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Nicholas Qualls
qualls.nicholas@gmail.com
Experience Summary
Computer Skills
Education
Professional Experience
Activities

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

  • Written feature articles, essays, editorial pieces, press releases and print copy
  • Well versed in copyediting and proofreading
  • Strong technical command of written English language
  • Experienced in promotion and mass communication

COMPUTER SKILLS

PCs • Microsoft Office • Dreamweaver • HTML • Photoshop • 50 WPM


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, TN
  • Concentration – Journalism
  • Minors – Computer Information Systems, English
  • GPA – 3.67
  • Awards – Cum Laude, Dean’s List for seven semesters

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Director of Public Relations
MTAC
Spring 2007 – current
  • Managing the Public Relations department of a non-profit organizations, including staff for advertising, customer and community relations, media relations, photography and visual communications
  • Promoting two conventions operated by the same non-profit organization through interactions with regular and prospective attendees
  • Conducting mass flier campaigns by contacting and sending fliers to comic book shops statewide
  • Managing and delivering news via official Web forums and accounts on social-networking sites
  • Writing, editing and proofreading Web site, press releases and program guide
  • Awards – Outstanding Volunteer, 2008
Contributing Writer
CineGeek
Spring 2009 – current
  • Reviewing DVDs and books weekly
  • Co-hosting CineGeek Webcast, now over 100 episodes long
Contributing Writer
gaijINside
Fall 2009 – current
  • Covering comic, anime and pop culture entertainment
Retention Representative
The Tennessean
Spring 2010 – current
  • Calling customers for courtesy offers and billing issues
Office Assistant, Department of Educational Leadership
Middle Tennessee State University
Fall 2005 – Spring 2009
  • Assisting in editing professors’ Word documents
  • Providing basic computer assistance
  • Delivering packages across campus
  • Filing student records
Intern, IT&S Communication and Design
HCA, Inc
Summer 2007,
Summer 2008
  • Conducting search engine optimization for hospital Web sites managed by HCA’s Internet Services department
  • Editing Web page copy for several hospital sites
  • Compiling spreadsheet reports
  • Contributing articles to department newsletters

ACTIVITIES

President
MTSU Anime Club
Fall 2007 – Spring 2009
  • Organizing regular meetings and special events
  • Building and maintaining Web site
  • Managing forums and social-networking accounts
  • Writing for and editing monthly newsletter

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