Hunter Public Relations | Junior Account Executive | New York City | 2012-present
Joyfully employed by Hunter Public Relations, working with consumer brands, immersing myself in an amazing corporate culture surrounded by passionate and bright individuals. On a day-to-day basis I work on account management through writing press materials, media relations in a variety of mediums and marketplaces, social media community management and content development, media monitoring, event planning, account planning and strategic counseling.
Institute for International Journalism | Foreign Correspondent | London | 2012
Act as an ambassador and content producer for the Scripps Institute for International Journalism, working in various countries on assignment, as well as creating special reports domestically. Create original content from the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Produce and edit video, photography, and written-storytelling content for the Scripps IIJ blog and quarterly newsletter, Global Spotlight.
Project C: Clicking Creates Change | PR Director | Athens, Ohio | 2012
Supervised public relations, marketing, and fundraising teams. Created and managed project timelines. Wrote and distributed news releases and blog posts. Developed fundraising and sponsorship packages for businesses. Met with business owners, managers, and community members to raise funds and awareness for the project. Manage social media communities [Project C on Facebook // @ProjectC_], copy-editing, developed promotional items for publicity, fundraising, and marketing communication goals. Also contributed journalism skills to produce storytelling content for The Gathering Place feature.
Miss Universe Organization | PR Intern | New York City & Las Vegas | 2011
Planned and managed NYC media tour with 48 state contestants, touring media outlets such as “Regis and Kelly,” “TODAY” show, WPIX, “Fox and Friends,” and many other broadcast, print, and online outlets. Wrote new content and edited existing press site materials, assembled media kits and fact sheets. Edited titleholder blogs [Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA], crafted photo captions, monitored and organized media credentials. Pitched media outlets for titleholders, clip tracking, built production schedules. Assisted public relations director and coordinator at international media junket in Las Vegas. Directed photographers and videographers at various events leading up to and during the 2011 Miss USA competition.
ImPRessions: Cardinal Health | Athens, Ohio | 2010-2012
Develop PR plan for clients “Generation Rx” campaign, wrote and pitched press releases. Mentor underclassmen in media and community relations. Communicate with university publics through programming such as “Dose of Reality Week,” controlled publications, uncontrolled media outlets. Design graphics, promotional materials, and logo for campus outreach materials.
GOMAN Advertising Ltd. | Community Outreach Intern | Lusaka, Zambia | 2011
Increased visibility of Parmalat’s newest product, Bonnita, among highly impoverished provinces nationwide. Researched and wrote an analysis on the importance of market segmentation in Southern Africa. Worked with graphics department to develop promotional items.
Soul of Athens | Content Producer & Community Relations | 2010
PHC Group Inc. | Multimedia Intern | Cincinnati, Ohio | 2010
Increased client visibility through social media and media relations, acted as community manager. Produced content for clients [Arche Shoes, WorldLife Water, The Kimmie Company] in cooperation with company photographer and web designer. Worked with creative department to redesign company website.
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism | Teaching Assistant | 2010-2012
Works closely with professors, occasionally attends classes to facilitate discussions, grading exams and coursework for the following [assignments vary by quarter]:
- JOUR 101: Journalism & Society
- JOUR 105: Introduction to Mass Communication
- JOUR 133: Precision Language
- JOUR 233: Information Gathering
- JOUR 411: Communication Law
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism | Office Assistant | 2009-2012
Maintains master list of books, dissertations, and journals in the Lasher Learning Center, organizes reserve material, sorts daily newspapers for student use, faculty mail, answers phones, filing, copying, proof-reading professor presentations, keeps track of media equipment check out and returns.
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism | School Ambassador | 2009-2012
Act as a student contact for prospective journalism students, reach out to prospects via phone, direct mail, and email, represent the School of Journalism at events such as the Schuneman Symposiums, Ohio University Discovery Days, and Scripps-Howard Day, escort and accomodate guest speakers in the communication industry around campus.
Public Relations Student Society of America | Hugh M. Culbertson Chapter | 2008-2012
Dues paying member, peer mentor, live tweets during seminars and meetings, participates in twitter chats [#AskOUrPRos, #PRStudChat, #PR20], copy editor and contributing writer for quarterly newsletter, PR Success, actively networks with guest lecturers and PRSA members at nationwide events, including networking trips to Columbus, Cincinnati, and Chicago.
Ohio University Learning Communities | Peer Mentor | 2010-2012
Interact with first year students, facilitate discussions and programming relating to students areas of academic interest, campus opportunities, and resources, lead other peer mentors in discussion and evaluation during success team meetings.
Delta Gamma Fraternity | Vice President Programming | 2009-2011
Created and maintained chapters master calendar, facilitated collegiate development workshops, planned annual Mother’s Weekend brunch and awards banquet, organized chapter retreats, supervised directors, worked with other members on chapter management team to keep chapter informed, active, and continuously striving for improvement and leadership in their fields and communities.
Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism | Athens, Ohio | 2008-2012
- Bachelor of Science in Journalism, concentrations in public relations, international news reporting and foreign correspondence, layout and design.
- Outside specializations in psychology [minor] and IMC/business marketing.
University of Zambia | Lusaka, Zambia | 2011
- Studied mass communication, African media systems, society, and governance.
- Worked with a team to film and produce a 22-minute documentary on student experiences in Zambia.
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Final Cut Express
- Critical Mention
- Family Features
- Campaign Planning + Execution
- Microsoft Office
- Mac and Window OS
- Publication Design
- AP Style Editing
- Conflict Management
- Foreign Correspondence
- Precision Language
- News Writing & Editing
- Information Gathering
- Communication Law
- Digital Imaging
- Ethics, Mass Media, & Society
- Media Relations & Publicity
- Public Relations Principals
- International Mass Media
- Media and Conflict Resolution