Taylor Bryant

  • Atlanta GA

Communications Professional

Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Present

Director of Communications, Honors College

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA
Feb 2014 - Jul 2014

Communication Specialist - Senior

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA
Carrollton, Georgia Communication Specialist Senior, Manage content on university press releases webpage. Write and edit several press releases and feature stories weekly for UWG's Perspective online and print edition under strict deadlines. Write scripts for university promotional videos. Write and edit marketing brochures and pamphlets for departments campus wide. Complete multi-media stories from start to finish, including research, script writing, video recording and editing. Assist in managing and enhancing university social media through training and implementation of best practices. Supervise and mentor student assistants, interns and graduate assistants. Serve as UCM representative at public speaking events, media fairs, professional conferences and networking events. Recent Accomplishments: Served on various committees including the Engage West Social Committee for President's initiative Created and edited first multi-media story on first African American student to attend UWG Created UWG faculty and staff Happy video that received highest views on Perspective online Page 2? Phone: 678-772-2851
Nov 2012 - Feb 2014

Communication Specialist

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA
Carrollton, Georgia Communication Specialist, Tasked with promoting external and internal communications to the university. Promote all cultural arts/department events, faculty, staff and student achievements, awards, recognitions, to the president and the university through print, radio, TV, websites and television on a local, state and national level using strategy and tools developed by the Director of Public Information and AVP of Communication and Marketing. Additional Duties: Illustrate a solid understanding for positioning stories across broad constituencies Mentor and coordinate student assistants and interns Build and maintain relationships with press and media Monitor press coverage and produce regular reports to departmental campus leadership
Oct 2008 - May 2012

News and Public Service Director

CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
Montgomery, Alabama Public Service and Events Director, Tasked with managing department in addition to overseeing community relations as well as providing on- air and in-person media interviews. Served as primary media contact directing all publicity, community awareness and campaigns; developed press releases and promotional material. Maintained public files of events and campaigns, executed all events, and created company partnerships. Selected Accomplishments: Implemented and organized 6 new projects for company within first year Improved public awareness to increase traffic and sales by developing and implementing strong campaigns Enhanced relationships with media to realized increased cooperation and better press coverage Leveraged strengths in cost-effective marketing using a minimal budget Benchmarked an all time best in fundraiser campaigns with an 8% increase in funds raised
Jul 2007 - Jul 2008

Senior News Correspondent

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

News Reporter Advanced through promotions with company using management and leadership skills to craft an award winning team. Created an organized system for delivering information from the university to supporters and from the supporters to the university. Assisted in the organizing of annual fundraising campaigns. Interacted with media, community members, and customers to maximize exposure and company mission. Selected Accomplishments: Promoted to management position within first 6 months of working with company Won statewide award for performance managing team Identified and analyzed issues of the department to the manager for correction Created an effective communication system within the department within the first month of being promoted Page 3 ? Phone: 678-772-2851 BET RADIO NETWORK-New York, New York

Education

Education
Aug 2014 - Present

Master of Science

Kennesaw State University 

Communications and Information Design

Sep 2005 - May 2007

Master of Arts

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY-Teachers College

Higher and Postsecondary Education

Aug 2001 - May 2005

Bachelor of Science

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Business Education

Skills

Skills

press releases

Multi-media

Social Media

Communications

Partnership