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Catching up with Nicole Piendel, Multimedia Producer

Another week, another great staff member to get to know. When you think of the world of publishing, the work of videos, podcasts, photography, and animated GIFs doesn’t immediately come to mind. But here at Oxford University Press we have Nicole Piendel, who joined the Social Media team as a Multimedia Producer at the start of this year.

When did you start working at OUP? 

January 2017.

What is the most exciting project you have been part of while working at OUP? 

During my second month, I had the pleasure of filming an interview with Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar for their book Governing Global Health. Also, I filmed a video for National Puppy Day in Madison Square Park; we got to hang out with some of the cutest dogs in NYC.

What’s the first thing you do when you get to work in the morning? 

Grab a coffee, check my emails, and then straight to video editing.

If you didn’t work in publishing, what would you be doing? 

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Image provided by Nicole Piendel.

I would be pursuing my career as a Producer for a network like NBC or HBO. Or, I would love to be the first female coach in the National Football League.

What is your most obscure talent or hobby? 

I don’t mean to brag, but I am incredibly good at Fantasy Football. I won last season in a team full of nine men and myself (girl power).

What is your favorite animal?

Hands down a sea lion. Have you ever pet a sea lion? It’s life changing.

What’s your favorite book? 

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu

If you could trade places with any one person for a week, who would it be and why? 

I would change lives with Anthony Bourdain in a heartbeat. That man gets paid to travel, eat, and explore while having his own TV show. I am convinced he is the most interesting man in the world.

What is the strangest thing currently on or in your desk? 

I wouldn’t say strange but seasonal; chocolate covered matzos.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you? 

Green tea ice cream, my iPod, and my cat Thor.

Featured image credit: Camera by republica. CC0 public domain via Pixabay.

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