- Bristol, GB
- £10 /hr
- Available now
Press and media experience
I have experience of working in PR at advertising agency McCann Erickson and subsequently at the city farm I currently work at. This consistently requiresmore...Press and media experience
I have experience of working in PR at advertising agency McCann Erickson and subsequently at the city farm I currently work at. This consistently requires a thorough understanding and knowledge of a brand, industry and the audiences being addressed whether it was consumer or charity. I have experience of liaising with journalists and media publications as well as social media for campaigns and to build and maintain good working relationships with key contacts.
I enjoy taking responsibility for my own work and seeing a project through from start to finish. I have recently coordinated and implemented a communications plan to promote a new membership scheme. I have developed a thorough understanding of marketing specific products, events and areas of a charitable organisation.
Social Media and the internet
I have first-rate social networking skills and introduced the use of social networking to Windmill Hill City Farm. I successfully use Twitter and Facebook to market the Farm, ensuring that messages are timely and updated regularly to maximise communications potential, reach targeted audiences and showcase it to online communities. I am confident at content management and have a good knowledge of HTML. I update and write copy for the Farm’s website and promote it to local groups through Netmums, Gumtree and other audience-specific websites.
I have excellent written and verbal communication skills. I am respectful of others, friendly and can confidently work with people at all levels – something I do daily in my current job.. I believe respect, co-operation, flexibility and a sense of humour are important to achieving good working relationships I really enjoy working in a team and I am equally happy working on my own initiative. I have experience at university and at work of writing reports and giving presentations on specific projects and topics.
I have excellent computer skills; I am proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint for writing, creating events and communications plans and presentations. I have used all of these skills effectively at university, in the workplace and at home. At Windmill Hill City Farm, I have implemented computerised and manual databases to organise information and keep accurate, up to date records. At McCann Erickson I used spreadsheets and databases to maintain an accurate record of press coverage for clients.
I am flexible, resourceful and practiced at organising my time and workload effectively to complete assignments on time to a high standard.. I have undertaken several posts requiring excellent organisation skills and have mainly worked for charities or third sector organisations.
My present responsibilities include organising, marketing and promoting the Farm’s services, events, courses and aims, liaising closely with the Marketing and Events Coordinator.
. Working for a small charity requires flexibility and close team working. As my responsibilities are wide ranging - overseeing ‘Farm Friends’, administrative duties, organising events, HR and finance support, I have developed excellent organisational skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure. I also have a sound understanding of budgeting, costs and monitoring and good numeracy skills.
I am very keen to develop my existing press, communications and marketing skills. I have the enthusiasm and energy to take on a new challenge with more responsibility in order to fulfil my potential and help the organisation to flourish. I am calm, friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking. I believe I would make a positive contribution.
Area Covered: Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Exeter, London, Midlands
Summary: I have excellent administration and research experience, compiling reports to complement in depth research including interviews, data collection and literature review. Thorough, objective and resourceful. I have experience producing press releases, briefing documents, website design and content.
I am experience in organisation such as meetings, launch events, receptions, festival events, diary management, minute taking. Able to see a project through successfully from inception to completion.
IT Skills include excellent computer, internet and desk research capabilities, proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), website management and content contribution, including HTML and Photoshop. Experience of research software such SPSS.
Communication - I am a confident speaker, an effective communicator and practiced in presentations. Flexible and respectful and able to work successfully with people at all levels, across language and cultural boundaries. Confident, adaptable and happy to work as part of a team or on my own.
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Job Title: Team Assistant, PR, Marketing and Events
Company: Windmill Hill City Farm
Description: Responsible for the design, coordination and delivery of a new membership scheme 'Farm Friends'. I have liaised with internal and external colleagues to design the products associated with the membership and ensure a good membership is on offer. This membership scheme will maximise the support of the public in order to provide a more reliable income stream for the charity whilst providing members with products and benefits.
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I coordinate the Farm's social networking and press plan along with the Events Coordinator. Opening the Twitter and Facebook accounts, I have ensured the Farm increases its online presence and raises the public's awareness of the Farm, its events, services and aims. I update these accounts regularly as well as writing copy for the website, press releases and ensuring press coverage is secured.
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Education Summary: Sept 2006 • Sept 2007: MA Political Communications (Distinction) Cardiff University, Cardiff
Sept 2002 • June 2005: BA (Honours) Journalism, Film and Broadcasting (2:1) - Cardiff University, Cardiff
Sept 1996 - June 2001: Three A Levels grades A, B, B, eight GCSE’s grade A*-C - Cotham Grammar School, Bristol
Researcher, Photographer, Events Coordinator, Administrator