There is no such thing as an average day for Jezyrose Madarang, Office Administrator for AdColony’s international HQ in Los Angeles. She organizes everything from supplies to snacks, and puts together the U.S. OfficeGram newsletter to keep everyone up to date on the latest news.
With experience in marketing and customer service across a wide variety of industries, Jezy has what it takes to keep the office running smoothly every day, and make the workplace environment even more enjoyable for her colleagues. When she’s not busy coordinating social events for the office, she enjoys fine tuning her photography skills and wedding planning on the side! Jezy, it’s time for you to get AdColonized!
What exactly does an Office Administrator do at AdColony? What’s an average day like for you?
As the Office Administrator of our Los Angeles office, I help ensure our facility is running smoothly and assist with any administrative tasks. From keeping us well stocked with snacks and office equipment/supplies to organizing in-office events and putting together our internal newsletter, (along with the rest of our office admin team) “the OfficeGram,” my overall goal is to help promote a positive culture and encourage us towards becoming “ONE TEAM.”
I think I can speak on behalf of our office managers & office administrators at AdColony when I say that an average day in this role is almost never the same and is always an adventure!
Tell us a little about your experiences prior to joining AdColony & how they have prepared you for your role here.
Prior to joining AdColony, I had the privilege of interning/working for some amazing companies in different industries. From radio and high-end fashion to hospitality and weddings/events, I owe a lot of my skills and experience from both the marketing and customer service side of each business. Whether I was helping promote a clothing line or coordinating a wedding, it was always my job and natural desire to serve and create an experience for people.
What made AdColony the right fit for you?
It has to be the culture & its people. From the beginning, I knew this place was going to be a second home. Some of us spend a lot of time at work and in this role, I believe it’s very important to feel like you’re working with friends rather than just “co-workers” — and that’s exactly what I get working here. When you combine loving what you do plus loving who you work with, there’s an absolute motivation to do well at your job.
How do you keep growing & learning in what you do?
Networking with other office managers, reading office management blogs/articles and browsing through good old pinterest have all been very helpful tools in this job.
Late last year, Ceji Bourgeois (Sr. Manager of Office Administration & Facilities) and I attended a seminar that educated us on new trends and tools to keep our office environment fun and engaged. Events like these are great because we get to exchange ideas with other office managers to keep things fresh and enjoyable for our employees. It’s incredibly helpful!
What are your hobbies or activities that you look forward to doing on the weekends or after work?
I love serving at my church and doing other ministry or charity based activities. I also still do a little bit of wedding planning/coordination on the side, which occupies a good amount of my weekends when I do. I believe serving and helping people is in my DNA so it’s definitely something I look forward to do on the weekends and after work.
Which app is keeping you engaged lately? Why?
I enjoy amateur photography so naturally, Instagram has been the number 1 app on my phone. I love the idea of capturing moments in your life and sharing them in creative ways. Even though I do use Instagram as a social media platform, I mostly like to use it as a creative venue.
What’s one thing not many people know about you that you’re willing to share?
I secretly write songs 😛 (well I guess, kind of a secret). Music has always been a part of my family, so making music easily became an outlet for me. However, it’s also something I’m a little bit shy to share with the world – so most people don’t know about it.
Do you have a nickname at work? If so, is there a story behind it?
It’s not something everyone knows, but I currently have two of which I credit Nikao Yang (EVP of Global Publishing) & Deonne Burgess (Director of Global Payroll) for. Nikao started calling me “Young Jezy” when I first started working here, but I mostly heard it after our AOP event in Vegas after he thanked the team during his presentation and referred to me as “Young Jezy.”
Deonne on the other hand just thought it would be fun to call me “Jezy Mae” – no story there really, haha just a random nickname created on a random day 🙂
What is your favorite moment you’ve had with the AdColony team so far?
It has to be LA’s 2016 Holiday Party. It was the first time I truly attended a holiday party and it was also the first time I REALLY got to see everyone let loose and be in a “non-working” environment. It was such a fun social and a great bonding time with everyone!
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