Margaret Menotti

Freelance Press Release Writer & Public Relation Freelancer

Location:Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Margaret M. Menotti
46 Pinecrest Road, Uxbridge, MA 01569 (508) 330-5172

Seasoned communications professional with excellent media relations, analytical skills, and strong advocacy background seeks a full time public relations or communications position.

Work Summary

Assistant Director of Communications, Northeastern University 1/2010 to 5/31/2010

• Raise the profile and awareness of Northeastern University in international, national, and regional media outlets.
• Further the branding of Northeastern University.
• Enhance the national profile of Northeastern faculty by arranging high profile and consistent media coverage in top tier print and broadcast interviews.
• Assign news stories; manage home page module and newsroom content.
• Supervise a staff of five for media relations and writing.

Interim Assistant Director of Media Relations, Bentley University 2/2008 to 12/09

• Raise the profile and awareness of Bentley University in international media outlets via op/ed placements and faculty expertise.
• Further the branding of Bentley University.
• Enhance the national profile of Bentley faculty by consistent media placements during the economic crisis in top tier print and broadcast interviews.
• Generate interest and awareness of Bentley's marketing efforts for events with unprecedented media coverage and depth.
• Create new section of the newsroom, Featured Faculty and maintained news content on website.
• Traffic copy for large publications from academic centers.
• Initiate a compilation of external academic events, speakers, and faculty professional memberships and affiliations. Created a template to capture these events for marketing purposes and has archived the spring and fall events for 2009.
• Contract writer for alumni affairs for end of year and project coverage.

News Anchor, WMRC Radio 11/06 to 03/08

• Write, research, and edit local news for live broadcast on early weekend shift.

Writer, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

• Attend host conference, summarized, researched, and documented discussion sessions for corporate attendees of Teleconference.

Margaret M. Menotti
46 Pinecrest Road, Uxbridge, MA 01569 (508) 330-5172

Volunteer Communications & Media Work

• State representative campaign and office coverage-write and place press releases, letters to editor, constituent correspondence, and other project work for new seat in state legislature.

• Volunteer for voter irregularities in town of Uxbridge leading to first formal overhaul of voting list, practices, policies, and mandatory training for community via investigation by state officials and ongoing efforts by residents.

• Media relations and communications for Uxbridge school building project for radio, print, on-line, and television outlets.

Account Executive, Newman Communications- 5/97 to 12/98

• Managed all national and local print publicity for key accounts and campaigns.

• Generated top tier, high volume publicity via media contacts in print, online, and television. (USA Today, People Magazine, Wall Street Journal.)


Boston College, BS Management, Organizational Studies, Chestnut Hill, MA
Alliance for Education, Teaching Certificate Middle School, Worcester, MA

Professional References for Margaret Menotti

Mike Armini, VP External Affairs, Northeastern University, (617)373-5045,

Katherine Blake, Executive Director Communications, Bentley University, (781) 891-2074, Cell 781-788-0850,

Helen Henrichs, Assistant Director of Communications, Bentley University (781) 891-2277, 617-450-8782,