MA Media Studies
Senior Video Editor, Watch Me Think
How has your career developed since graduating?
I began freelancing as a videographer and editor for some local production companies, whilst also working part time as a Media Technician at Woking Sixth Form College. I then became a Video Producer at a HR technology company, which saw me travel nationally and internationally filming and editing external communications content and internal video case studies including the company’s Global Briefing and a fortnightly TV show that was broadcast in the US, UK, AUS, and Bulgaria. The skills I learned here enabled me to develop into my current role as a Senior Video Editor at a market research agency.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your current role?
I’m very fortunate to work in a small team where my voice is regularly heard and taken into account. One of the things I enjoy most is meeting a variety of clients from a variety of industries and fields, and being able to use my expertise to help launch a product in a unique and engaging way.
Why did you choose Media Studies at UEA?
There was just a feeling. I can’t describe what it was about UEA. The breadth of topics and the ability to tailor my degree to my interests really appealed to me.
What skills did you learn at UEA?
I developed strong organisational and time management skills whilst at university – these enable me to meet tight deadlines and ensure the post-production process runs smoothly.
Enthusiasm is very important, especially when talking to clients, showing that you are willing to go that little bit further for them and give them a good experience with the company.
Patience and diligence in my work are vital and I have cultivated these fundamental skills in my career so far. Our work at Watch Me Think is unique and often clients have never experienced our process before but I ensure the final films we make are high quality and rich in insight.
How did Careers Central support you?
I often attended the careers events held by the Faculty which would invite alumni to share their experiences with current students.
Did you participate in any clubs or societies?
I was President of Women’s Football in my final year, which was my outlet outside of my media activities.