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Soraya Mc Ginley

Communications Intern - Roche Bobois


Linguist with a keen interest in creative industries

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Communications Intern

Roche Bobois, Paris
  • Dealing with press requests efficiently
  • Writing and designing engaging newsletters and press releases 
  • Preparing marketing material for international events e.g. Milan Design Week,  Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition
  • Compiling relevant information and conducting interviews for print features
  • Conducting international market research
  • Answering complex inquiries from franchisees
  • Updating social media sites
  • Editing, copywriting and translating texts (French <>English)
  • Helping to organise the biannual month long sales conference

Aug 2014Dec 2014

Gallery Assistant

L.A Galeria, Colombia
  • Translating texts from Spanish into English
  • Promoting the gallery's events via Social Media
  • Using InDesign to create marketing material
  • Contributing to artist selection for exhibitions
  • Representing the gallery at an international art fair, ArtBo
  • Selling contemporary art
  • Organising and opening exhibitions individually and as part of a team
Apr 2014May 2014

Special Projects Intern

The Mall Galleries, London
  • Preparation for an exhibition showcasing young British talent (FBA Futures)
  • Creating innovative and appropriate marketing material using Photoshop and InDesign
  • Representing the organisation through having to cold-call institutions to obtain accurate information
  • Using initiative to conduct thorough and efficient online research
  • Concisely and politely introducing the project to external institutions via mass emails 
Jun 2011Jul 2011

Work Experience

The Houses of Parliament, London
  • Data Entry
  • Responding to constituents letters with an appropriate tone
  • Collating documents
  • Arranging MP’s appointments
  • Liaising and assisting Staff
  • Acurrately Filing documents
Jul 2011Jun 2011

Administrative Assistant

The Stonebridge Practice, London
  • Data entry
  • Answering calls in a polite and professional manner
  • Allocating appointments efficiently
  • Dealing with patient queries
  • Responding to letters and emails in a concise manner
  • Electronic filing of documents


Sep 2012Jun 2016

French and Spanish

University of Bristol

Predicted 2:1


  • English - Native
  • French - University level
  • Spanish - University level
  • Catalan - Beginner