- Leicester, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Work Experience Summary: After graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester, I began my career working as an administrator in the marketing department of Alliance and Leicester'smore...
Work Experience Summary: After graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester, I began my career working as an administrator in the marketing department of Alliance and Leicester's head office. At weekends, I also worked as a volunteer at BBC Radio Leicester, an experience which paid off when I joined the UK's longest running local BBC radio station as a fully fledged member of production staff in January 2001.
My first role was as a broadcast assistant, working in the busy newsroom with journalists and presenters alike to get breaking news stories on the air. Over the next six years, I worked as a producer across virtually all of the daytime and weekend programmes, thriving on the fast pace of working in a live studio environment. I worked on numerous outside broadcasts, campaigns and special events; I was the regular entertainment and showbiz producer; and produced several series of features, including reports from the Cannes Film Festival.
During my BBC career, I also spent eight months on attachment with East Midlands Today, producing radio versions of TV reports for BBC local radio across the region. I produced short films for Video Nation, BBC Sport's Unsung Hero Award and Your Game, BBC Sport's social inclusion initiative.
I next worked for two years as a PR executive for Remploy, the UK's leading provider of employment services for people with disabilities and complex barriers to work. Here, I was responsible for promoting Remploy's employment branches across the Midlands and the South West, through candidate success stories, employer partnerships - with companies including McDonald's, BT and Poundland - and networking events. My work was featured in the local and national press, on BBC Radio 4, Central News TV and the BBC's Working Lunch.
I am now a freelance PR executive and virtual assistant and have been working to promote small businesses, community enterprises and charities. I currently work on an ad hoc basis for an international fashion retailer, editing images and spreads in Photoshop for the website.
Degree: BA (Hons)
Field of Study: Media, English & French
University / College: De Montfort University
Freelance PR executive, creative and virtual assistant