Excellent review and training programme, family friendly workplace
Editorial Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 21 September 2017
A truly excellent employer; both in terms of benefits, training programme, career path and relaxed environment.
I progressed from a Senior Secretarial post to, a Selection Buying Assistant, across a range of internal departments to completing my time there as an Editorial Co-ordinator on the M&S Magazine, working on the Food, Wine and Home pages. A typical day on the M&S Magazine team, was spent with my team at the beginning of the day - organising our duties/day ahead. Meeting with the Editorial Team (based in Trafalgar Square) to view magazine layouts/ideas for the season ahead, look at their concepts and then subsequent meetings at my office, with individual buying depts to discuss seasonal stories and new products being developed and tested. I organised all products for shoots, attending some of them, checked photography transparencies and managed a budget. I produced in-store leaflets from concept to print. On occasion, I visiting printers.
I learned to liaise at all levels, remain calm in extremely pressurized conditions, leading up to print deadlines and manage my own workload. I development my communication skills and learnt to develop my public speaking, to audiences such as stores and higher levels of management.
The hardest part of the job - there wasn't anything - I loved it all!
Responsibility I was given, relaxed and informal workplace