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RssI have a well-rounded background as a reporter, PR executive and marketing communications director.

I am looking for a position in the corporate/marketing communications department of a well-respected organization where I can use both my journalism and marketing skills to tell that company's story.

Writer

Flemington, NJ

About Me

Industry:

Marketing & Advertising

Occupation:

Writer
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Flemington, NJ

Work Experiences

1/2008 - 10/2008

The Women's Venture Fund

Director / VP

  • •Reported directly to the president, managed partnerships and projects with public and private funders and advisory boards •Assisted in managing internal operations, launching a web site and planning events • Wrote fundraising materials, grant proposals, business correspondence, web content, marketing and press materials Accomplishments • Helped win $80,000 in grant money from corporate foundations, including Bank of America, Verizon and Macy’s •Organized and managed a volunteer council, recruiting prominent individuals from public, private and civic organizations

10/2005 - Present

(private)

Director / VP

  • Provide a wide range of editing, writing and marketing services to Fortune 500 and midsize companies • Copy-edit and proofread articles for association newsletter • Copy-edit and proofread articles for Broadcasting & Cable (Reed Business Information, NY, NY); work onsite reporting to the Copy Chief to copy-edit, fact-check and proofread articles using InDesign and InCopy. Collect changes from writers and editors, make edits and circulate pages for final approval. Work against daily deadlines and participate in weekly meetings • Write grant proposals and plan award ceremonies for The Women’s Venture Fund, a NY-based nonprofit • Copy-edit articles for Editorial Studio, LLC (a Montclair, NJ-based editorial agency) • Write web content, advertorials, news articles, newsletters, presentations and talking points • Possess excellent project management skills • Accustomed to detail- and deadline-oriented environments Accomplishments • Consistently deliver high-quality work that wins repeat business and referrals • Win a wide array of clients, including Arrow Electronics, Newsday’s Distinction and Parents & Children magazines, New York Institute of Technology, United Business Media and Ziff-Davis

9/2001 - 10/2005

United Way of New York City

Director / VP

  • •Chief public relations executive for the largest private funder of health and human services in New York City •Reported directly to the senior VP of marketing communications and worked one-on-one with the President; developed and executed comprehensive communications programs in support of branding and key goals • Served as media spokesperson and ambassador among donors, board members, public officials, employees and nonprofits • Wrote messages, speeches, executive briefing reports, donor and press materials Accomplishments • Repositioned United Way from role as fundraiser to that of program innovator across marketing vehicles and via PR •Oversaw crisis communications for The September 11th Fund, relating to donors, affected individuals and media worldwide

8/1999 - 3/2001

MAKOVSKY & CO. INC. PUBLIC RELATIONS

Manager

  • •Conceived and managed public relations programs for technology clients •Managed account team of three representatives, developing pitches, messages and press materials •Supported corporate repositioning and product launches via media relations campaigns and industry analyst relations • Increased client visibility by securing executive speaking engagements • Participated in new business presentations, adding $350,000 to agency revenue

2/1996 - 8/1999

BRODEUR PORTER NOVELLI PUBLIC RELATIONS

Manager

  • •Managed PR programs for technology clients, including IBM, Minolta and Symbol Technologies •Executed internal and external communications strategies among employees, media and industry analysts •Helped acquire new clients, adding $500,000 to agency revenue Account Supervisor, October 1997–August 1999 (promoted from Senior Account Executive) Senior Account Executive, February 1996–October 1997

3/1988 - 2/1996

CMP MEDIA (Now UNITED BUSINESS MEDIA)

Individual Contributor

  • Senior Features Editor, Computer Reseller News, January 1992 – February 1996 (promoted from deputy copy chief) •Managed weekly newspaper’s Features section according to editorial calendar •Chose story angles, wrote articles, headlines and captions •Managed reporters, assigned stories •Selected artwork and collaborated with production staff on page layout •Managed page trafficking to meet daily deadlines Deputy Copy Chief, Computer Reseller News, January 1991 – January 1992 (promoted from senior copy editor) Managed copy desk in copy chief’s absence, including two junior copy editors; updated style guidelines. Collaborated with editors and reporters to complete the production process—from writing, editing and final page layout to print Senior Copy Editor, Electronic Buyers’ News, March 1990 – January 1991 (promoted to deputy copy chief) Copy Editor, Electronic Buyers’ News, March 1988 – March 1990

Education