Resume (short version)

CELIASUE HECHT

 

702-225-8206

prmatchmaker@yahoo.com

 https://cshecht.wordpress.com/writing-history/

Liberty Asia Communications Community Manager for Freedom Collaborative, Hong Kong NGO 

2016 to NOW

Create, layout, write and edit weekly newsletter including feature articles and news feed highlights utilizing Mail Chimp Templates, SLACK, PhotoShop-Adobe InDesign, SKYPE, HighRise, Tumblr blog posts and other software.

Communicate with members to collect and add charity documents to our files

Other writing projects about different programs such as Mentoring

Journalist

Write news, features, reviews, and profiles for newspapers, magazines and websites. Bylines in Boca Raton Daily News, Reno Gazette Journal, Monterey County Weekly, Nevada Appeal, Nevada Business, Nevada Woman, Salem News, and others.

Public Relations/Speaker/Manager

2003 to 2016

Project Management obtaining publicity for numerous clients in local and national newspapers and magazines, online, in blogs, and creating SEO website content

Highlights of Background/Experience

May 2000 to May 2002, Newsletter Editor, Citizen Alert, Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Obtained local and national media placements for environmental organization as well as designed, wrote, and edited quarterly newsletter, coordinated meetings, events and press conferences, managed database, spoke at schools, and created affiliations with politicians, grass root organizations and government officials. Directed fundraising activities, grant-writing, special events, membership promotions, volunteer/intern training and more.

1998 – PR Writer, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah Obtained local and national media placements for 3,000 acre no-kill shelter, wrote articles for magazines, newspapers and newsletters, wrote and sent press releases to media contacts.

1997-98, Newspaper Reporter and Photographer at The Desert Trail, 29 Palms, CA  for weekly newspaper Covered art gallery openings, school events, city hall, city council meetings and other local political and community events, interviewed local business leaders.  Took photos at community events and around town.

1996, Newspaper Editor for The Jewish Reporter, Las Vegas, NV Doubled the size of the newspaper within six months by adding advertising sections, designed, wrote, edited and did layout under extreme deadline pressure, supervised ad salespeople, press people and proofreaders. Oversaw workflow and assignments of ad salespeople, freelancers and contractors. Produced easy-to-read articles, spearheaded content development and attended community events.

1995, PR Manager for CPA firm, Main Gorman & Co., Las Vegas, NV  Marketed books, services and seminars to construction industry and doctors and obtained media coverage in all Las Vegas media (radio, TV and print)

1993-96, Sequoia Vision, promoted educational leadership seminars in Las Vegas, obtained media coverage in all Las Vegas media (radio, TV and print) and wrote articles for newsletters

1993-94, Global Relationships, wrote seminars and workshops for international participants

1992-94, Corporate Communications Specialist, Jackpot Enterprises, Las Vegas, NV Co-wrote newsletters, scripts, and marketing materials with SR VP of Marketing. Also worked with Michael Billings Productions on an award-winning Nevada hospital film with Debbie Reynolds.

1990-92, Interim Executive Director for Nechama, Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles Wrote and researched grants, articles, and press releases, did intake phone calls, assisted board members, coordinated board meetings, wrote/ edited and sent fundraising letters, and oversaw and administrated agency business. Grant-writing, special events promotions and more.

1990-92, Transcribed tapes of Barbara Walters interviews with Ronald Reagan and other luminaries for typing transcription service

1987-89, OIM (educational and ministry work) Public speaker at churches, synagogues and religious and business groups, traveled worldwide for three years, visited Bangladesh, England, France, Greece, Israel, India, Germany, Canada, Singapore, and Thailand with the aim of developing tolerance, compassion and understanding for other cultures, races, and bridging gaps

1986-87, Reporter/Editor and Typesetter for Sunshine Publications and the Pompano Ledger newspaper

1982-85, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, obtained Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Education and did administrative and office management and supervisory work for the Communications Department and wrote for the college newspaper

1982-83- Taught pre-school for three year olds for one year and during summers was camp counselor at Camp Somerhill in Adirondacks, New York and Recreation Department in Tamarack, Florida

1980-85, Typing Unlimited, Los Angeles, Pompano Beach and Margate, Florida, managed at home and on-campus typing service, typed and edited term papers, dissertations, theses, book manuscripts, screenplays, transcribed tapes, and other materials

1980-81, Office Manager of PR agency/sales promotion company Event Concepts, Los Angeles, wrote and edited press releases, sold advertising space, coordinated beach volleyball tournaments along the coast of California

1978-79, Executive Assistant to CEO of Gordon H. Wolfe & Company, New York,  financial public relations firm, typed, wrote and edited press releases, supervised support staff, maintained clip files

1975-80, Seminar Leader, Earthplay, Munich, Germany and Los Angeles Led, wrote and designed workshops and seminars (evening, one day and five day), for international participants, coached and counseled people from all walks of life, wrote articles for newspaper, coordinated open houses, led and trained sales teams

EDUCATION

BA, Communications and Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 1982-85

www.linkedin.com/in/celiasuehecht

Samples of articles (clips)

Asilomar Coastal Trail

Canine Coastal Magazine

Lodgings with Dogitude

Bay Woof magazine

Travel with Fido

American Dog magazine

Deck the Halls with Bones and Catnip

Salem News