Brian Gleason

Brian Gleason

Summary

I am a motivated, self-starter that is looking to make an impact as an integral member of an organization. I work well under pressure and enjoy the fast-paced work environment both as an individual and as a member of a team. I have worked hard to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to become a professional in the communications profession.

 As a recent graduate from the Master’s Program at American University in Public Communications, I have a strong understanding of how media relations, writing, research, strategic thinking and crisis communications can help shape a corporate brand.  I have also used every opportunity to obtain internships to put these theories into practice.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Corporate Communications Intern

Levick Strategic Communications
  • Called and pitched local and national media outlets for speaking opportunities, media stories, and produce media exposure 
  • Conducted extensive research using traditional and digital methods and created daily media monitoring packets
  • Worked with multiple client account teams and worked on day-to-day operations 
  • Wrote and drafted stories for company blog and online discussion for Washington Post
Jan 2009 - Aug 2009

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

Washington Bayhawks
  • Helped build relationships with potential sponsors by contacting local businesse
  • Wrote press releases, conducted calls to media outlets based throughout Washington, D.C.
  • Developed new digital communication tools for website 
  • Lead team in developing expanding social media and network outreach—Twitter, Podcast, Blog, and created, produced, and edited web-series (http://washingtonbayhawks.blogspot.com)
  • Worked on promotions, sold season ticket packages and worked day-to-day and game day operations 
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Public Relations and Crisis Intern

Interël
  • Conducted research and media relations for one of the leading corporate public affairs firms in Europe
  • Wrote and edited press releases, media calls to media outlets based throughout the EU, research, co-wrote presentation company’s perspective on Corporate Responsibility
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Office of Public Information Intern

National Council of La Raza

  • Conducted media relations for the largest U.S. Hispanic civil rights organization
  • Wrote op/ed for special section in the New York Times, updated media database, designed media packet for national conference, registered press, media security for keynote speakers, and wrote press releases

Education

Education

Bachelor of the Arts

Clemson University

  • Major: Communications
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Study Abroad- Brussels, Belgium, Summer 2007
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

Master of the Arts

American University
  • Concentration: Public Communications
  • Thesis: Media Framing and Crisis Communications Theories as applied to the Virginia Tech Massacre 
  • Course Work
    • Sports Communications and Public Relations
    • New Media Tools and Technologies 
    • PR Writing 
    • PR Management/Practicum 

Skills

Skills

Computer Skills and Programs

SPSS (Statistical Software Program), Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Audacity, Final Cut Pro and Excel