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Rachel, Team Leader

I have worked in the Press Association’s Entertainment Data department for over 13 years, working my way up from Page Producer to Team Leader of News UK– via a few different teams along the way! My current role involves managing a team of 10 staff and looking after TV listings pages for high-profile customers including the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times. Despite the high-pressure environment of deadlines, style guides and constant channel-changes, I enjoy the process of taking a raw page, turning it into a high-quality, customer-specific product, which can then be seen on news stands a few days later....

Holly, Team Leader

The role of Team Leader is incredibly varied as it is my responsibility to ensure that the department runs smoothly, and this can mean anything from mentoring staff, proof-reading the team’s work, liaising with customers and producing content. I have worked for the Press Association for three years in the Arts & Events department based in Howden, beginning as a Listings Producer and progressing to Team Leader in 2015. The team and I create a database of live event listings which feature our own house copy, supporting metadata and images. We also offer bespoke services for some customers including web-based page production and the variation in tasks means that no two days are the same....

Alan, Royal Correspondent

I cover stories relating to the British Royal Family and during a typical day may cover a Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen or travel to a city like Cambridge or Reading where the Prince of Wales or Prince Harry may be visiting. When I first joined the Press Association I was working in the general news department - a group of reporters who cover the breaking news stories of the day and routine events like court cases and tribunals. I began covering the Royal Family part time and then became full-time when a vacancy arose....

Tim, Head of Racing & Sports Betting

My job entails seeking out new revenue opportunities within the Racing and Betting sector. PA is an integral part of the racing and betting industry and we hold key strategic agreements with a variety of organisations including governing bodies, license holders, bookmakers and media companies from around the world. On a day to day basis my aim is to build upon and maintain the relationships that are vital to these agreements and also to seek out new opportunities to expand our offering....

Zaina, Snappa Writer

I work within the SNAPPA department, sourcing and creating unique stories around the world's trending topics. From Twitter to Instagram and Reddit to YouTube, we supply a quirky take on what everyone's talking about. We also offer fun features, l lists and quizzes, as well as the day's news, sports and showbiz updates you don't want to miss. As soon as I step into the office, I scour social media to find out what's got the world talking to produce pieces with a fresh spin that will engage and entertain audiences. I also keep an eye on videos that have gone viral, be it fascinating social experiments or adorable animal clips. Occasionally, I attend various events (mostly showbiz-related) to get a first-hand experience on the popular stories in the limelight....

Joe, Regional Photographer

I currently work as a regional photographer for PA. I started working for the company in 2003…a week after my 16th birthday! Back then my time was spent in the Nottingham office split between the sports picture desk, production department and newspaper sales teams. My day to day work would involve receiving images from our sports photographers around the country, editing them appropriately and then loading them onto the archive and sending them out on the wire to a variety of clients. That's where my interest in photography first really began and I learnt a lot from seeing images from photographers in front of me every day!...

Richard, Head of Sport & Racing Data

I hold responsibility for managing growth within Data Services for Sport & Racing. My role involves me being adaptable, identifying and defining strategies and key decision making. A typical day will involve me being updated by project teams with the latest business developments, giving direction on new products & services and managing stakeholders expectations. I represent PA regularly at meetings with key accounts, maintaining the company’s excellent relationships in both industries....

Amanda, Head of Management Accounts

I have a very varied role which changes greatly from month to month - especially at month-end when I am busy preparing Accounts or when I work closely with regional directors, providing accurate financial information which enables them to grow the business. At other times of the year I am busy forecasting and budgeting so we can plan for future growth within the group. I first started working for the PA Group 12 years ago as a casual football data processor, and after 2 years, I took up a permanent role as a purchase ledger clerk within the Finance department. I progressed to working in Credit Control and Sales Ledger and the Company also supported me in my studies for the AAT qualification. Once I was AAT-qualified I took up a role in the M...

Robin, Sub-editor, Puzzles

There are three main elements to my current job in our Bristol-based Puzzles department: compiling, proofreading and formatting. The first is by far the most interesting for me and typically consists of writing quiz questions and creating and compiling puzzles normally for National and Regional newspapers. Proofreading involves checking material produced by others and making any changes necessary (typos, factual errors, appropriateness, style, etc)....

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