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Sally Smith

Freelance Writer & Book Writer

Location:Washington, United States
2 Skills
Sally K. Smith

Professional Experience

Humanity United, Sudan Now Campaign Coordinator, Washington DC, Aug 2010 - present

? Manage all aspects of campaign targeting the Obama administration to take action for Sudan in key (and potentially crisis) moments for the country
? Wrote and implemented Sudan Now campaign plan, meeting and exceeding all campaign goals so far, including the critical goal of significantly increased diplomacy by the U.S. in Sudan
? Ensure that partners are contributing to, bought into and promoting campaign activities
? Manage and create social media and website content
? Targeted and ran paid ads in various mediums, including print (New York Times, Politico, Washington Post, etc.), online (Facebook, etc.), and video (in Times Square)
? Track and measure all results, analyze for continual improvement

Partnership for Public Service, Freelance Writer, Washington DC, 2010-2011

? Wrote 60-page script for 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas, host of the 2011 Service to America Medals gala
? Wrote finalist profiles for the Service to America Medals

Partnership for Public Service, Director of Marketing, Washington DC, Feb 2008-August 2010

? Co-ran 2010 Public Service Recognition Week, a $500,000 national public education campaign, including a four-day celebration on the National Mall that brought together 40,000+ people
? Coordinated, implemented and analyzed all marketing campaigns – both online and offline
? Wrote 330-page book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Government Jobs” (Published by Penguin books and currently available in bookstores nationwide)
? Wrote for weekly column in The Washington Post highlighting outstanding public servants
? Researched, wrote and edited content for websites, op/eds, newsletters, grant proposals, etc.

Obama for America, Political Desk, New Hampshire, Mar 2007-Jan 2008

? Served as OFA campaign liaison for women’s issues, child advocacy, education and the arts
? Formed and managed statewide, county-level and town-level organizations such as Women for Obama and Educators for Obama, resulting in the recruitment of thousands of new supporters
? Organized over 100 events, including a successful Children’s Fair at Mack’s Apple Orchard and a fair to kick off Women for Obama (both events featured Michelle Obama)
? Ran final month of Get Out The Vote in Grafton County, where President Obama won by 3%

Nick Lampson for U.S. Congress, Political & Field Director, Houston, Texas, Jan 2006-Nov 2006

? Ran successful field campaign in 36% Democratic district, exceeding my vote goal and winning every county in our district by at least six points
? Recruited and managed a staff of six full time employees, 31 interns and over 1,100 volunteers
? Helped manage a multi-million-dollar budget
? Brought Project Safe Place, a child safety program that works with small businesses, to TX-22 to highlight child trafficking and abuse issues in the Houston area

Wal-Mart Watch, National Campus Field Director, Washington DC, Apr 2005-Jan 2006
? Created and ran successful campus campaign against Wal-Mart resulting in 100+ college groups designed to fight Wal-Mart in 34 states for a total of 154 events during our Week of Action.

EMILY’s List, Assistant to the Director of Communications, Washington DC, Jan 2005–Apr 2005
? Handled press calls, prepared briefings, compiled daily clips, and placed news articles nationwide

Tony Knowles for U.S. Senate, Field Organizer, Fairbanks, Alaska, July–Nov 2004
? Recruited and managed 10 native precinct teams in rural Alaska

Baytek International, Communications Director, Houston, Texas, July 2003-July 2004
? Managed all communications, marketing, and press outreach


Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
? B.A., English; double minor in Spanish and writing; graduated magna *** laude

The Graduate School, Washington, D.C., certification in grant writing

Volunteer Experience

? Stop Modern Slavery – Served in a leadership role in an all-volunteer anti-human-trafficking organization 2008-2010
? Miriam’s Kitchen – Volunteer 2008-2010
? Washington Animal Rescue League – Current volunteer
? National Day of Service 2009 - National organization coordinator
? Street Soccer USA (the homeless soccer cup) - Organized White House involvement and White House soccer team to play with the SSUSA teams for 2009
? Team in Training - Ran full marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and raised $8,000
Skills (2) Rating
Book Writing