Summary

I am a bilingual, personable and positive hard-worker who is known to go above and beyond when delivering results. As an expert problem solver who remains calm under pressure, I can be depended on and offer consistent reliability.  

Skills

Skills
Interpersonal

Self-confident, positive and outgoing. Assertive problem solver with a strong work ethic who performs well under pressure. Flexible and able to cope with criticism. 

COMMUNICATION

Skilled writer with well-developed experience in copywriting, editing and proofing. Effective communicator, confident speaker and excellent listener with the gift of the gab. 

Organization / ADMINISTRATION

Over 10 years applied experience working in administrative and customer service oriented roles. Flexible, deadline driven multitasker who is attentive to detail. 

DIGITAL MEDIA

Professional and extra-curricular experience in social media, blogging, SEO, coding, RSS, content creation/curation, analytics, online research, video production. Tech savvy. 

Work EXPERIENCE

Work History

Social Media Strategist

JGBstudios.com
Jun 2013 - Present

Self-employed as a remote working social media strategist. Contracted for 2 years in a row by 7 returning music festival clients. Flown across Australia to provide on-site social media management and metrics training to staff and volunteers.

Social Media Strategy Development: Developing tailored strategies through detailed instructional guide documents.  
Social Strategy Training: On site one-on-one training teaching teams and individuals how to implement social media strategies. 
Social Strategy Product Development: Creation of calendars, reports, instruction guides, content tools and other resources to help clients get organized and productive.

Media Runner

DEATHPROOF PR / Soundwave Touring
2014 - 2015

Contract work as part of the publicity team on-site for Soundwave music festival in Melbourne (2014) and Brisbane (2015).

Coordination: Scheduling interviews for artists with busy and conflicting schedules. Troubleshooting issues as they arise.
Media Running and Wrangling: Running artists to and from their media engagements. Assigned to take care of Marilyn Manson and Billy Corgan throughout the tour's publicity engagements.


Publicity

The Corner Hotel
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013

Working in the publicity office for Australia's bestselling live music venue, placed #13  in worldwide ticket sales.


Press Releases: Researching and compiling accurate event, artist and venue details. Writing an average of 10 press releases per week. Sending press releases to large distribution lists of promoters, media and music outlets.
Media Lists: Creation of a comprehensive Australian live music industry media list including over 300 contacts organized into 10 music genre categories.
Writing, Editing and Proofing: Data entry of all show details into print and website show listings. Editing and proofing all newsletter, web and print copy. Proofing all promotional materials before distributing to media and press outlets. 

Feature Film & New Media Coordinator

TELEFILM CANADA
Feb 2008 - Sep 2009

Reviewing Feature Film and New Media funding applications. Responsible for quality assurance and relaying information to analysts, producers and team members.

Customer Service: High volume of emails and phone calls. Ability to relay detailed information in regards to 15+ funding programs. Printing, scanning, filing, archiving.

Organization: Dealing with a high volume of application intake based on deadlines placed throughout the year. Responsible for organizing, managing and maintaining several projects at once. 

Deadline Management: Managing a large workload, attention to detail and multitasking between projects with various deadlines and specific contracting requirements.

Interpersonal: Attending industry events, networking with creatives, arts organizations, media outlets and other funding bodies. Ability to communicate and discuss Telefilm's many funds and programs. 

Education

Education

Public Relations - Postgrad

Humber College
Sep 2015 - Apr 2016

Planning, developing and executing effective public relations strategies. Developing skills in media relations, social and digital media, event planning, presenting and public relations writing.

Film Studies - Bachelors Degree

Carleton University
2003 - 2007

Studying the theory, criticism and practice of cinema. Applying critical approaches to TV, cinema, and new media.