Melissa Bayles

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Media Specialist

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville
  • Position encompasses all of the Public Relations Specialist's responsibilities
  • Conceptualize, develop, and maintain hospital's blog site
  • Manage visual and graphic identity for all communications created within the hospital
  • Perform graphic design and computer layout and oversee production process for all departments within the hospital
Jul 2007 - Dec 2011

Public Relations Specialist

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville
  • Develop and pitch unique story ideas to media outlets in 6 states with 98% placement success rate
  • Conceptualize and write stories on a routine basis for each of the following: Intranet site, Internet site, hospital monthly e-newsletter, human resources newsletter, and volunteer newsletter
  • Write copy for, design, and produce hospital publications, including service line brochures and annual report
  • Serve as the hospital's designated medical and public relations photographer
  • Serve as hospital's designated videographer including: write, produce, film, and edit videos
  • Maintain databases for hospital volunteers, transportation providers and e-newsletter recipients
  • Plan, organize, and execute special events, including annual Shrine Bowl players' tours, hospital's 80th birthday celebration, and visiting dignitary tours
  • Initiates ongoing communication with hospital staff
  • Edit and redesign all patient education materials to apply hospital branding standards
  • Assist in research and writing grant applications
  • Spokeswoman for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville
Mar 2006 - Jul 2007

  • Conceptualized, coordinated, and managed newscasts and daily Webcasts
  • Selected, researched, and wrote newscast stories
  • Verified authenticity of newscast facts and sources
  • Routinely restructured planned newscast to accommodate breaking news
  • Composed, reviewed, and updated stories on Website
  • Designed and created Web pages
  • Served as field producer and alternative producer for additional station programs
Jul 2005 - Mar 2006

Associate Producer
  • Coordinated preproduction for all evening newscasts
  • Managed multiple live shots during production
  • Researched stories and information for Website editors
  • Assisted station's Assignment Editor with fact finding and delegating assignment responsibilities
  • Served as producer for various types of newscasts


2006 Southeastern Regional Emmy Award winner

2006 Promoted from Associate Producer to Producer

2007 Emmy Award judge

2008 Poster concept development and creation for 62nd Annual Conference of American Academy for

          Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

2008 Spearheaded implementation of Shriners Hospitals for Children -Greenville's branding initiative

2009 Poster concept development and creation for First World Congress ofSpina Bifida Research and Care

2009 Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville Employee of the Month,December

2010 Conceptualize and write nominations for WYFF 4 Who Care AwardNominee won.

2011 Conceptualize and write nominations for WYFF 4 Who Care Award, GSA Business Healthcare Hero

          Award, and SC Governors Volunteer Award. All nominees won.

2011 Promoted from Public Relations Specialist to Media Specialist

2012 Conceptualize and write nomination for GSA Business Healthcare HeroAward and SC Governors

           Volunteer Award. Both nominees won.


I would like to obtain a position that utilizes my education, experience, and job skills while also providing challenging opportunities for growth.


2010 - Present

FEMA: Center for Domestic Preparedness
2008 - Present

SC Department of Education
2004 - 2005

Greenville Technical College



Adobe Premiere

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word