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Skills

  • Writing – professional, informal, mass emails, corporate announcements, website copy, news releases, blog posts, executive communications, newsletters, web articles, booklets, corporate reports, marketing materials, etc.
  • Website organization, design, and development
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Social media
  • AP Style
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Four Winds Interactive CMS
  • Telerik Sitefinity CMS
  • Basic HTML and CSS Coding
  • Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Experience

January 2017 – Current
Freelance Writer and Web Consultant / Self-Employed
Charleston, WV
Consult with clients to develop website goals, outline, design, and copy. Build sites through various platforms based on client needs, incorporating SEO best-practices. Help clients register site with Google and set up Google Analytics.

November 2016 – January 2017
Communication Specialist / Office of WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
1716 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV 25305
Hired for special project, to write Earl Ray Tomblin: Stewardship and Progress for the Mountain State, a 28-page booklet on the accomplishments and legacy of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Project involved extensive research, writing, and editing. Booklet published and given to staff, West Virginia legislative members, and media and archived at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

March 2012 – October 2016
Senior Communication Specialist / Columbia Pipeline Group
1700 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25314
Manager of employee intranet site and editor of employee online news site: published daily news content, oversaw approximately 20 sub-site managers, managed content for webpages, studied and reported on site analytics, worked closely with IT to resolve issues and increase usability. Wrote internal news features, corporate announcements, executive communications, intranet site content, other corporate content. Managed company TV communication screens, creating and deploying content for 18 TVs in four offices. Business user project lead for critical communication system projects including implementation of TV communication screens and creation of new employee intranet site. Planned and implemented internal communication campaigns on topics such as safety, health and benefits, employee engagement. Graphic design work for internal communication initiatives. Served on emergency response communication team. Interim inclusion and diversity lead for company: oversaw strategy and activity of employee resource groups. Connected company to the community through employee volunteer projects and establishing company partnerships.

June 2014 – July 2015
Blogger / The Charleston Daily Mail “The Mommyhood Blog”
Charleston, WV
Produced weekly blog columns on pregnancy and motherhood for The Charleston Daily Mail’s parenting blog.

August 2010 – March 2012
Account Coordinator / Charles Ryan Associates
601 Morris St., Suite 301, Charleston, WV 25301
Account manager and client contact for four accounts. Public relations support for more than 10 accounts. Developed, executed, and evaluated marketing communication strategy for clients. Managed social media and websites for clients. Developed and implemented community outreach programs.

August 2009 – December 2010
Graduate Assistant / University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications
1501 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208
Conducted research for professors and assisted with class teaching, exams, and grading.

Education

December 2010
Master of Mass Communication / University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208
3.9 GPA, Graduate Assistant, Public Relations Student Society of America

May 2009
Bachelor of Science, Journalism / West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6201, Morgantown, WV 26506
3.9 GPA, Summa Cum Laude, University Honors Scholar, Chi Omega Fraternity (President 2008), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Kappa Tau Alpha Honors Fraternity, Greek Programming Committee, Make-A-Wish and Dance Marathon Volunteer

Awards and Activities

Public Relations Society of America West Virginia Chapter (PRSAWV) Crystal Award – Single Issue Newsletter/Booklet: Earl Ray Tomblin: Stewardship and Progress for the Mountain State, June 2017

PRSAWV Young Professional of the Year, June 2016

PRSAWV Crystal Award – Internal Communication Campaign; Single Issue Newsletter/Booklet: Columbia Pipeline Group work, June 2016

PRSAWV Crystal Award – Poster Design; Honorable Mention – Internal Communications Campaign; Internal Employee Newsletter; Online Publication: Columbia Pipeline Group work, June 2013

Education Elevators Board Member and Student Mentor (present), Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (2014-2016), Public Relations Society of America (2012-2016), Education Alliance eMentor (2015-2016), Graduate of Leadership Kanawha Valley (2014)

 

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