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Kristen Grace

kegrace.mediumroast@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, English
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Graduated 2012 • Phi Beta Kappa • 4.0/4.0

Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing; Journalism
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Graduated 2011 • Cum Laude • 3.78/4.0

SKILLS

Mac & Windows • Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat) • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher) • HTML • WordPress • Digital Strategy & Analysis • Copy Writing • Editing/Proofreading • Drupal • Convio • Vocus • FTP • SEO • AP Style • Chicago Manual of Style

EDITORIAL & COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE           

Marketing & Communications AssociateOhio Environmental Council, Columbus, Ohio    08/2012 – Present

  •  Plan & manage all social media programs, including targeted advocacy & marketing campaigns
    >> Improved upon existing social media programs & expanded to include more targeted personalities
    >> Interpret month-by-month analytics to improve targeted strategies
  • Collaborate with policy staff to write & edit Greenwatch (biannual organizational newsletter) & Annual Report
  • Manage frequent, high-volume e-communications including e-newsletters, welcome email series & advocacy alerts
    >> Assisted in growing organizational email list by 28.8%
  • Created organizational “Speakers Bureau” to coordinate requests for speakers with policy staff
  • Host social media workshops & webinars for citizen-activists
  • Assist Director of Marketing & Communications with organizational messaging & interdepartmental collaboration
  • Provide daily support for policy staff, producing & distributing educational & advocacy materials
  • Maintain online website presence, updating & evaluating timeliness of content
  • Provide support for organizational events including annual Green Gala, Lobby Day & Art for the Environment
  • Manage multiple marketing & communications interns

{ Social Media Strategy Results }
Facebook
Increased fans by 20%
Increased Avg. Post Shares by 37%
Increased Avg. Post Comments by 126%

Increased Avg. Post Likes by 138%
Twitter
Increased followers by 14%
Increased Retweets by 46%

Editorial Intern, F+W Media, Cincinnati, Ohio

Writer’s Digest                                                                                                                       01/2012 – 05/2012

  • Edited interviews and essays for Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market and Songwriter’s Market
  • Co-authored and wrote descriptions for Top 101 Websites for Writers for Writer’s Digest magazine
  • Contacted, researched, and interviewed popular authors, including Margaret Atwood, Garth Nix, Tamora Pierce, Partricia C. Wrede, and Jessica Day George, and wrote corresponding published articles

Craft Community                                                                                                                   05/2011 – 08/2011

  • Edited step-by-step craft instructions for technical correctness, consistent style and grammar
  • Corresponded with and hired freelance copyeditors and proofreaders
  • Assessed editorial suggestions made by freelancers and entered changes into the manuscript to create style consistency
  • Organized and returned author-submitted materials to more than 300 authors, shipping internationally

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Features Editor, Miami Quarterly, Oxford, Ohio                                                    08/2010 – 05/2011

  • Identified promising leads for stories and delegated story assignments to six staff writers
  • Developed and lead coaching sessions for novice writers on interview strategies and article construction
  • Wrote and edited content for the Features section of the magazine including profiles on unique students, new clubs and accomplished professors

Reporting Intern, Maryland Independent, Waldorf, Maryland                            05/2010 – 07/2010

  • Conducted personal on-site and phone interviews on strict deadlines to write and publish 18 articles
  • Photographed community events and had the images accompany articles online and in print
  • Had articles reprinted in the Washington Post (larger syndicate) after initial publication in the Independent

Staff Writer, The Miami Student, Oxford, Ohio                                                            01/2009 – 05/2011

  • Identified newsworthy stories, conducted personal interviews and established relationships with sources including high-profile members of the university and the surrounding area
  • Interviewed and co-wrote an article about a highly sensitive change in university staffing involving a quarrel between the university President and Dean of the College of Arts and Science

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE        

Graduate Assistant, Miami University Honors Program, Oxford, Ohio             07/2010 – 08/2012

  • Fielded office phone calls from current and prospective students, parents, and university staff
  • Facilitated office organization by scheduling appointments and maintaining print and digital student files
  • Assisted in restructuring the undergraduate thesis application and submission process
  • Frequently defused hostile situations with disgruntled students and parents

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