As the Communications Specialist for the Utah State University Instiute of Government and Politics, I am solely responsible for all communications which includes writing/managing content for website, Twitter, Facebook, blog, advertisements, printed materials, newsletters, content for intern program, and content for government affairs. My first four months in this position I spent half of my time building the government and policy internship program and the other half doing communications. Since January, 2012 I have spent most of my time doing communications, mainily website management, Twitter, blog, Facebook, communicating with interns and alumni, event planning, and creating printed materials.
Advertisement for IOGP: I wrote content for, and worked with a graphic designer to create this advertisement for the Institute of Government and Politics. It was placed in the magazine after the seven-page article about IOGP. I also created the QR code.
USU Magazine: I helped write content for a 12-page article published in the Utah State magazine. The article highlights the Institute of Government and Politics’ Internship Program. I helped coordinate a photographer and decide on which interns and alumni to highlight. I helped write the introduction to the article and the profiles of each alumni. Our story is on the cover of the Utah State summer 2012 magazine.
- Cover of Magazine
- Introduction Page of Article
- One of Four Interns Highlighted
- Alumni Profiles
- Alumni Profiles and IOGP Advertisement
Press Release on Outstanding Intern: Wrote a press release and sent it out to all local media.
Internship Banner: Worked with graphic designer to create banner advertising our internship program. I wrote language and had vision of design.
Development Brochure: I wrote entire content for and helped design a major development pamphlet used as material to reach our $300,000 development goal.
Seminar Advertisement: I designed and created this advertisement on Photoshop. It was published in The Utah Statesman twice as a way for us to get more students interestd in our internship program.
Happy New Year Email: I wrote content for a New Year email that we sent out to 600 alumni. I had a graphic designer put it in the layout.
Legislative Preview Invitation: I planned a Legislative Preview event for USU alumni to gather the weekend before the state legislative session started to listen to Utah’s Lieutenant Governor and USU’s President Albrecht talk about Utah legislation. I wrote content for the invite and had a graphic designer create it.
Internship Handouts: I designed and created handouts that the IOGP staff gives to students when we present in their classrooms about the internship program.
Twitter for Govt Relations: I created guidlines we could follow for our Twitter use. Although I created this in September, I was needed helping with the internship program so I was unable to do any social media until January. Starting January 2012 I was then able to dedicate a bigger portion of my work to social media.