Melissa Damon

Melissa Damon

Work History

Work History

Anchor Assistant

The Golf Channel

I was referred by a co-worker of mine in sales during the course of my internship at WJET-TV 24 to fill this position. My duties included purchasing supplies and keeping them fully stocked at all times, setting up advertising components around the tournament facility, assisting announcers on air dates, updating and posting daily schedules, faxing information to corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida, and delivering equipment during airtime.

Sep 2008 - Present

Reporter

Manufacturer's Business Association

Currently I am working as a reporter for the Manufacturer's Business Association out of Erie, Pa. My duties include reporting on events that businesses in the association have sponsored and/or attended. I photograph the events, interview business officials, and write for the Association's 4 magazines that circulate in the tri-state area. I often travel long distances to report on such events.

Mar 2008 - Jul 2008

Assistant Manager

Abercrombie and Fitch

Duties include sales, handling cash related managerial procedures, updating personnel files, training staff in loss prevention, visual displays, complete sales and volume reports, recruiting, managing stockroom merchandise and procedures.

Apr 2007 - Aug 2007

Sales and Marketing Intern

WJET TV 24

My duties included working on the annual Golden Apple Teacher’s Award Banquet (organizing, planning, managing the guest list) writing copy, filming, and making contacts for the Community Salutes television program, filling advertising contracts, planning and organizing the entire Weather In Your Neighborhood television program, organizing and putting together the annual WJET Sports Guide. I was hired by the Manufacturer’s Association through this internship to film and photograph their annual banquet where I organized and took photos of MA employees with James Carville and Frank Caliendo.

Education

Education

Master of Science

http://www.cup.edu

I will be starting my 13 month master's program in Sports Management from Cal U in January of 2009. The program is completely online to allow me to focus on a full time job. My minor is in Facility Management and Event Planning.

Aug 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Penn State University- The Behrend College

GPA in Major: 3.7

Overall GPA: 3.22

Coursework Completed:

Communication Theory Analysis Business Organization Communication Advanced Newswriting Advertising Theory Media Writing Audio/Visual Production Film Study Analysis

International Communication- intense personal research focused on Media effects on the Arab World

Popular Culture and Media Effects- personal focus on United States book club effects on public opinion

Marketing Theory-placed 1st in most revenue grossed by a marketing campaign during semester-long simulation project

Persuasion and Propaganda- performed an in-depth study of the propagandistic efforts of drug control policies.

Advanced Organizational Business Communication- Performed a detailed communication pattern analysis focused on my internship environment.

Creating Advertising Strategies- Composed an advertising campaign portfolio focused on Diet Coke and a detailedmarketing analysis of the soft drink industry.

Communication Research- Completed an advertising research project focused on sexuality in modern advertising and its effects on female consumerism.

Effective Writing in Communication- Conducted intense personal research focusing on the analysis of current militarypropaganda in the United States.

Sports Media in Society- Performed numerous case studies regarding professional sports teams and their mergers and marketing techniques.

Advertising and Media Ethics- Studied and wrote evaluations of media ethic laws and techniques used today.

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

Advanced Diploma

North East High School

GPA: 4.0

Skills

Skills

Adobe Photoshop

Spanish

Study Abroad Program in Spain (2002)

Sony SoundForge

Media 100

MAC/PC Proficient

Adobe PageMaker

Adobe Premiere

Public Speaking

Acid Music

Microsoft Office Suite

Honors/Awards

Dean's List: Fall 2006 through Spring 2008

2007 Alpha Sigma Alpha Sister of the Year

Best New Educational Program at Penn State Behrend 2006 (Sexual Assault Awareness- Program Organizer)

Leadership/Affiliations

            Alpha Sigma Alpha:

President; December 2006 – January 2008

                        Vice President of Programming; Fall 2006

Panhellenic Council:

Vice President (In charge of Judicial Board)

Chapter President Representative

Lambda Phi Eta Communication Honors Fraternity

Order of Omega Greek Leaders Honors Fraternity

National Communications Club

Co-Vice President

Interest

Softball

Soccer

Vollyball

Golf

Nutrition and Physical Fitness

Singing

Writing

Piano

Snowboarding

Music

Movies

Summary

Currently I am working as a reporter for the Manufacturer's Business Association out of Erie, Pa. My duties include reporting on events that businesses in the association have sponsored and/or attended. I photograph the events, interview business officials, and write for the Association's 4 magazines that circulate in the tri-state area.

Previoiusly, I worked as an impact assistant manager at Abercrombie and Fitch in Erie, Pennsylvania. Working there has taught me the many duties of a manager including cash-related managerial procedures, schedule/hour management, the responsibilities of store opening/closing operations, marketing tactics, stockroom and floor management, and personnel and customer issues.

Community Service

Special Olympics

S. June Smith Center

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

PTO Winterfest Scholarship Fundraiser

PTA Variety Show Scholarship Fundraiser

National Food Bank Canned Food Drive

Blood Drive

Sexual Assault Awareness (Program Organizer)

Ride For Sarah (Fundraiser for local senior girl with a dehabilitating disease)

Adopt A Highway