Nikki Gaskins | Elance
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Nikki Gaskins

TV Journalist. Expert writer. PR pro. Copy Editor.
   United States
  |   Mount Pleasant, SC


Nikki Gaskins is a hardworking, professional, Emmy-nominated journalist who operates the public relations company, Spotlight Media Pros.

This freelance journalist and online publisher has more than a decade of experience working in TV news, radio and the newspaper industry.

From website design to article writing, Nikki aims for 100% customer satisfaction.

Have a writing/public relations need? Reach out to Nikki today!

Service Description
The services I provide include:

--Press Release Writing
--Article Writing
--Web Content
--Creative Writing
--Resume Writing
--Copy Editing
American Heart Association
Certified in CPR/AED
Awarded: 2013
University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts
2001 - 2004
The Berkeley Observer (
2014 - Present
Launched & created popular online news blog for the biggest county in the state; maintain a large social media following; oversee national advertising on site; manage a small group of freelance reporters; generate & assign daily content; maintain a close relationship with the community; proof and approve reporters’ stories; share content with our radio partner WQSC.
Spotlight Media Pros (
2013 - Present
Produce compelling written content for clients all over the world, including but not limited to: press releases, news articles, videos, blogs, SEO friendly content. Provide media consultation to clients, generate publicity for their projects.
2011 - 2014
Report on multiple stories a day; handle breaking news with ease; post multiple stories to the web daily including video; perform daily live shots; develop news contacts; produce and anchor as needed
Anchor/Crime Reporter
2009 - 2011
Served as lead reporter covering crime & court system for FOX & ABC newscasts; host 30 minute show called “Savannah’s Most Wanted;” backup anchor; backup producer; backup assignment manager; extensive live shot experience; edit own stories using non-linear program; shoot video as needed.
Demand Media
Freelance Writer
2009 - 2011
Generate content on a variety of subjects under strict deadline for on-line publications such as,, and the beauty website,
2008 - 2009
Shoot, edit, and write own stories utilizing ENPS, Edius Pro, and High Def P2 cameras; generate enterprising story ideas; perform live shots daily including for earlier shows; serve as primary fill-in producer for newscasts; fill-in anchor & produce own shows; utilize World Now to post stories and video to web nightly; responsible for “Most Wanted” franchise.
2005 - 2008
Average four live shots per morning; backup anchor; edit & approve scripts; bring enterprising story ideas to daily meetings; book own show guests; ability to cover breaking news live from the scene; primary fill-in producer for all newscasts; develop contacts; utilize World Now to post stories and video to web; manage weekend staff.
Payment Terms
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Nikki Gaskins | Elance

Nikki Gaskins