Careers: A Day in the Life

Jessica Lavelle - HR Assistant

Why do you like working for Archant?

People in all areas of the business are friendly, helpful and passionate about what they do. All of the different individuals come together to produce these incredible publications and digital products; I feel that the teamwork and collaboration that takes place between the different departments plays a huge part in the success of the business.

What is the most interesting part of your job?

Archant is a forward-thinking and innovative company, and I consider myself very fortunate to be working in the HR department and being involved in the planning of strategies for improvement. The most interesting part for me is the process of putting objectives in place to achieve these aims, whether they are methods to improve the content and delivery of the products that we provide, or even the ways in which we make decisions.

What are the challenges?

As I am very invested in all of my candidates it’s hard for me to not empathise if any are unsuccessful in their application; especially if the candidate is someone who I’ve had strong communication with throughout the recruitment process.

What is it about the media industry that made you want to be in this role?

Media is something that most people use every day; whether it’s reading the newspaper or a magazine, watching TV, or even just using the internet. Such a vast range of people and skills are required to create the content and promote the products, it makes for a creative and vibrant working environment.

Give us an interesting fact about yourself.

Once when I was skiing in Austria I had a very scary experience when I accidently went down a black run! I’ll look where I’m going next time…

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