Kara Moran

Freelance Content Writer & Creative Writer

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Location:Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/karamoran
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Kara A. Moran
kara.moran@gmail.com • 319.504.6974 • 609 Walnut, Cedar Falls, IA, 50613

Work Experience
August 2006-Present University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa
Assistant Director – Athletics Communications
Oversee communications efforts related to UNI athletics, primarily for football and women’s basketball. Responsibilities include writing and editing publications for a variety of audiences, including members of the media, potential student-athletes, internal audiences and fans. Write, edit and distribute news releases. Maintain website content, including schedules, rosters, news and special content. Coordinate UNI Athletics’ social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Oversee game-day media operations for football and women’s basketball, such as keeping and distributing notes and statistics, coordinating press conferences and managing student staff. Assist with game-day operations for men’s basketball. Previously served as the baseball, volleyball and softball contact.

July 2004-May 2006 Troy University Troy, Ala.
Media Relations Assistant
Media relations contact for women’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis and rodeo. Responsible for the development of media guides, game notes, flip cards, game previews, distributing post-game releases, maintaining updated stats, website maintenance for designated sports, nominating student-athletes for conference awards, and writing and distributing press releases for news relating to above sports. Assisted with game-day responsibilities for football and men’s basketball. Contributed articles to football program. Manage student worker staff hours.
Served as the media relations contact for the Alabama High School Athletic Association state softball tournament in 2005 and 2006.

July 2003-June 2004 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, N.D.
Communications Intern/Sports Information Coordinator
Contact for football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. Created game-day programs, maintained statistics, reported results to conference office and NJCAA, wrote post-game summaries and distributed to local and regional media, wrote weekly newsletters to booster club, sent weekly updates to athletes’ hometown media outlets. Maintained website. Contributed news articles to the College Review quarterly alumni newsletter.

May 2002-August 2002 Major League Baseball International London, U.K.
Communications Intern
Assisted communications executive with the promotion of baseball and softball to the media in the United Kingdom. Developed story ideas and wrote feature releases about the youth programs throughout the UK. Contributed articles to Double Play magazine, the baseball and softball magazine for the UK.

August 2001-March 2003 KOMU TV-8 Columbia, Mo.
Reporter/Producer/Anchor
Developed story ideas for news and sports for mid-Missouri’s NBC affiliate. Shot, wrote, edited stories for news and sports. Covered local sporting events. Anchored one sportscast a week Oct. – Dec. 2002.

Education
August 2006 Troy University Troy, Ala.
Master of Science - Sport and Fitness Management

May 2003 University of Missouri Columbia, Mo.
Bachelor of Journalism - Broadcast News
Graduated *** Laude

Skills
Proficient in AP Style, Microsoft Office software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier Pro, Quark, basic HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress

Organizations
Cedar Falls Junior Chamber - Member
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Volunteer
College Sports Information Directors of America – Member

References

Colin McDonough
Assistant Athletics Director/Athletics Communications
University of Northern Iowa
319-273-5455
Colin.McDonough@uni.edu

Josh Lehman
Director of Public Affairs
Cameron University
580-581-2211
jmlehman@cameron.edu

Eric Braley
President
Around the Corner Productions
319-415-5932
Eric@atc-p.com
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing
Creative Writing