Sarah M. Ryck Public Relations
About Innovative public relations and communication professional with experience in creating, presenting and implementing successful, strategic communications plans for a range of clients and a variety of products and services.
Education Iona College (ACEJMC accredited) New Rochelle, NY
M.A. in Public Relations, May 2012 Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Public Relations G.P.A: 4.0 Summa Cum Laude
B.A. in Mass Communication, May 2010 Concentration: Public Relations Minor:English G.P.A: 3.865 Magna Cum Laude
Social Media Management
Professional Profile Organization, research, problem-solving, decision-making, writing, copy editing and networking.
Positive, persistent, creative, adaptable technologically savvy and incredibly quick learner.
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Flash, InDesign and QuarkXPress.
Work Experience Creative Solutions Developer Eagle Productivity Solutions, Rochester, NY; Jan. 2013- Present • Develops consulting, design, internal corporate communications, change management and training solutions exclusively to Bio/Pharma companies
Marketing & Research Manager APR Testing Services, Scarsdale, NY; Aug. 2011-June 2012 • Researched, created and presented strategic communication and marketing plans • Maintained clientele relationships through traditional and new media • Expanded online presence through SEO and branding techniques
Contributing Writer & Guest Editor Patch.com, New Rochelle, NY; April 2011-June 2012 • Wrote articles covering events in the Hudson Valley area • Copy edited, organized and posted articles for the 25+ Hudson Valley Patch sites
Graduate Assistant & Digital Media Manager Iona College, New Rochelle, NY; Aug. 2010-June 2012 • Maintained alumni relations through traditional and new media • Created and implemented strategic plans for new media achieving a visible and active social media presence • Lectured on social media for professional use, social media etiquette, etc.
Contact Sarah.Ryck@gmail.com 585.738.3443
Ionian, New Rochelle, NY; Jan. 2009-May 2010 • Researched, developed and cultivated relationships with local and national advertisers. • Designed advertisements in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and MS Publisher • Developed tear-sheets, pricing information and promotional materials for distribution • Coordinated layout design using QuarkXPress software
Entertainment Public Relations Intern PlanetPR, New York, NY; Aug. 2009-Dec. 2009 • Assisted management on multiple accounts assembling media kits, press releases and pitch letters • Scheduled meetings, researched and managed typical office duties REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Mass Communications, Advertising, Public Relations and Writing