Steph Mason

Looking for new opportunity

About me

I am a valuable team player, confident communicator, creative and analytical thinker with a range of experience across different areas such as international sales, media and luxury retail. I am passionate about travel and boutique hotels and am a fashion and interior design enthusiast. - Media background (newspapers, magazines, marketing) - International Sales experience within Publishing (travel sector and children's non-fiction) - Project Management experience drawing on strong organisational skills - Account Management experience drawing on excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills - Foreign language skills in French and Italian

Skills

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Brand Management
  • Creative
  • Communications
  • International Sales
  • Building Relationships
  • Travel
  • Organisational
  • Interpersonal
  • Magazine
  • Book Publishing

Work history

2017

International Sales Assistant

Bonnier Publishing

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Primarily assisted and supported the Senior Manager for France, French speaking Canada, Spain and Portugal on all sales of rights for the imprints Templar, Weldon Owen and Studio Press - Also assisted and supported the Managers for Italy, Israel and Eastern Europe - Utilised French language skills

2016

International Licensing Executive (12 month FTC - maternity cover)

Lonely Planet

Nov 2015 - Nov 2016
  • Full Time
  • • Account Management of Lonely Planet's guidebook partners in Poland, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic and Russia and magazine licensee in The Netherlands – responsible for sales and brand management across these countries • Set and achieved revenue and publishing targets in my territories i.e. renegotiated detailed contracts with the Russian licensee • Signed on Lonely Planet's new magazine and website licensee in The Netherlands • Launched Lonely Planet in Poland • Worked with partners to develop appropriate long-term business plans – including marketing, publishing and sales, B2B and digital (website and social media) to grow sales of Lonely Planet products • Brand guardian for Lonely Planet (responsible for the print and editorial quality of partner translations, approved cover selection and approved marketing offline and online) • New business development (market assessment and request for pitch process) • Sales analysis and financial reporting • Carried out overseas business travel - visited partners in their local markets and at London and Frankfurt Book Fairs to track their performance against agreed KPIs and to conduct competitor reviews • Managed our intern (setting projects, setting up inductions, managing her schedule)

2015

Campaigns Coordinator

Morrisons

Dec 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Full Time
  • • Project Managing all in-store marketing campaigns • Main voice of the Convenience channel in terms of in-store marketing • Writing communications to stores such as the weekly Marketing Bulletin • Briefing the studio and creative agency and reviewing artwork • Presenting creative to senior managers and the Marketing Director • Delivering the best ‘fit for purpose’ and innovative solutions

2013

Marketing Coordinator

Space NK

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Full Time
  • • Creating brand engaging e-newsletter using exclusive content • Delivering targeted email marketing to UK and US loyalty program members • Campaign analysis • Managing sample send outs to loyalty customers • Identifying corporate partners and brands to work with

2013

Assistant to Editor-in-chief

ELLE Decoration

Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Full Time
  • • Editorial research (background research prior to Editor’s interviews) • Ambassador for Editor-in-Chief • Daily liaison with and main point of contact for PR agencies • Diary Management and organising Editor-in-Chief’s schedule • Planning business travel

2011

Marketing Executive & Project Manager

The Newspaper Marketing Agency

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
  • Full Time
  • • Writing informative and engaging marketing literature • Collaborating with senior advertising agency figures • Briefing external suppliers, publishers, designers and internal teams • Organising events including creating invitations and information packs • Relationship building, meeting and presenting to all stakeholders including key industry figures • Managing projects through to completion

Education

2009

Management BA

The University Of Leeds

Sep 2006 - Jul 2009
  • 1.1 Hons degree