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Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

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Arcadia Publishing

Acquisitions Editor

Researched new authors and commissioned new titles for the four states of my territory, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois
Guided authors throughout all stages of the publishing process from locating and sourcing images to formatting text and turning the complete package into a final product.
Helped the authors to navigate the publishing process, many for the first time, in order to achieve satisfaction on their part and maintain open lines of communication the entire time. Gained extremely meticulous organizational skills to effectively acquire, manage, and deliver over fifty books
Consistently met goal numbers

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SOCIETY Charlotte Magazine

Editorial Writer

Researched and attended various philanthropic events in the Charlotte area to gain knowledge about the foundations and charities featured
Wrote articles and features about the events to bring attention and arouse interest in these charitable foundations

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Arcadia Publishing

Editorial Assitant

Researched new author leads for editors, as well as kept leads records updated
Assisted with checking in images, as well as formatting text and helping authors get their deliveries in on time
Prepared contracts, book packs, and Author Guidelines and Layout Planners to send out to authors
Assisted in getting all outstanding contract materials in and accounted for

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Anthropologie

Sales Associate

As a sales associate I worked with customers on a one on one basis, assisting them with their selections and making sure they were well attended too. I also helped maintain the store and kept things in order in a detailed and organized fashion.

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The Pat McCrory Committee

Press Secretary Intern

Wrote and edited copy for press releases, supporter emails, speeches, social media posts, blog posts, and television scripts for his winning campaign
Researched news and TV items relevant to the campaign, and inform the entire team on all current news, as well as complied extensive databases of necessary information for editorial reviews, which were detrimental to the governor in order to gain valuable newspaper endorsements around the state
Assisted with regional fundraising events, welcoming guests, assisting with filming speeches, and getting all media and press registered and situated

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City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs

Public Relations Intern

Assisted the head of Public Relations, compiling lists and spreadsheets of potential donors for the arts, using knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other computer programs
Utilized strong organizational and leadership skills while working and overseeing events during the Piccolo Spoleto festival

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Seabrook Island Club Summer 2011

Pool Attendant/Camp Counselor

I worked with children ages 3 to 12 doing daily activities around the island such as visiting the fire station, taking nature walks, and arts and crafts. As a pool attendant I provided customer care with assisting pool members with anything they may need, such as towels and other items.

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Kiawah Island Beach Club Summer 2010

Pool Attendant

* Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills in addressing questions at the front desk and in the shop delivering extraordinary customer service

High Point University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Literature, History minor

Charles University in Prague

Study Abroad, English, History

Charlotte Catholic