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Customer Service Marketing

Location:
Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
Salary:
30000
Posted:
October 18, 2016

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Stephen David Phillips

** ****** ****, *******, *** 6UA

Telephone:

Mobile 07960 516727

Email:

acw4g5@r.postjobfree.com

Portfolio

LinkedIn Profile

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9aeAS6huuKneVhRT3czbmdSZHc&usp=sharing

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/stephen-phillips-b8a99a29

Blog:

http://exoros.org/

Professional Profile

A resourceful, highly creative and driven communications professional with excellent copywriting and editing skills within diverse subject matter and styles. Possesses a strong background in news, advertising and marketing with the ability to create innovative, effective content across multiple platforms. Exhibits an analytical mind-set to evaluate each audience to produce informative and engaging content that speaks to them directly, demonstrating a deep understanding of news values, marketing strategy and new media. Works well autonomously or as an integral part of a team, adapting within different cultural situations and displaying leadership qualities to manage and mentor a team towards the achievement of common and cohesive goals. Thrives in pressurised work environments, delivering consistently high quality work within strict deadlines.

Objective

Currently looking to secure a challenging and rewarding new role, where skills, knowledge and expertise gained throughout a successful career to date can be applied and further development achieved on a professional platform.

Key Skills & Areas of Expertise

Team Management / Leadership

Business Strategy / Direction

Multi-Platform Content Creation

Sub-Editing

Advertising / Marketing

Copywriting

Critical Decision Making

New Media

Client Relations

Teamwork

Information Processing / Research

Communication / Interpersonal

Journalism – Print and Broadcast

Editorial

Training / Teaching

Eye for Detail

Career Summary

Mar 2015 – Jan 2016

SENIOR EDITOR, Qineqt

Key Achievements:

Frequently having work appearing in the Yahoo Finance Contributors Top 5 most read articles

Successfully, designing, delivering and completing a new hires training programme

Responsibilities:

Performing an editorial role working remotely over the internet, contributing significantly to company and editorial policy, utilising vast journalistic experience and knowledge of the media

Editing finance news analysis and discussion articles for Yahoo finance, employing an in-depth expertise in the subject matter and a keen eye for detail to keep all content in line with style and tone guidelines

Designing and implementing an editorial training programme as well as delivering training to new and existing staff in classroom exercises and workshops

Editing news, finance and technology article for the company’s various web properties

Issuing feedback and guidance to copywriters / editors regarding their work, spearheading quality assurance and continuous improvement as well as implementing company direction

Jun 2013 – Sep 2013

HEAD OF CREATIVE DEPARTMENT, University of South Asia

Personally responsible for the management of a team of staff as well as taking the lead on creative projects

Writing and creating various literature including the prospectus, brochures, website content, adverts and weekly supplements

Designing the English department and courses

Aug 2012 – Dec 2012

COPY & CONCEPTS MANAGER, Interflow

Managing the complete operations of the Copy & Concepts department, monitoring productivity and workflow as well as initiating and developing creative concepts

Composing straplines and body content for press advertisements, client websites, brochures and products, additionally creating copy for media briefings and press releases

Personally responsible for creating visual concepts to go with the copy, keeping in mind the client, audience and the overall aim of the piece

Frequently meeting and liaising with clients, working in collaboration to ascertain exact specifications and aims as well as playing a key role in devising marketing strategy

Supervising editing and rewrites, working vigilantly within relevant style guidelines and specifications

2011 – 2012

CONTENT / COPYWRITER, Creative Village (University of Lahore)

2011

CONTENT / COPYWRITER, Mystics Advertising

2009 – 2011

COPY EDITOR / ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, Express 24/7

Key Achievements:

Writing, voicing and directing the editing of various news packages

Responsibilities:

Creating copy and scripts for daily episodes of The Morning Show, writing and voicing short feature stories

Generating program ideas, displaying innovation and a deep understanding of current affairs, and interesting topics in line with the target audience

Comprehensively researching stories, generating sources and interviewees as well as writing incisive and effective interview questions

Writing copy on a range of diverse subjects including politics, crime and sport

2007

MARKETING ASSISTANT, Wolfestone Translation

2006

PRESS OFFICER, Swansea University Marketing Department

2003 - 2004

CUSTOMER SERVICE, Borders Books & Music

2002 – 2008

OWNER / DIRECTOR, Arrow Research & Communications

1995 – 2000

FREELANCE PRESS, Various Companies

1995 – 2000

FILM CRITIC / REPORTER, Big Issue Cymru & South Wales Guardian

1994 – 2000

PART-TIME LECTURER, Swansea College

1993

GENERAL REPORTER (Internship), Bradford Festival Radio news & Llanelli Star

Education

PGCE

Education and Training (Swansea College) 2000

Bi-Media Journalism

Combined TV and Radio Journalism (Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds) 1993

BA (Hons)

Communication Studies (Coventry University) 1992

Key I.T Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Good knowledge of blogging sites and CMS, Email, Internet

Personal Details

Other:

Driver; full, clean licence

Interests:

The Arts; Movies; Travel; History; Cuisine; Meeting new people

References are available on request



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