A communications associate working for Animal Welfare Approved is responsible for responding promptly and accurately to media inquiries to ensure consistent coverage of AWA’s programs, farms and achievements. The associate coordinates and strategically distributes press releases, PSAs, media advisories, consumer alerts and pitch letters. The associate will develop and maintain relationships with regional and national press contacts (print, electronic and online) in areas including sustainable farming, food, environmental issues and health. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated, self-starting entry-level candidate who is enthusiastic about growing with the position. Must have a solid understanding of media relations and an interest in farm animal welfare and sustainable agriculture, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to cold call and actively solicit press coverage.
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Hello and welcome to my portfolio, my name is Kathleen LeBlanc! I am a proud Longwood University senior majoring in Communications with a concentration in Organizational Communication and Public Relations. I am preparing to graduate with my bachelors degree this May of 2012 and am excited to start a new chapter in my life working in the field of communication. I am a motivated individual with an eye for perfection and strong organization practices which keep me a step ahead. I work well in groups, am very efficient in my own individual work, and am capable of successfully completing multiple projects at the same time. I have excellent writing skills and am able to speak confidently in front of an audience. All of these skills that I have make me a great candidate for a position in event planning or marketing. This portfolio contains my resume and samples of work I have completed in my Communication classes that I believe represent my best work. Thank you for taking an interest in me and I hope you enjoy my portfolio!
- Horseback riding
- Animal rescues
- Extreme organizing
- 60's and 70's rock music
- Photo editing
- Watching documentaries on anything