Skills

The following skills were used in order to create an online newspaper that has had 1.8 million article reads in the past year, and almost 5 million visits since it was first established in 2014 (launched in 2015). They were also used to write and launch a top-selling amazon book. And to teach motorcycle safety for almost a decade. And to run various mastermind groups for about a decade. And to train the trainers. And to be successful at every job I’ve had so far.

The following is an information dump. CTRL F will let you find the specific skill you may require.

  • Developing plans (strategic, communications, business, financial, etc)
  • Traditional and new media
  • Project management
  • Teamworker (ran Mastermind groups for 10 years)
  • Independent, initiative, self-motivated
  • Social media writing
  • Strong engagement skills
  • Taking direction
  • Learning from others
  • Networking
  • Brand management
  • Visionary
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Strong understanding of how social media relates to the web
  • Proven ability to create and manage social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities
  • Reach target audiences.
  • Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written).
  • Monitor, listen and respond to users
  • Social Media marketing strategy
  • Facebook /  LinkedIn / Twitter
  • Online analytics to measure success
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree
  • Social media
  • Public relations
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Conceptualizing
  • Variety of documents and multi-media materials,
  • News releases
  • Articles
  • Web content
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Strategic communications plans
  • Politically, socially aware
  • Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Client orientation
  • Focus on solutions (strong problem solving skills)
  • Initiative
  • Financial management
  • Exercise flexibility and sound judgement
  • Ability to establish priorities and manage deadlines
  • Experience with Website Content Management systems (including Word Press, Joomla, Dreamweaver etc)
  • Experience with e-newsletters, email broadcasts
  • Familiar with HTML and CSS
  • Expert with all types of software:
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Dreamweaver
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign
    • Fireworks
    • Desktop publishing
    • Video software (Movie Maker, any type)
    • Image editing software (Photo Gallery, any type)
    • Open Source Software (Gimp, Open Office)
    • Email programs (Microsoft, Mozilla Thunderbird)
    • FTP programs, open source and FileZilla, Dreamweaver
    • Speech recognition software
    • Audio manipulation software, Audacity
  • Document layout and graphic design
  • Knowledge of print press practices
  • Email subscriber lists
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experienced with marketing communications
  • Copywriting
  • Exemplary spelling and grammatical skills
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively both internally and externally with staff, clients/customers/members, and volunteers
  • Adult education
  • Curriculum development (for adult education / workshops / training)
  • Public speaking
  • Speech writing
  • Research
  • Surveys (see here, here and here)
  • Working with elected officials, business owners, entrepreneurs, senior staff