117 Rosebud Lane, Georgetown, TX 78633 E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (512) 924-3911 Summary: Motivated award-winning writing and marketing professional seeks a collaborative creative environment with a team mindset. A strong journalistic background with two daily newspapers is balanced with a proven track record of innovative design concepts, public relations success, fundraising muscle and media savvy.
Assistant Director of Development, Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, January 1 2012 - present Create quarterly newsletter and marketing initiatives. Ushered in electronic newsletter and social media use, including YouTube and Facebook. Assist with fundraising efforts such as area-wide baby bottle campaign and annual banquet. Grant writing, research and management. Owner, BCreative, October 2008 - present Manage special projects and copy writing for nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Responsibilities include collaboration, graphic design, price negotiation, marketing, sales, budgeting, time management, and office management. Clients include YMCA of Williamson County, Children At Heart Foundation, City of Round Rock, The Caring Place and The Georgetown Project. Contract positions held through BCreative: Associate Publisher, Bell County Family Magazine, March 1 2011 - present Oversee sales, graphics design direction, editing and advertising sales strategies. Write feature articles. Manage Web content and social and electronic media. Editor, Austin Family Magazine, October 2008 - July 2009 Managed freelance writers. Secured articles.Edited content magazine-wide. On-air magazine personality for weekly on-air Fox TV segment. Web content management. Penned monthly Editor's Note column. Creative director for magazine. Communications Manager, Children At Heart Foundation, October 2000 - October 2007 Ushered in use of e-marketing. Creative talent behind editorial content and layout for publications. Wrote all web content for five related nonprofit organizations, as well as all editorial material for general media purposes. Responsible for five-year Capital Campaign editing, marketing and artistic direction. Secured and managed video production team, reducing prices 30% below budget. Achieved regular positive media coverage, including cover story in Austin Business Journal. Managed all direct mails, artistic direction, editing for newsletters, convention preparation and execution. Developed strong and cohesive relationship with vendors. Communicated directly and effectively with President, two Vice Presidents, four Directors of Development and four Executive Directors to execute ideal branding, marketing and media placement for respective agencies. Staff Writer, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, May 1998 - May 2000 Covered all university-related news and local education beat, as well as all county, police and news writing. County Reporter, Lufkin Daily News, March 1997 - May 1998 Sniffed out police, county and courthouse news, including Jasper dragging death trial.
1990-1994 C addo Magnet High School - Shreveport, LA 1996-2000 Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX; BA, Journalism; Broadcast minor
Proficient in Mac and PC formats, PowerPoint, Word, WordPress, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop and Publisher, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Strong proven photography and creative direction skills. Strong knowledge of AP style.
Professional Activities Georgetown ISD Strategic Planning Community Engagement Action Team (2014); Marketing Director, First United Methodist Church of Round Rock Ladies Day Out Committee (2008, 2009); Member, Georgetown Library Foundation Board (2008,2009,2010); Chair, Communications Team for First United Methodist Church, Round Rock (2007); Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Strategic Marketing Team (2006); Round Rock Education Foundation Marketing Task Force (2006); Baptist General Convention of Texas newsroom staff (2002-2007); Contributing writer, Baptist Standard; Public Relations Coordinator, Chaparral Black Tie Gala; Spokesperson for the Womenâ€™s Shelter of East Texas (1998-2000) and SafePlace (2000)
Books Author, Blessed Are the Jesus Chicks (Smyth & Helwys, 2008) Awards Associated Press Award for Investigative Journalism; BCA Award for Annual Calendar (2001); BCA Award artistic direction and editing of Annual Report (2002); BCA Award for design/illustration of Annual Calendar (2004); first place BCA Award for feature writing and second place series photography (2007).