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Na'Tasha Jones

Na'Tasha Jones

Staff Writer

Elite DC Magazine

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Strategic Communications Specialist, Howard University

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Elite DC Magazine

Staff Writer

Create content for the newly-re-branded urban lifestyle guide, including stories, interviews, photos and graphics. My area of focus is "District Fit," the magazine's new health and fitness lifestyle section. The section highlights local fitness deals, interviews with local fitness enthusiasts, new workout trends both locally and nationally, and topics of interest related to exercise and nutrition.

Additionally, I contribute stories as needed to the online magazine covering local events, special deals and other trends in the D.C. metro area.

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Howard University

Strategic Communications Specialist

Reporting to Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau, I create and maintain a communication and social media interface with emphasis on connecting the Office of the President with students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University. I have developed a comprehensive social media strategy that increases the visibility of the mission and institutional directives of the Office of the President, with a focus on brand development and web traffic.

I serve as content manager for the blog and social media accounts of President Ribeau, editing and contributing written content, photos and graphics, and monitoring and analyzing corresponding data. This blog is the first of its kind for Howard University, as Dr. Ribeau is the first president in the university’s history to personally venture into social media communications. Additional special projects are also assigned to me, including event coverage, project management, event planning and speech edits.

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Hearst Magazines

Features Editorial Intern for Marie Claire

Researched story information and performed copyediting and fact checking for the magazine, tailoring information to its 15 million readers in over 26 countries. Created posts for the Marie Claire @ Work Twitter account. Managed books for review, and created book review content for the magazine’s iPad version. Assisted editorial staff as needed.

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Howard University News Service

Contributing Writer, Photographer, Editor

Report and write stories, photograph for events, edit other writers' contributions, and live Tweet for the site's Twitter page, uploading content where appropriate. This news service feeds to The Afro-American Newspaper, The Washington Informer Newspaper, 101 Magazine, The Hilltop Newspaper, Howard Magazine and others.

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The Hilltop Newspaper

Contributing Writer, Photographer

Researched, reported, wrote and edited stories and interviews, as well as photographed for the award-winning (Princeton Review) campus newspaper.

The District Chronicles Newspaper

Contributing Writer

Research stories, write articles, and create multi-media packages for this laboratory-based, community newspaper in the Washington Metropolitan area.

AARP District of Columbia State Office

Communications and Social Media Intern

Researched and created social media content for the D.C. state office on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and the office's blog on AARP.org. Advertised and covered events being held by the office and its affiliates. Researched and created interactive content directed at the target audience aged 50+.

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National Business Group on Health

Accounting & AP Assistant

Edited, approved, and processed all invoices and payments received by posting to the Fundware accounting system. Verify information for accuracy and consistency. Keyed and verified monthly budget figures. Processed credit card transactions for event registrations. Maintained all files and documents associated with the accounting department both on paper and in the accounting system. Assisted with payroll. Prepared materials for external audits. Reconciled monthly corporate credit card statements.

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City of Richmond

Administrative Program Support Analyst - Office of Emergency Management

Managed the $1.5 million budget for the City of Richmond Security Division by reviewing invoices, processing accounts payable and receivable, creating and reconciling reports and processing payroll. Performed administrative support, receptionist, and office management duties for the Executive Director of Emergency Management and the City Security Manager. Selected Accomplishments:

Maintained the City of Richmond Emergency Notification System by creating pre-scripted emergency and non-emergency messages, while being on call to send out emergency messages, training other employees on the system, and performing regular system tests. National Incident Management System (NIMS) certified.

Coordinated meeting and training calendars for all office executives.

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Anthem

Customer Advocate

Serviced the needs of group administrators, Anthem sales representatives and brokers in the areas of membership, claims, benefits, and accounting. Served clients with both Anthem HealthKeepers HMO products and Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO products. Supported other employees as an Anthem Prescription Representative. Assisted with interviewing new employees for the department. Adjusted membership, claims, and accounting issues as needed.

Selected accomplishments:
Created a process manual for Broker Service Representatives in conjunction with Anthem Corporate trainers used to train new Broker Service Representatives. This manual is still in use at present (in an updated format).

Was co-creator of the department’s morale enhancement team, the “P.E.P. Squad.”

Served as Subject Matter Expert on Anthem’s Online Enrollment Services (OES) for the entire department.

100% Quality and Performance awards received each year consecutively from 2000-2007 as well as World Class Customer Service awards and Excellent Documentation awards.

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Howard University

Bachelor's Degree, May 2012, Print/Online Journalism major, Fashion Merchandising minor

John Tyler Community College

Associate's, Arts and Science for Transfer

Cum Laude