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John Burleson

John Burleson

Customer Service Associate

Lowe's Home Improvement

Tuscaloosa, AL

BA in Political Science. 6+ years in retail management and sales. 4+ years in print and broadcast journalism.


Lowe's Home Improvement

Customer Service Associate

Push department sales to both regular customers and businesses to meet the overall sales goals of the department and store.

Plan and set up live demonstrations and marketing events to raise interest in merchandise and increase sales.

Assist customers with both products and services offered by the company with my award winning first-class customer service in line with Lowes overall mission.

Support corporate direction in the setup and design of the department.

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Reporter, Writer, and Producer

Provided news stories on a range of topics through prepackaged media and broadcast during show times.

Assisted with the creation of radio rewrites to provide up-to-date coverage of a range of topics across the world and in our own nation and region.

Worked with other members of the News Division to recruit, train and develop new talent.

Assisted in editing rewrites into standard formatting to be better understood by audiences.

Produced high quality live radio broadcasts.

Assisted the anchors, co-anchors, and senior staff by reading rewrites and interviewing guests live during showtimes.

Assisted with the planning, setup, and clean up of live events and panels hosted by the News Division.


The Crimson White

Staff Reporter

Assisted in the overall direction of the News Desk by planning stories, brainstorming with senior staff, covering breaking news and budgeting stories for the paper.

Coordinated with a number of reporters to create stories, follow ethical media guidelines, interview sources, repirt factual information and fact check.

Worked with other members of the News Desk to recruit, train and develop new talent.

Assisted with live events such as panels and get-on-board days on the campus of the University of Alabama.

Provided news stories and assisted with cultivating sources in an effort to provide outstanding coverage of events in the University of Alabama and the surrounding Tuscaloosa community.

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Career medium 03

The Planet Weekly

Political Contributing Writer

Providing insights into the political process through opinion pieces about both regional and national occurrences.

Providing news coverage of local political happenings to build a better informed electorate.


Rite Aid

Shift Supervisor

Managed a small staff on a daily basis and ensured that all task work was completed in a timely manner.

Assisted with running financial reports in line with corporate policies and federal refulations.

Ordered from our warehouse and from multiple vendors to maintain inventories and meet customer expectations.

Pushed sales goals, and during my time as a manager we consistently met and exceeded sales goals.

Planned and executed a number of in-store marketing initiatives that coincided with overall company goals and service/product rollouts.

Managed a large stockroom inventory to ensure items were on the floor and accessible to customers.

Maintained all money in the store and was responsible for counts from register

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Career medium 02

Gadsden State Community College

Student Ambassador

Provided tours to alumni, students, parents and prospective students.

Worked a number of events on college campuses to expand the brand awareness of Gadsden State Community College.

Planned and worked a number of on-campus events to increase student involvement in on-campus activities and groups.

Assisted with a number of events related to the selection of a new president of the college.

Provided face-to-face public relations and assisted with a number of events and the selection of a new president of the college.

Spoke to a number of small and large groups of prospective students and their parents about programs and services the college offered.

Worked in the student services office and helped students plan schedules, answered general questions, and assisted eith withdrawals.

Took part in a number of leadership and development workshops alongside members of the Gadsden State faculty and staff.


University of Alabama

Political Science, Public Policy and Administration

Gadsden State Community College

Oxford High School