Kirsty is an Executive and Senior Producer with 8 years experience in the TV and Branded Content industry. She runs her own small production company creating content for global brands and broadcasters. She can produce content from concept to delivery managing the budget, crews and creative.

Recent projects include leading a 3 month project to create all the Social Content for Suzuki’s ‘Fun Day Out’ campaign with ITV Studios, a 17-person crew shoot for Tottenham Hotspur with CSM Sport & Entertainment and multiple shoots for Disney on Ice to create content for their ‘Dancing on Ice’ appearance and a 20-person crew stylised Promo shoot.

With a number of years experience as a reporter for Scottish Television, Kirsty is at ease with documentary, corporate and editorial shoots. Having interviewed hundreds of people from first timers to the likes of Richard Branson, Nicola Sturegon, Lewis Hamilton and Kendal Jenner, she is at ease with any interviewee.

 

Professional Experience

Executive/Senior Producer – Kirs.tv – Nov 2017 – Present

As an international freelance Producer based in London I currently manage my own clients alongside working for 5 News and a number of production companies including Explosive Alan, Beagle, Middle Table, ITV Studios and Troy TV working on a mix of  documentaries, branded content and charity videos for distribution online, on social media and for broadcast. 

Senior Producer – Beagle – Freelance Contractor

At Beagle I was responsible for managing video projects from concept to completion in the UK and around the world. I produced shoots in Taiwan, USA, Finland, France and Spain including commissioning crews, directing on location and organising permissions and logistics with brands like Nokia and Vueling.

Broadcast Producer – TNR Press Association – Dec 2014-May 2017

At Press Association’s content agency I worked with high profile public figures like Boris Johnson, Richard Branson, Kendall Jenner and Craig David on editorial content for distribution on The PA. I also covered stories ranging from unveiling the UK’s first driverless car to the Star Wars premiere with content distributed via ITN, Sky News, The Times, Daily Mail and many more.

Shoot-Editor – Scottish Television, Edinburgh – March 2012-Dec 2014

As a shoot-editor and reporter I filmed hundreds of  VT’s covering news, politics and entertainment for audiences of up to 800k per night. I have experience of top story reporting on serious crime, court stories and breaking news as well as news gathering for the main News at Six programme managing crew and reporter resources.

Production Assistant – Scottish Television, Edinburgh – Aug 2011-March 2012 

As an assistant I was in charge of co-producing and outputting evening and weekend bulletins live from the TV gallery. I also field produced for live shows on location, conducted interviews, edited headlines and graphics.

Freelance Producer – Thomson Reuters, London – June- Aug 2011

As an Editorial Producer I was the main daily contact between Reuters and 600+ international clients. I updated live TV graphics and distributed video covering events like the Arab spring and the fall of the News of the World to broadcasters across the globe.

Post-Producer / Journalist – TRACE TV, Paris – Aug 2010  

Trace TV is one of the French speaking world’s biggest urban music TV channels. I created content for new shows and interviewed music artists. I also translated 4 feature length documentaries from French to English for global distribution.

Production Assistant – Padi Productions, Barcelona – June-July 2009

I assisted on the production of an Animal Planet documentary on bullfighting. I also transcribed and translated 4 workout DVDs from Spanish to English. 

 

Technical skills

Adobe Premiere Pro, AVID, iNews, shooting on FS7 / Canon C300.

Languages 

  • English – Native
  • French & Spanish – Fluent
  • Portuguese & German – Beginner
  • European driving license – Full clean

Education  

2010-2011 – City University London, M.A. Broadcast Journalism with Merit

Courses:  Media Law, Journalism Ethics & Safety, Ofcom regulation

2005-2010 – University of Glasgow, M.A. Spanish First Class Honours

2007-2008 – Universidad del Salvador