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Freelance Communications Assistant

2015-2016

Woodside Park Strategies

I developed specialized media lists  – using Cisionpoint and Meltwater software – for my employer’s clients, the main client being  early childhood education nonprofit Zero to Three. I tracked early childhood education trends in the media, flagged the most relevant articles, noted the journalists that the organization should follow, and recommended articles to post on social media. Each month I compiled a list of impressions and the estimated viewership of every article in which Zero to Three was mentioned.

I also created specialized media lists used to pitch press releases and upcoming events for organizations like Voices for National Service, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the National Conference on Citizenship.

Resume:

  • Researched and compiled specialized lists of current reporters who focus on client’s issues.
  • Provided weekly updates on media landscape.
  • Researched and recommended media contacts specializing in client’s issues.
  • Pitched press releases and conference events to local and national media outlets.
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Global Health Intern

2014-2015

GMMB

As a global health intern, I worked for clients such as the Swiss nutrition think tank Sight and Life, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the ROTA Council.

Resume:

  • Social Media
    • Researched and compiled daily tweets (3-7/day) and Facebook posts about global nutrition news articles for nutrition think tank client
    • Created tweets to follow special events, conferences, advocacy days
    • Generated drumbeat social media for multiple clients (avg. 21 tweets, 3 Facebook posts/week)
  • Event Planning (in Rome, Italy)
    • Researched and compiled invite list (1,500+ invitees)
    • Distributed invitation and notifications
    • Tracked RSVPs, shuttle service needs of attendees and invite lists
    • Verified nametags for correct spellings of names and organizations for over 200 guests (included Ministers of Health, UN officials, and other global nutrition experts)
  • Media Monitoring
    • Tracked media coverage for various clients
    • Updated media contact lists (domestic and international contacts)
  • Writing/Copyediting
    • Drafted memo to client on introducing vaccines in Islamic countries
    • Took notes during interviews for client bios
    • Copyedited memos, editorials, etc. for various clients
  • Research
    • Halal vs. Haram vaccinations in Islamic countries
    • Global health influencers – conferences attended, organizations in which involved, etc.
    • Global health, nutrition and agriculture editorial calendar for clients
    • Country briefs (i.e., Nigeria, China, Brazil, Zambia)