Hannah Watts

Newstrade Marketing

Describe a typical working day?

My job is managing the promotions in Tesco for our portfolio of magazines. Every morning I will come into the office and check my emails first, then I will look at my to-do list that I made the night before.  The beauty of my role is no day is ever the same but every week I will always have requests to deal with, promotional bookings to organise and POS artwork to create! I am constantly on email and on the phone but I love building relationships and talking to people so I enjoy the dynamic and fast pace of the office.

What’s the highlight of your job so far?

I love creating POS artwork and then doing weekly store visits to see our creations in store! It’s such a buzz to walk into my local Tesco supermarket and see our artwork on full display that I have either created myself or been an integral part in achieving it reaching store!

Describe what it’s like to work at Frontline/What do you enjoy most about working at Frontline?

What I love about working for Frontline is the can do attitude around the business and the overwhelming feeling of support I get from my colleagues on a daily basis. Anything can happen in the world of magazines and it’s an exciting, fun and challenging industry to work in and full of opportunities, which Frontline always look for! There is such a positive mental attitude here. No question is a silly one here and ideas are welcomed and encouraged!

How did you get your job/how did you find out about your job?

My current job was an internal promotion from a Category Operations Executive role just over the other side of the office!

Why did you join Frontline?

I joined Frontline because of its great reputation of looking after its staff and being a fun, engaging and exhilarating place to work. I wanted a job where I would feel valued and enjoyed turning up every day. Not many people can say they like their job and I count my lucky stars every day that I have found that here at Frontline!

What’s the first magazine you bought and why?

The first magazine I remember buying and collecting was the Sabrina the teenage witch collection because you got a Salem black cat cuddly toy and make up collection box when you subscribed and then each month got a piece of make up to complete the kit! I loved it!!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a teacher! My Great Grandma and Grandma were teachers and now my Mum is too so it does run in the family…but I’ve ruined that tradition haha!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I have 2 fur babies (cats) back at home who I love having cuddles with in the evenings. At weekends I enjoy socialising with friends and family and exploring English Heritage sites with my husband! I know we are too old before our time…

What’s your favourite Frontline memory?

Completing a 5K Inflatable Obstacle Course to raise money for Parkinson’s! As a member of our social and fundraising team, Mojo, I took part in April 2017 alongside 9 other colleagues and we smashed our target and had such good fun!