Ashley Ellis

Freelance Newsletter Writer & Blog Writer

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Location:Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ashleyellis
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EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE WRITER Cincinnati, OH
November 2003 – present

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Columbus, OH
Director of Special Projects, January 2003- November 2004
Spokesperson for State of Ohio Security Task Force on Homeland Security, September 2001-January 2003
Director of Communications, August 2000-January 2003
Assistant Communications Chief, April 2000-August 2000

• Special Event Planning
• Public Relations
• Social Marketing Campaigns
• Media Coaching for High Level Executives
• Media Relations
• Publications
• Crisis Communications
• Strategic Communications
• Manage over $ 4M budget
• Manage staff of seventeen
• Speechwriting
• Manage Federal Grants
• Develop Educational Brochures on safety issues
• Oversee internal television/radio studio and staff

PRESS SECRETARY & SPEECHWRITER
to LT. GOVERNOR MAUREEN O’CONNOR Columbus, OH
April 2000 – January 2003
Research and write all speeches given by Lt. Governor Maureen O’Connor in her capacity as both Lt. Governor and Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Coordinate all media requests, events and appearances of Lt. Governor. Provide counsel on crisis communication situations. Act as spokesperson on legislative and policy issues.

DISPATCH BROADCAST GROUP Columbus, OH
Producer, Ohio’s Talking
The Ohio News Network, 1999-2000
Produce daily weeknight interactive talk show. Research, write, interview. Network with Ohio politicians, businessmen, community activists. Plan special events; live shows on location.

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Washington, DC
Deputy Communications Director for Majority Staff
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, 1997-1998

• Media/Political Strategy on investigation into campaign fundraising illegalities during the 1996 election cycle
• Speechwriting
• Editorial Writing
• Advance Press Events
• Plan Congressional Hearings: responsible for advance, security and press
• Design, format and maintain Committee web page

TELEVISION REPORTER
WAFF-TV (NBC), Shoals Bureau Chief, 1995-1996

WOWL-TV (NBC), News Director/Reporter/Anchor, 1994-1995
BNN-TV (BOSTON CABLE), Reporter, Photographer, 1992-1994

EDUCATION
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, MS Broadcast Journalism, Scholarship Recipient
DENISON UNIVERSITY, BA Mass Communications
THE CULVER ACADEMIES, Class President, 4 consecutive years, Scholarship Recipient
Skills (2) Rating
Newsletter Writing
Blog Writing