Contact information/Resume

Contact me at kimwade1@live.com or call me at 912-980-3981

Resume:

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga. Master of Fine Arts, Professional Writing, 2012, GPA: 3.93

Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. Bachelor of Arts, English, 1997, Minor in Journalism, Magna Cum Laude

Writing/Public Relations/Marketing Experience

 Digital Producer, WSAV-TV, Savannah, Ga.

April 4, 2017-Present

• Create content for company website and social media platforms

• Write articles, turn scripts into written articles, edit photos and videos, and enhance online image of company

 Freelance writer and public relations/marketing specialist, Self-employed, Savannah, Ga.

January 1, 2016-Present

• Write/edit articles for newspapers, magazines and online business journals

• Create marketing/public relations materials for print and social media

 Freelance Writer/Submissions Coordinator, Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Ga.

April 2013-November 2015; Freelance writer Jan. 1, 2016-Present

• Write/edited articles and columns Savannah Morning News, Savannah DO

• Reviewed submissions to determine newsworthiness

 Senior editor, Georgia CEO and South Carolina CEO, Albany, Ga.

January 1, 2016-January 1, 2018

• Write/edit business articles and corporate profiles

• Pitch business related story ideas and keep track of current business trends

 Freelance Writer, Savannah Magazine, Savannah, Ga.

March 26, 2012-April 2013; January 1, 2016-Dec. 2017

• Wrote articles for magazine, online magazine, Savannah Weddings, and Savannah Homes

• Completed editorial internship for Spring 2012

Social Media Intern, Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, Ga.

November 2011-February 2012

• Created and maintained festival’s Facebook page

• Created daily Twitter feed for festival

 Donated Public Relations/Grant writer, Horsin’ Around, Bloomingdale, Ga.

January 2012-August 2012

• Wrote and distributed news releases, grant proposals, created marketing materials

• Contacted media and prepared interviews

 Lead Coordinator, Operation Enduring Separation, Hinesville and Fort Stewart, Ga.

January 2007-April 2008—Earned Level 4 Civilian Service Award 

• Created and organized all monthly events for 80-member support group; coordinated speakers and professional workshops

• Raised donations and successfully received grants to cover operating expenses

 Copy Editor/Page Designer/Reporter, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska.

February 1999-June 2000

Edited copy and designed page layout for daily newspaper

Created copy and served as North Pole News Reporter

Skills/Honors

Mac and PC; Microsoft Office; AP Style proficient; Blogger; WordPress, Lakana, familiar with Adobe Suite

Georgia Press Award, AP Award, SCAD Honors Scholarship; SCAD Leaders, Armed Forces Civilian Service 2008

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