Communications Specialist

Local established not-for-profit organization seeks an experienced communications specialist to work as a staff journalist and photographer. Will coordinate assignments and collaborate directly with the Associate Executive Director and Communications team in support of daily operations, including researching, interviewing, and writing articles/copy for all of the organization’s communication avenues: publications, e-communications, marketing materials, committee meetings, and special projects as needed. Must be highly organized and motivated. Background as a journalist or with a news/media outlet is highly desirable. Associates degree required, Bachelors Degree preferred. This position comes with a private office, individual health insurance, and progressively earned personal/vacation time. Typical hours are 8:30 – 4:30 pm, with some early morning, evening or weekend hours for special events, but not exceptionally often.

Contact Ludmilla Plenty:  ludmilla.plenty@glms.org

Guthrie/Mayes Promotes Drew Mitchell

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (January 15, 2014) – Drew Mitchell has been promoted to associate account manager at Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations.  He joined the firm in May 2013 and previously completed an internship with the firm as the 2012 Guthrie/Mayes PR Student of the Year.

Mitchell’s experience includes social media, traditional media relations, event coordination and management and community outreach.

In October, Mitchell was honored by the Public Relations Student Society of America with the Gold Key – the highest honor a PRSSA member can receive, recognizing students and former chapter members who display outstanding academic excellence in public relations and leadership qualities.

Mitchell graduated magna cum laude from Western Kentucky University in May 2013, with degrees in public relations and political science, where he held a variety of communications positions including: communications strategist for WKU’s Office of Scholar Development; publicist for The Honors College at WKU; director of public relations for the WKU Student Government Association; and chapter president for the Kelly Thompson Chapter of PRSSA.

Mitchell is a member of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Founded in 1977, Guthrie/Mayes is one of Kentucky’s largest independent public relations firms.  It is based in Louisville, with an office in Lexington.

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