To contribute my skills as writer, editor and communications professional as marketing and publications manager for The Writer's Center Summary of Qualifications Experienced in drafting and executing aggressive and demanding marketing plans for non-profit organizations Skilled at identifying and reaching target audiences and demographics Energetic and articulate communicator, proven interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of internal and external customers High performer in team setting , ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines within tight time constraints Fast learner in new environments that require acquiring new areas of knowledge while concurrently functioning on multiple projects Community journalist with nine years' experience as professional writer, editor and multiple publication manager Creative thinker, good at generating a broad spectrum of story ideas and media coverage angles Meticulous proofreader, copyeditor Experienced in coordinating with various communication professionals - freelancers, photographers, graphic artists, sales and marketing representatives Tech savvy, proficient in various print and online publishing software Skilled researcher, fact-checker and interviewer Contributed to significant growth in revenue, circulation and readership of Southwest Senior, founded in 2003 Developed fresh, revenue-producing editorial ideas and maintained a strong presence in the community as staff writer and editor Generated ideas for revenue-producing special sections Managed social networking sites, freelancer and photographer budgets Circulation 15,000-20,000
Marketing & Publications ManagerThe Writer's Center - Bethesda, MD03/2012 - Current
www.gazette.net Writes author profiles, reviews and other Arts & Entertainment pieces for Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Frederick County Gazette newspapers Collaborates with local authors and national publishers to ensure prompt coverage of new publications Coordinates with various media and publicity contacts, processes press releases and calendar listings Files stories into online and print system using Saxotech and Quark CopyDesk Circulation 60,000/region.
Implemented and executed an aggressive marketing plan for the Women's Fund of El Paso, developed a strong rapport with local media and achieved unprecedented media coverage for the organization's annual fundraiser, Power of the Purse, held in October 2010.
Women's Fund of El Paso is a non-profit organization that promotes access to funding, information and networking to help women receive a better education, develop critical leadership skills and achieve personal economic growth.
Student Publications Advisor University of Texas at El Paso - El Paso, TX02/2006 - 02/2008
Freelance Writer/CopyeditorEl Paso Media Group - El Paso, TX02/2006 - 02/2008
Student Publications AdvisorUniversity of Texas at El Paso01/2006 - 01/2008
El Paso, Texas.
Copyedited stories, checked facts and sources, wrote headlines and helped students meet deadlines for semi-weekly paper, The Prospector, online newspaper and semi-annual bilingual magazine, El Minero.
Provided direction and feedback to students on story ideas, sources, style, flow and grammar for stories, and overall design and layout for publications.
writer/copyeditorEl Paso Media Group - El Paso, TX01/2006 - 01/2008
Feature articles published in El Paso Magazine, a monthly with a focus on business, industry, entertainment and the arts.
Provided copy editing services for El Paso Magazine.
EditorEl Paso Inc. - El Paso, TX04/2004 - 12/2010
Features WriterThe Gazette - Gaithersburg, MD03/2012
Entertainment Writer What's Up Entertainment Weekly - El Paso, TX01/2004 - 12/2012
www.whatsuppub.com Contributes weekly entertainment articles pertinent to a tri-state culturally-diverse region on topics that include celebrity Q & As, theatre and music previews and reviews, lifestyle pieces, social issues, concert reviews, art exhibits, shows, business profiles, travel, health and dining Various published articles in semi-annual What's Up for Kids, a focus on 8-13 demographic , as well as medical and health articles for El Paso Inc.'s annual Medical Issue Circulation 45,000.
Editor, Southwest Senior
Editor-in-chief of monthly newspaper for the El Paso region's booming 55-plus population.
InternScripps Howard News Service01/2004 - 04/2004
Published in HGTV summer magazine; attended Supreme Court hearings, presidential and state briefings; observed production of print, online publications.
Worked copy desk for five weeks of internship.
Bachelor of Arts: SpanishUniversity of Texas Université de Versailles Uni - El Paso Versailles San Francisco Monterrey, Texas Calif.2003
Board President, Women's Fund of El Paso Special Assistant to the President, El Paso Community College 915-831-2411 firstname.lastname@example.org Resumé of.