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Omari Way

Project Officer (Media Liaison/Journalist) At Navy Office Of Information West, Navy Reserves


Work experience

Feb 2012Present

Project Officer (Media Liaison/Journalist)

Navy Office of Information West, Navy Reserves

•  Serving as Navy liaison and subject matter expert during planning and production of scripted television and              motion picture productions, including "Godzilla 2014" and "The Last Ship" (TNT).

•  Publishing stories that expand visibility of program outreach initiatives and key messages.

•  Driving Navy brand recognition throughout the entertainment industry by coordinating development of new              flagship video.

Oct 2008Nov 2012

Project Officer (Media Liaison)

Navy Office of Information West

•  Managed organization's brand through social media. 

•  Researched and evaluated global media opportunities for dissemination of key messages.

•   Advised U.S. Navy and Department of Defense leadership on matters pertaining to television and motion picture     productions.

•   Pitched and coordinated use of U.S. Navy assets for use in over 300 productions viewed in over 26 countries.

•Drafted and executed contracts between the U.S. Navy and television/motion picture production companies.

•Supervised use of U.S. Navy assets in support of television and motion picture productions.

•Constructed stakeholder review teams to ensure accuracy and preservation of U.S. Navy security requirements.

•Provided regular periodic media training to senior U.S. Navy Officers.

•  AWARDED: 2010 Mass Communication Specialist of the Year. 

Jan 2005Oct 2008

Media Department Supervisor

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

•Increased publicly released media 300% while coordinating completion of over 3300 visual information requests.

•Supervised and facilitated training for over 40 photographers, videographers, and illustrators

•Implemented measurable quality control standards for all visual information products.

•Established capture/assembly process that increased the department's capacity to host distinguished visitors,            from 15 to 70. 

•   Determined media department spending priorities, shaped funding proposals, and developed cost sharing                  initiatives that resulted in the acquisition of $650K of unfounded equipment and material.

•Directed testing, procurement, and maintenance of production related equipment.

•   AWARDED - Navy Achievement Medal (2), Navy Chief of Information Letter of Accommodation. 

Jan 2004Jan 2005


USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

•  Provided still photography and chemical processing in support of internal publications, ceremonies, and                    investigations.



Seeking public relations position that takes advantage of my ability to identify and develop key relationships, manage simultaneous long-term strategic projects, and provide sound advice to leadership, resulting in increased brand recognition.




Planning and Operations
•  Communication research and situation analysis. •  Developing and managing budgets. •  Preparing and execution contracts. •  Conducting program and partner evaluations.
Microsoft Office Suite
•  Power Point - presentation design •  Excel - spreadsheet creation and management
Adobe Creative Suite
• Photoshop - photo editing • Premiere - video editing • Audition - sound mixing • Bridge - digital asset management • Illustrator - desktop publishing (beginner) 
Strategic Communication
• Developing multi-platform, multi-public message dissemination plans. • Creating content that fulfills strategic communications campaign objectives. • Designing and delivering presentations based on appropriate persuasion theory. • Developing and managing profitable media relationships. • Journalism


U.S. Navy