Avery Booker

Avery Booker

Summary

Seeking a position in Sino-US cultural, business, or international relations, utilizing cultural insight, professional/academic background, and Chinese and English language skills to excel as a cultural/media specialist.

Interest

Travel, Chinese-language study, live music

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Assistant Account Executive

Stanton Public Relations & Marketing

As a mid-level Account Executive at a full-service, mid-size public relations and marketing firm, managed client communications, media development, and news monitoring on a number of accounts. Responsibilities include media briefing compilation and data systemization, client research, media development and outreach, writing and editing as required, account facilitation and related public relations duties.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2007

Intern

AW Asia

Internship experience during advanced academic study, focusing on market research, drafting of international correspondence, Chinese-English translation, and assorted administrative duties

Aug 2005 - Apr 2006

Chief English Editor

English Weekly Magazine

Served in leadership role accountable for proofreading and editing English-language articles for print and online editions, as well as compilation directory. Prepared audio recordings for use on website. Verified information included in English and Chinese bilingual editorials. Partnered with departmental editors to coordinate content and essential details prior to publication. Researched and monitored international source materials for inclusion in publication.

Feb 2004 - Jul 2005

University Instructor

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Conducted classes in literature as well as Intensive English for post-graduate students. Created new curriculum and class materials for American Literature Program based upon distinct learning objectives. Collaborated with colleagues throughout department to increase departmental efficiency and revise existing English-language curricula.

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2008

MA

New York University

Gallatin School of Individualized Study, MA 2008 Masters Thesis: "Commercialization and Marketization in the Chinese Television Industry, 1991-2007"

2006 - 2006

Mandarin Chinese

Shenzhen University

Advanced-level intensive Mandarin Chinese certificate obtained, July 2006, Shenzhen University

Skills

Skills

Mandarin Chinese

Reading, writing, and conversation proficiency in spoken Mandarin and simplified written Chinese, gained through applied study in Beijing, Xi'an, and Shenzhen, China.