Summary

Amanda Tucker is a graduate of the University of South Florida with an extensive academic PR background. While working toward her degree in public relations, she gained a variety of experiences working at the USF Sun Dome writing press releases, publicizing events and updating media lists. In addition, she worked as the Director of Finances for the Public Relations Student Society of America, and helped plan and publicize USF’s Annual Take Back the Night event.  After being with the company for two years, Amanda is currently the Managing Agent at PR/PR Public Relations, an Orlando publicity firm.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Present

Managing Agent

PR/PR Public Relations

Duties:

-Edit and pitch clients' articles, press releases and op eds

-Pitch clients to news media for interviews-Helping to create internal communications and marketing material

-Manage the day-to-day activities for several clients, including authors and professional speakers-Create and distribute the company's monthly e-newsletter

-Hire and manage company's interns

Oct 2008 - Mar 2011

Administrative Agent

PR/PR Public Relations

Duties:

-Provide support to publicity agents in the form of writing, brainstorming and editing articles, press releases, blogs, newsletters and marketing material-Generate publicity for agency president and clients (authors, experts and professional speakers) through media interviews and article placements.

Jan 2007 - May 2007

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

USF Sun Dome

Wrote press releases, researched media contacts and updated media list, implemented new technology-based communication strategies.

Education

Education
2004 - 2008

B.A.

University of South Florida

Activities and Societies: Public Relations Student Society of America, Sigma Alpha Lambda, NITE, Resident Assistant

Skills

Skills

Publicity

Editing

Editing press releases, articles, op eds and website content for self and coworkers.  Correcting AP Style.

Writing

Writing for print media, writing press releases, pitching clients to news media.