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#CompanySocial Careers: Social Media producer for BBC Radio 1

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Laura-May Coope, from Warwickshire, is Social Media producer for BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra

"When I discovered MySpace at 19 I became obsessed by the fact I could talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. So after uni, in my spare time, I DJed and promoted club nights online via @laura_milkteeth.

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I’ve been listening to Radio 1 since I was a baby. My dad used to play the Annie Nightingale show! I screamed when I got this job. You have to think on your feet. I was at T in the Park with Ellie Goulding and Jared Leto and only had a pen and paper on me. So I wrote out the tweeters who’d asked for a shout out and got a photo of Ellie and Jared holding their twitter names. People cried!

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Getting Katy Perry to tap dance and spray paint a pic of Bieber was surreal. We had an hour with her so set up a “U CTRL Katy” for listeners. We had to deny the ruder requests...

You need a thick skin. If we put a picture of certain musicians on our Facebook page, within 10 minutes there will be 600 comments – and not all of them complimentary. But then we do a Skype chat with One Direction and people practically weep with joy." 

 

 

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