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Communications associate, writer/editor/proofreader

North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
December 01, 2018

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Communications professional with extensive experience in developing, writing, and editing internal and external corporate communications. I specialize in building awareness, driving engagement, and developing collaborative relationships across varied departments and with senior management. Core competencies include:

Writing Speechwriting

Editing/proofreading Webinars

Grant management Advertising

Press releases


NUSURA INC./COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 2018 Liaison for offsite communications company at an Ivy League medical school.

● Managed webinar for leading researcher to other medical professionals and potential donors

● Conveyed activities of busy research office to communications manager

● Edited, produced slides and posters, managed website and social media for leading medical researcher NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY – New York, NY 1986 - 2017 Communications and Grants Manager, New York Life Foundation (2007 – 2017) Managed all communications and day-to-day grantee relationships of the New York Life Foundation.

● Promoted Foundation programs to all employees and agents across the country via social media, emails, and articles on the corporate website. Maintained corporate website

● Developed communications for the annual giving campaign and the holiday gift and service drive. Each project grew year over year, generating more charitable donations.

● Supervised and ran competitive program of local grants among agents and field employees, including vetting and evaluating individual applications

● Edited grant proposals to the CEO

Administrative Manager, Advertising (1998 – 2007)

Managed the advertising agency and wrote copy. Managed expenditure of $32 million budget

• Oversaw recording sessions for corporate television spots

• Coordinated meetings and evaluations with C-level company leaders

• Created and supervised additional advertising for internal clients Writer and Project Manager, Editorial Services (1996 – 1998) Speechwriter for C-level executives for industry events, company meetings, and press

• Conducted interviews, directed photographers, and supervised press for the Annual Report

• Originated and launched corporate archives, coordinating the construction of the first-ever museum in company lobby, working with construction crews, architects, archival company, and designers. Chose ephemera to display from the company’s 150-year history, wrote descriptive copy to accompany articles

• Proofread all advertising, annual reports, press releases, company newsletters, speeches, schedules of investment, and all items coming out of the corporate communications department Editor, Corporate Newspaper

Writer, Producer, Director – Television Studio

Associate Producer – Television Studio


BACHELOR OF ARTS, ENGLISH New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

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