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writer/editor/communications specialist Resume


Desired Industry: Newspaper/Magazine SpiderID: 13987
Desired Job Location: New York, New York Date Posted: 7/17/2007
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Sept 2007
Desired Wage: $60,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
A mid-level/executive level position as a writer/editor/proofreader or corporate communications specialist in a large, dynamic and fast-growing organization with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, preferably at a University.



Experience:
1/2006 - 8/2006
SUNY Potsdam Women's and Gender Studies Potsdam, NY

Writer

* Conceptualized, wrote, edited and proofread news stories and articles for Women's and Gender Studies Department newsletter
* Assisted Director with administrative and other editorial duties


8/2005 - 12/2005
SUNY Potsdam Office of Public Affairs Potsdam, NY

Public Relations Intern

* Assisted with the management of the collegeís media relations by proactively publicizing newsworthy research and events
* Wrote news releases and features for publication in community/regional papers
* Networked with Student Government Organizations, conducted interviews and wrote news stories publicizing student-led campus-wide events, including WAIH radio (college radio station)


8/2005 - 12/2005
SUNY Potsdam Learning and Teaching Excellence Center Potsdam, NY

Public Relations Intern

* Attended and provided coverage for weekly seminars and workshops for faculty and staff
* Conducted interviews, conceptualized and wrote news releases and articles about the Center and its clients for website
* Researched and analyzed existing newsletter and conceptualized revision to meet its stated objectives
* Single-handedly produced newly designed Fall newsletter using Microsoft Publisher software


4/2001 - 12/2001
The Sunday Herald
Kingston, Jamaica

Columnist

* Conceptualized lifestyle column for periodical with second-largest circulation in nation
* Wrote weekly articles for leading lifestyle magazine published by paper


5/2001 - 7/2001
Red Stripe Kingston, Jamaica

Communications Executive

* Co-managed internal and external communications for multinational beer producer
* Planned, publicized and staged community relations events
* Wrote, edited and proofread articles and features for company newsletter
* Conceptualized and supervised production of newsletter
* Wrote and submitted articles that were published in local media
* Arranged on-air interviews for senior company executives and provided communication support



1/2001 - 4/2001
Jamaica Gleaner Company Kingston, Jamaica

Reporter/editor

* Attended newsworthy events, including sessions of Parliament each week and provided coverage for oldest and most popular periodical in nation
* Conducted interviews and wrote stories and headlines
* Substituted for news editor on occasion


4/2001 - 3/2001
HOT 102 FM Kingston, Jamaica

Talk-show host

* Conceptualized and hosted weekly talk show
* Interviewed experts, took calls from listeners and moderated discussions


3/1996 - 4/2000
Radio Jamaica Group Ltd Kingston, Jamaica

Night Editor/Producer/On-air talent

* Recruited from government news agency to mid-level position in newsroom in country's leading group of radio stations
* Appointed night editor while the most junior member of the newsroom team
* Manned newsroom during night shift, supervising 1-2 reporters and all correspondents
* Produced, edited, proofread and anchored daily morning newscast
* Edited and rewrote stories and proofread sports headlines for morning newscast
* Covered Houses of Parliament (Upper and Lower) weekly, including producing a weekly feature on government policies and programs
* Interviewed General Colin Powell and former President Jimmy Carter during national elections
* Provided live, nation-wide coverage of major events, including Prime Minister's inauguration
* Conducted interviews, prepared and voiced features.
* Produced morning news bulletins daily.
* Promoted to news anchor of flagship evening bulletin a few months following appointment
* Prepared and presented current affairs programs.
* Successfully co-hosted a sports program.


3/1993 - 3/1996
JAMPRESS Kingston, Jamaica

Senior Editor

* Attended events and wrote average of three news releases/ features daily for government news agency
* Edited an average of 15 news releases/features daily
* Promoted to Senior Editor after three months


Education:
SUNY Potsdam - Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) English Writing GPA: 3.95, May 2007
Honors:English Departmental Scholar; Heritage Award for scholarship; International Student Scholarship; National Deanís List and College Presidentís List; inducted into Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society) and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society).


Skills:
Writing and editing for public relations, journalism and internal corporate communication. Strong competence in learning and assimilating new information. Proven independence, teamwork, and fast-paced production. Word, Publisher, and internet research.


Reference:
Available upon request.


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