Laurie Anderson

Freelance Press Release Writer & Proofreader

Location:Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
2 Skills
University of Arkansas, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, May 2009

American Cancer Society of Northwest Arkansas
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Community Promotions Chair, August 2011 – Present
• Working with the ACS on their annual walk for breast cancer awareness in a volunteer chair position to promote the event within the NWA community;
• Secure TV and radio sponsorships; oversee development of and implementation of radio and TV public service announcements; schedule interviews with radio and TV shows;
• Develop local media list and maintain contact with editors and writers to ensure event coverage by creating and distributing calendar listings, news releases, media alerts, and letters to the editor; and identifying newsworthy stories and pitching these stories to media outlets;
• Secure and oversee videographers and photographers for events; develop shot-lists and interview talking points for photographers and videographers;
• Responsible for: preparation of press kits, event agendas, stage programs, speaker lists, and speaker scripts; media involvement record-keeping for future events; post-event media and publicity follow-up and sending thank-you cards.

Kay Jewelers, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sales Associate, January 2011 – May 2011
• Assist customers with purchases, special orders, and personal accounts;
• Achieve personal and store goals in sales and new accounts through enthusiasm, specialized training, and developing relationships with customers.
• Responsibilities include opening and closing duties, receiving and shipping merchandise, and bank deposits.

Underwood’s Fine Jewelers, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Receptionist/Office Assistant and Sales Associate, October 2006 – May 2007
• Office duties included answering phones and greeting customers; make-over of customer record system; filing and paperwork.
• Helped to develop window and store decorations and displays.
• Assisted with customer repairs and special orders.
• Assisted customers with identifying and selecting jewelry and gifts.