I am currently studying a BA (Hons) in Public Relations at Leeds Beckett University, with a professional background predominantly in features journalism and consumer PR. I excel in working off my own initiative in a range of fields, from both traditional and social written communications to strategy and research roles.
Working in PR and Journalism in New Zealand and in the UK has helped me adapt easily to different working environments and create lasting relationships with inspiring communication professionals.
Whilst studying, I also work for two PR agencies, both of which allow me to showcase varying communication and management skills. I am an account executive at Red Tree PR, where I create practitioner advice blogs and coverage/ circulation reports as well as traditional press releases. My work for Red Tree requires organisational skills and strict self-management, as working remotely means I have to balance my weekly tasks with independent university studies. I am also employed one day a week in Leeds at CIPR award winning agency, MCGPR. I have worked in the tightly-knit team of 16 for more than a year and my responsibilities have increased – now client-based events and media relations are significant in my role.
Recently securing an industrial placement as the Press Office Assistant at Porsche Cars GB, my long term goal is to utilise both my agency and in-house experience alongside my degree to pursue a career working in-house at a senior level for a globally recognisable brand.
For more info about myself and my work, connect with me on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/eva-mitchell-2768a8106/