Strategic communications leader who directs engaging and effective marketing content and public relations programming, with media relations expertise and exceptional writing skills across various platforms and audiences.
Strategic communications planning
Superior writer and editor
White paper development
The Design GroupMarch 2012Director, Public and Media Relations Little Rock, AR
Create and direct programs and strategies that influence public/customer behavior and brand perception.
Collaborate with marketing teams on standardization, design and production of marketing materials.
Identify customer needs through market research and analysis.
Define project and company vision, strategies and tactics.
Establish long-range objectives and developed innovative strategies to help achieve them.
Cultivate positive relationships with the community through public relations campaigns.
Manage all media, press and public relations issues.
Spearhead the creation of blogs and social media content.
Nexstar Broadcasting (KARK)May 2007 to May 2012Executive Producer Little Rock, AR
Networked with various industry leaders and experts to gather multiple perspectives on issues.
Managed the reporting, writing, editing and production of news stories and multiple daily newscasts.
Wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines.
Published news, previews, reviews and videos across a wide-variety of topics on KARK's arkansasmatters.com.
Nexstar BroadcastingMay 2000 to May 2008News Producer Little Rock, AR
Wrote news stories for multiple media platforms.
Reported and wrote lead breaking news stories and provided real time updates online.
Captured visual content and edited general assignment stories for multiple platforms.
Gathered and verified factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.
Education and Training
University of Arkansas at Little Rock2001Bachelor of Arts: JournalismLittle Rock, AR