Tabatha Blacksmith

Tabatha Blacksmith

Multimedia - videos

Photography

Skills

Skills

Digital Media

  Mass media writing to inform (print and online) and persuade (public relations, advertising and business) Newsgathering/writing techniques, including: interviews, news judgment, story development, use of basic resource material, writing style and editing Audio and visual storytelling Use information delivery platforms common to digital media production and online publication Work individually and in teams to produce and manage digital media projects for publishing on the web Digital photography for print and electronic media, including: principles of camera and lens operation, digital storage, file formats, image editing, peripheral equipment and aesthetics Basic skills used in studio and field video production, including: basic camera operation, lighting, editing, audio techniques, new technologies and production methods used to produce digital video art that tells a story, sells a product and informs an audience  

Social Media

FaceBook

Sound Cloud

Audio posting

YouTube

Video posting

Blogging

Word Press

Audacity

Audio editing program

Apple iMovie

Adobe Photoshop

Digital photography

Keyboard/typing

60 wpm

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Oracle & Optica

Electronic database & workflow system Used daily

Microsoft Outlook

Used daily

Microsoft Word

Used daily

Work History

Work History
Apr 1995 - Present

Customer Service Specialist (CSS) 3; CSS 2; CSS 1; Clerk Typist 2

State of WA, Secretary of State's Office
  • Use technical knowledge and judgment to interpret laws, rules, policies and procedures
  • Fulfill public records requests from the media, general public, enforcement agencies, registrants and the legal and business community
  • Aid staff and registrants in determining if submissions meet legal and procedural requirements
  • Field inquiries from the media, general public, registrants and the legal and business community involving complex registration and customer service issues
  • Subject matter expert: Considered a "go to" person for questions and assignments requiring a high level of technical expertise and/or problem resolution
  • Involved in assorted special assignments, including specialized reports, research and testing
  • Draft unique correspondence and form letters for registrants, legal and business community and the general public concerning registration requirements, information, compliance issues and complaints
  • Create forms and informational material for the program
  • Active involvement in development, training and implementation of work process improvements, policies & procedures
  • Train, mentor and assist new and current program staff and act as liaison between staff and program supervisor
  • Designed and delivered presentations concerning program registration requirements
  • Received Director’s Award, 1999
  • Nominated for division Employee Recognition Program, March 2010

Current CSS3 position represents fourth promotion; duties and responsibilities have progressively increased over last 19 years

2000 - 2008

President; Vice President

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. - Thurston/Grays Harbor/Mason Co. chapter
  • Supervised chapter officers and ensured compliance with corporate policies and procedures
  • Facilitated monthly business and financial committee meetings
  • Collected reports from chapter officers and prepared quarterly reports for regional & state officers
  • Planned, promoted and conducted state-wide events attended by up to 500 members
  • Designed and delivered presentations to officers, members and the public
  • Provided leadership to chapter officers and members
  • Attended, and served as chapter ambassador, at events hosted by other chapters
  • Led chapter's member recognition program (for exemplary service, skill and participation)

Volunteer position, approx. 20 hours/week

Served as chapter Vice President 2000-2002; and chapter President 2005-2008

Education

Education
Jan 2014 - Present

Bachelors of Science

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Achievements:

  • GPA 3.8

The Bachelor of Science in Communication program supplies students with the knowledge required to successfully fill organizational training and human communication positions. Capabilities will include ethical and critical thinking skills necessary for today’s global society. The coursework covers oral and written communication, mass communications, new media, public relations, technical writing, and the leadership and management skills needed to successfully contribute to an organization.

Students in this Communications degree will:

  • Apply critical-thinking and strategic communication skills to a variety of scenarios.
  • Explore interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication.
  • Understand the impact of diversity and culture on communication practices.
  • Evaluate ethical, legal, and organizational influences on communication effectiveness.
  • Use theory to create communication pieces for diverse audiences and purposes by integrating verbal, written, visual, and online media.

Marketing Specialization (minor):

This specialization includes promotion, creative services, public relations, research, consulting, communications, advertisement, strategy, branding, and much more.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Associate in Arts

South Puget Sound Community College

Achievements:

  • Member of the International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa
  • President's List - Spring quarter, 2012
  • Vice President's List - Fall quarter, 2012
  • GPA 3.83

The two-year Associate in Arts program with Digital Media Emphasis includes general education courses, prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a Bachelor's degree and emphasizes the skills and education needed for careers in media studies, journalism or related fields.

Students of this program have the following skills:

  • Develop written, visual, and auditory content for on-line journalism
  • Manage information systems commonly used by on-line media outlets
  • Communicate effectively
  • Think logically and critically
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences
  • Proficient in word processing, desktop publishing and internet navigation