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Joshua Adkins

Experience
Vice President • • • • • • Otterbein PRSSA April 2012 - present Contact and confirm speakers for all meetings and events Prepare introductions of professionals for all meetings and events Maintain contact and consult with professional advisers Support president’s role in his or her absence Send thank-you notes and gifts to guest speakers Voted Exceptional New Member in 2011 1847 magazine Jan. 2012 - present

Creative. Talented. Outgoing.

Contact
1500 Thatcher Drive Painesville, OH 44077 joshuac.adkins@gmail.com 440.346.5756 @JoshByGosh

Education
Otterbein University Westerville, OH • Expected Graduation: May 2013 • Communication, B.A. • Majors: Public Relations and Journalism

Marketing Director

• Developed a marketing strategy for the inaugural edition of Otterbein’s first student media magazine. Circulation: 2,000 • Planned and executed a launch party for the campus. Turnout: 200+ • Worked with designers to develop a media kit with ad sizes and pricing • Collaborated to develop an official brand statement for the magazine • Contacted local businesses and sold ad space in the magazine • Developed various other promotional and marketing materials News Editor • • • • • Tan & Cardinal newspaper March 2011 - Jan. 2012

Managed staff writers by assigning story ideas, giving writing direction and providing contacts Designed weekly page layouts for the news section using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop Developed story ideas for staff writers and contributed own articles Collaborated with 10 other staff members in writing staff editorials Copyedited and wrote stories using AP style Northlich June 2011 - Sept. 2011

Account Services Intern

• Monitored conversations concerning clients on social media sites using Hootesuite and TweetDeck • Copyedited press releases, meeting agendas, presentations and advertisements using AP style (print, digital, radio, television and out-of-home) • Developed a competitive analysis and marketing campaign analysis for one of the agency’s clients • Researched charities and organizations interested in the agency’s involvement • Assisted during an event for a client at the Ohio State Fair

Knowledge and Skills
• • • • • • AP style Adobe InDesign and Photoshop Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Social media Search Engine Optimization Wordpress

Involvement
• Attended 2011 PRSSA National Conference • Attended the Spring 2012 College Media Convention in New York City • Attended PRSSA luncheons and mixers • Represented the Tan & Cardinal and PRSSA at various on-campus organization fairs