My career has involved the management of change within an increasingly technological driven media workplace. I can offer 20+ years experience in this sector with particular knowledge of supported development and management of student learning. Established through my association with photographic and video work on a freelance basis and my time spend teaching at local colleges and universities. Business development has been a particular interest and success, with experience of all types of video production provision. In 2014 I set up NOW East Durham ( www.*** ), a social enterprise community magazine to ensure job seekers in particular from the 18-24 year age range can engage with a creative “real world” experience to increase their job prospects. We offer local perspectives on issues promoting positive values via an online magazine, social media, and a print magazine coupled with an internet radio station. Our primary aim is to involve the 18-24 year old job seeking demographic, enabling their personal development, improving their employment/interpersonal skills and employment prospects. We hoped to achieve this in particular by increasing confidence and self esteem with removing barriers that would be traditionally by in place associated with the media industry. Diligent, organised and efficient in my work, I excel at multi-tasking and possess first class customer service skills. I enjoy prioritising my workload to consistently produce work of high accuracy with excellent attention to detail skills and a logical approach to problem solving. My professionalism and organised approach enable me to remain calm when working under pressure and I am enthusiastic and conscientious, with a natural ability to deal appropriately with people on all levels. I also enjoy a challenge and am quick to learn new tasks and take on board new ideas. I undertake to try and attend all the conferences held to ensure that I am fully aware of all the current and future debates that involve the work of the photographer.
My working experience in the world of professional media production complement this such as magazine production as an editor and also creating community radio stations these have given my a good contact book which I can draw on when needed. with respect to my work at local colleges I delivered A2 print production to 15 students with all gaining grades of B to A's this year. I can ensure an absolute professional delivery of all aspects of media both theory and practical that is grounded in my own success rate in the past. You can expect guidance and support that reflects the current curriculum and embraces potential changes that are about to take place across the education system.