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Melinda Skutnick | Elance
 
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Melinda Skutnick

Has byline, will write -- Journalism/PR gal
   United States
  |   Charlotte, NC
  |  5:30 am Local Time

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Overview

The written word is what I love, and if you are perusing my profile, it is exactly what you seek. From hard news -- budget stories and government information -- to feature articles and press releases, I have managed to turn my passion for language into a career on a deadline.

Contact me for your journalism and public relations needs!

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Portfolio

Completed for the Mooresville Tribune in May 2011, this article examines a potential...
Completed during my employment with the Town of Harrisburg, this press release noted an...
Published by the Mooresville Tribune in January 2011, this article notes upcoming...
A Town of Harrisburg (NC) press release, completed in March 2011, noting upcoming...

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Employment

Lyerly Agency
Public Relations Director
2013 - Present
Work with a variety of clients -- manufacturing, wealth management, entertainment, food industry, nonprofit, etc. -- toward public relations and media relations needs. Experience with clients...
World Media Enterprises, Inc.
Freelance Weekly Entertainment Columnist
2012 - 2013
Weekly column published in the Statesville Record & Landmark and Mooresville Tribune.
Town of Harrisburg, NC
Communications Specialist
2010 - 2012
Managed external communications (press releases, notifications to residents); Website (www.harrisburgnc.org) content editor; Created/edited weekly and monthly newsletters; Regularly...
Media General/Mooresville Tribune
Freelance Reporter
2010 - 2011
Media General/Mooresville Tribune
Multimedia journalist
2007 - 2010
Regularly wrote feature articles and event advances, covered area schools; Cultivated working relationships with town and school officials; Experience posting news and creating video for the Web;...
Voices of Central Pennsylvania
Section Editor and Writer (writing intern)
2006 - 2007
Reported on news affecting the State College, Pa. and Centre County region; Promoted to Section Editor in Aug. 2006; Researched and wrote multiple articles each month; Experience with newspaper...

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
2010 - 2012
Penn State University
Bachelor of Arts in English
2003 - 2007
Penn State University
Bachelor of Arts in journalism
2003 - 2007
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journalism
public relations
Associated Press
AP Style
PR
newspaper
news
articles
social media
media relations
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