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Rebecca Clark

Freelance Public Relation Freelancer & Writer

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Location:Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/rebeccaclark
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SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS

• Excellent Communication Skills
• APA & MLA Writing Style trained (Business)
• AP Style & UK Style Writing trained (Editorial)
• Genuine Team Player & Results Driven
• Capable of Multi-Tasking
• Large & Small Event Planning
• Organized with Strong Attention to Detail
• Media Contacts & Media Relations Skills

WORK EXPERIENCE

PHOENIX SUNS, Phoenix AZ USA
Public Relations/Community Relations Coordinator
January 2011 – Present
• Draft and edit community relations and marketing press releases.
• Establish partnerships and promotional relationships with various media outlets to further promote the brand.
• Collaborate with the marketing, community relations and basketball operations departments to promote the brand.
• Coordinate the planning and execution of multiple large-scale charitable events including the Suns & Stars Gala and Celebrity Shootout
• Develop, organize, promote and execute community events, including player appearances and basketball clinics
• Pitch and secure media coverage as well as coordinate live television appearances.

GANNETT, Phoenix, AZ USA
Information Specialist and Event/freelance reporter for The Arizona Republic
June 2009– January 2011
• Develop innovative and creative story ideas for azcentral.com and The Arizona Republic
• Conduct outreach to local venues, programs, event groups and organization to receive upcoming event information
• Use social networking tools to promote articles, events and specials on azcentral.com
• Assist with the Style Files blog on azcentral.com
• Interview celebrities including Chelsea Handler, Pam Grier, Ted Allen and members of the Harlem Globetrotters
• Stay in tune with the latest trends, events and news in the entertainment and nightlife industries

GANNETT, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Assistant Editor, Gannett Magazine Group
Dec. 2008 – Sept. 2009
Assist the editorial staff on three different national custom publications: Your Health Monthly, MomsLikeMe, and Must Do
• Edited and formatted magazine copy
• Wrote and researched features on a variety of topics appealing to specific audiences
• Used social media and blogging to connect the publications’ websites to the magazines

HOTEL SAN CARLOS, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Event/Wedding Coordinator
Nov. 2008 – May 2009
• Executed the planning and preparation of weddings, fashion shows and events held at the hotel
• Managed hotel and clients budgets
• Coordinated and managed staff during events
• Prepared BEOs for clients
• Created wedding packets for prospective clients and maximized customer relationships through wedding expos

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE, London, UK
Promotions Internship
Summer 2008
• Assisted with coordination of Glamour Women of the Year Awards preparations including invitations, guest list and seating
• Interviewed numerous celebrities at the event including Kate Beckinsale and Kelly Osbourne offering greater coverage and an up-close and personal perspective of the event from the celebrity standpoint
• Used social media tools to collect reader responses, and promote upcoming stories

VOGUE, London, UK
Editorial Internship - Beauty Department
Spring 2008
• Worked closely with the Beauty Director and Beauty Editorial Assistant collating research for features
• Liaised with PR contacts to acquire products to be photographed and established relationships for future use

DESERT LIVING MAGAZINE, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Events and Marketing Coordinator
Dec. 2005 - Jan. 2007
Increased awareness of the magazine through the execution of events and by contributing to the publication’s editorial content.
• Executed large and small-scale events for Desert Living, with Saks Fifth Avenue, multiple advertisers, and national charitable organizations ranging from guest lists of 25 to 1000+ people
• Coordinated all aspects of the events including but not limited to sponsorship, BEOs and budgeting.
• Assisted in planning fashion shows and castings for Saks Fifth Avenue and Barrett Jackson
• Wrote beauty articles for the publication and online weekly newsletter, SCOOP
• Managed the Publisher’s schedule, as well as the general office calendar
• Established an efficient internship program and recruited interns

DESERT LIVING MAGAZINE, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Editorial Assistant
Aug. 2003 – Dec. 2005
• Researched, wrote and edited articles for the publication and online weekly newsletter, SCOOP

RAZOR MAGAZINE, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
Promotions and Marketing Internship
May 2003 - Aug. 2003
• Key team member in the organization of the Las Vegas post-fight party for Sugar Shane Mosley
• Created Excel spreadsheets illustrating organizations growth and media kits for potential advertisers
• Communicated with local and other national media organizations
• Created press releases publicizing the magazine events and honors

EDUCATION

CITY UNIVERSITY, London, UK
Sept. 2007- Sept. 2008
Master of Arts - Magazine Journalism
HIGHLIGHTS: Managing Editor of XCity (alumni magazine) and graduated with Merit

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, Arizona USA
Aug. 2001 - Dec 2005
Double Major: Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication (specialization Interpersonal and Organizational Communication), & Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor: Business
HIGHLIGHTS: Multiple semesters on Dean’s List Honors, State Press Magazine staff writer

ISTITUTO di MODA BURGO, Milan, Italy
July 2007
Certificate of Completion - Fashion Design and Merchandising

COMPUTER SKILLS

• PC and MAC proficient
• Microsoft Office
• Adobe Photoshop & Acrobat
• Adobe InDesign & InCopy (K4)
• Quark
• Adobe Dreamweaver
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Public Relations
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