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Kristi Eaton

kristi.eaton@gmail.com
KristiEaton.com
Twitter & Instagram: @kristieaton (verified Twitter account)
Skype: KristiEaton
918.219.2384

EXPERIENCE
Communications Consultant
Tulsa, Oklahoma | 2015 to present
 Planned, developed, crafted and edited press releases about Sapulpa, Oklahoma-based Heart of Route 66
Auto Museum, earning coverage in The Associated Press, USA Today, Oklahoma-based TV stations and
newspapers
 Planned, developed, crafted and edited copy for website and campaigns for nonprofits and small businesses
 Pitched media for clothing startup empowering Mayan women in Guatemala
 Copywriter for Field Guide for Gathering Place, a new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma
 Copywriter for USAID report examining women in waste management
 Awarded 2018-2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship to examine women in the criminal justice system

Freelance Journalist
Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Zambia, USA | 2014 to present
 Focus on travel, health, women’s issues and breaking news
 Pitch, report and write stories for clients including The Associated Press, the Washington Post, NBC News, Al
Jazeera America, Ms. Magazine, Travel Weekly and other international and national media outlets

Senior Account Executive | Saxum


Tulsa, Oklahoma | 2018
 Handled media relations (national outreach), writing, copywriting, crisis communications and issues
development and digital content strategy for social good and issues team at Oklahoma City-based integrated
strategic communications firm
 Main client served was the George Kaiser Family Foundation, a supporting organization of the Tulsa
Community Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the U.S.
 Handled media relations for opening of new $465 million riverfront Gathering Place park in Tulsa, the largest
private donation to a public park in U.S. history and USA Today’s Best New Attraction

Communications Officer/United Nations Volunteer | UNICEF Indonesia


Jakarta, Indonesia | 2016
 Planned, developed, created and edited content for annual report
 Interviewed, researched and created human interest stories about UNICEF programs
 Planned, developed, created and edited content for monthly newsletters using MailChimp

Author & Blogger | The History Press


Oklahoma, USA | 2013 to 2015
 Pitched, reported, wrote and took pictures for book about the people, places and events that shaped
Oklahoma’s Main Streets. The History Press released “The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from
Every County” in fall 2014.
 Photographed and documented Main Streets throughout the United States at
mainstreetamericaphotos.tumblr.com

Reporter, Photographer & Breaking News Supervisor | The Associated Press


Oklahoma City & Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA | 2011 to 2014
 Covered Native America, rural America, breaking news, politics and anything quirky and offbeat
 Images published in media outlets around the world, including BuzzFeed, Australian Associated Press and the
Los Angeles Times
 Edited copy from reporters and posted to AP wire
 Educated and engaged through regular posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

AWARDS, HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS


 Writing fellowship with the Fistula Foundation in Zambia in 2018
 Recipient of 2018 Tulsa Artist Fellowship
 Recipient of 2017 International Reporting Project fellowship grant to report on women’s rights issues from India
 Associated Press: Best of States, Beat of the Week honorable mentions, Breaking News Staffer of the Month
 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, multiple awards in magazine writing
 Great Plains Journalism Awards, multiple awards in magazine writing
 Parenting Publications of America, Gold award in feature writing for my first-person account of childhood battle
with anorexia
 Arizona State University: Dean’s List, Charles Stauffer Memorial Scholarship, Sun Devil Academic Scholarship,
Arizona Press Club Scholarship

SKILLS
 AP style; copy editing; editing audio; LexisNexis; social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,
WordPress); Photoshop and InDesign; Microsoft Office and Outlook; Google search, MailChimp

EDUCATION
 Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass
Communication at Arizona State University, May 2008
 Photography and Italian language courses, American Institute for Foreign Study in Rome, Italy, Spring 2008

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
 Writing fellowship with the Fistula Foundation in Zambia, 2018
 Month-long reporting project in India through the International Reporting Project, 2017
 UNICEF Communication Officer/United Nations Volunteer in Indonesia, 2016
 Spanish study in Guatemala, 2015
 Volunteer communications & fundraising officer at the Cambodian Women’s Development Agency in
Cambodia, 2015
 Freelance travel and news writing in Thailand, Myanmar, Guatemala, Portugal, Greece, Antigua, 2009 to
present
 Living and working on Saipan with frequent travel to Asia and throughout the Pacific Rim, 2008 to 2009
 Study abroad in Italy and travel throughout Western Europe, 2008
 Semester reporting class with frequent trips to Mexico, 2007