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Justin Leonard Sienkowski

8668 Strom, Sterling Heights, Michigan, 48314 United States


586-718-5334
jsienkows@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
Recent college graduate with journalism and public relations experience looking to leverage my content creation and
management skills into a career in digital media and brand management.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCIAL SERVICES USA LLC, FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, UNITED
STATES
Corporate Communications Intern, May 2016 January 2017

Helped to maintain company reputation as a leading automotive finance company both externally and
internally

Worked with journalists from relevant media, pitching company news and providing supplemental written,
photo and video content

Monitored social media feeds for customer comments and complaints, responding when necessary

Assisted in the creation of video content for distribution internally and on social media channels

Used Cision media database software to provide daily brand and industry reports, as well as create targeted
media lists for press release distribution

Drove employee engagement through creation of internal website content, often working inter-departmental
to mine for story ideas

Co-led a project to create a corporate newsroom and brand journalism website, working with a vendor to
develop the look and functionality of site, and planning content strategy

Maintained updated biographies and photos for company executives and senior-level managers
LEZOTTE MILLER PUBLIC RELATIONS INC., LANSING, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES
Project Assistant, January 2015-August 2015

Provided support and consultation to a variety of clients, including state associations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations

Assisted with media relations, marketing communications, publications and client research

Wrote press releases, media advisories, newsletter articles and brochure content

Compiled media distribution lists and pitched story ideas to select media outlets
IMPACT 89FM SPORTS, EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES
Multimedia Journalist, November 2013 - December 2014

Produced written content about the Michigan State University Lacrosse Team for the Impact Sports website,
including game previews, recaps and profile pieces

Multimedia duties included co-hosting the Lax Attack podcast and working with the Impact Sports video
team to create a lacrosse how-to video

Was a part of the Marketing and Communications teams at Impact Sports, helping to draft marketing and
social media strategies
MLIVE MEDIA GROUP, EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES
High School Sports Intern, January 2013 - May 2013

Covered high school basketball in the Lansing area for Mlive.com, writing dozens of articles on the subject

Internship responsibilities included interviewing coaches, taking stats, writing on deadline and taking
photographs for stories

Moderated and gave live updates to web chat rooms during state playoff games
EDUCATION
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Graduated in spring of 2016 with a degree in Journalism, with a concentration in Sports Reporting, and a
minor in Public Relations

Was elected and acted as copy editor in my journalism capstone course

Was a member of the Michigan State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America

Wrote for the student-run humor publication The Black Sheep

Received my certification in New Media Marketing from MSU, which covered internet marketing topics

8668 Strom, Sterling Heights, Michigan, 48314 United States

586-718-5334

jsienkows@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Experienced in web and media design, using InDesign and Photoshop, as well as HTML and CSS
Experienced in shooting video and video editing using Final Cut Pro
Am certified in Google Analytics

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Support the Michigan Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation through fundraising efforts and participating
in the annual Stampede for Scleroderma 5k and 10k runs.

8668 Strom, Sterling Heights, Michigan, 48314 United States

586-718-5334

jsienkows@gmail.com