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Mercedes Livingston

Mercedes Livingston

Publicity Intern

TouchPoint Press

Hattiesburg, MS


TouchPoint Press

Publicity Intern

• Assist with media research
• Draft public relations materials
• Contribute to company website and social media
• Assist with arranging galley and finished book mailings
• Write pitch letters to outlets for media coverage, prepare press kits
• Contact and follow up with book reviewers and event coordinators

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Public Relations Student Society of America


The Agency (student-run Public Relations firm)

Student Publicist

Developed content for a local small business, including a newsletter and feature news stories

The Student Printz

Staff Writer

Regularly contributed campus news, entertainment stories and opinion pieces

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation

Communications Intern

• Wrote articles for the Foundation website and print publications
• Proofread and edited proposals
• Drafted copy for Foundation communications letters and materials
• Attended communications and marketing meetings

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Folio Literary Management


• Pitched ideas for new books
• Assisted in writing pitch letters to editors
• Helped develop and edit non-fiction book proposals
• Managed Folio Literary Twitter account, promoted agency clients
• Reviewed manuscript submissions and drafted reader’s reports
• Conducted research for various projects
• Attended weekly Intern Academy sessions via teleconference


The Hattiesburg Public Library

Volunteer Youth Services Programming Assistant

• Participated in leading a monthly round table discussion with teen book club
• Assisted with events for children’s summer reading program

Her Campus-Southern Miss

Public Relations Team Member

Promoted content for the online publication for college women through the Her Campus Southern Miss Facebook page

The University of Southern Mississippi

B.A. in Journalism, Public Relations emphasis, minor in English

President's List, Spring 2014