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Steve Kiely

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An experienced and commercially-orientated Publisher and Editor, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, who has been Joint Owner of a successful publishing company for the past 13 years, employing up to six writers, designers, and sales staff at a time, as well as web and event contractors.
Proficient wordsmith with an unrivalled work-ethic, able to quickly understand what the reader wants and to provide it.
Composed, discreet, with calm authority and leadership skills, well accustomed to the pressures of delivering a high-quality, engaging product, be it any kind of publication, sponsorship proposal, social-media campaign, or event.
Experienced at running and producing content for several successful websites, and has spoken at, organised and chaired conferences, round-table debates, and report launches, including at Parliament.
Accustomed to being the ‘face of the business’ in front of senior politicians, chief executives, business owners, regulators, clients, boardrooms, and wider contacts, as well as events, conferences, and round-table debates.

Career History

Joint Owner, Publisher, and Editorial Director
Company Name – GTS Media – Publications and Online
Dates Employed – July 2005 – Present

Launched from scratch two profitable and much-admired monthly publications and one quarterly, with an emphasis on information and analysis, which have grown to turn over close to £1m per annum.
Sole responsibility for the commissioning, writing, and editing of the three publications which are renowned in the industry as having a ‘broad-sheet’ tone.
Wrote successful revenue-generating proposals each month, bringing together a blend of sponsorship, advertising, and editorial options to meet clients’ needs.
Maintained good relationships with existing sponsors and advertisers – overcoming any issues that might arise.
Primary source of new contacts for the company, with a database of 17,500.
Arranged and led on contra deals with other magazines, negotiating with journalists and providing articles and adverts to their deadlines and specifications.
Flagship title CCRMagazine never once sent late to the printers.
CCR has a print-run of 10,050 and a growing subscription base.
Set the editorial calendar for the year.
Promoted and ran several successful webinars on behalf of clients.
Oversaw the initial design and, later, redesign of websites for the company’s three publications, including all text and working with designers and technicians.
Oversaw the creation of a new, unique social-media platform for the industry.
Published weekly e-newsletter to 17,500 industry contacts using basic HTML skills.
Successfully negotiated and managed the development and launch of new magazine Apps and Online Versions.
Sat on the board of a newly started industry trade association.
Organised bespoke conferences on behalf of clients

Joint Owner, Publisher, and Editorial Director
Company Name – GTS Media – Conferences, Events, and Round-Table Debates
Dates Employed Jul 2005 – Present

A ‘face of the company’ attending all sales meetings, industry conferences, and major interviews with senior industry figures and politicians, and writing proposals for new advertisers. Is a well known and highly regarded figure in the industry.
Organised and ran the company’s annual conference for 400 delegates and 350 dinner guests.
Secured 48 high level speakers each year and decided on presentation subjects with them, organising timings, presentation slides, and technical requirements.
Wrote and successfully presented proposals for potential headline sponsors – understanding what they wanted to achieve.
Arranged prizes for, organised, and ran an annual Charity Auction raising up to £12,000 annually for charities such as Great Ormond Street, the Poppy Appeal and Get Kids Going!.
Organised and chaired over 20 round-table debates, each with one unique sponsor, inviting all attendees to ensure the correct calibre and chairing each debate.
Chaired the launch of a major report in Parliament on behalf of an industry trade association.
Took lead customer-facing role at conferences, awards ceremonies, and show


Education & Qualifications

University of Cambridge Degree Name Master’s degree Field Of Study History and Theology Dates attended or expected graduation 1995 – 1998 Studying for a BA, an subsequent MA, in first History and then Theology, as part of a three-year course. Bradford Grammar School Bradford Grammar School Dates attended or expected graduation 1987 – 1994 Eight GCSEs – all A Grade Three A-Levels (German, French, and History) – all A Grade