Fuses a background in social science, arts, and media with expertise in organizational and strategic communication to guide brands in leveraging resources and doing social good. Provides audits, strategy, content management, and leadership development. Known to apply cultural sensitivity and use creative problem-solving to achieve positive changes.

Experience

Content Manager & Communication Consultant 

Self-Employed, October 2017-Present

  • Rebuilt 4-page blog as accessible, 8-section amymhodges.com teaching portfolio on WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
  • Drafted narrative copy, content edited, and wrote 15-point branding and content marketing strategy for Laura Elizabeth Ulrich
  • Wrote 34-page technical guide for Ruston Daily Leader to clarify bi-monthly invoicing process

Circulation Manager

Ruston Daily Leader, June 2016-November 2017

  • Engaged in strategic partnerships with 50+ local, national, and multinational brands and built partnerships with new stores as vendors
  • Marketed a tote giveaway via print and social media that engaged target audience and eased distribution burden for 300 festival guide booklets
  • Collaborated with graphics, advertising, newsroom, and business departments to optimize brand marketing and experience for 2K print and digital subscribers
  • Led diverse team of 8-12 direct reports and 15 independent contractors and assessed effectiveness of strategies

Assistant Circulation Manager

Ruston Daily Leader, February 2014-June 2016

  • Trained new hires and project managed post-production and distribution of up to 7 distinct publications in a month
  • Slashed turnaround time for Thanksgiving edition by 50% while motivating employees and minimizing burnout
  • Boosted efficiency of route audio sharing process over 400% by digitizing archives
  • Wrote first department guides that described six multi-step circulation processes and increased task awareness and employee skills

Inserter

Ruston Daily Leader, December 2011-February 2014

  • Tracked post-production print quality and organized distribution of 32K publication copies a week
  • Contacted carriers and resolved issues to ensure full delivery along 14 distribution routes

Assistant Child Care Supervisor & Child Care Specialist

Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, January 2009-June 2011

  • Led 10 child care specialists on five program units and achieved excellent ratings from supervisor in all evaluation areas
  • Maximized environmental safety through client relationship building, situational analysis, and documentation of behaviors and attitudes for 6 clients per day
  • De-escalated crises and prevented physical restraint for 30 clients using management skills and crisis intervention techniques

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Government Services Administration, “Section 508: What Is It & Why Is It Important to You?” course completion

Education

Gonzaga University (2011) – MA, communication & leadership, concentration in strategic and organizational communication

Louisiana Tech University (2008) – BA, sociology; Minor, music


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