The Media Agency to Recruitment – and Everywhere in Between!
Agency – Ladies who Lunch
I started within the big world of media at the mere age of 18!!! All bright eyed and bushy tailed, starting my first “proper” job at Carat London as an admin assistant. I couldn’t believe my luck and couldn’t quite grasp the fact that as well as working hard you’d get to go out being wined and dined in some of London’s most exclusive restaurants, as well as the ski jollies and media parties – that was it – I was hooked and knew that this was the industry for me!
Magazines – The Gossip Girl
After 3 years over at Carat and progressively working my way up to an exec level I then moved over to what people called “the dark side” aka media sales.
I started over at Northern and Shell, working across the celebrity portfolio of OK!, New! and Star Magazine. I enjoyed my time there and loved staying in contact with all my agency friends and being able to deal with them on a day-to-day basis and it was great to then be able to socialise with them at lunch or after work to say thanks for their business.
Australia – Media Backpacker
After just under 3 years over at Northern and Shell I then took the plunge and decided that I’d like to take some time to broaden my horizons and travel Australia. I travelled round Oz for 6 months then decided to settle there and got a job at ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media) working across their whole portfolio of magazines. It was pretty much like home from home – a lot of my old mates from agencies in London had fled out there with the same idea. I worked there for a year and then decided that London was calling me home…
National Press – The Matchmaker
I then thought I’d try my hand at newspaper sales and started over at Telegraph Media Group where I was for just over a year then decided it was time for a change – with my background in both agency and sales, I was often asked who I could recommend for vacancies advertising agency side and media owner side therefore, it seemed like a natural transition for me to move into media recruitment.
Recruitment – The Matchmaker
Zulu Bravo have been good enough to give me the opportunity to delve into the recruitment world and put my knowledge of the media industry and my contacts to good use! I have now been here for just over a month… I’m still learning the ropes but am confident that this was the right move and am looking forward to what the future holds in store for both me and the company!