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Brandon Babcock

Communications Consultant

Des Moines, 50310, United States

Skills

Strategic planning

Writing and editing

Content management

Leadership

About

I'm a innovative leader with discerning news judgment. I'm a communications effectiveness expert, getting your messages through the clutter while respecting your audience's time. A strategy guy, I think beyond individual projects to keep the big picture in mind. I'll meet your unique challenges with uniquely-designed solutions.

Education

Iowa State University

Journalism/Mass Communication , Journalism/Mass Communication

May 2003 - May 2003

Canton High School

May 1999 - May 1999

Experience

President Elect

IABC/Iowa , Des Moines, IA

July 2009 - January 2012

Serving as president-elect for the 2011-2012 board year, in line to become president for 2012-2013. Lead a volunteer board of 12, connecting communication professionals through networking opportunities and helping them advance their careers with professional development programming attended by hundreds each year. Served as vice president of Career Services July 2009-June 2011.

Leadership
Membership engagement
Event planning/promotion
Communications Consultant

Principal Financial Group , Des Moines, IA

July 2006 - January 2012

Strategic communication planning, project management, writing and editing (for print, the Web, presentations, audio and video scripting, etc.), content management, Web publishing (HTML, Dreamweaver)

Project management
Writing, editing and content management
Senior leader support
Reporter

Kansas City Star , Kansas City, MO

August 2003 - July 2006

Covered city government in Olathe, Kan.

Beat development/management
Reporting
Writing
Reporter

Arizona Republic , Phoenix, AZ

May 2003 - August 2003

Covered city government in Mesa, Ariz.

Beat development/management
Reporting
Writing
Reporter

Iowa State Daily/Iowa State University , Ames, IA

August 2000 - May 2002

Reporting assignments from arts and entertainment to coverage of the school's Engineering Department.

Reporting
Writing
Reporter

Peoria Journal Star , Peoria, IL

May 2000 - December 2002

General assignment reporter.

Reporting
Writing

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

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