Sophie Billington
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Sophie Billington

Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sophie Billington

Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Creative director with a background in video production, digital marketing, broadcast media, music journalism and factual research with organisations such as Stink Films, ITV, Steam Radio, Quicksilver Media, Sky News, BBC Radio 3 and MCR Live. Experience organising and promoting both physical and digital multi-stakeholder events for Funraising, an arts platform that I founded in 2015, and Ethical Consumer Magazine. Featured in Eventbrite series 'Generation DIY', a highly motivated self-starter that has launched and developed number of creative projects and fundraised upwards of £4000 for various charities such as Manchester Mind, The Mustard Tree and The Bhopal Medical Appeal. Co-presenter of Amplify, a monthly radio show that platforms artists from underrepresented communities around the world. Interview enthusiast that has interviewed an estimated 200+ music artists at festivals, online and in person. Driven by overlapping passions for cinema, music, arts, comedy, human rights and social and environmental justice. Handy with a camera and London based. Always looking to support creative and social justice ventures such as those focused on POC in nature. If you’re interested in collaborating in some way my inbox is always open!
Projects
  • 'Cuddy Buddy' Stink Films 23.03.22
    'Cuddy Buddy' Stink Films 23.03.22Assisting as a runner on a challenging yet invigorating Stink Films shoot for 'Cuddy Buddy', a music video release from Bermondsey-based rapper Flohio.
  • ArtBox: A Not So Silent Art Auction
    ArtBox: A Not So Silent Art AuctionA silent art auction to raise money for Manchester Mind with music from Funraising DJs. Over 60 artists participated over the course of two years, from all backgrounds, disciplines and most importantly, all levels of experience.
Work history
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    Researcher - Natural History UnitBBC Studios
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Resident presenterSteam Radio
    Manchester, United KingdomPart Time
    Produce and present Amplify, a monthly show which platforms music from artists outside of the UK and US, often those that are underrepresented in mainstream media. Featured in a documentary about Steam Radio and on Melodic Distractions.
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Skills
  • Content Writing
  • Communications
  • Radio
  • Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Video Editing
  • Production
  • Music Journalism
  • Event Coordination
  • Project Management
Education
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    BA English LiteratureUniversity of Manchester Student Union
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    - Consistently met tight deadlines maintaining a high standard of work. - Enhanced my attention to detail in the extensive practice of close reading. - Displayed creativity and originality in essays that gained first class grades, and in a first class creative project in final year (88%). - Exercised a methodical approach to work in the face of large assignments such as a 7000 word dissertation. - Showed strong aptitude for teamwork under a variety of assessment methods - in my final year my teams achieved first class grades in a group presentation (77%), and in group work (78%) respectively. - Achieved a first class grade and a 2:1 in Politics and Creative Writing modules.
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    3 A Levels, all A*-A (English Literature, English Language, Economics)Peter Symonds College
     - Winchester, United Kingdom
    A* in A-Level English Literature A in A-Level English Language A in A-Level Economics B in AS-Level Early History
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Awards
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    Fundraising Event of the Year for ArtBox, a Silent Art AuctionUniversity of Manchester Student Union
    Funraising won the award for 'Fundraising Event of the Year 2018' with its debut event in December 2017: 'ArtBox: A Not-So-Silent Art Auction'. This involved auctioning the work of 50+ creatives and artists with live-gigging acts and DJs. Every piece was sold, and we raised £1,145 for the mental health charity Manchester Mind and its afterparty, 'PostBox'.