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Objective

Public relations position where my strong writing and interpersonal skills can be an asset to your organization.

Work experience

Jan 2008Present

Director of Communications

Manners of the Heart
  • Constant contact with local media and sponsors.
  • Have written over 60 press releases on relevant issues in the past 12 months.
  • Format and write monthly newsletters.
  • Research for contracted book by Simon & Schuster.
  • Wrote 26 weeks of radio minutes to be aired nation wide.
  • Publicize book release with book signings and interviews.
  • Set up over 100 interviews with television, radio, and print.
  • Update website.
  • Design and format invitations, flyers, brochures, information sheets and cards for annual event.
  • Collaborate in the planning of different promotional and training events.
  • Assemble information folders, brochures, and promotional material.
  • Handle all press inquiries for Jill Rigby Garner.

Education

Aug 2004Dec 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Louisiana State University

Related Coursework: Intro to Mass Communications, Communication Studies, Small Group Communications, Film & Media Arts, Intro to Film, Topics in Film, Management and Human Resource Education.

Skills

Teamwork
·        Helped members of my sorority to recruit over 50 new members. ·         Assisted  members of my sorority in raising money for breast cancer awareness research. ·        Worked alongside over 100 other members of Up ‘til Dawn to help raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital.
Computer Skills
·        Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher .
Event Planning
·        Collaborated with staff and committee members in planning and putting together first annual signature event. ·         Created program booklet layout, information forms, invitation design, sponsor forms, and fact sheets for event. ·        Wrote and sent out press releases publicizing event and award winners to local and national media outlets. ·        Work with staff to come up with overall theme and look of event.
Creative Writing
·        Write and send out press releases publicizing speaking engagements, book releases and signings, and other news worthy events. ·        Create and write radio minutes from published book by Simon & Schuster. ·        Copywriting for promotional material.

Portfolio

References

Shawna Gose

Karen Webster

Jill Rigby-Garner