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Communications Manager And Marketing Writer

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
May 30, 2018

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Dan Boehl

** **** ****** ***. ** • Raleigh, North Carolina • 27603 • 443-***-**** •


Communications manager with ten years of experience creating content for purpose-driven organizations focused on using storytelling to increase audience engagement through print, email, social media, and website distribution channels during a $3 billion capital campaign. Proven record managing cross-functional teams and programs to advance missions and revenues through branding, strategic planning, and user analytics. Strong project management skills coordinating internal and external stakeholders. Comfortable with cold- calling, CRM, public speaking, and living abroad.


Birds, LLC, Austin, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina 2009-present Manager and Founding Editor

Responsible for editing, production, distribution, accounting, and marketing for an award-winning independent book publisher.

• Sustain ten percent revenue growth per year.

• Work with authors, designers, and printers to produce two to three critically acclaimed books a year.

• Write website, social media, and advertising content that contributes to over 1,000 annual book sales.

• Create social media workflow to engage 5,500 Twitter and 2,300 Facebook followers weekly.

• Secure $24,000 in funding through grants and donations.

Fuenfer Film, Hamburg, Germany 2015-present

Co-Producer, At the Bottom of the Sea

Research, write, and develop the feature length independent documentary At the Bottom of the Sea.

• Receive approvals and permits for filming interviews and scenes.

• Plan, organize, and coordinate 22 shoots and conduct 10 in-person interviews.

• Secure €10,000 in grant funding.

Office of the President, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 2012-2014 Writer and Content Manager, University Creative Services Write, pitch, and implement multilevel branded advertising campaigns through print, email, web, and social media.

• Participate in the branding, implementation, and execution of the $3 billion Campaign for Texas.

• Write and edit four stories a month for promotion on the UT Development website.

• Help manage the 40 Hours for the Forty Acres crowdsourcing campaign that raised $128,516 in its inaugural year of 2014 and more than $7 million in 2017.

• Report website analytics and recommend content changes based on +30,000 monthly visits.

University Development Office, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 2008-2012 Development Specialist, The Legacy Project, Endowment Services and Compliance Development Associate, Endowment Services and Compliance Oversee the design and launch of The Legacy Project donor stewardship website.

• Write individual acknowledgement letters, correspondence, and special reports to 250 donors a year.

• Research, draft, and edit over 300 stories for The Legacy Project.

• Receive a CASE Circle of Excellence 2010 Gold Award and an Exemplary Service Award for The Legacy Project.

...Might Be Good, The Fluent Collaborative, Austin, Texas 2008-2012 Staff Writer and Guest Editor

Research, write, and edit stories, interviews, and reviews on a bi-weekly deadline.

• Maintain a professional network of artists, galleries, museums, and art writers.

• Receive a 2009 workshop fellowship from the Creative Capital Warhol Foundation.

The Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin 2005-2008 Admissions Manager

Responsible for museum ticketing systems and accounting procedures while managing staff and volunteer personnel. Report all attendance figures and income. Coordinate and manage events.

• Oversee admissions for museum’s 2006 opening week that welcomed over 20,000 visitors.

• Manage six to eight full- and part-time employees and 20 weekly volunteers.

• Report attendance for 100,000 yearly visitors for grant applications and funding proposals.

• Write weekly posts for the Blanton Museum blog.


SPARKcon, Raleigh, NC. litSPARK Lead Volunteer 2016 – present Oaks & Spokes, Raleigh, NC. Advocacy Committee Member 2017 Wake Audubon, Raleigh, NC. Lights Out Raleigh Volunteer 2017 eMammal, Raleigh, NC. Camera Trap Volunteer 2016


Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts. Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry 2005

Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia. Bachelor of Arts Degree in English 2000


POGON Fellowship, Zagreb, Croatia January 2016

The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, New York October 2015 Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, Stuttgart, Germany October 2014 The James Merrill Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center July 2013 Art Writing Workshop Fellowship, Creative Capital Warhol Foundation September 2009


• Word Press s Drupal • Craft CMS • Google Analytics • Hootsuite • iContact • Mail Chimp • Microsoft Office Suite • Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Premier

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