Chris Brewster

Freelance Press Release Writer & Proposal Writer

Location:Waverly, New York, United States
2 Skills
Work Experience
Dates Employed Job Title Company
10/2007 – Present Business Development/ Hunt Engineers, PC
Marketing Specialist Horseheads, NY
Duties include planning and implementing marketing goals for 110-person company, coordination and production of proposals and quarterly newsletter, maintaining internal and external websites, creating press releases and other marketing and public relations materials, and placing all local and regional advertising, including building ads. Also, all graphics work and assistance with event coordination and preparation for conferences and conventions. Served as Director of Marketing for 18 months.

6/2006 – 10/2007 President Brewster Marketing &
Media Consulting, Waverly, NY
Freelance and contract work in media consulting, marketing and public relations. Projects included a comprehensive business marketing study for the Village of Waverly and a feasibility study for a local recreation and sports complex. These studies involved public information meetings, market research and all writing and graphics work. Also public relations work for several local agencies and groups, organizing and chairing Waverly’s Racing Fan Fair event in 2006 and 2007, and ad copywriting.

1/1999 - 6/2006 Special Projects Editor Elmira Star-Gazette,
Elmira, NY
Production of special projects and sections through the advertising department, including writing, photography and layout and design. Some ad copywriting. Producing a weekly community newspaper, including all writing, photography, layout and design.

9/1987 - 1/1999 Writer-editor Elmira Star-Gazette
Elmira, NY
During my years on the news staff, I worked in the sports, features, news and page design departments. I was assistant features editor for 2 years and assistant sports editor for 1 year.

School Degree
State University of NY at Brockport Bachelors, Communications
Corning Community College Associates, Liberal Arts

References and work samples
Available upon request