Marques White

Freelance Article Writer & Video Editor

Location:Topeka, Kansas, United States
2 Skills
Marques White
604 SW 6th Ave. Apt. 3
Topeka, KS 66603 412-818-0024

Objective – to utilize my diverse background and knowledge to add value to your company in a public relations position

• Three years of experience writing, editing, proof-reading, and uploading information to public website
• Two years of experience preparing and presenting communications to senior-level executives, including PowerPoint documents
• Three years of experience writing scripts for television and producing and editing video
• Two years of experience utilizing social media to deliver information
• Two years of experience leading co-workers in a communications environment
• Two years of experience managing and coordinating projects
• Two years of experience taking advanced communications and public relations courses in M.A. program in Journalism and Mass Communications


WIBW-TV, TV Reporter/Anchor, Topeka, KS, June 2009 – present
• Coordinate with public relations personnel to obtain interviews with corporate, government, and law enforcement officials for news stories
• Review press kits and information packets to gather news
• Serve as station representative
• Write several news stories for the internet daily, using AP style
• Utilize social media to deliver news multiple times a day
• Anchor at least one 30-minute newscast per week, on average
• Perform live news reports from field or studio

KDKA-TV, Associate Producer, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2008 – Feb. 2009
• Review press releases to write news stories for television
• Obtain interviews from public relations officials for news stories
• Compose extended stories for website, using AP style

PNC Financial Services, Senior Analyst, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun. 2007 – Apr. 2008
• Support forecast, budget, and monthly financial reporting for internal and external communications department and regional marketing functions
• Develop methods to assist communications department in cost savings
• Create informational reports to acclimate new members to PNC Finance department
• Present monthly and quarterly financial reports, with variance analysis to upper-level management

PNC Financial Services, Finance Program Analyst, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun. 2006 – Jun. 2007
• Assist with proof-reading external financial documents, required by the Securities and Exchange Commission
• Prepare financial reports for the technology department, for review by management

Penn State University, Housing and Food Services Intern, State College, PA, May 2003 – Aug. 2003
• Generate external marketing materials, utilizing department’s brand to support growth
• Advance distribution of internal communications documents under marketing management team’s leadership
• Organize large meetings and events for more than 50 staff members

Point Park University, Aug. 2008, M.A. Journalism and Mass Communications
Pennsylvania State University, May 2006, B.S. Finance, Advanced Communications courses

Professional Awards and Honors
Kansas City Press Club, First Place, Breaking News, May 2011
Kansas Association of Broadcasters, First Place, Single Event Coverage, Sept. 2010
PNC All Stars Homerun (Teamwork), Dec. 2006
PNC All Stars Award (Performance and Teamwork), Oct. 2006

References -- can be furnished upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Video Editing