♦Elizabeth A Harter♦

6684 Powner Farm Drive

Cincinnati, Ohio 45248

(513) 543-6585 ♦ Eharte01@gmail.com

Website: https://eharte01.wordpress.com

Education

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind.

Bachelor of Arts in English Writing with a minor in Spanish

Overall GPA: 3.41/4.0 – Cum laude

Work Experience

Cincom Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

Public Relations Specialist  ♦ June 2009 – present

  • Lead PR Specialist for Cincom Intelligent Business Applications (CiBA) and Cincom Document Solution (CDS)
    • Responsible for creating press releases (traditional and multimedia) and search engine optimization of releases
    • Promote products and executives as thought leaders to external media and other third parties
    • Web Content Editor for primary CiBA Web site – Transforming the Healthcare Revenue Cycle
      • Ghostwrite, edit and post CiBA promotional materials and articles
      • Track metrics for site using Googly Analytics and WordPress Statpress (plug-in)
        • Has seen a 239% increase since maintenance began
      • General upkeep of site including maintaining widgets, links, catalysts and internal advertisements
  • Web Content Editor for Cincom CEO Thomas Nies’ personal thought-leadership Web site
    • Edit and illustrate articles prior to publication
    • Maintain Nies’ portfolio of writings
    • Maintain biographical and media kit pages on site
  • Assistant Editor for Expert Access, the Cincom electronic Business magazine with over 185,000 subscribers
  • Assist in creation of marketing video – storyboarding, scripting, filming, editing
  • Implement social media such as Word Press, Animoto, Flickr and Twitter to Cincom Web sites, blogs and the Social Media Newsroom to produce beneficial results to the corporation and drive sales

South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Ind.

Metro Staff Writer – Intern ♦ Spring 2009

  • Responsible for covering local city news and events in South Bend, including those at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College
    • Resulted in 10 articles in the Community and Metro sections of the paper, including the top read article on http://www.SouthBendTribune.com for over 24 hours

Features Staff Writer – Intern ♦ May – July 2008

  • Responsible for developing and writing stories of interest to the local community on the topics of Health, Faith & Family, Foods, Entertainment and Vows
    • Resulted in 20 Feature articles and one Local News story which recieved an A1 (front page) placement

The Observer, Notre Dame, Ind.

Saint Mary’s News Editor ♦ 2008 – 2009

Copy Editor ♦ 2007 – 2009

News Writer ♦ 2005 – 2009

Photographer ♦ 2008 – 2009

  • Responsible for maintaining the relationship between Saint Mary’s College and The Observer
    • Accomplished my goal of increasing visibility of Saint Mary’s in the news section by improving coverage of events on campus, developing stories and features pertinent to both the Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame communities and facilitating contact by Notre Dame writers with Saint Mary’s students and administrators
      • Won Indiana Collegiate Press Award for a feature on Saint Mary’s news
  • Led news section in production of at least one newspaper each week
  • Managed news staff
    • Held informal writing workshops to improve writing quality
    • Helped new writers transition to the Observer’s writing style
    • Assigned stories based on desire and author ability
    • Facilitated interactions between writers and Saint Mary’s administrators
    • Trained wire and production editors to use QuarkXPress and copy edit in the office
  • Trained self as a photographer to illustrate Saint Mary’s stories after recognizing a need on campus

    Saint Mary’s Development Office, Notre Dame, Ind.

    Development Writing Intern ♦ 2007 – 2008

    • Responsible for writing copy and designing advertisements for the College’s Annual Fund campaign and Belles Varsity Fund
      • Profiled students and events for alumnae mailers and the alumnae magazine
      • Created tri-fold mailers and one-page advertisments with the goal of increasing visibility and funding to the College

    Awards

    ♦ 3rd Place Best In-Depth Reporting – 2009 Indiana Collegiate Press Awards ♦ Story: Exec stipend draws criticism at Saint Mary’s

    Proficient In

    • QuarkXPress
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Associated Press Style
    • Chicago Style
    • Reading, Writing, Translating – Spanish
    • WPM: 85
    • Photoshop
    • Flickr
    • Animoto
    • Twitter
    • SlideRocket
    • VocusPR
    • ProfNet
    • WordPress
    • Google Analytics

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