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Work experience

News Assistant

Appeal-Democrat Newspaper

  • Wrote briefs for community events and obituaries, sorted news tips and answered phone calls. 
  • Gathered information the weekly entertainment calendar on local community events and surrounding areas.
  • Gathered information from local police stations for publication.
  • Proofread pages for grammatical errors, accuracy, and style.
Nov 2006Mar 2012

Program Coordinator/Inventory Clerk

Community Resource Project

  • Wrote procedures for various tasks and researched for product reliability, cost and energy efficiency for the non-profit organization.
  • Oversaw expenditures of multi-million dollar contracts, analyzing cost, and wrote procurement procedures. 
  • Created spreadsheets of various logs to track information and accuracy of all purchase orders on Excel. 
  • Evaluated bids to make sure they met government standards and negotiated price with vendors to reduce cost of products saving the non-profit money. 
  • Created monthly reports on department goals and quarterly inventory reports.
  • Coordinated with vendors to have work completed on a timely basis.
  • Trained and supervised several employees.
Mar 2004Jul 2006

Eligibility Specialist

Maximus Inc

  • Determined eligibility of clients/applicants using sensitive information for the Healthy Families Program. 
  • Performed various data entry and call center duties in both English and Spanish.
Jun 2003Apr 2006

Freelance Writer

Appeal-Democrat Newspaper

  • Over three years working as a freelance writer.
  • Authored several front page articles on community events for a 25,000 circulation daily newspaper. 
  • Provided in-depth coverage of local entertainment events including many musical theater, artists, and musicians. 
  • Formulated key questions for interviews to arrive at key points for an effective story line. 
  • Sought out innovative and creative ways to report on community events for the readers.



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