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Assistant (Writing, Editing, Publishing, Marketing-Communications, PR)

New York, New York, United States
November 06, 2018

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Rachel A. Hirschhaut


NYU School of Professional Studies, New York, NY Fall 2017-Present

•MS in Professional Writing & Integrated Marketing Communications

•Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Policy

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 2011-2015

•BA in English & Journalism


•Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Raiser’s Edge, Wordpress, Constant Contact, Salesforce


New York Community Trust, Marketing-Communications Fellow, New York, NY May 2018-Present

•Selected as one of 4 graduate students to complete a Fellowship at New York’s largest community foundation

•Maintains donor data and grants in FoundationPower database

•Drives organization-wide effort to publicize grants and gain brand recognition

•Writes and edits press releases, op-eds, and newsletters on the nonprofit sector and public policy issues

Investacure, Market Research Freelancer, New York, NY Jan 2018-Present

•Assists the founders of a new health technology startup in the early growth phase

•Conducts market research and user research to identify a target market and user demographics

•Writes and develops communications materials

•Participates in the Founder Institute, a strategy development program for startups

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, Assistant, New York, NY May-Dec 2017

•Assisted Executive Director with social media marketing and business development strategy

•Represented the Chamber of Commerce at business networking conferences and events

WinterWyman, Contractor (Project Assistant), New York, NY 2016-2017

Processed gifts, acknowledgments, and development data in Raiser’s Edge at nonprofits of all sizes

Supported Editorial and Project Management teams in maintaining and verifying data integrity

Red Rooster Group, PR Intern/Assistant, New York, NY Jan-June 2016

•Assisted with PR campaigns in a consultancy working with nonprofits and government agencies

•Wrote and researched press releases, news briefs, and web content for multimedia platforms

• Developed editorial calendars for social media

Brandeis Publications, Writer/Copy Editor, Waltham, MA 2011-2015

•Wrote weekly articles for the Brandeis Hoot newspaper, in both News and Opinions sections

•Researched issues and conducted interviews with prominent guest speakers and university administrators

•Served as writer and editor of Wander, a magazine published by the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad

•Assisted with production and layout processes

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