Public Relations / Public Affairs Resume
|Desired Industry: Public Relations
|Desired Job Location: Arlington, Virginia
||Date Posted: 3/21/2012
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 04/30/2012
|Desired Wage: 60000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
Journalist with more than 18 years of extensive experience in creative writing, clear and effective verbal communications, positions at various television and radio stations across the nation, including public relations, marketing and sales, including positions such as: Public Affairs (PA) Specialist / Public Relations (PR) Account Executive, Radio PR, Media and Marketing, Broadcasting, Communications, Writer, Copy Editor, News Anchor, Reporter, Producer, Weather Forecaster, Interviewer, Spokesperson, Live Talk Show Co-Host, and Radio Newscast Anchor / Reporter / Producer. I have conducted in-depth interviews with numerous politicians, celebrities, local talent, and professionals, including The President of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, and the Health and Human Services Secretary. I have covered various breaking news, local, state and federal political election campaigns, and town meetings. I also have experience as a Marketing Coordinator, Business Developer, Visual Web Designer and Sales Executive. As a result, I received industry honors and awards for outstanding reporting and innovative journalism.
Chanel, Inc. Arlington, VA June 2011 Present
Elizabeth Arden Arlington, VA March 2010 June 2011
Received 2010 Fall/Winter Top Regional Sales Award for outstanding customer service and exceeded beauty and skincare sales in the Mid Atlantic Region. (Elizabeth Arden)
Received many compliments from customers following beauty consultation / make-over.
Explained, demonstrated, promoted, and taught customers how to use recommended skin care products, cosmetics and fragrances to suit the customers' coloring, skin-type and face shape to provide a personalized service.
Managed, cataloged and maintained inventories of products and customer lists then provided these reports to the supervisor and managers.
Taught customers how to correctly use make-up and skin care products.
Displayed, filed, organized, and restocked products.
Acquired, established, documented and increased clientele directory.
Exceptional communication skills and customer service skills.
Optimized and finalized routine sales tasks and consistently exceeded counter and company sales goals.
Utilized and executed computer and mathematic skills during sales payments.
Implemented and optimized company policies while projecting polished, professional manner, attire and image in conjunction with guidelines.
Educated self on the latest company products and techniques.
Efficiently utilized and expressed customer service, sales and marketing skills in a competitive environment.
Effectively formed and used stress management and problem solving skills on a daily basis.
Listened attentively to customer concerns and needs, and then addressed, diagnosed, clarified and fulfilled customer concerns before making product recommendations.
JOURNALISM 1992 Present
North American Network, Inc. (NAN, Inc.) Washington, D.C. January 2005 - present
Radio Interviewer & Reporter for the National Governors Association, Voice-over Talent
Freelance Journalist & Spokesperson June 1997 - present
Washington, D.C., MD, VA, NJ, OH, and IA
Voice-overs, Industrials, Commercials, Television Anchor and Reporter
WJLA ABC 7 / News Channel 8 - Washington, D.C. April 2002 October 2003
Weekend Morning Anchor / Reporter
WTTG FOX 5 - Washington, D.C. January 2002 April 2002
KLJB and The American News Network - Washington, D.C. July 2001 December 2001
WCLL TV 19 - Columbus, Ohio June 1998 July 2001
Main Anchor / Talk Show Host / Producer
WBNS 10 TV / Ohio News Network - Columbus, Ohio May 1996 June 1997
Anchor / Reporter, Assistant Producer, News Writer
WTAP-TV - Parkersburg, WV February 1994 April 1996
Main Anchor / Reporter, Producer, News Writer, Weather Anchor
WHIZ-TV / AM-FM - Zanesville, Ohio January 1993 February 1994
TV Anchor / Reporter, Weather Anchor, Radio News Anchor / Reporter
CNN International - Berlin, Germany August 1992 December 1992
Field Producer / Interpreter
Delivered daily television and radio segments as assigned in various positions: Anchor, Reporter, Spokesperson, Live Talk Show Co-Host, Radio News Show Host, Writer, Producer, Weather Forecaster and Radio Anchor / Reporter / Producer, at television and radio stations across the country.
Coordinated and conducted in depth interviews with politicians, celebrities, local talent and professionals, including President George H. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Managed, supervised, and oversaw, news team and production department for news coverage and newscast flow.
Generated and conducted coverage of local, state and federal topics including election campaigns from 1992 to 2010.
As a professional and expert interviewer, reporter, and anchor, covered town hall meetings, political campaigns, health issues and various major breaking news including accidents, murders, trials, bank robberies, and the famous Washington, D.C. sniper case. (WJLA)
Planned, coordinated, booked guests, wrote, produced, interviewed, and co-hosted daily live one hour talk show, focusing on human interest stories, local talent, authors, artists, business owners, dance companies, chefs, and politicians. (WCLL)
Developed, oversaw and performed daily cooking segments, biweekly music segments, managed and maintained guests schedules, and planned all logistics associated with daily events including live on television. (WCLL)
Projected and articulated a positive professional image as the representative for radio and television stations, and boosted ratings.
