Rachael Odom

Rachael Odom

Work experience

Work experience
Apr 2009 - Present


Janet Wainwright Public Relations, Inc.
  • Planned and executed movie screenings in the Seattle area for press and other film groups
  • Brainstormed innovative promotion ideas with the staff and helped to execute promotions approved by the film studios we represent 
  • Researched community groups, schools and businesses in the Puget Sound region and Portland, Oregon for possible distribution of movie passes and/or promotional items in order create promotions and buzz for upcoming films
  • Coordinated college promotions including all fraternity and sorority outreach
  • Assisted in the updating of word-of-mouth mailing lists
  • Assisted in compiling in-depth promotion reports
Dec 2008 - Apr 2009

Recruiting Specialist (Contract Position)

Act 1
  • Part of the team that sourced for AT&T engineers, call centers, mobility, and retail
  • Reviewed resumes sent from our suppliers and chose the most qualified and submitted them to AT&T
  • Used the Agile 1 Vendor Management System to track vendors and their submittals
  • Identified ways to update workflow management to help the team run more efficiently
Sep 2008 - Oct 2008

Recruiting Coordinator (Contract Position)

  • Supported the General Retail Systems, Retail Customer eXperience and Digital teams
  • First contact between Amazon.com and potential new employees
  • Scheduled interviews and phone screens, worked directly with candidates and hiring managers
  • Updated candidate records and job postings in recruiting systems
  • Provided follow-up correspondence to candidates on recruiting status via phone and email
  • Tracked recruiting activities and provided candidate status in a weekly report
  • Identified opportunities for improving candidate experience and scheduling efficiency
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook scheduling
May 2008 - Aug 2008


Team Soapbox Communication
  • Wrote press releases, pitches, fact sheets and media advisories that garnered media coverage for SWERVE driver training, the Healthy Washington Coalition, Good Stock Press and Bindery and Insight Schools
  • Successfully placed a story on Insight Schools in a local newspaper
  • Achieved an overall understanding of how a public relations firm works
  • Assisted account managers with anything they needed
  • Compiled lists of media coverage for all clients
Dec 2006 - Jan 2008

Vice President of Marketing & Recruitment

Washington State University Panhellenic Council
  • Planned and executed all aspects of the largest recruitment in WSU history
  • Wrote press releases sent to all alumni, current students and parents
  • Managed a budget of more than $45,000
  • Supervised three volunteer groups; more than 75 people
  • Coordinated all marketing including Podcasts, radio PSAs, and four recruitment fairs statewide
  • Designed and produced three brochures sent to every admitted student and one sent to parents
  • Attended all WSU preview days and orientation sessions to promote the Greek Community


Aug 2004 - May 2008


Washington State University



Adobe Creative Suite 4

I am currently enjoying learning more about Adobe CS4. My main professional goal for the year is to master the whole suite. My knowledge includes Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Dreamweaver  

Public Relations Research and Tools

Expert level knowledge of public relations research including Making media lists of press to specific press to contact for specific types of stories Researching specific organizations and retail outlets to target for certain story topics Advanced use of Cision Some experience with SPSS

Social Media

Expert level knowledge in all major social media networks for personal and professional use, including Facebook MySpace Twitter Blogging

Microsoft Office

Rockstar in all Microsoft Office products especially: Excel: knowledge of VBA and macros, used several times to decipher and manage large amounts of data Outlook: used in all professional settings and scheduled over 50 meetings a week while working at Amazon Word: expert level knowledge of all Word versions Access: used to manage large databases in current internship PowerPoint: used to make efficient presentations to groups of 800+


  • Design
  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Blogging
  • Event Planning
  • Volunteering with Relay for Life

Volunteer Work

  • Relay for Life captain of three teams and member of  two teams 2003-2009
  • Relay for Life Planning Committee member for the Pullman relay 2006
  • Involvement in various philanthropies and projects benefiting multiple juvenile arthritis organizations