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James Jones

Executive in Account and Relations Management and Marketing

28 years • Birmingham

Summary

I am currently working in the role of Client Communications Executive for Anthony Gregg Partnership based in the town of Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom. Within this role I predominantly work on Marketing, Account Management, as well as Social Media Strategy and Researching, all within the Retail Sector. Having graduated originally as a Games Developer from BCU in 2012, my enthusiasm for new technologies is now channeled into my day job. In my previous role, it was my job to assist new and existing technical authors in bringing an idea to life and eventual publication. I also had the opportunity to work on a revolutionary initiative, bridging the gap between publishing mediums and also moving into the vertical spaces that developers work within I have worked on over 70 projects in my two years here at Packt and finished 2013 with the second most successful book (Machine Learning with R) and last year, 2014, with the third most successful book (Practical Data Science). I have also other titles finishing within Packt's top ten in both 2013 and 2014. I am a firm believer in producing quality titles that are exactly what the community expects and through market research and successful networking, this has and continues to be achieved. According to Book-scanner, my project, Machine Learning with R, taken from Idea to Publication was Packt Publishing's best-selling book of 2014.

Skills

PublishingcreativeMeticulousSystems ThinkerLogical ThinkingProject ManagerDeveloperTechnical Writertime managementProject LeaderTeam PlayerPunctualReliablemarketingRelations ManagersalesRetailRecruitingDeliberatorcommunicationSocial Media Guru

Experience

Client Communications Executive

09-2015 - NowCommunity managementThis role is titled Client Communications Executive. Within this role I am fully immersed into all aspects of Key Account Management. Within my position I have a broad set of goals that I am able to achieve through carefully selected strategies and methodologies. It is my duty to: Assist in all areas of marketing To develop and maintain an ever evolving social media strategy creating awareness of brand and company services To produce web analytics based on all campaigns and construct reports based on data To ensure the website is maintained and up-to-date whilst continuing to optimize all aspects To moderate all social media accounts, forums and comments on the web To create various media via Photoshop and other graphic design platforms To create and maintain press articles and blogs with fresh, innovative, and bespoke content To conduct market research and data management assisting with the companies ability to advance and grow B2B channels and also assist with CMS.

Quality Editor

03-2015 - 09-2015 IT developmentMy role as Quality Editor is to support Packt’s Mumbai-based editorial teams and to ensure that published content is well written, grammatically correct, accessible to readers and compliant with in-house style guides. This is achieved through a 50:50 combination of hands-on editing and training other staff members to help them reach the required quality standards. I work across multiple projects simultaneously. The Quality Editor’s role is that of an educator and facilitator within the business promoting a grassroots understanding of the company’s editorial values and ensuring that staff are constantly learning and progressing within their roles.

Senior Acquisition Editor

09-2012 - 03-2015 IT developmentI primarily source/contract authors for IT books as well as nurturing relationships with technology companies. I work closely with authors to ensure the best possible conclusions are reached. This is through successful and efficient contract negotiations which includes producing and managing schedules. The secondary part of this current job is to copy edit and proofread chapters. I oversee the books progress from idea conception through to fruition, which is publication to market. My role also includes numerous other duties, including Marketing activities, Project Management, Social Media Development, Author / Client relations, Contracting, Training, Attending Conferences, Product Management and Technical Editing.

Education & training

Birmingham city university

2009 - 2012 Birmingham, West MidlandsIT development

My qualities

Communicating
Enterprising
Team player
Persevering

My dreams

One day

I wish to become successful in any long standing career whereby I can make a name for myself and have direct influence and responsibility on successful projects anywhere in the world.

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