Researched, compiled, communicated and wrote about new developments for newscasts as a producer, writer, and assistant to producer, anchor and reporter.
Championed, arranged and conducted interviews with politicians for podcasts, websites and national and state radio reports, at the National Governors Association meetings; conducted and compiled interviews with physicians at the American Academy of Pediatrics and at the Association of Ophthalmology meetings for national and state radio reports, podcasts and organization websites; voiced local and national public service announcements. (NAN, Inc.)
Voiced the Department of Energys 2012 public service announcement on lumens light bulbs. (NAN, Inc.)
Managed to successfully complete assignments as an interviewer, anchor, and reporter.
Researched, wrote and produced newscasts in a creative and factual manner, reported clearly, and effectively communicated to the viewers and audience. Results increased television news ratings.
Reviewed independently, researched, analyzed information and facts in order to provide accurate news report, wrote news stories, edited video, determined newsworthiness of stories for newscasts, and advised supervisors and upper managers.
Operated and navigated various newscast computer programs and video editing equipment.
Reviewed and effectively edited news copies and videos, resulting in better comprehension for the viewers, readers, or audience.
Reviewed and evaluated notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
Determined a storys emphasis, length, format and organized material accordingly, while compiling television and radio newscasts.
Coordinated and arranged interviews with people who could provide information about stories or topics.
Investigated breaking news developments such as disasters, crimes or human-interest stories, and briefed producer, supervisors and management on latest developments.
Compiled and revised work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
Received assignments, and evaluated leads and tips to develop story ideas.
Gathered information and reported on specialized fields or as assigned on a daily basis, through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social events, or other functions.
Analyzed and discussed news issues with producers and other managers in order to establish priorities or positions.
Collected facts and reported news stories for live broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
Reviewed copy and corrected errors in content and in accordance to prescribed editorial style.
Translated interviews of people and political figures from German and Hungarian into English for television broadcast around the world. (CNN)
Transmitted news reports from remote locations live and taped while meeting deadlines.
Voiced public service announcements, industrials and other commercials for local and national broadcast. (Freelance)
Participated in numerous local and national television commercials, industrials, films, and appeared in print advertisements. (Freelance)
Adapted quickly to any challenges, including breaking news, the environment and last minute schedule changes.
Utilized out-going personality, writing, problem solving, decision making, time management and research skills on a daily basis.
Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism (BSJ) - (Cum Laude) June 1992
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (AB) - (Cum Laude) June 1992
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Minor / Concentration in German June 1992
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Volunteer work for various non-profit organizations; career advisor to students at Ohio Universitys E.W. Scripps School of Journalism; sponsored interns at various television stations from Ohio Universitys E.W. Scripps School of Journalism; sponsored internships for overseas students at various television stations.
Spokesperson and Moderator for the Hungarian January 1993 - Present
Veterans Association Cleveland, OH
Performed as Mistress of Ceremonies for organization events, coordinated and managed the annual debutant ball, including all logistics, and kept event running smoothly and on time.
Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples Northern Virginia January 2007 Present
Member, volunteer, consignor, cashier, and semi-annual clothing sales event announcer.
The Metropolitan Washington Ear (The Ear) June 2005 March 2007
Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia
Provided weekly reading and information services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled people who cannot effectively read print, see plays, watch television programs and films, or view museum exhibits.
Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator Parkersburg, WV February 1994 April 1996
Supervised, managed, and oversaw all logistics of Red Cross Blood Drive, gained community involvement and exceeded blood unit donation expectations.
Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Parkersburg, WV February 1994 April 1996
Managed all logistics and planning, performed as a Moderator and Producer of live event, and monetary goals were exceeded.
Hungarian - Advanced in writing, reading, and speaking
German - Basic working knowledge in writing, reading, and speaking
Spanish Basic writing and reading
Mark of Excellence Award: May 1992
2nd Place in TV Spot News from the Society of Professional Journalists
First place in Best Series from the West Virginia Associated Press Award May 1996
Radio Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDF) / RIAS Berlin September 1996
Commissions German/American Journalist Exchange Program
Ryan Scholarship recipient from the John Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship at CNN International, Inc., in Berlin, Germany August 1992 December 1992
2010 Fall/Winter Top Regional Sales Award from Elizabeth Arden October 2010
TYPING AND COMPUTER SKILLS
Typing: 80+ words per minute
Hardware: Various Desktop PCs, Laptops, Router, Modems, Scanners, Black/Color Printers, Monitors, FAX Machine, Copiers, Typewriter.
Systems/Software: various newsroom program software and editing equipment, MS Office Suites 2007/2003/2000/97/95 including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop; CorelDraw, MS Windows 7, Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, Windows 98/95, Exchange Mail, Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat, McAfee Anti-Virus, Winzip
PUBLIC RELATIONS / PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
Pierce Communications Columbus, Ohio June 1997 June 1998
Public Affairs Specialist / Public Relations Account Executive
Performed as a Public Affairs Specialist / Public Relations Account Executive for Tobacco to 21 health bill campaign, and built and maintained positive relationships with the public.
