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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Public relations and communications specialist adept at media relations, special events coordination, issues management and community relations.

Skills
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Strong creative vision
  • Event planning
  • Strong communication skills
  • Media relations
  • Communications management
  • Natural leader
  • Creative writing
  • Diversity trainer
  • Strategy development
  • Public Relations
  • Information gathering
Work History
09/2019 to Current Public Relations Specialist Avalara Inc. | NC, State,
  • Generated and implemented media pitches for clients in Entertainment, Medical, Fitness, and Tech Industry
  • Communicated with media weekly to build relationships and optimize press coverage
  • Developed campaigns to increase public awareness of company and engage customers
  • Coordinated press releases and handled press inquiries for the company
  • Forged strong media relationships to further public relations goals
  • Wrote press releases for routine use and crisis management
08/2011 to Current Contributing Writer and On Camera Host Plnar | Austin, TX,
  • Conducted extensive research on Entertainment and wrote several long-form pieces
  • Networked with various industry leaders and experts to gather multiple perspectives on issues
  • Wrote and produced compelling investigative and human interest stories about celebrities and iconic news subjects
  • Captured and reported post-show recaps, highlighting successes and opportunities for improvement
  • Traveled to location to write and report firsthand experience
  • Introduced fresh and new angles on previously-reported material to update and inform readers
  • Lead camera host for www.presspassla.com
  • Excelled within on-call journalism positions, blending experience and passion to ensure timely and comprehensive reporting
  • Interviewed high profile guests in the entertainment and sports industry
  • Wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines
  • Researched potential news or feature stories for timely and quality distribution to public
  • Managed competing deadlines with efficiency
  • Completed thorough research into assigned topics
  • Utilized exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills to produce engaging and error-free content
  • Followed through on beat sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories
  • Applied understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media use to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories
08/2003 to 08/2018 Director of Operations Marmalade Cafe | City, STATE,
  • Supervised over 200 stamping and assembly employees to maximum productivity, at multiple locations
  • Reduced project downtime and oversaw safety and various certification processes
  • Developed and deepened relationships to form lasting and loyal partnerships
  • Hired, coached and trained staff and monitored performance and offered mentoring to junior team members
  • Limited financial discrepancies, reviewing and approving billing invoices and expense reports
  • Assisted with executive decision-making and strategy planning, initiating productive relationships with management teams and serving as the key contact for various personnel issues
  • Directed safety operations and maintained clean work environment in adherence to FDA and OSHA requirements
  • Grew the business by creatively driving sales and maintaining cost controls
  • Drove sales by effectively managing several multi-units within the facility
  • Built customer and employee loyalty and effectively implemented operational strategies
  • Delegated assignments based on site plans, project needs and knowledge of individual team members
  • Collaborated with management, technical crew members and fellow supervisors to organize efficient site operations and achieve demanding schedule targets
  • Boosted team productivity through contests and incentives for staff
Education
Expected in to to Bachelor of Arts | Communications Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC GPA:
  • Graduated with a 3.8 GPA
  • Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Member of Alpha Psi Omega Honor Fraternity
  • Majored in Speech/Communications And Theater
  • Minored in Biology
Skills
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Strong creative vision
  • Event planning
  • Strong communication skills
  • Media relations
  • Communications management
  • Natural leader
  • Creative writing
  • Diversity trainer
  • Strategy development
  • Public Relations
  • Information gathering
Work History
09/2019 to Current Public Relations Specialist PPLA Social + PR | Los Angeles, CA
  • Generated and implemented media pitches for clients in Entertainment, Medical, Fitness, and Tech Industry
  • Communicated with media weekly to build relationships and optimize press coverage
  • Developed campaigns to increase public awareness of company and engage customers
  • Coordinated press releases and handled press inquiries for the company
  • Forged strong media relationships to further public relations goals
  • Wrote press releases for routine use and crisis management
08/2011 to Current Contributing Writer and On Camera Host Press Pass LA | Hollywood, CA
  • Conducted extensive research on Entertainment and wrote several long-form pieces
  • Networked with various industry leaders and experts to gather multiple perspectives on issues
  • Wrote and produced compelling investigative and human interest stories about celebrities and iconic news subjects
  • Captured and reported post-show recaps, highlighting successes and opportunities for improvement
  • Traveled to location to write and report firsthand experience
  • Introduced fresh and new angles on previously-reported material to update and inform readers
  • Lead camera host for www.presspassla.com
  • Excelled within on-call journalism positions, blending experience and passion to ensure timely and comprehensive reporting
  • Interviewed high profile guests in the entertainment and sports industry
  • Wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines
  • Researched potential news or feature stories for timely and quality distribution to public
  • Managed competing deadlines with efficiency
  • Completed thorough research into assigned topics
  • Utilized exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills to produce engaging and error-free content
  • Followed through on beat sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories
  • Applied understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media use to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories
08/2003 to 08/2018 Director of Operations Marmalade Cafe | Canoga Park, CA
  • Supervised over 200 stamping and assembly employees to maximum productivity, at multiple locations
  • Reduced project downtime and oversaw safety and various certification processes
  • Developed and deepened relationships to form lasting and loyal partnerships
  • Hired, coached and trained staff and monitored performance and offered mentoring to junior team members
  • Limited financial discrepancies, reviewing and approving billing invoices and expense reports
  • Assisted with executive decision-making and strategy planning, initiating productive relationships with management teams and serving as the key contact for various personnel issues
  • Directed safety operations and maintained clean work environment in adherence to FDA and OSHA requirements
  • Grew the business by creatively driving sales and maintaining cost controls
  • Drove sales by effectively managing several multi-units within the facility
  • Built customer and employee loyalty and effectively implemented operational strategies
  • Delegated assignments based on site plans, project needs and knowledge of individual team members
  • Collaborated with management, technical crew members and fellow supervisors to organize efficient site operations and achieve demanding schedule targets
  • Boosted team productivity through contests and incentives for staff

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Fayetteville State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Contributing Writer and On Camera Host
  • Director of Operations

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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