Molly Leonard

Molly Leonard

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

News/Sports Update Producer

Ashland University

Driven news update producer, leading peers each week to produce the best quality news shows to air on cable, AU TV20.  Writing, editing, and choosing newsworthy stories to represent the Ashland University Journalism Digital Media department in a positive way. 

  • Scheduled and executed interviews with coaches and staff members
  • Designed graphics aired each week
  • Edited highlights and interviews on Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro
  • Compiled rundowns and wrote scripts for crew and talent
Jan 2012 - Present

Treasurer, Accent on PR

Ashland University Communication Department

·      Elected by peers

·Manage department blog through spotlights on alumni/students and posts about upcoming events

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Summer Intern

The Golf Improvement Center

Public Relations Summer Intern

Public relations intern, striving to increase branding and sales for the Golf Improvement Center.  Gaining hands on experience in a real world setting by writing press releases to local business, and creating and updating social media presence.

  • Created Twitter account that increasing brand awareness through followers and special promotions
  • Designed flyers and brochures offering programs and highlighting events
  • Wrote press releases to local newspapers to showcase upcoming events
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Digital Media Summer Intern

The Summit.FM

Digital Media Production Summer Intern

Brought on board to strengthen and learn about all aspects of  making the non-profit radio station a success in addition to becoming the voice of the inaugural HD3 station, KIDJAM.  Contributing to this station by recording inspirational sayings and song introductions as well as hosting live events.

  • Scripted Public Service Announcements to be read on air
  • Edited audio clips of underwriter testimonials
  • Contributed to event planning of live concerts and remote productions

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

Ashland University

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY, Ashland, OH

Double Major, Speech Communication and Broadcast Communication

Minor, Spanish

B.A. 2012; GPA 3.604/4.0

Academic Honors:

·Ashland University Deans list- minimum of 3.5 GPA

·Lambda Pi Eta- Communication Honor Society

·Phi Sigma Iota- Foreign Language Honor Society

Introduction

Student / News Update Producer

Organization-Leadership-Teamwork-Results

Ashland University producer who can utilize strong oral and written communication skills to translate ideas to results. Double major in Speech Communication with a concentration in public relations and Broadcast Communication with a concentration in video production, and Spanish minor.  Effective leader and team member of Accent on PR, skilled in public relations and journalism digital media.  Member of Lambda Pi Eta, recognized for commitment to academics and excellence in the communication field.

Expertise

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Public Relations
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Production

Leadership & Service

One of four founders of Stand Up With Style 2007-2010

  • 2007 recipient of North Central Ohio Chapter Children in Philanthropy Award
  • Student run fashion show fundraiser
  • 501©3 certified Non Profit Organization
  • Raised a total of approximately $30,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Akron and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

Volunteer, Cleveland Ronald McDonald House

Member, Alpha Delta Pi

Objective

To gain hands on experience through an internship in the communication field.  Strong oral and written communication skills coupled with a competitive drive provides a distinguishing combination.