Resume

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Kristen Wishon

(304) 741-5773 • ka.wishon@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Digital & Community Coordinator/Content Creator Trainee, Come Recommended, September 2012-present

  • Oversee & manage client social media efforts, including strategy & social campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, & YouTube
  • Developed social campaigns that increased client following by 54% organically & solicited social votes to land a client on the Forbes Top 100 Websites For Your Career list
  • Research and write ghostwritten pieces on behalf of clients for outlets such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable and Inc, garnering placement in HuffPost Live
  • Regularly present analytics reports to clients to assist in content creation, lead generation, & strategy adjustments

Program Assistant/Advising Graduate Assistant, P.I. Reed School of Journalism, WVU, May 2010-Feb 2012

  • Served as an advisor to over 1 50 undergraduate journalism students, focusing on proper course selection, graduation, & career development with a 98% satisfaction rating
  • Developed and implemented a recruitment communications plan targeting over 600 current and prospective students, involving email & direct mailing campaigns, social media, & events
  • Assisted with research, data gathering, & market analysis for the development of a career resource center

Public Relations Intern, Office of the Dean, School of Pharmacy, WVU, August 2009-May 2010

  • Lead writer on press releases and editorials highlighting the unique activities in the School of Pharmacy community, garnering media placement in local newspapers, University media outlets & several alumni magazines
  • Assisted a team of three in event promotion & day-of tasks for alumni tailgates, guest speakers, & faculty events

Public Information Specialist III, West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, Governor’s Internship Program, May 2008-August 2008

  • Aided in the development of media and promotional plans for various departmental projects, including developing design & content for promotional materials
  • Developed, wrote, & photographed for a feature article on the American Foundation for the Blind’s Senior Site

EDUCATION 

Master of Science in Journalism – West Virginia University – 4.0 GPA

Thesis: Agenda Building in Health Communication: How the CDC is Using Traditional and Social Media Tactics in Public Relations

Bachelor of Science in Journalism – West Virginia University – Summa Cum Laude, 3.95 GPA

Concentration: Public Relations, Minor: Art History

SKILLS

Technical: Adobe  Creative Suite; Microsoft Office; HTML coding; Sprout Social; HootSuite; Google Analytics
Professional: Blogging & WordPress publishing; SEO; content marketing; social media management; live tweeting & Twitter chat management; fundraising promotion; photography; mobile web content development; media monitoring; public relations research

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