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Senior Communications & Outreach Specialist Resume

Washington, DC

SUMMARY

Domestic and international media experience. Expertise includes crisis communications, legislative/govemmental affairs, grassroots communications, social advocacy issues, media planning, development of strategic communication and social media strategies. Dedicated and focused self - starter. Well organized and goal oriented. Thrives in collaborative and fast-paced environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Washington, DC

Senior Communications & Outreach Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Develop external and internal messaging, briefing materials and talking points to prepare senior USAID officials for high-level events such as congressional testimony.
  • Collaborate with other USG stakeholders to develop and successfully execute communications plans for natural disaster responses and remembrances including Hurricane Matthew and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
  • Advise legislative affairs team on congressional issues, including responding to congressional inquiries.
  • Manage USAID/Haiti social media and online presence.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations, including Confidential, to identify success stories, media pitches and social media campaigns to increase public awareness of key development milestones.

Communications Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the nationally distributed weekly conservation policy newsletter and regularly contributed content to Confidential .
  • Spoke at Confidential media camps to brief target reports on legislative issues, resulting in several articles and blog posts on key public policy priorities.
  • Supported Confidential government affairs staff in developing legislative outreach strategies.

Communications Director

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Served as Confidential official spokesperson to the media.
  • Directed all communications and media operations, including press and constituent communication strategies.
  • Responsible for writing Confidential public materials, including speeches, press releases and constituent newsletters.

Associate

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted with the creation and execution media campaigns for clients, which encompassed print, radio, social media and television outlets.
  • Coordinated with clients on event planning to promote key messaging.

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