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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Story-driven Journalist adept at developing articles and investigating issues with tenacious and unwavering dedication. Versed in viral trends and breaking news response with proven success leveraging social media platforms to increase engagement.

Forward-thinking Entrepreneur with exceptional initiative and deep understanding of what it takes to build a successful business from the beginning. Offering Number years of progressive business experience and a history of going above and beyond to turn dreams into reality.


    Featured on CNN (Tuloko) 2013, KSTP, recognized as CBS Local’s MN Fashionista, received the EDIT Art for Change Award, Outstanding Student Award 2011 (Metropolitan State University), Stephanie Ball Bailey Youth Leadership Award (City of Minneapolis), Martin Luther King Poetry Award (MCTC), Rotary Scholar Award, Citizenship Award-Pillsbury Waite House, Walker Art Center published poet (Soap Factory and Hot Art Injection).

  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Investigations expertise
  • Story development
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Leadership
  • MS Office
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Supervision
  • Teambuilding
  • Project Management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Training & Development
  • Troubleshooting
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • AP Style Writing
  • Sales
  • Analytics and Research
  • Market Strategy
  • Marketing Communications
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Social Media Integration
  • Product Marketing
  • Appointment Setting
  • Understanding of Target Markets
  • Brand-Building Knowledge
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Marketing Strategy Development
Work History
06/2019 to Current
Journalist Tronc Allentown, PA,
  • Evaluated and followed up on news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Pursued and developed stories independently and for assignment, covering range of topics.
  • Performed research and checked all facts to maintain high standard of journalistic integrity.
  • Applied understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media use to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories.
  • Wrote pieces and news stories for online publication, coordinating images and layout to deliver proper presentation.
  • Organized material, determined area of emphasis, and wrote stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Followed through on beat sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic.
01/2018 to Current
Brand Ambassador General Mills, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA,
  • Communicated product value, quality and style to educate and entice potential customers.
  • Planned and organized sampling events by working hand-in-hand with retail store managers and leaders.
  • Snapped professional quality photographs to use on social media channels for promotional campaigns.
  • Organized and stocked merchandise to keep necessary levels for sales demand.
  • Increased brand awareness through event marketing, demonstrations, sales and brand promotion.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Received and processed stock into inventory management system.
  • Actively listened to customers, handled concerns quickly and escalated major issues to supervisor.
01/2019 to 09/2019
Local Marketing Coordinator Helzberg Diamonds Headquarters Roseville, CA,
  • Conferred with existing and potential customers to assess requirements and propose optimal solutions.
  • Coordinated schedules and timelines for all events.
  • Developed and implemented favorable pricing structures balancing firm objectives against customer targets.
  • Boosted brand awareness with target customer demographics with social, print and email campaigns.
  • Coordinated creation and deployment of videos, social media posts and other marketing collateral.
  • Supervised marketing for product launches, including public relations tasks, direct mail pieces, trade shows, sales training and e-mail blasts.
  • Built brand awareness and generated leads while managing internal and external marketing campaigns and programs.
  • Tracked and reported on marketing campaign responses.
01/2006 to Current
Owner/Designer Diva Rags City, STATE,
  • Led aesthetic vision and creation of new fashion products.
  • Developed seasonal merchandise assortment to improve category depth and breadth.
  • Negotiated with vendors on availability, product specifications, distribution, delivery deadlines and price.
  • Gathered information from vendors regarding market trends and competitor activity.
  • Created innovative design tools and strategies for presenting merchandise.
  • Coordinated design process for multiple brands from concept sketches through final adoption.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Conducted research, gathered information from multiple sources and presented results.
  • Evaluated suppliers by assessing quality, timeliness and compliance of deliveries to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational efficiency.
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth.
  • Cultivated forward-thinking, inclusive and performance-oriented business culture to lead industry in innovation and push progress.
Expected in 05/2011
Bachelor Of Arts: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Community Outreach
Metropolitan State University - Saint Paul, MN

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School Attended
  • Metropolitan State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Journalist
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Local Marketing Coordinator
  • Owner/Designer
  • Bachelor Of Arts