Resume

Communications Specialist

Multimedia-oriented with range in copy writing and editing, reporting, photography, graphic design, layout and formatting, video production, web design and social media development

Experience

Digital Media Specialist, St. Charles County Government
St. Charles, Missouri, March 2016—present
•          Maintain County website and social media accounts
•          Layout and design newsletters, banners, flyers, emails, and other print and digital materials
•          Develop communication strategies and content for various departments

Web Content Editor, Daughters of Charity
St. Louis, Missouri, October 2013—March 2016
•          Craft media for websites, social media and publications
•          Compose and edit copy
•          Build graphics and layouts for web and print

Local Editor, Patch
St. Louis, Missouri, July 2012—October 2013
•          Create story and media content for multiple sites
•          Report community news
•          Manage social media and user-generated content

Guest Editor, Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch
Sunset Hills and Crestwood, Missouri, June — July 2012

Public Relations Specialist
Missouri Baptist University, June—July 2012
•          Contribute to university magazine
•          Assist in website redevelopment
•          Coordinate written media

Guest Editor, Creve Coeur Patch
Creve Coeur, Missouri, June 2012

Freelance Reporter, Creve Coeur Patch, West Newsmagazine and WORLD on Campus
June 2011—July 2012

Managing Editor, Timeline Online (Online Newspaper)
Missouri Baptist University, August 2010—April 2012
•          Write online stories
•          Edit stories submitted by staff
•          Generate website content
•          Capture photographs
•          Publish to website and social media forums

Producer/Anchor/Writer/Editor, Timeline (News Broadcast)
Missouri Baptist University, August 2010—April 2012
•          Produce weekly broadcasts
•          Anchor broadcasts
•          Film and edit video segments
•          Report for packages
•          Create graphics

Communications Intern
Mid Rivers Christian Church, St. Peters, Missouri, January—May 2012
•          Redevelop website
•          Structure church communications system
•          Produce media for programming and promotions

Vice President of Membership Development, Student Activities
Missouri Baptist University, August 2008—January 2012
•          Serve as President, V.P. of Monthly Events and V.P. of Membership Development
•          Plan and coordinate campus events with administration and outside vendors
•          Manage social media

Reporter, World Times-Observer
World Journalism Institute, New York City, April—July 2011
•          Compose multimedia story packages (text, photographs, slideshow, audio, video and blog)

Freelance Graphic Designer, Zach Ruble Productions
St. Louis, Missouri, November 2011

Education

Lindenwood University, expected graduation Spring 2018
Master of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Digital Media Studies

Missouri Baptist University, Class of 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies with a minor in Religion
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism
•          Summa Cum Laude
•          3.98 Cumulative GPA
•          Trustee’s Scholarship
•          President’s and Dean’s List Honors, 2008—graduation

Honors, Awards and Achievements

Outstanding Student of Achievement: Communications, April 2012
Missouri Baptist University

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, January 2012

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, January 2012—present

Junior Marshal, May 2010
Missouri Baptist University

Attendee of Governor’s Student Leadership Forum in Faith and Values, January 2009
Jefferson City, Missouri

Organizations

Vision St. Charles County Leadership, Class of 2017, August 2016—present

Board Member, Missouri Baptist University Alumni Association, July 2015—present

Communicators for St. Louis Catholic Sisters, October 2013—March 2016

Communicators for Women Religious, October 2013—March 2016

Skills

•        Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat, Google+, LinkedIn, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Vine, Periscope, Vimeo, Flickr, RebelMouse)
•        Social media/website metrics and management (Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, Buffer)
•        Content management systems and web design (WordPress, Joomla, Blogspot, GoDaddy)
•        Email marketing (MailChimp, iContact, Constant Contact)
•        Graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
•        HTML
•        Search Engine Optimization
•        Photography (DSLR, Nikon, Canon)
•        Photo editing (Adobe Photoshop)
•        Video camera operation
•        Video editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut X, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker)
•        Audio editing and mixing (Adobe Premiere, Garage Band, Audacity)
•        Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)
•        Mobile app content management (Como)
•        Collaborative virtual work environments (Google Drive, Dropbox, SharePoint, Box)
•        Associated Press style writing

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