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Lauren Spiller

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States
2 Skills
• Proficient in APA style writing, editing and proofreading, blogging
• Skilled in Social Media platforms (Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare)
• Applications: Mac and Windows OC, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Effective communicator, comfortable speaking in public, outgoing and friendly
• Interpersonal: Positive attitude, ability to remain calm in stressful situations, goal-oriented, self-motivated and works well in a fast-paced environment.
• On the Marketing Committee for the CHILD Cancer Fund
• Participate in Relay for Life every year, and I am becoming a team leader this year.
• Participate in the Toys for Tots toy drive every year.
• Photography
• Travel

University of North Florida | Class of 2012
Major: Bachelor of Arts in English, Communications
Minor: Corporate Communications

Cambridge University | Study Abroad 2011
Area of Study: English Literature

College of Charleston | Class of 2009
Associates Degree

Professional Experience

Head of Communications and Marketing January 2012—Present
Apollo Worldwide Jacksonville, FL
• In charge of Social Media Platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc
• Write Press Releases
• Write articles and designed the format for the Jacksonville Music Journal
• Write news stories and employee bios
• Participate in planning and running Jacksonville SuperFest and the VIP Launch Party
• Manage media coverage for events
• Participate in client meetings
• Interview clients and band members for news coverage
• Create media lists for campaigns
• Assist in coordinating volunteers, both recruiting and job placement
• Delegate assignments to fellow employees and managed their progress
• Assist in managing clients, artists and musicians

Director of Sales/Manager/ Key Server &Bartender July 2009 – Present
Sneakers Sports Grille Jacksonville, FL
• Plan and Coordinate Corporate Events and parties
• Manage our Social Media Platforms, including Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare, etc.
• Ensure customer service and satisfaction
• Set an example of integrity and leadership
• Assist and train new employees
• Maintain order in a fast-paced and stressful work environment
• Maintain relationships with regular clientele

Summer Intern May 2010 – August 2010
The Robin Shepherd Group Jacksonville, FL
• Wrote press releases
• Created media lists for campaigns
• Managed news coverage for events
• Participated in client meetings
• Attended and helped run media conferences
• Participated in running the Springing the Blues Festival
• Interviewed clients and band members for news coverage
• Wrote news stories and employee bios
• Worked directly with the head of the PR department on campaigns
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing