Ever since I went to Melbourne my life has had an abundance of awesome opportunities roll in! So it’s time to update you all by finally I’m writing about the biggest opportunity that’s come my way – employment!
As some of you know, I used to work in a cake shop last year, I then left that job to go travelling for a few months around England, Wales, Sweden, France & America. I arrived back October last year, enjoyed my Birthday month [November] got festive for Christmas, and then went full force into job hunting as 2014 came upon us. I applied for a variety of jobs, but no one seemed to want me. But I had this constant optimism that I’d find a job I’m passionate about in 2014, I just had to be patient and keep trying.
Then, I got flown over to Melbourne to mix & mingle with the Australian YouTube community! Luckily I was unemployed so I could quickly take up this great opportunity. Whilst in Melbourne I organised various collabs, met up with possible sponsors and really tried to make the most out of this opportunity. It was this that caught the attention of Vidception, and along with my years of work with building the NZ YouTube community, motivated them to employ me!
I’m now the Community Development Manager for Vidception, so my main aim is to build and develop a thriving New Zealand & Australian YouTube community. I consult with creators on how to improve their channels and what content they could focus on making, I organise community events like meet ups & workshops, I act as an advocate overseas for NZ & Australia’s YouTube communities and I search for new/upcoming YouTubers and help them find an audience by promoting them on NZYT/AUYT social media.
I’ve been involved in building and developing the NZ YouTube community for over 4 years now, so to land a job like this where I get paid to do what I’m passionate about is amazing! I’m super excited to see where this job takes me and I can’t wait to share all the brilliant plans we have for the NZ & Australian YouTube communities!