Gina Johnson

Gina Johnson

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Present

Editor - Designer

Great News! Publishing
  • Design Newsletters for businesses and non-profit organizations.
  • Successfully meet deadlines for newsletter design, print, and delivery.
  • When outsourcing, I determine the best cost & quality print shop for each customer's individual needs.
  • Coordinate outsourced printing to print shop. Checking all completed print jobs to ensure the customer is completely satisfied.
  • Digitally edit photographs for use in newsletters utilizing Photoshop 7.
  • Work with clients to compose newsletter articles specific to their business.
  • Edit newsletters for typographical errors as well as placement and asthetic value.
2005 - 2008

Office Assistant - Part-time

Lake Arrowhead Patrol
  • Customer service to over 700 properties in the Lake Arrowhead area.
  • Crisis management for small and large emergencies at the 700+ homes on the company's service.
  • Review and monitor Patrol Reports.
  • Coordinate property maintenance between homeowners and vendors.
  • Dispatch and log all alarm calls and coordinate alarm repairs. Following up with customers by phone.
  • Data Entry and maintenance for the extensive homeowner and alarm databases.
2006 - 2007

Program Assistant - Part Time

San Bernardino National Forest Association
  • Customer service answering phones and contacting donors for continued support.
  • Working with computer databases to maintain organization donor list.
  • Coordinated mass mailings for the organization’s fundraising division using mail merge and mailing list farming.
  • Assist with grant writing for the organization’s individual programming.
  • Organize fundraising parties for potential donors, donors, and volunteers in the organization.
  • Schedule meetings and provide employee appreciation events.
  • Work alongside the Forest Service to further their operations and ensure manpower is available for day to day functions.
Jan 2002 - Jul 2006

Editor

NewsGraphics, Inc.
  • Editing of monthly newsletter publications and brochures for the company’s 700+ clients.
  • Writing feature and short length articles for the NewsGraphics monthly Article catalogue, to be used within the monthly publication.
  • Work with clients to design and create cohesive and informative newsletters for property management companies.
  • Supervise designers and production staff while successfully meeting demands and deadlines set by clients and publisher.

Education

Education
1994 - 1995

Certificate

Sep 1988 - May 1992

Bachelor of Arts

Missouri Southern University

Custom

Volunteer Work

2008-2009      Vail Ranch Middle School - Temecula, CA

Work with middle school-aged youth on two stage plays. Assisted backstage by running lights and worked dialects and coached beginning acting technique in youth.

2002-2003      South Coast Apartment Association - Costa Mesa, CA

Two years working with the Charity’s annual golf tournament setting up registration, interacting with key stakeholders, and preparing marketing materials for the organization’s drive to fund housing for needy families in Orange County.

2001-2002      Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic - Santa Ana, CA

Voice recordings of textbooks for disabled youth.

1999-2000      Scriptwriter’s Network - Los Angeles, CA

Contest judge for script writing competition. Also adjudicated scripts for the Producer’s Outreach Program.

1998-1999      Acting Workshop instructor - Everett, WA

Conducted workshops in acting for teens unable participate in the public school system.

Toured with young adults performing in churches and preschools.

1997-1998      University of Washington - Seattle, WA

Mentor for the Scriptwriter’s program, working with beginning writers at the University level.

Certifications

Certifications

Certificate in Screenwriting

University of Washington

Grammar & Proofreading

Career Track