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					                                         Melissa McCartney

                                         PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

To bring my experience and responsible work ethic to a company that will utilize my education and previous
endeavors while providing new valuable professional experience.

                                          PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Creative, communication-focused legal advertising specialist experienced in publishing, news writing, public
relations, in-house restaurant non-profit fundraising, customer service/relations and hospitality.
Primary experience includes:

Operations Management                                        Hospitality
Coordinator                                                  Journalism
Client Relations Management                                  Multimedia Storytelling

                                      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PINELLAS NEWS St. Petersburg, FL                                                                   2008 – 2009
A small weekly newspaper primarily covering Pinellas county and its events, administration, the Tampa Bay Rays
and everyday happenings.

Legal Advertising Specialist / Operations Manager
Maintained positive relationships with legal clients insuring the correct publication of all legal documents.
Completed all day-to-day operational tasks such as receiving incoming calls, depositing weekly revenue/coin box
sales and arranged paper distribution.
     Facilitated healthy revenue and maintained relationships with legal clients.
     Effectively learned better time management skills and successfully finished before deadline weekly.

Staff Writer / Section Designer                                                                      2007 – 2008
     Designed specific sections of the paper.
     Proficiently wrote, edited and photographed stories.

MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION, Tampa, FL                                                                         2008
A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers serves the Make-A-Wish Foundation to then serve children with life-
threatening medical conditions.

Public Relations / Development Intern
    Drafted press releases wrote and developed wish stories for children.
    Assisted in advertising and sponsorship proposal development.
    Collaborated and designed publicity plans.

                                                  EDUCATION

 Master of Arts - Multimedia Journalism Mass Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 2008
                Bachelor of Arts - Humanities, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2006

                                  COMPUTER AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

 Computer Proficiencies: Microsoft® Windows, Office Suite, Quark X-Press, Soundslides, Basic - Excel, Flash,
                          InDesign, Inkscape, Access, Illustrator, and Photoshop

 Coordinator Skills: Travel organization and authorization, conference set-up experience, and event publication
                                    production (i.e. newsletter and agenda)

        Multimedia: www.redtideresourceproject.com, audio editing, photography, and audio soundslides
        Melissa McCartney                                                                 PAGE 2



                                       OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, Tampa, FL                                                               2009
Assistant Conference Coordinator, College of Public Health
    Coordinated speaker and guest travel, produced newsletter, submitted purchase orders and completed
       other administrative tasks.

ASI CLINICS, Tampa, FL                                                                               2009
Administrative Coordinator
     Responsible for football clinic/combine publications.
     Coordinated registration and student athlete check-in.

THE FAMUAN, Tallahassee, FL                                                                          2005
Staff Writer
     Wrote first news stories for college publication.

CHILIS / BRINKER INTERNATIONAL, Tampa, FL                                                  2001 - Present
Customer Relations Server / Key Shift Manager – Supported College

       St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Fundraising Committee – Chairperson.
       Spearheaded in-house marketing efforts for restaurant initiatives.

                                        PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

        Association for Women in Communication, VP of Membership, Chapter of Tallahassee, FL, 2006
                                 Literacy Mentor, America Reads, 2004-2005
                          American Communication Association, Member, 2005-2006

				
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