RESUME

KIMBERLY STEFANICK

Communications Specialist

Hi, I'm Kim. I am a published author and communications professional with a bachelor's in Communications Studies and concentrations in Journalism, Design, and Photography. I graduated in 2016 and have been working with non-profits and doing freelance writing and photography since.

 

I love everything about communications and stories are my passion. I am actively searching for a position where I can do the most good with my skills and make real and practical change.

EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

July 2020 - Nov 2020, Rob Wittman for Congress

  • Design graphics and draft posts to be used across social media platforms 

  • Photograph campaign events and edit photos for distribution

  • Create communications strategy to be followed throughout duration of campaign 

  • Film and edit video content

  • Assist in debate prep and opposition research

  • Evaluate communication strategies of other politicians including opponent, document what is done well, and implement ways to add these to campaign communications strategy

  • Communicate policy and legislation to constituents in easy to understand language

  • Coordinate newspaper ads with local news outlets

  • Facilitate conversations with supporters to garner support stories

  • Staff Congressman at events and fundraisers

  • Coordinate events with Field Directors.

WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Jan 2018 - present, Freelance

  • Write and edit stories and articles to be submitted to publications

  • Interact with followers and expand audience

  • Create social media content to be posted daily

  • Design, edit, and organize personal website

  • Edit photos using Adobe Suite

COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL

Nov 2016 - Nov 2017, National Grange

  • Handled social media channels for organization

  • Created graphics and video content

  • Wrote articles published in quarterly Good Day! Magazine

  • Formulated social media schedule and strategies

  • Designed layout of Good Day! Magazine

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Jan 2015 - May 2016, US House of Representatives

  • Created social media content using Adobe Suite

  • Photographed events, hearings, and meetings

  • Drafted and posted blog posts and press releases

  • Analyzed other Congressional pages for social media strategies

  • Began working on Communications team for re-election campaign in July 2015

  • LinkedIn

SKILLS

MICROSOFT OFFICE

ILLUSTRATOR

INDESIGN

PHOTOSHOP

LIGHTROOM

SHAREPOINT

SOCIAL MEDIA

PREMIER PRO

CANVA

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

PHOTOGRAPHY

DESIGN

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

WRITING

STORYTELLING

LANGUAGES

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL

May 2015 - Sept 2015, May 2016 - Oct 2016, Revelation Farms

  • Performed basic administrative duties

  • Managed all social media for the business including Facebook and Instagram

  • Produced advertising materials for business including: website (using hosting site Wix), flyers, business cards, and social media content

  • Filmed and edited videos for social media

  • Answered phones and responded to customers

  • Planned open house and golf outing

  • Photographed horses, facility, and events

VOLUNTEER

ENGLISH

Fluent / Natural

SPANISH

Moderate

OPINION WRITER

The Liberty Champion

  • Adhered to deadlines given by editor

  • Wrote opinion articles weekly for publication

  • Conducted interviews with possible sources when necessary for story

  • Format article based on AP Style and journalistic standards

  • Research assigned topic

  • Analyzed news sources for accuracy and relevance

REFERENCES

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER

The Good News Home for Women

  • Created new advertising materials for business including business cards, website design, flyers, newsletter and brochures

  • Conducted interviews and wrote articles to be published on behalf of organization, including articles published in local newspapers such as The Hunterdon County Democrat

  • Assisted with intake and basic office duties

copyright 2020 Kimberly Stefanick

designed & created by Kimberly Stefanick