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Communications and Trade Press Manager

Location:
Fort Mill, SC
Posted:
December 01, 2021

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PROFILE

Achievement-oriented professional

with 20 years of experience in

communications project

management, media & public

relations, publication editing, strategic

communications planning, and

content creation and amplification.

Proven track record of managing

complex projects while leading

colleagues, external agencies, and

contract writers. Develops thought

leadership content to be amplified

across multiple channels to support an

organization’s image and objectives.

Thrives in fast-paced environments

delivering forward-thinking.

CONTACT

PHONE:

716-***-****

WEBSITE:

linkedin.com/in/jpofano

twitter.com/jpofano

EMAIL:

adpith@r.postjobfree.com

SKILLS

Media and Public Relations

Corporate Communications

Writing and Editing

Copywriting and Proofreading Project

Management

Content Development

JANET OFANO

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

EDUCATION

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

[2004] Master of Science (MS) with Highest Honors in Communication & Media Technologies 3.9 GPA

[1997] Bachelor of Science (BS) with Highest Honors in Professional & Technical Communication 3.9 GPA

Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY

[1993] Associate in Science with Honors in Sciences – Math 3.3 GPA Academic Awards & Achievements

Distinguished Alumna for the College of Liberal Arts (Rochester Institute of Technology), 2007

Top Competitive Paper for the Communication and Law Interest Group at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Washington,

D.C., 2003

Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association Honor Society, 2003 U.S.A. Today All-USA Academic Team Nominee, 1997

WORK EXPERIENCE

SIEMENS ENERGY INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS BUSINESS – Remote/Charlotte, NC SIEMENS OIL & GAS – Remote/Charlotte, NC

DRESSER-RAND – Olean, NY (acquired by Siemens in 2015) Global Media Relations Manager Oct 2020 – Present

Transitioned into full-time Global Media Relations Manager as part of Employee & Multiplier Engagement Team for Siemens Energy’s Industrial Applications business. Responsible for leading all areas of trade press for the Industrial Applications business, including writing and distributing global press releases, pitching article topics, placing technical trade press articles, and pitching, placing, and coordinating executive interview placements. Manage external contract writers and agency relationships.

Trade Press Officer & Social Media Coordinator Feb 2020 – Oct 2020 Transitioned into Trade Press Officer & Social Media Coordinator position as part of Employee & Multiplier Engagement Team for Oil & Gas Division of Siemens Energy. Continued responsibility for leading all areas of trade press and social media.

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Marketing Communications Manager /

Global Trade Press Officer 2019 – 2020

Press Officer 2017 – 2019

Served as Marketing Communications Manager / Global Trade Press Officer responsible for coordinating all press activities, including press releases, developing technical articles, organizing media interviews, and writing case studies. Collaborated cross-functionally to ensure content met editorial specifications of the company and trade publications. Directly supported the company in maximizing reach, providing sales leads, and positioning the organization’s employees as thought leaders through press activities.

External/Internal Communications Specialist 2015 – 2017 Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist 2009 – 2015 Communications Coordinator 1999 – 2009

Editor, Dresser-Rand insights Magazine 2000 – 2017 Provided leadership as Communications Specialist responsible for managing the public relations program worldwide in coordination with an outside agency. Maintained responsibility for editing company magazine issued to customers and writing articles and press releases for customer magazine and trade publications. Collaborated cross- functionally with an agency to develop new worldwide advertising campaigns. Performed copywriting for advertisements, brochures, flyers, and in support of internal projects. Served as insights Magazine Editor responsible for coordinating editing and production efforts for customer magazine. Managed writing, editing, and proofreading of content and oversaw the final design. Achieved 60% cost savings bringing magazine in-house.



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