Created, developed, drafted, prepared, wrote and managed press releases, fact sheets, brochures, speeches, campaign letters, presentations, press kits, and used Microsoft Office Suites.
Supervised, developed, researched, implemented, and oversaw all campaign communication logistics, including selecting and planning press events, site selections, contracts, timelines, travel and transportation.
Utilized and demonstrated creativity, initiative, good judgment, decision-making, problem-solving, and research skills, and motivated people throughout the campaign.
Promoted and disseminated organization's goals and policies while representing campaign director, and interacted with the media on behalf of client.
Coordinated, developed, implemented and managed the program agenda.
Created and supervised appearances and design of the press event, including the exhibits, brochures, invitations, place settings, goodie bags.
As Event Manager, acted as Moderator of the program, made all introductions of speakers, and kept the press events running smoothly and on time.
Increased public awareness and gained support through phone calls, letters, updates and press exposure.
Recruited campaign sponsors and influential guest speakers, including state officials and RJ Reynolds Research Chemists.
Supervised, attained and coordinated campaign material, including logistics for photo session.
Assessed and responded to public and media inquires.
Conducted interviews with health care professionals, county health representatives, doctors, and academic professionals for campaign materials.
Reviewed, proofread and modified all written material and correspondence.
Acquired, developed and maintained relationships with key contacts including the media.
Anticipated, created and arranged strategic planning and media opportunities for the campaign director.
Coached and provided media training to campaign director and staff recommended and advised on the strategy and policy of their communications skills.
Coordinated and interacted with various outside consultants, negotiating terms and contracts when needed.
Utilized creativity in producing promotional material and presentations for Tobacco-to-21 campaign.
Managed, created, projected and accomplished a positive public image for campaign, and utilized a variety of media, including television, radio, newspapers and magazines.
Managed, coordinated, arranged and scheduled interviews for campaign director with a variety of media, including television, radio, wire services, newspapers and magazines.
Researched and translated scientific data and information into formats, messages and written copy that were accessible to both the professional and nonscientific audiences.
As the Event Manager, planned, executed, and managed logistics of campaign, press events and conferences.
Utilized out-going personality, writing, problem solving, decision making, and time management and research skills on a daily basis.
MARKETING COORDINATOR AND BUSINESS DEVELOPER
Northern Virginia Graphics, Inc. Fairfax, VA January 2008 November 2009
Marketing Coordinator, Business Developer, Writer, Copy Editor, Visual Web Designer and Sales Executive
Served as Marketing Coordinator and Business Developer, and additional support as a Writer, Copy Editor, Visual Web Designer and Sales Executive for the company.
Performed as a contractor and executed multiple tasks in the Statement of Work (SOW) / Performance Work Statement (PWS), successfully completed on time or earlier than scheduled, and exceeded companys goals and mission.
Created customized copy and proofread all company written material and correspondence, including company website content, resulting in improved formatting, style and accuracy.
Improved the formatting, style and accuracy of all written text for company correspondence
Researched, created and delivered materials, such as company profile and support tools, to clients during routine sales calls.
Created, reviewed, proofread and edited all written material for client jobs.
Reviewed and developed numerous draft websites, and provided written recommendations of web contents, graphics, design / layout, to the web designers and clients for the final product.
Created, drafted and delivered solicitations and proposals for government contracts.
Coordinated with company managers, planned, created, developed and implemented the companys marketing strategies, processes / procedures and policies, and met companys goals and mission.
Coordinated, evaluated and developed support tools for sales representatives and relationships with clients.
Initiated and planned team and moral building activities, such as employee birthdays and various holidays.
Reviewed government contract requirements, and interpreted, appraised, compiled, wrote and completed contract proposals, and provided to the companys president and vice-president for final review before submission to the government.
Utilized and applied oral, written and time management skills to formulate government contract proposals.
Coordinated, planned and scheduled meetings between government officials and company president and vice-president.
Managed, maintained, inventoried, and purchased office supplies for the company.
Developed, analyzed, assembled and articulated realistic marketing strategies.
Managed, prepared, developed, and wrote monthly marketing newsletters, posted it on company website and distributed it to clients via email.
Coordinated between web designer team and client for all inquires and correspondence through email, phone, letters, memo and fax.
Solicited and acquired new clients and business prospects via the telephone and cold sales calls in person.
Represented the company and attended events and meetings in order to help extend the reach of the business in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Initiated, organized, managed, maintained, and updated companys record system. Result, improved access to clients profile more effectively and efficiently.
Supported employer with diverse aspects of communication in a responsive manner.
Coordinated, anticipated, and clearly and effectively communicated demands of client with project designers.
Reviewed, analyzed and defined project requirements, and developed a Performance Work Statement (PWS) and other specifications as requested by government contract.
Researched, initiated, developed and compiled all data and materials for Performance Work Statements (PWS).
Researched, produced, evaluated and wrote content for client websites, brochures and other publications.
Assisted companys billing manager, managed, reviewed, and prepared various company billings, submitted monthly invoices to clients, assisted in accounts receivable department and updated company records.
Utilized out-going personality, writing, problem solving, decision making, time management and research skills on a daily basis.
Available upon request.
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