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Comms Pro with 10+ Years Experience Seeking New Position

Region & Category
Region: 
Denver Metro
Job Category: 
Communications
Summary

Recently relocated to Colorado looking for the next step in my communications career. I have more than a decade of experience in non-profit communications including writing, editing and online publishing. I'm also a freelance news reporter for the online presence of World Magazine. I'm looking for a position that builds on this foundation but takes the leap into communications strategy and planning. I've been studying content and non-profit marketing, as well as communications strategy, on my own to prepare for such a role.

Skills
  • content creation
  • writing
  • editing
  • grammar/spelling
  • media trained (as interviewee and interviewer)
  • journalism (news/feature/opinion)
  • photography
  • AP style
  • proofreading/copyediting
  • online publishing
  • Wordpress
Experience
Asst. Managing Editor (promoted from Asst. Editor and Analyst)
Sep, 2006
Media Research Center Business, Reston, Virginia
  • Oversee and manage MRC Business content responsibilities on a day-to-day basis. Assist with writer and intern training.
  • Educate MRC’s audience on business and economic bias through persuasive writing, storytelling, simple quantitative analysis, op-eds and more. Help with all stages of content development: planning, research and writing, editing and digital publishing. Edit for accuracy, style (AP and in-house), grammar and substance.
  • Trusted to represent MRCB with prospective donors and outside groups.
  • Represented MRCB findings in hundreds of talk radio interviews and on several television shows.
Freelance reporter (religious freedom/international persecution mostly)
Sep, 2013
World Digital, Asheville, NC
  • Help keep World’s audience informed about international persecution of Christians and related issues on a near weekly basis.
  • Completed WJI training in feature writing for World, Oct. 2012
Steak and a Bible (creator/blogger)
Mar, 2012
Personal website (currently on hiatus because of other responsibilities)
  • Learned to utilize and customize the Wordpress CMS for the purpose of sharing personal views about Christianity and theology.
Staff Writer
Nov, 2005 to Sep, 2006
Accuracy in Academia, Washington, D.C.
  • Duties included writing about higher education and publishing stories to the website, as well as assisting with events and other needs.
Education
School and Location: 
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Dates Attended: 
2003 to 2005
Degree: 
Bachelor’s Degree
Field of Study: 
Communications: Print Journalism
Grade: 
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Activities and Societies: 
Opinion writer, then Opinion section editor of The Liberty Champion Before transferring to Liberty University I took communications courses towards my Bachelor's degree at Mansfield University (Pa.). I was awarded an outstanding junior in communications award at Mansfield. Before that I earned an A.S. degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on communications from Corning Community College (N.Y.)
Contact Info
Full Name: 
Julia A. Seymour
Address: 
3885 Depew St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
State: 
Colorado
Phone: 
2025579336