Workflow with Katie Philo, Social & Content Manager

In this edition of Workflow, we have Katie Philo is the Social & Content Manager at streaming service BritBox, talking about how she uses playlists like diaries.

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Describe what you do: I’m the Social & Content Manager for BritBox (a streaming service created by BBC Studios and ITV in the US and Canada). 

How do you like your coffee: In the winter, black with warm frothed Oatly (milk frothers are game-changing). In the summer, iced with a dash of Oatly. But also, Yorkshire Tea (with, you guessed it, dash of Oatly) because I am a walking, talking British stereotype (and also apparently an Oatly Ambassador).

Device(s) you use: MacBook Pro for work and pleasure, iPhone 11, Kindle and Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones.

Describe your working style in one sentence: Fast-moving, creative and contemplative, aided by a very organized to-do list.

What does your workspace look like: Now we’re working from home, my workspace has moved from makeshift to something a little sturdier. I set up a desk right by the window, so I can hear the birds sing and feel the warm summer breeze. And then it’s as simple as my MacBook Pro with headphones plugged in, alongside plenty of water (and aforementioned beverages) to keep me hydrated/caffeinated. 

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: I use playlists like diaries. So, usually that month’s ‘diary’. Here’s April and May, in a nutshell. Oh, and my Quarantunes (any excuse for a playlist). 

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Talia Lapidus, Audioboom.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.