Resume

Azalea R. Andrade

EDUCATION

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas                                    December 2021 MA in Mass Communications

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas                                   May 2017 Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunication Media Studies/Minor in Spanish

EXPERIENCE

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette June 2021-Present Creative Services Writer/Homes AR Coordinator

  • Work with clients and the Advertising Dept. to coordinate and write the weekly Homes Arkansas classified section and other special section
  • Receive assignments and develop story ideas for various in-house publications
  • Write clear and accurate news and feature stories and advertorial copy to be used in special sections.

The UA Little Rock Forum                                                              September 2020-Present Sports Editor/Writer

  • Collaborate with editor to generate newsworthy stories
  • Conduct research for 4 or more articles monthly
  • Interview no less than two contacts per article, developing rapport to better establish appropriate angle for the story

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR           September 2020-Present Graduate Assistant

  • Assist with the managing of school website/s by creating, editing, and posting and retrieving content, and messages sent for the school.
  • Perform journalistic functions, as editors and copy editors for the school’s website and social media outlets.
  • Occasionally assist professors with research or creative projects.

Clinton Foundation, Little Rock, AR September 2019-August 2020 Communications Intern

  • Support team in developing and executing media strategies, creating content, and drafting communications materials
  • Conduct research, draft, and format written deliverables
  • Capture photos and video for publication, write and develop content for social media and other digital channels

FIBERTOWN Data Center and Disaster Recovery Offices, Bryan, TX                          August 2018-August 2019 Marketing/Communications Intern

  • Work closely with the marketing director to execute the best social media strategy for the company
  • Update all social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn on a regular basis
  • Create videos and graphics for marketing

West District Office of the UMC, College Station, TX        September 2017-June 2019 Office/Communications Assistant

  • Create content for Facebook page to promote programs and events
  • Design marketing materials using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Design and write monthly newsletters using Adobe InDesign

The Odyssey Online, College Station, TX                                     March 2017- May 2018 Writer

  • Wrote weekly blogs for a national online publication
  • Focused on social issues in a way that was relative to others
  • Used social media as a tool for marketing the published blogs

Maroon Weekly, College Station, TX                         August 2017-December 2017 Intern Writer

  • Receive assignments and evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story
  • Report news stories for publication

SKILLS

Computer: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Pardot B2B, Salesforce, DiscoverOrg, WordPress, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish (speak, read, and write fluently)

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