dynamic pr/communications specialist eager to contribute talents toward supporting a progressive organization in optimizing market presence.
ø solid understanding of multimedia presentations, video, editing, public speaking, and web content; exceptional research, preparation, and time management abilities.
ø talented communicator with solid history developing new and improving existing lucrative, long-term media relationships.
ø proven leader and team builder, with success in fostering true motivation, productivity, and cohesion from disparate parties.
ø reputation for strong work ethic, exceptional commitment to viewers, industry knowledge, approachability, and ability to get the job done .
certified 52+ net wpm
microsoft office suite (word, excel, powerpoint, outlook, access), adobe creative suite (illustrator, indesign, dreamweaver)
vms insight-media tracker & pr web, vocus, constant contact, xos titan publishing software, google analytics/adwords
san jose state university-san jose, ca
bachelor of science in public relations, 2009
member, public relations student society of america (prssa)
fight of your life communications-gilroy, ca 2009 to present
public relations specialist
conceptualize and implement strategic pr programs and campaigns centered upon increased public awareness for mixed martial arts (mma) fight promotions, individual fighters, and related events.
investigate new opportunities to market clients, including sponsorships, media coverage, web content, media pitches, and press releases; conduct key interviews to generate newsworthy story angles.
integrate public relations activities into overall marketing campaigns to support business objectives and collaborate with other cross-functional departments.
santa clara valley water district-san jose, ca 2008 to 2009
intern, office of government & public relations
augmented organization s public presence by developing press releases, articles, newsletters, and countrywide mailers while expanding web publicity through social media platforms, including twitter, facebook, and youtube.
analyzed and interpreted metrics for campaign efficacy and collaborated with internal divisions and external partners to construct cutting-edge strategies to reach targeted demographics.
participated in weekly communications briefing for district board of directors by preparing all content, articles, and statistical data.
assembled quotes for in-house and partnered press releases and related collateral, conducting interviews and gaining approval as necessary.
spartan athletic department-san jose, ca spring 2008
intern, public & media relations
produced concise, newsworthy game recaps for official web site and distributed team information, stories, and statistics to public and media contacts.
directed media relations and requests during home games in accordance with established organizational policies and procedures.
second harvest food bank-san jose, ca 2009
assisted with reception, sorting, and packaging of donated food for distribution to low-income households in santa clara and san mateo counties.
santa teresa water treatment plant-santa teresa, ca 2008
supported open house event, which promoted valley water s conservation efforts; participated in additional tap water campaign and tour of water treatment facility.
the health trust open air health fair-san jose, ca 2005
public relations assistant
communicated, informed, and educated public face-to-face for non-profit health awareness campaign and handed out related literature and acquired contact information for mailing lists and newsletters.
kzsu 90.1 fm-palo alto, ca 2004 to 2005
hosted weekly sports-talk radio show that dealt with current events in world of sports; encouraged on-air discussions with both stanford students and community members across bay area.
hiring agent name
with more than four years of experience serving the public relations needs of radio, environmental, athletic, and communications organizations, i have honed my skills for the express purpose of augmenting existing media relations to promote long-term growth. it is with these skills that i hope to prove myself invaluable to (company name) in the role of (role title).
in addition to a bachelor of science in public relations, industry membership, and a results-oriented work ethic, i also can offer:
proven track record developing sophisticated and highly effective strategies that jumpstart public awareness campaigns; broad range of experience in private and volunteer sectors.
solid understanding of broadcasting procedures and policies as well as cutting-edge technologies to drive media presence.
charismatic personality with proven track record cultivating lucrative long-term relationships with key public relations and media contacts.
confident working within teams or autonomously to secure newsworthy materials and skilled at motivating and leading multidisciplinary groups to meet high-pressure deadlines.
technical expertise in wide range of administrative, pr/media tracking, and design software suites as well as proficiency in windows and mac platforms; certified 52+ net wpm typing rate.
as an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. i am confident that i could be a valuable asset to your operations, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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