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Teri Weefur's Resume

OBJECTIVE

To apply my communications and multimedia skills to creative, socially aware and enterprising projects and organizations.


EXPERIENCE

November 2005-Present
National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
Quality Assurance Specialist
/Lead UAT

  • Perform usability, technical and editorial quality assurance testing for expansive Nationalgeographic.com website--including video, audio, podcasting, news articles, kids websites and mission program sites.
January 2005-September 2005
Drug Policy Alliance
Washington, DC
Deputy Web Coordinator

  • Developed, wrote and edited features, news summaries, blogs, action alerts and fundraising appeals for ePublications and website.
  • Built ePublications and action alerts using online engagement tools and content management systems.
  • Daily maintenance and update of main website as well as ancillary program sites.
  • Created graphics and banners for web use.

February 2001-September 2004
Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore, MD

Communications Coordinator
, January 2004-September 2004

  • Drafted press releases and articles; offered media support in creating targeted press lists; developed tailored press kits; wrote and pitched expatriate staff profiles to the media.
  • Developed and maintained agency's newsroom web pages to attract journalists.
  • Acted as liaison between the press and the media relations unit.
  • Administered agency's annual Eileen Egan Journalism Awards, including the coordination of submissions and awards, and a panel of high-profile journalists to serve as judges.
  • Facilitated agency-sponsored luncheon at annual press association conference, to include creating presentation materials (print and digital media) and coordinating setup of audio/visual and marketing materials.
  • Managed the production of the staff newsletter in role as editor, including editing and writing of content, research, dissemination and collection of writing assignments, acquiring and optimizing images, and ensuring proper layout of publication.

Communications Assistant, September 2001-January 2004

  • Organized news clips in hard copy and disk format; maintained a public relations web-based program to track media contacts, store media activities and distribute media information to Catholic and secular outlets.
  • Distributed news material to members of the press and to headquarters staff.
  • Fulfilled customized photo requests to reporters and editors.
  • Drafted bios for executive team and upper management staff for expert guide on agency web site.

Administrative Assistant, February 2001-September 2001

  • Maintained departmental budget and processed all payment/reimbursement requests such as petty cash, check-requests and wire transfers.
  • Assisted with hiring consultants as well as facilitated contract and payment processing.
  • Managed the planning and logistics of headquarters meetings and training events related to media unit.
  • Coordinated visits of special guests and field staff, including travel arrangements and accommodation reservations.
  • Tracked and ordered departmental office supplies.
  • Organized unit's yearly open house event.

July 1998-November 1999
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Baltimore, MD
External Affairs Assistant

  • Processed information requests, maintained databases and generated reports.
  • Researched arts grants, fellowships and corporate & foundation prospects.
  • Assisted with mass mailings, ordering supplies, petty cash, processing of grant applications and preparation of panel & board books; acted as list broker for Foundation's mailing list.
  • Provided administrative support for development and marketing efforts.

February 1997- June 1998
Absolute Quality, Inc.
Hunt Valley, MD
Tester/Customer Service Support

  • Performed quality assurance testing for various major entertainment and educational software titles.
  • Provided on-line and telephone technical/customer support for novice and experienced computer users.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, 1993-1994
Major: Communication Arts

InterAction, Washington, DC 2001-2003
Focus: Media training workshops

Catholic Press Association, 2001-2004
Focus: Humanitarian journalism workshops

The Odyssey Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
Focus: Semester-long creative writing course

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Front Page, Macromedia Dreamweaver (certified), Macromedia Fireworks, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe PhotoShop, Homesite, HTML, Content Management Systems, Vocus PR Software, LexisNexis, and BurrellesLuce.

FREELANCE WORK

  • Acting managing editor and contributing writer, Global Woman Magazine
  • Editor, Stolen, a novel by Robert V. Sesay
  • Consulting editor for Sting Communications
  • Web-based marketing for MTV Europe's launch of MTV Base Africa channel
  • U.S. public relations for The Coca-Cola Ebony Festival in Dakar, Senegal
  • Contributing writer for For You magazine, an African-American wedding planning magazine
  • Contributing writer for Fierce magazine, a progressive women's publication
  • Contributing writer for the Annie E. Casey Foundation's newsletter, Casey Connects

 

 


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