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Results-oriented communications expert versed in media relations and strategic communications. Multi-faceted and creative professional with spokesperson, writing, audio, video, and content management experience. With 10 years of military experience, comes a relentless dedication, professionalism, leadership and attention to detail. Ten years of experience in leading communications teams, planning strategic communications and preparing senior leaders for effective communications.
Superior verbal and written communication
Exceptional attention to detail
Natural leader and team builder
Strong AP style writing skills
Strategic Communications planning
Strong grammar and editing skills
Excellent spokesperson skills
Senior Media Manager Washington, DC September 2017 - February 2018 Developed and implemented campaigns for media in conjunction with the organization's goals resulting in more than $50 million earned media value. Worked with the communications team to drive promotion of company programs, initiatives, policies, and mission.
Drafted and edited content for release to media organizations. Created messages, position statements and other corporate communications based on organization's policies.
Achieved company objectives by leveraging internal resources and collaborating with colleagues. Created and edited high-quality opinion pieces, statements, and releases for external audiences. Represented the organization as a spokesperson to customers, the public, government officials and other external sources.
Handled media purchasing from media outlets.
Wrote press materials and made presentations to media representatives. Identified daily media interaction and coverage in support of the organization understanding media landscape on major issues and topics.
U.S. MARINE CORPS
Multimedia and Publication Manager Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton September 2008 - August 2017 Developed and managed communications strategies, plans and budgets that successfully met communications and fiscal goals.
Drafted and managed multimedia, online and social media communications designed to promote company brand, image and values increasing audience participation and reach by more than 300 percent.
Established and maintained external communications calendar, and managed scheduled assignments to ensure 100 percent communications coverage for than 250 events a year. Coordinated news releases, media responses, press packets and placement of stories in national trade publications which resulted in consistent, timely communications coverage. Led a 15-man team during a multi-day live broadcast event with Red Bull Global RallyCross, coordinating support, interviews and content for more than 20 driver teams and providing Red Bull GRC with the appropriate imagery and interviews to increase their TV ratings to record breaking viewership in back-to- back years.
Drafted engaging, accurate and effective press releases. Wrote, edited and produced more than 1,000 stories for multiple platforms, including Internet and digital channels.
Edited footage to create videos for multiple multimedia platforms, increasing audience engagement by over 200 percent.
Delivered live reports from site of event and from the mobile broadcast unit. Served as a spokesperson and representative for the base at assigned events and other community forums representing more than 100,000 military members and family. BACHELOR OF ARTS Communications
University of Maryland University College
Upper Marlboro, MD
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