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Dana Hackley | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 2, 2015

Dana Hackley

Journalist, Academic, Consistent Writer, Designer
   United States
  |   Pittsburgh, PA
  |  3:24 pm Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I can offer experience and skills in many areas including scriptwriting, copy writing, article writing, press releases, academic research, desktop publishing, graphic design and social media management. I consider myself at ease under deadline with a critical eye for consistency and accuracy. I believe in committing 110% to each and every project.

I am extremely experienced in writing for the media. As a professional journalist for years, I have interviewed some of our country's top leaders in the U.S and abroad. I have taught numerous...

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Aug 24, 2015|Ghost Writing|$20|Working
Aug 21, 2015|Ghost Writing|$220|Completed
Aug 15, 2015|Academic Writing|$33|Working
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A Century of Commitment Page 8
Helping Hands Page 30
Pass It On Page 8
Sisters Strong, Sisters United Page 28
Full article available at link.
Created flyer for school district band to recruit new members
Designed an ad for a theater playbill highlighting the district's accomplishments.
Designed the image to promote a high school app day.
Designed and wrote newsletter, also took most of the photos.
Designed the 75th anniversary logo.
Design and laid out all content, wrote all content.
Design and lay out all content.
Designed, laid out and wrote content.
Designed and laid out content.
Wrote feature article.
Wrote feature article.
Wrote feature article.
Wrote feature article.

Skills (10)

Content Writing
Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
My Score
Report Writing
Report Writing Test
My Score
Online Writing
Public Relations
Avid Video Editing
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

Service Description

I am very adept at understanding the needs of a client and asking for continued feedback.

Areas of Expertise:

While I am able to research and write on almost any topic I am most experienced with current news events, social media, higher education, K-12 education, parenting, and Greek Life.

Past Deliverables:

Magazine articles
Restaurant/bar reviews
Radio/TV scripts
Documentary scripts
Academic papers
Web Blogs

Writing/Editing Background:

I have volunteered as a writer and editor for various nonprofit organizations for years, but now I've decided to move into the freelance business. I currently work in public relations representing a school district.

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Sigma Kappa Sorority
Features Editor for National Magazine
2009 - Present
Assist the Editor and Vice President of Communications with the publication of the national magazine by preparing, researching, and writing feature articles, as well as assisting in the long range...
Avonworth School District
Director of Communications and Public Relations
2012 - 2015
Manage the school district's website, social media, press releases, printed and digital materials and branding. Serve as the point of contact for media inquiries.
Robert Morris University
Part-Time Faculty
2011 - 2012
Teach Journalism News Writing which includes new media such as Web 2.0, mobile journalism, social media and microblogging. Teach Journalism Copy Editing for print, online and digital publications....
Media Event Assistant
2011 - 2012
Contribute to multimedia programming and K-12 curriculum for the DLiNfo Channel for on-air operations through video editing, graphics creation and live event producing, Collaborate with the Center...
Point Park University
Visiting Assistant Professor
2010 - 2011
Teach courses in broadcast journalism, introduction to broadcasting, video production, online multimedia including social media, blogging and microblogging, assist in supervision of student...
Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
Corporate Faculty
2010 - 2010
Teach “Media Selection, Design and Production” within the Learning Technology Master of Science program. The course focuses on creating media for learning solutions and instructing middle and high...
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Assistant
2009 - 2010
Modify and update the graduate school website via content management system (Ektron) including developing and creating a landing page template for all departments for use within the content...
Robert Morris University
Student Print & Television Adviser
2007 - 2009
Advise journalism students and editorial staff of the student newspaper regarding various aspects of putting together The Sentry, RMU’s student newspaper; Obtain media credentials for local and...
Robert Morris University
Production Coordinator
2004 - 2007
Oversee all student broadcast television programming for RMU-TV; Assist students with studio aspects of putting on a show and writing for the public; Assist students with editing on both Final Cut...
Associate Producer
2006 - 2006
Write readers, voiceovers, sound bites, intros to packages, and tosses to live remotes for the 10pm and 11pm newscast using tapeless Avid Media Manager, run teleprompter and collate scripts.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Corporate Headquarters
Iraq Field Producer
2004 - 2004
Field Producer for Sinclair's Truth, Lies and Red Tape live reporting from Iraq which included: Travel to Iraq with 4 person crew, Orchestrate interviews with Coalition Provisional Authority...
Sinclair Broadcast Group Corporate Headquarters
News Producer
2003 - 2004
Line Producer for Sinclair's national 30 min. weekday live 11pm newscast which included: Decide what stories to put into the lineup; Write all readers, voiceovers, sound bites, intros to packages,...
Sinclair Broadcast Group Corporate Headquarters
Associate Producer & Fill-In Producer
2002 - 2003
Associate Producer for Sinclair's 1-hour weekday and weekend national live 10pm newscast and Fill-In Line Producer for Sinclair's national 1-hour weekday and weekend live 10pm newscast which...
Noon & Weekend Evening News Producer
2001 - 2002
Producer for one-hour live noon newscast and 30min. weekend 6pm and 11pm live newscast which included: Decide what stories to put into the lineup; Write all readers, voiceovers, sound bites, intros...
Morning News Producer
2001 - 2001
Producer for two-hour live morning weekday newscast and four hour weekend morning live newscast which included: Decide what stories to put into the lineup; Write all readers, voiceovers, sound...


Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Philosophy
2009 - 2013
Robert Morris University
M.S. Communications & Information Systems
2005 - 2006
University of Maryland
B.A. Journalism
1996 - 2000
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