara Straker

Creative

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I am a budding young media professional who has worked in various roles in the creative industry, many of which involve coming up with an alternative content or ideas for set briefs. Through working in so many creative environments, I have gained many skills highly sought after in the creative industry, including creative problem solving, good story telling and communication skills, as well as basic skills such as good punctuality and attendance. In many cases, I have even been promoted due to my hardworking and determined nature. I am currently looking for a work commitment in which I can grow as both an individual and part of a team and utilise existing skills, as well as developing new ones.

Skills

  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Blogging
  • Photography
  • Ideas
  • Digital
  • Selling
  • Sales
  • Retail/showroom Sales

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TATE

    TATE

    • Arts and Culture
  • Channel 4

    Channel 4

    • Television
  • Google

    Google

    • Technology
  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing

Work history

2016

Mar 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Iconic Steps is an initiative within the BFI that teaches young people aged 16-25 years old how to make videos in advertising, documentary-making and music videos. My role was to assist on courses, including anything to the run up to that course, such as taking pictures of students behind the scenes, contacting students and helping to devise a social media and marketing strategy.

2016

Your4 Member

Channel 4

Feb 2013 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Your4 is Channel 4’s exclusive online community for 16-24 years olds, where we review anything from products to new TV shows and advertising campaigns, helping to shape the future of Channel 4. During my time of which I was promoted to Your4 Recruiter, as they wanted to recruit like-minded people.

2010

Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Spinebreaker was a teenage editorial team run by Penguin Books. Duties included reviewing books and coming up with creative content based on them, then uploading it to the Spinebreaker’s website. Other duties included; interviewing authors and reviewing and attending book events.

2010

News Editor

Livity

Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Live Magazine is produced and owned by digital marketing agency Livity. Each quarterly youths would put together a magazine, with the help of mentors. I started out a contributor for a year before I got promoted to New Editor. I was known for my ‘ideas’

2009

Blogger and Marketer

Southbank Centre

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • At Southbank I worked on two separate projects; one involved blogging about a poetry event that was taking place at the Southbank, while the other involved marketing a spoken word show to peers. Southbank’s aim was to reach more young people.

Education

2012

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I studied Creative Writing and English Literature at Middlesex University

Awards

2008

Arts Award

AQA

  • I won an Arts Award for my poetry. I also won a published award in a youth anthology called ''Talkin' 'Bout My Generation,' for my poem 'Bullying,' and two written features in Dazed and Confused Magazine, as part of competition in where I pitched my ideas.

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