Where does the majority of your work take place?
I spend almost all of my time in the office. The location is something a lot of people find difficult. The business park can be pretty difficult to get to, plus if you’re in a bit of a creative rut and need to get away from your desk, your options are the always-inspirational Tesco or Beefeater. Luckily, the team makes up for it. We’re like a little family and also really collaborative, which is my favourite thing about my job.
What are the most and least enjoyable aspects of your job?
It doesn’t happen very often, but I love it when I’m working on a project that lets me get out of the office and work with a filmmaker or photographer. I got to go to Bestival with Clare Hewitt (a really talented portrait photographer) to meet and interview festival-goers about their thoughts on the refugee crisis.
More recently I worked on a volunteer drive. With photographer Kalpesh Lathigra and filmmaker Andy Oxley, we took slow-moving portraits of volunteers from shops across the UK to form the basis of the digital campaign. I interviewed each of them and then wrote the headlines based on what they told me. My favourite person was 93-year-old volunteer Pat. The campaign went live in January and the ads will hopefully be on bus shelters later on in the year too.
The most mundane task would have to be proofreading or project management. Excel schedules are my nemesis.