I currently work as a Web author for Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia's newest four-year institution (and recently accredited by SACS). I create and edit content for the Web site. Additionally, I oversee all of the social media for the college. I am interested in Web communications, social networking and public relations.
Jun 2009 - Present
Georgia Gwinnett College
Work with offices around campus to create and edit content for the GGC Web site, emphasizing in the areas of Enrollment Management. Oversee all of the social media for the College, ensuring messaging is accurate and uniform. Develop and implement a social media strategic plan that fits in with the overall strategic plan of Enrollment Management.
Feb 2009 - May 2009
Public Relations Coordinator
Hardesty Hackett & Partners
Wrote content for various media such as press releases, white papers and Web content. Developed and implemented a Web site redesign to better suit the target audience. Reached out to potential and current clients in order to maintain a business relationship. Implemented a Google AdWords campaign, and monitored site analytics.
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Community Relations Intern
South Georgia Medical Center
Assisted the director of community relations with media relations, employee relations and planning events. Acted as the liaison between the community and the hospital. Wrote several press releases that were sent to the media and published. Wrote several feature stories for the three medical center publications. Planned many events such as ribbon cuttings, blood drives and hospital milestones.
Jun 2008 - Dec 2008
Valdosta Chapter - PRSSA
Developed and implemented plans to recruit members and increase membership. Increased member involvement. Scheduled programs for chapter meetings twice a month. Promoted PRSSA messaging and events. Fundraised for the small chapter. Worked with the five members on the executive board to develop and implement various strategies for the organization.
May 2008 - Dec 2008
Developed stories and designed the layout for the Rota-Reel, the weekly newsletter. Media relations, community relations and membership marketing. Increased awareness in the community of this service organization and its philanthropy. Wrote several features that were published weekly in the bulletin as well as in local media. Assisted committee chairs with public relations in order to aid the growth and development of the organization. Assisted in the planning of the 90-year anniversary celebration.
Jan 2008 - May 2008
Lake Park Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
Acted as the liaison between businesses and members of the chamber. Assisted the executive director in planning and implementing various events around the Lake Park/Lowndes County area. Developed stories and designed the layout for the Chamber Chatter, the quarterly newsletter that is distributed to more than 100 members of the chamber. Updated Web content and tested the Web site. Represented the chamber at various events. Created collateral to increase awareness.