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Ashley Morrow

Ashley Morrow

Communications Specialist

ASRC Federal

Communications Specialist at ASRC Federal

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ASRC Federal

Communications Specialist

•Generate content for company-wide email blasts, website spotlights and press releases on subjects such as contract awards and employee recognition
•Provide an editorial review of email blasts, memos, website spotlights and other internally facing content
•Assist in company-wide and Corporate Communications department projects such as compiling distribution lists and creating branding manuals

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CitiFinancial

Training & Development Intern

-Provided an editorial review of training materials, including training slide sets, review assessments, outgoing communications, etc.
-Compiled a writing style guide to dictate the grammar and style of training and communications sent out by the Training Group
-Served as a member of the communications team within the department
-Delivered training in grammar and style to the Training Group

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International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots

Communications Intern

• Edited and proofread the newsletter The Wheelhouse Weekly for content, grammar, correctness and AP Style every week
• Generated content in the form of articles and photos for both The Wheelhouse Weekly and the bi-monthly magazine The Master, Mate & Pilot
• Maintained the mailing list for The Wheelhouse Weekly, distributed by email
• Edited every photo that went into The Master, Mate & Pilot in Adobe PhotoShop, including the cover photo
• Helped to refine email marketing materials sent to union members
• Other various communications tasks, including sending press releases to publications, participating in the redesign of the company website, etc.

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The Retriever Weekly

Features Editor

• Managed upward of ten writers, three comic artists, a copy editor and a photographer
• Maintained communications between the features staff and the managing editor, the editor-in-chief, and the production manager and assistants
• Generated ideas for articles weekly and ensured that they were assigned to writers and photographers, as well as screened pitched ideas for quality
• Ensured that all articles, photos, and comics were submitted by deadline
• Generated captions, headlines, and jump headlines
• Edited and revised all content that went into the features section of the paper for content as well as grammar, spelling and AP style
• Occasionally wrote articles for the features section
• Checked the finished product of the features section weekly for errors
• Was promoted from Assistant Features Editor to Features Editor by a democratic election of the editorial staff in May 2012

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Intern

• Generated various documents such as award nominations and correspondence between the company and outside sources
• Helped edit and revise articles for future use regarding the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope
• Assisted in logistics work prior to the launch of Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4
• Generated logistics and shipping documents
• Ensured that time-sensitive documents were signed and filed correctly and according to deadline

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University of Maryland Baltimore County

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication and Media Studies