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Emily Johnson

Freelance Grant Writer & Copywriter

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Location:United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/emilyjohnson
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A graduated of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, I have an extensive background in corporate marketing, advertising, non-profit grant writing and public relations. I am also a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina. After spending many years in the communications industry, I decided to consolidate my experience and go into business for myself as a RE/MAX real estate agent. I am very excited to be in business for myself, as I am able to bring a unique mix of skills to the table to service the needs of my buyers and sellers.

I'm not going to lie, the real estate business is a bit slow these days and I'm interested in doing some freelance writing on the side. Here is my resume:

BROKER/REALTOR - RE/MAX PREFERRED ASSOCIATES
As a Broker/REALTOR(R) for RE/MAX Preferred Associates, I serve client's throughout the state of North Carolina in the rental, purchase and selling of real estate

MANAGER OF CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOV'T SUPPORT - CAROLINA BALLET
Identify potential corporate sponsors and working to tailor unique and targeted sponsorship opportunities
Responsible for ensuring contractual obligations and fulfillment of sponsorship packages
Write all foundation, government and corporate grants pertaining to a variety of programs and ensure all grant requirements are met by due date
Cultivate approximately 250 individuals for donations helping to increase contributed income on an annual basis
Manage in-kind donor relationships and work with Company Manager to ensure that all required services are covered
Responsible for writing copy for a variety of publications including monthly donor updates, newsletters and solicitation materials

ASSOCIATE ACCOUNT MANAGER/COORDINATOR - BURDETTE KETCHUM AGENCY
Worked with two Account Directors in the servicing of approximately 30 agency clients
Participated in the collaborative process between account services and the creative department
Worked to concept advertisements, marketing initiatives, re-branding projects, etc
Assisted the Media Director in the planning of media placement for clients
Responsible for ensuring all drop dates, publication dates and print dates were met
Worked in close collaboration with Print Production Manager to ensure all printing with outside vendors was done to project and client specifications
Had direct oversight of approximately 5 mid-level accounts
Directly managed Traffic Manager and trafficking of all agency work between account services and creative department
Served as copywriter on a variety of accounts
Wrote creative briefs when necessary
Oversaw monthly billing for all completed client work

COORDINATOR, PGA TOUR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Assisted in development of revenue generating sponsor relationships
Worked to build PGA TOUR brand through the development of corporate sponsor relationships
Assisted in selling title sponsorships of new and existing events
Identified new corporate sponsorship prospects/lead generation
Researched prospects to identify business model, target audience, etc.
Developed customized ideas/concepts to present to prospective sponsors
Created impactful presentations of concepts for prospective sponsors
Assisted with negotiation and drafting of agreements to secure prospective sponsors
Supported sales efforts involving corporate relationships for World Golf Hall of Fame and The First Tee
Worked to identify and evaluate new programs that could be developed into future sponsorship opportunities
Assisted Tournament Business Affairs and Account Management team in renewing current title sponsors/corporate marketing partners

MARKETING ASSISTANT, PGA TOUR MARKETING DEPARTMENT
Collaborated with two marketing teams responsible for managing approximately 20 PGA TOUR Official Marketing Relationships
With departure of Account Director and Manager became primary contact for 10 PGA TOUR Official Marketing Partners
Collaborated in creation, implementation and management of marquee marketing programs for PGA TOUR Official Marketing Partners
Assisted in purchase and management of media plans for PGA TOUR Official Marketing Partners
Interacted with cable/network outlets, PGA TOUR print partners and PGA TOUR Productions
Assisted PGA TOUR Official Market Partners with planning and execution of special corporate events at Tournament Players Club courses and PGA TOUR facilities
Managed three-party contract system for all client tournament purchases
Worked with Host Organizations to negotiate best package to meet client needs
Worked with Legal Department to write and execute legal contracts for each purchase
Managed all invoices and oversaw timely payment process for all purchases
Developed client presentations and proposal using PowerPoint
Managed ticket program for all three tours acting as liaison between the TOUR, the tournaments and PGA TOUR Official Marketing Partners
Collaborated with multiple PGA TOUR departments in the management of each account

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, BALLET BARRE - THE FLORIDA BALLET
Responsible for all Public Relations efforts in relation to Ballet Barre’s operation and events
Maintain all media contacts
Draft and send all press releases to local and national contacts
Create media buzz surrounding Ballet Barre events
Collaborate in the creation of all corporate sponsor marketing packets
Work to find new corporate sponsors and financial donors for Ballet Barre and The Florida Ballet
Participate in the planning and execution of Ballet Barre events
Find businesses willing to donate in-kind trade/services
Negotiate with company to find a mutually beneficial sponsorship package in order to create maximum exposure for client
Work with Ballet Barre Chair to increase organization membership by marketing Ballet Barre throughout local community
Provide various Public Relations duties pro-bono for The Florida Ballet Company

ADVANCED BALLET AND POINTE INSTRUCTOR - BRAVO SCHOOL OF DANCE
Responsible for instructing 20+ students in the art and technique of advanced ballet and Pointe
Charged with choreographing dances for the end-of-year recital
Work to educate students in the history of and repertoire of famous ballet companies throughout the world

SKILLS: Proficient in MS Office Suite, Microsoft Access, CMS based programs, Macromedia, Illustrator, Photoshop, AdViews, AdDataExpress, MEMRI, C&P

OTHER: Advanced Ballet Instructor – Bravo School of Dance and Theatre (2008-Present) UNC-CH Golf Team (2001-2002). Ballet (14 years). Extensive international travel. Member: Florida Public Relations Society, National Association of Professional Women, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Ballet Barre.
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