Resume

This page offers a more extensive version of my resume — you can find my one page communications version here: Resume Focused On Work Experience in Communications. I’ve had plenty of work experience in my life but I won’t bore you with all the details. If you happen to be interested I also have a service industry resume available at the bottom.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Luna Media Group | On the road
Soulforce Equality Ride PR Coordinator, March 2012 – Present. On a nationwide two month social justice bus tour advocating for the freedom of LGBTQ people and their allies from political and spiritual oppression. I’m working as a vital link of communication and liaison between the “riders” on the ground and the consulting PR firm in D.C. During my time on the road I write press releases, media advisories, and edit press material. I compile media lists, contact media, photograph and take video of events and demonstrations, and help run the social media. As a “rider” I help facilitate dialogue around issues of discriminatory policies and approach oppression from an intersectional lens. I participate in the direct action, conversations, service, and activism along side the other riders.

Kate Brown for Oregon Campaign | Portland, OR
Campaign Intern, February 2012 – Present.

Freelance Writer, July 2011 – Present.

Self-Employed | Online, and Coos Bay, OR
Freelance Communications & Creative Media Work, June 2011 – Present. Consulting and creating a media presence for clients. Providing social media, website design, public relations, writing, photography, and other creative services.

Oregon State University News & Research Communications | Corvallis, OR
Communications/Media Relations Assistant, November 2010 – June 2011. Wrote news releases on features, research, and events for the public relations department. Delivered and edited creative content for multiple web and print publications. Helped create the department’s social media strategy. Formed media lists of bloggers. Researched online content to further help OSU reach larger and more targeted audiences. Gained OSU international media coverage from news organizations including: The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, Bust Magazine, The Hong Kong Standard and others.

The Daily Barometer | Corvallis, OR
Staff Writer, February 2009 – June 2011. Was a staff member for an award-winning collegiate newspaper who’s responsible for finding, reporting, and publishing the news for OSU students and the Corvallis community. Wrote and reported on events, breaking news, lectures, student features, live sports, and politics.

All By Students | Online
Campus Voice Blogger, May 2010 – September 2010. Represented Oregon State University as a student blogger. Produced content daily for the website.

Limelight Department | Eugene, OR
Social Media Strategist, March 2010 – July 2010. Helped clients understand social media, and ways they can benefit, engage and communicate with consumers. Implemented and ran Limelight’s social media strategy.

brass|MEDIA | Corvallis, OR
Editorial Intern for brass|MAGAZINE, October 2009 – July 2010. Worked in the editorial department of a young adult financial life magazine. Wrote and edited content for print and online publication (e.g. blog posts, articles, crosswords, and columns). Created and proofed ads. Generated ideas for new projects and upcoming content (e.g. article descriptions). Helped our team create and pitch a educational product for students and a new social media strategy.

Oregon State University Community Service Center | Corvallis, OR
Communications Coordinator, June 2009 – June 2010. Connected the community and OSU students, staff and faculty to meaningful volunteer opportunities, and advocated for service learning on campus. Wrote monthly newsletters, press releases, and community outreach material. Attracted media coverage. Created advertising. Designed and maintained the center’s online presence using Facebook, Twitter, our blog, and website. Organized and set up events. Assisted in staff recruitment and training. Facilitated service projects. Planned and facilitated the first joint Service Learning Alternative Spring Break trip to aide rural Oregon with our rival school the University of Oregon.

Limelight Department | Eugene, OR
Marketing & Advertising Intern, June 2009 – October 2009. Implemented and maintained a social marketing campaign for the company and clients with blogs, Sphinn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. Assisted and designed marketing campaigns. Copyedited content material, and produced press releases. Ran Google AdWords campaigns.

Oregon House of Representatives | Salem, OR
Legislative Intern for Rep. Arnie Roblan District #9, May 2009 – July 2009. Assisted Roblan’s legislative staff. Responded to constituents, wrote agendas and monitored committee meetings, and tracked house bills.

Southwestern Oregon Comm. College | Coos Bay, OR
Assistant Softball Coach, August 2008 – December 2008.

Waxer’s Surf & Skate, and Broadway Theater | Coos Bay, OR
Store Manager, November 2007 – January 2009. Assisted in running a locally owned and operated retail surf and skate shop. Managed a staff of three, created schedules, and handled inventory. Promoted, and ordered merchandise. Designed advertisement. Assisted in throwing events, and musical concerts in the theater.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Liberal Arts in New Media Communications, December 2011. Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR

Spanish Language Certificate, August 2010. Universidad de Oviedo | Oviedo, Spain

Associate of Arts Degree, December 2008. Southwestern Oregon Comm. College | Coos Bay, OR

ACADEMIC VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

OSU Internal Communications Task Force, 2011

ASOSU Student Recognition & Awards Committee, 2011

OSU Alternative Spring Break Facilitator for Service Learning, 2010

MLK, Jr. Day of Service Celebration, 2010

Powered By Orange Event & Marketing Student Committee, 2009-2010

OSU Community Service Center Environmental Board, 2009

Recylcemania! Marketing, 2009

Southwestern Oregon Comm. College (SOCC) Softball Team, 2008

SOCC Freelance News Writer, 2008

University of Kent Volleyball Team, 2005

Clackamas Comm. College Softball Team, 2003-2004

High School Newspaper & Yearbook Staff, 2000-2003

National Honor Society , 2000-2003

British Exchange Club, 2000-2003

Key Club, 2000-2003

SKILLS

social media | copy editing & proofing | multimedia content development | event coverage | writing on news, features, business, finance, & politics | online marketing | community outreach | magazine content production | web design | basic photography & video production | media relations | digital strategy | research | writing news releases | leadership & facilitation | management | reporting | blogging

VOLUNTEER SERVICE

OYA Foster Care Respitcare Provider, 2006-Present | Coos Bay Boys & Girls Club Auction, 2011 | Habitat for Humanity, 2009 | United Way’s Day of Caring, 2009 | ASA Summer Softball Volunteer Coach, 2008 | SMART Volunteer, 2006 | Clackamas Softball Clinic Volunteer, 2004 | Boys & Girls Club Volunteer & Referee, 1999-2003

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Four years working in the restaurant industry

Five years secretarial and office experience

Experience and knowledge in real estate appraising

Three years experience in banking

I’m very diverse. Here is my Service Industry Resume too.

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