Una Bassil

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About me

 

3rd year BA Film Studies student at Kingston University, graduating Summer 2016 with a First-Class degree (confirmed). Intelligent self-starter with sufficient experience, keen on building a career in PR, Marketing and Advertising. To date, by completing a number of internships and job roles, I have demonstrated and learned a vast range of skills: Digital Marketing and PR, Digital, Account Management, Fundraising, Journalism, Content Production, Social Media management, etc. I possess lateral thinking and can build strong relationships with people from various backgrounds. I devote most of my time for professional and personal development, but I also care about contributing to the society on a voluntary basis when possible.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Film
  • TV
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Hootsuite
  • Press Junkets
  • Press Release Writing
  • Marketing Advertising Research
  • PR Marketing Assistance
  • Intercom

Work history

Currently

Junior Account Executive

M&C Saatchi PR

Apr 2016
  • Working across various accounts and supporting Consumer teams. Clients include: Currys PC World (Dixons Carphone), AXA, Swiftcover, EE, Wellmann, Footlocker. As a PR JAE, I am responsible for compiling media lists and coverage trackers, pitching to media, responding to journalists’ product requests, compiling product E-shots, organising events by liaising with third parties and supporting the account team in project delivery on a day to day basis. In addition, I manage the team’s expenses, organise travel and accommodation requirements through the relevant internal systems. In addition, I contribute to daily editorial meetings on a frequent basis and organise media archive.

Currently

Marketing & Communications Associate

Mealz

Sep 2016
  • As a marketing and communications associate at a brand new digital start-up Mealz I am responsible for: General support of CEO and Marketing Director of Mealz Managing existing accounts and attracting new brands Building and expanding an online community of Mealz's contributors Managing online databases Creative idea execution for the brand's development

2015

Marketing & Social Media Intern

Baltic Media Alliance

May 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Working at the biggest Baltic region channel as a marketing and social media intern. Responsibilities include working on the advertising and promotional projects; assist the Head of the Marketing Department. Creating press releases for premiering TV shows or feature films on the First Baltic Channel Preparation of marketing advertising materials Assisting on PR Campaigns, preparation of project presentation to Sales Department and business partners Research work for the marketing department Work with MS Office Social media update and traffic increase development Development of an English version the 1bma.lv - An official home page of Baltic Media Alliance Development of an English version of massmedia.lv - Home page of MASSmedia - mobile TV ad company by BMA Maquette production for publishing and digital media Assistance in preparation of nationwide contests

2015

Arts Auction Intern

Macdougall’s Arts Auction

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Internship at MacDougall's has shaped my understanding of the auction business and allowed to focus on Russian arts more in-depth. Furthermore, I have developed my ability to work in a team and under pressure, work efficiently under pressure and was generally an invaluable experience. Curated the pre-auction exhibition and dealt with visitors' general queries. Assisted with the pre-auction activities such as arranging the exhibition, catalogue distribution, etc. Organised the auction house's research library. Assisted with any tasks given by the permanent staff or directors.

2015

Intern Journalist

The Hollywood Reporter Russia

Jun 2015 - May 2015
  • For 4 months I have interned at the Russian Edition for The Hollywood Reporter's only analog in other language - Russian. I had attended European Film Awards 2014 as an on-site journalist to provide lifestream coverage for website and social media (e.g. Instagram). Interviewed high-profile celebrities as Reese Witherspoon, Nikolay Coster-Waldau, Timothy Spall, Steve McQueen, etc. Was featured in the February 2015 spread as one of the authors. On a constant basis translated and localised articles from US website to its Russian analog. Learned to work under pressure and with very tight deadlines. Produced high quality articles and interviews.

Education

2016

Film Studies

Kingston University

Aug 2013 - May 2016
  • First Class Academic Results Creating short films and a short documentary Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut proficiency Script development My academic papers can be seen here: http://kingston.academia.edu/UnaBassil

2012

General Secondary Education

Riga Secondary School 34

Aug 2000 - May 2012
  • Certificate of General Secondary Education (Humanities Class) Minimum mark in Diploma – 8 (10 being highest) Subjects studied: Mathematics, English, History, Arts, Economics, Philosophy, etc.

2011

Professional Education Certificate in Fine Arts

Janis Rozentals Riga Art High-school

Aug 2009 - Apr 2011
  • Professional Education Certificate in Fine Arts. I studied painting with oil on canvas, watercolour on paper. Drawing and sketching, with pencil, oil, crayons and kohl. Studied sculpture and history of fine arts.

Awards

2012

Letter of Appreciation from Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis

  • Awarded for exceptional school graduation marks.