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Education

Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Texas A&M University

Work experience

Jul 2010Present

Communications Coordinator

Time Warner Cable
  • Create communication plans incorporating traditional and social media tactics
  • Write news releases for distribution across Texas markets
  • Generate positive media coverage for programming efforts and community events
  • Keep updated record of all media coverage
  • Create content for social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Pitch Engine
  • Monitor social media tools and proactively engage in dialogue pertaining to Time Warner Cable's initiatives
  • Plan and execute internal and external events
  • Write and distribute internal newsletter for 1600 + employees
  • Submit articles for inclusion in external customer newsletter
  • Take photos and videos at events for use in company publications, social media tools and external newsletters
Jan 2010Jul 2010

Public Communications Assistant

City of College Station

  • Designed and implemented marketing plans
  • Wrote online and printed publications for the organization, including press releases and newsletters
  • Maintained social media tools: Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress
  • Planned events, including Citizen University, a 10-week program aimed at giving residents insight into city government
  • Produced and hosted a weekly one-minute television segment that aired on the city's government access channel
  • Created and placed advertisements in local media
  • Appeared on local radio stations to discuss city activities and programs
May 2008Jan 2010

Public Communications Intern

City of College Station
  • Provided general administrative support to staff
  • Wrote routine news releases, monthly newsletters and editorial pieces
  • Launched the City of College Station's presence in social media venues, including Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress
  • Maintained city Web site with updated content
  • Designed graphic advertisements and brochures
Jan 2008Sep 2008

College Relations Intern

Texas A&M University, College of Liberal Arts

  • Wrote news releases for distribution
  • Wrote short feature articles for web highlighting faculty and students
  • Updated Web site with content and photos
  • Published articles in the yearly philanthropic publication, Pathways

Television Production

Writing Samples

Event Planning

Graphic Design

Brochure Creation

Interests

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • My miniature dachshund, Gunnar
  • Baking
  • Shopping
  • Anything and everything purple
  • Texas A&M

Skills

Microsoft Office Programs: Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint

Adobe Creative Suite Programs: Photoshop

Summary

Enthusiastic, self-motivated communication professional that loves taking on new challenges. At ease juggling multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines (and staying cheerful through it all). Team player with excellent people skills. Eager to learn and quick to react to change.

 Dream job: One that I truly feel that I am making an impact at and inspires me as an individual.

Social Media

I currently update content on Time Warner Cable's Twitter and Facebook accounts to create maximum exposure of our programming and community involvement. I also monitor the accounts and actively engage in dialogue with customers and media.

Example of a multimedia press release I created on Pitch Engine, which is used to distribute news via social media.

I helped launch the City of Collge Station's presence in social media venues, including Facebook and Twitter.