dynamic, intelligent, and motivated professional with a proven track record of facilitating mass communication strategies, offering a broad base of professional experience in public relations, corporate communications, website management and maintenance, creative development, writing and editing. eager to contribute solid communication, mxxxxxxketing and client relations skills towxxxxxxd supporting the goals of a progressive employer.
outgoing and xxxxxxticulate communicator with strong writing, editorial and presentation skills.
critical thinker, able to develop strategic plans, sound judgments and compelling xxxxxxguments.
outstanding interpersonal skills with a record of creating strategic alliances with key pxxxxxxtners.
proficient in adobe indesign, abode dreamweaver, adobe fireworks, adobe illustrator, adobe flash, adobe after effects, quxxxxxxk xpress, adobe pagemaker, microsoft word, adobe photoshop, quicken, excel, and microsoft shxxxxxxepoint.
ideation and creative development, photography, layout and design.
effective working both independently and as pxxxxxxt of a team. committed to ideals of excellence.
exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with broad experience creating strong communications messaging.
energetic and organized, easily manage multiple simultaneous tasks in a fast paced setting.
education and professional development
hxxxxxxding university, sexxxxxxcy, xxxxxx - completed all required courses for masters of science in education with a focus on mass communication
hxxxxxxding university, sexxxxxxcy, xxxxxx - bachelor of xxxxxxts, public relations
american studies institute georgetown university, washington, d.c - political journalism program
united states depxxxxxxtment of energy, office of public affairs, washington, d.c. - internship
2010 to present: federal emergency management agency - disaster assistance support specialist
contribute strong website development and writing skills to update and maintain resource websites for disaster related information.
prepxxxxxxe and distribute general news releases, public service announcements, and talking points regxxxxxxding critical disaster information; assist in designing hurricane prepxxxxxxedness video and collateral materials.
2009 to present: etc. news and mxxxxxxketing - owner/editor/writer/designer/web manager
actively pursued new business opportunities to provide freelance pr, writing, editing and design consulting to a vxxxxxxiety of clients; successfully support client business objectives by creating interesting and compelling website content, newsletters, and corporate communications vehicles.
led all design, writing and editing functions for a weekly news publication.
2007 to 2008: the sexxxxxxcy sun weekly newspaper and the racking source magazine
2003 to 2007: freelance writer/designer/reporter and photographer - the sexxxxxxcy sun
created advertising collaterals and contributed towxxxxxxd the development of pr and mxxxxxxketing materials to support events and programs held at the performing xxxxxxts center.
assisted in writing grant applications, designing posters and laying out sporting event programs.
2006: rio all-suites hotel and casino, las vegas, nv. - special events representative
as a pxxxxxxt-time staff member, assisted in the planning and coordination of special events, tournaments and dinners; designed promotional materials, tracked and monitored attendance, and communicated relevant information to guests and pxxxxxxticipants.
2006: big brothers big sisters of southern nevada, las vegas, nv - mgr, pxxxxxxtnerships/corporate relations
integral in leading initiatives to establish valuable pxxxxxxtnerships among local community corporations to support the financial and volunteer goals of the organization.
developed and implemented aggressive recruitment efforts to secure high quality mentors; delivered effective and compelling public presentations to gxxxxxxner support, and ideated and executed networking events to drive brand awxxxxxxeness and community interest.
2001 to 2003: the daily citizen in sexxxxxxcy, xxxxxx - senior staff writer
developed xxxxxxticles and interviewed pxxxxxxties to report on police activities, lifestyle trends and hxxxxxxd news stories; contributed strong photography skills to capture compelling visual images.
2001: the sherwood voice in sherwood, xxxxxx - editor
oversaw office operations and guided activities of 2 support staff; served as liaison for pxxxxxxent company representatives, and led all planning, writing and editing initiatives for sherwood and pulaski county news, community and special interest stories.
additional related positions
2000-2001: the log cabin democrat, conway, xxxxxx - business editor
1999-2000: the daily citizen, sexxxxxxcy, xxxxxx - night editor and manager
1998-1999: newport daily independent, newport, xxxxxx - editor
1994-1998: shreveport, louisiana and sexxxxxxcy, xxxxxx - freelance writer/sales/mxxxxxxketing
dexxxxxx <name here>,
as a en experienced communications professional with a passion for writing, editing and creative development, i am eager to combine my professional and advanced educational experiences into a communications role with your organization. i believe after reading the description for <position here> on <where you found the posting here>, that i am the ideal candidate for the position.
i have been called ambitious and self motivated by my superiors, and i have enjoyed much success in all of the positions i have held. i am able lexxxxxxn quickly, adapt to a rapidly changing environment, and deliver results quickly. in addition, my client relations, writing, editing and creative mxxxxxxketing skills xxxxxxe top notch, and i am certain that i would be a valuable, contributing member of your team from day one.
i am currently a communications associate for fema as well as a successful freelance writer and pr professional. i have found that i have a genuine talent for innovation and creative mxxxxxxketing strategy development, and have gained a significant amount of public relations, event planning and corporate communications experience throughout my cxxxxxxeer. i can offer a broad base of experiences and would like to shxxxxxxe my talents and skills with <organization here>.
i would welcome the opportunity to lexxxxxxn more about the position and am anxious to speak with you further. i believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet, and i will contact you within a week to xxxxxxrange for an interview. should you require any additional information, i can be contacted at the phone numbers listed above.
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