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Elizabeth

Rekowski

CONTACT

235 Mt. Vernon Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Phone: 412-310-8946 E-mail: Liz.Rek@gmail.com

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION GRADUATE EDUCATION Slippery Rock University August 2006 to December 2009 Degree: B.A. in
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
GRADUATE EDUCATION
Slippery Rock University
August 2006 to December 2009
Degree: B.A. in Communication/Journalism
QPA: 3.75
Point Park University
January 2009 to May 2011
Degree: M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication
QPA: 3.6
EXPERIENCE
Communication Specialist/Writer | October 2010 to Present
Allegheny County Department of Human Resources (DHS)
•Write copy for a variety of internal and external communications including newsletter
articles, brochures, press releases, requests for coverage, web content, letters, social
media and other outreach materials

• Interact with and interview a variety of department/partner organization employees and consumers for newsletter articles and marketing projects

• Develop ideas and write all content for monthly newsletter

• Copyedit a variety of documents for the department’s offices and programs

• Develop communications and social media plans

• Pitch story ideas to local media and assist media at department events

• Interact with reporters and other media professionals at DHS events

Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer | December 2009 to October 2010 ABG Capital

• Wrote Web and marketing collateral content

• Created all graphic designs for three unique portfolio companies

• Developed social media plans and managed social media accounts

• Designed and updated company websites

• Created marketing plan for the rebranding of parent company

• Designed monthly e-newsletters

Editorial Intern | May 2009 to August 2009 WHIRL Publishing

• Wrote previews and summaries of events and fundraisers forWHIRL magazine

• Transcribed interviews for editorial staff

• Fact-checked pages of publication prior to print

• Wrote full-length piece for Edible Allegheny magazine

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Elizabeth Rekowski • EXPERIENCE CONT. Blogger & Contributing Author | January 2009 to May 2009 College
Elizabeth Rekowski • EXPERIENCE CONT. Blogger & Contributing Author | January 2009 to May 2009 College
Elizabeth Rekowski • EXPERIENCE CONT. Blogger & Contributing Author | January 2009 to May 2009 College

EXPERIENCE CONT.

Blogger & Contributing Author | January 2009 to May 2009 College Prowler

Wrote and managed dating and relationships column

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Liz.rek@gmail.com

• Developed blog ideas and content

• Published a minimum of three blog posts per week

• Utilized viral marketing techniques to attract readers

• Updated information in Slippery Rock University Guidebook, including student quotes, statistics and editorials

• Collected student opinions through online polling

• Wrote editorials to summarize each section of the guidebook

Focus Editor | January 2008 to December 2008 The Rocket, Slippery Rock University Student Newspaper

• Managed production of six page weekly section

• Edited copy for style, grammar, punctuation and spelling

• Managed print space for allocation of story text, photos and illustrations

• Developed story content ideas for section

• Assigned stories to and managed a team of contributing writers

• Contributed to section content by writing articles

• Met short deadlines and time constraints

AWARDS Communication Department Academic Achievement Award • Requirement: QPA above 3.5 and upper-classman status
AWARDS
Communication Department Academic Achievement Award
Requirement: QPA above 3.5 and upper-classman status
Communication Department Leadership Award
Requirement: Involvement in communication department organization and
upper-classman status
Descutner Scholarship Recipient
Requirements: Involvement in communication department organization and
minimum QPA requirement
ACTIVITIES/INVOLVEMENT
Freelance Journalist
Trib Total Media
Write articles for community weekly newspapers in the North Hills of Pittsburgh

Communications Committee Member Allegheny Green

• Member of the Communications Committee for the system-wide effort to implement eco-friendly business practices into Allegheny County government departments, offices and bureaus

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