I am a professional writer, editor and publicist with 20 years of experience in journalism and public relations. I am also proficient working from a home office. I am interested in freelance and contract writing, editing and PR opportunities. JEFF LOUDERBACK P.O. Box 552. Dunedin, FL 34697 (727) 678-6298 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com OBJECTIVE To join your organization in an editorial or PR role using well-honed writing, editing, media relations, communication and leadership abilities. SKILLS SUMMARY Managing accounts in public relations and media relations in the travel and tourism, restaurant, real estate, health care, retail and economic development industries Crafting articles and press releases and placing ... them in regional and national print and broadcast media outlets Producing press kits, Web content, newsletters, brochures, special publications and promotional materials Generating story ideas and creating interest among consumer and trade reporters Handling media relations tasks with regional and national print and broadcast media outlets Writing travel features, lifestyle features and health and wellness features Writing personality profiles on celebrities and interesting everyday people Writing business trend features, entrepreneur profiles and company profiles Completing multiple projects simultaneously and effectively FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE November 2005 - Present. Independent Publicist/Media Relations Specialist/Writer, Dunedin, FL Write press releases for clients and place them in local, regional and national print and broadcast media outlets Perform media relations tasks Write web site content, marketing materials and Facebook and blog content Manage public relations accounts for individual clients and for boutique public relations firms and advertising agencies Write newsletter, brochure and marketing collateral copy Produce press kits Write business trend features, entrepreneur profiles and company profiles for online and print publications Write dining features, travel features, human interest features and lifestyle features Write personality profiles on celebrities and interesting everyday people January 2002 - November 2005. Director of Public Relations, Quantified Marketing Group, Orlando FL Built the public relations division from the ground up for what is now the nation's largest full-service strategic marketing and public relations firm exclusively focused on the restaurant industry Managed restaurant and food service public relations accounts Wrote press releases, bylined articles, ghostwritten articles, web site copy, newsletter copy and brochure copy Managed staff of account managers and freelancers Performed media relations tasks, securing coverage for clients in local, regional and national media outlets March 1998 – December 2001, Public Relations Manager, Greene County Department of Development, Xenia, OH Wrote business trend features, entrepreneur profiles and company profiles and placed them in regional and national online and print publications Produced copy for award-winning newsletters, brochures and special publications Generated press releases on Greene County businesses and departmental programs Performed media relations tasks Coordinated community-wide public relations campaigns to promote business September 1997 - March 1998. Editor/Staff Writer, Cox Custom Publishing, Dayton, OH Wrote business trend features and personality profiles for The Business Advisor Served as news editor for The Business Advisor Served as editor for Acquisition, a monthly commercial real estate publication Generated editorial ideas and managed staff of freelance writers January 1996 - September 1997. Publisher, Outrider Publications, Dayton, OH Published The Pet Gazette, which ceased publication due to rising production costs Generated editorial ideas, wrote features and edited copy Managed pool of writers and photographers Handled media relations and coordinated special events August 1992 - January 1996. Staff Writer, Amos Suburban Newspapers, Dayton, OH Wrote feature articles and news stories for chain of daily and weekly newspapers Coordinated special sections at Wright-Patterson magazine (writing and editing) Specialized in human interest features and personality profiles May 1990 - August 1992. Staff Writer, Xenia Daily Gazette, Xenia, OH Wrote sports, news and human interest features Edited sports section and news section Completed weekly sports column and weekly news column EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT September 1986 - June 1990. Wright State University, Dayton OH Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and awarded Certificate in Professional Writing.
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