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ABIGAIL CROUSE

Experienced public
relations professional
with a history of
productive working
relationships
Creative graphic
designer familiar with
social media and web
design
Effective communicator
with media relations
experience
Resourceful hard-worker
who successfully meets
deadlines
Wichita Public Library | Wichita, Kansas
Communications and Marketing Manager, July 2013 to Present
Create all Library publications- brochures, promotional posters, fliers, etc.
Manage a $35,000 marketing/print budget
Write news releases and feature stories
Lead social media team
Monitor and create content for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
Make weekly and monthly television appearances, as well as intermittent radio
appearances
Create and update media contact list
Respond to media inquiries and schedule interviews
Monitor media coverage and create monthly media report
Serve on the City of Wichita marketing committee
Kansas State University | Manhattan, Kansas
Writer/Editorial Assistant, September 2010 to August 2012
Edited web and print copy
Wrote news releases
Designed direct mail pieces
City of Manhattan | Manhattan, Kansas
Information/Program Coordinator, December 2008 to April 2010
Created and edited web content for all departments
Wrote news releases
Designed brochures, flyers, mailers and annual reports
Aided all departments to improve communication with citizens
Chaired United Way Committee, raising more than $10,000
Maintained city information television channel
Supervised and scheduled audiovisual staff
Kansas State College of Technology and Aviation | Salina, Kansas
Public Relations Coordinator, August 2007 to December 2008
Edited and approved all design and copy for public release
Wrote news pieces for local, regional and national media
Designed and wrote copy for biannual alumni magazine
Acted as media contact and facilitated interviews with faculty and staff
Led creative team in creation of new branding for College
Developed comprehensive 5-year marketing plan
Planned yearly Open House, fly-in events and receptions for special guests
Supervised student workers
Advised 12-member Student Ambassador group
Aggieville Business Association | Manhattan, Kansas
Director, August 2006 to August 2007
Maintained a membership of more than 100 businesses
Created informational and promotional print pieces
Wrote news releases for local and regional media
Organized, mediated and motivated a 12-member Board of Directors
Responded to questions, requests and feedback from merchants and customers
Planned, produced and promoted large community events
Regularly met with city staff to discuss events and funding
Addressed all media questions and requests
Supervised janitorial staff
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
CELL
EMAIL
(785) 317-5402
alc6364@gmail.com
ADDRESS
202 N Rock Road, #513
Wichita, KS 67206
SKILLS
Adobe Creative Suite:
Photoshop, InDesign,
Illustrator, After Effects
Microsoft Office
Basic HTML and CSS
Digital Photography
EDUCATION
Kansas State
University
BFA, Graphic Design
2010-
BA, Public Relations
Emphasis in Marketing
2004