Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

President

Nadine Bonner Communications

Creative public relations and communications services:

  • Facebook and Twitter management
  • Newsletters
  • Press Releases
  • Feature Articles
  • Business Correspondence
  • Communications Plans
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009

Communications Manager

Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Collaborated with senior staff to create media strategy.
  • Supervised production of resident newspaper and employee newsletter.
  • Produced brochures and other marketing materials.
  • Managed internal communications projects, including creating PowerPoint presentations for teamwork training and producing videos.
Sep 2007 - Dec 2007

Deputy Communications Director

City of Philadelphia

Spokesperson for the Mayor of Philadelphia. Screened media requests. Prepared briefing documents, talkingĀ  points and radio addresses for the mayor. Wrote news releases and pitched stories to media. Organized press events.

May 2006 - Jan 2007

Communications Specialist

Philadelphia Housing Authority
Created marketing materials. Developed relationships with national trade media. Wrote news releases and media alerts. Edited employee newsletter and wrote for other internal publications.
Aug 2000 - May 2006

Publications Manager

Abramson Center for Jewish Life
Wrote and produced award-winning company magazine and research newsletter. Attracted media coverage of events with by writing news releases and developing personal contacts with media. Contributed to redesign of company web site; updated and maintained site. Managed digital photo library.
Sep 1994 - Jul 2000

Business-Marketing Manager/Associate Editor

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Created special section package that boosted ad sales by 20 percent. Developed marketing plan to increase circulation. Wrote copy for special advertising sections and created corresponding special events. Supervised sales and composing room staff. Brought in teamwork consultant to improve office environment and productivity. Wrote news stories, features, book, movie and music reviews.
May 1985 - May 1987

Publications Manager

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Supervised production of books and brochures for an international political think tank. Created direct mail marketing materials.
Mar 1974 - May 1977

Sports Writer

Coatesville Record
Covered all high school sports in the Chester County area--baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, golf, water polo.

Education

Education
1977 - 1978

Jewish Studies

WUJS Institute
1970 - 1974

Skills

Skills

Media Relations

As the spokesperson for the Mayor of Philadelphia, I built relationships with TV, radio and print reporters from all local Philadelphia outlets as well as National media, such as the New York Times and CNN

Writing and Editing

I am a creative writer with experience writing feature articles, sports, movie and music reviews and marketing materials.

Summary

Professional Skills Include:

  • Building Web Content
  • News Article & Feature Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Story Placement
  • Media Relationship Development
  • Event planning
  • Social Media
  • Cost / Efficiency Improvements
  • Media Coverage

Interest

My interests include politics, healthcare, social issues and religion. As a reporter, I have written extensively about all of these issues.