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Ashley Ames (813) 420-8875 ashley.ames@mason.wm.


Communications professional with experience in team management, client relations and creative development. Proven versatility with transformational project experience and an ability to innovate in team and individual settings. Strong people skills and dedication to excellence. Project management Strategic planning and market analysis Strong writing and creative ability Financial modeling and forecasting Targeted content creation Social media and networking aptitude EXPERIENCE Ames Productions, FL Assistant producer, August 2012 September 2013 Performed audience analysis to develop and create trailer Developed targeted written and visual content for film Analyzed, selected and edited media for use in film Assembled research on key topics as well as organizing and editing hundreds of hours of raw footage Gannett, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL Editor, December 2011 August 2012 Led, developed, and launched a new section focusing on multimedia and bringing paper into the 21st century Managed a team of six to ensure the production of high quality and timely content Determined content based on reader metrics including web views, social media impact, and papers sold Created and developed audience-centered features of the section including the curation and aggregation of blogs and digital content Ability to solve complex problems related to content availability in short period of time Created and maintained integral relationships with political leaders, police, and governmental organizations Staff writer, January 2011 December 2011 Developed strategic planning, interviewing, and interpersonal skills in coverage of numerous topics, including all stories pertaining to education Pitched and sold story ideas based on merit and potential reader impact Recognized during summer 2011 for publishing the most front-page centerpieces and received Most Valuable Player award Was integral part of a Gannett focus group centered on determining wants and needs of local readers based on statistics and interviews Staff Writer, intern, January 2010 April 2010 Delivered over 40 articles, including several front page stories and centerpieces, during four month internship EDUCATION College of William and Mary, MBA expected May 2015. Concentration Marketing. GPA 3.8. Honors and activities: Marketing Club representative, Social Media Chair for Susan G. Komen charity event. Florida State University, BA April 2011. English. GPA 3.8. Honors and activities: Magna cum laude, intern-editor at The Southeast Review.

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