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Marjorie Solomon

Communications Consultant

Sydney, 2017, Australia

Skills

Adobe Indesign

Wordpress/Blogger

Social Media

Audiovisual Editing

About

For the past 15 years I have worked in public relations and communications across a variety of industries and responsibilities, including media relations, publications, strategy development, journalism, policy and research, government relations, event planning, community and stakeholder relations, and social media.

Education

Murdoch University

Grap Dip Journalism , Grap Dip Journalism

December 1995 - December 1995

Uni of Western Australia

History & English Literature , History & English Literature

December 1994 - December 1994

University of Sydney

Creative Writing , Creative Writing

Experience

Managing Editor

CommsPROs , Sydney, Australia

December 2011 - January 2012

Managing Editor of PR & communications jobs website www.commspros.com.au

Content Editing/Writing
Marketing
Business Development
Founding Consultant

Sundew Media , Perth/Sydney

May 2011 - January 2012

Past and current projects include crisis management; PR and promotional strategic planning; feature ‘advertorial’ articles; promotional/information publicity material; building and maintaining websites (including writing copy and SEO); event planning and promotion. Created PR/communications jobs website CommsPROs (using Wordpress platform).

Consulting
Editing / Writing
Business Development
Publicist and Business Manager

In One Hour , Sydney / International

December 2006 - January 2012

Achievements: • Positioned David Solomon as an educator and speaker of considerable international repute, using traditional and internet-based promotional devices ranging from stories in key special-interest publications to the placement of a Wikipedia entry. • Built, designed, wrote-copy and maintained www.inonehour.net. • Designed and edited In One Hour publication, The Whole of Jewish History in One Hour. • Designed, edited and produced six audio series for CD; compiled and edited video collection. • Developed and maintained email and social media networks.

Publicity
Events Management
Business Development
PR & Communications Specialist

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (Native Title Representative Body) , Perth, Australia

June 2004 - December 2006

Achievements: • Raised the profile of YMAC with media, stakeholders and government through extensive media activity and relevant events (including a number of high profile media campaigns.) • Establishment and management of communications unit of YMAC and expanded it to include additional communication and policy officers (who reported to me). • Received special commendation from a number of leading Indigenous figures for the quality of YMAC annual reports. • Created and managed website for YMAC. • Implemented regular newsletter communications, including staff newsletter and newsletters for almost 30 separate native title claims. • Created and edited staff handbook. • Raised awareness of organisational operations through briefing and promotional documents. • Establishment of organisational photo library . • Created and organised YMAC stakeholder event.

Public Relations
Publications
Staff Management
Public Affairs Executive

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry , London, UK

August 2001 - February 2004

Achievements: • Increased circulation and improved design and detail of ABPI publications. • Increased audience numbers for ABPI messages through radio day programmes. • Produced key ABPI briefings. • Increased number of journals publishing ABPI feature articles (ghost-wrote most submissions). • Introduced and managed new online method of promoting ABPI messages, through organised online chat forums.

Public Relations
Publications
Writing
Account Manager

Morgan Allen Moore , London, UK

October 1999 - August 2001

Achievements: • Promoted to Account Manager (most senior position in company below board members) within 10 months of initial employment as Account Executive. • Edited magazine for the National Association of Councillors. • Shared speaking platform with Secretary of State for Wales on issue of pension reform for local councillors. Recognition of the issue was later confirmed by the National Assembly for Wales. • Formalised MAM new business activity.

Writing & Research
Client & Government Liaison
Business Development
Freelance/ Contract Work / Voluntary

, Australia & UK

May 1996 - October 1999

Research Researcher at Conservative Central Office, London (election campaign contract) 1997 Responsible for researching the Prime Minister's and Deputy Prime Minister's campaign tours; responsible for the Prime Minister's public email address, writing press briefings and third party endorsement research. Broadcast Work Experience with political programme Crosstalk, London News Network (1999); Radio presenter and member of arts programming team, Radio West, Jerusalem, (1997-8); Radio co-presenter on twice-weekly live programme, Art is Life, Radio 6EBAFM, Perth, WA (1996). Freelance writing Freelance journalist, The West Magazine, Perth, WA (1998); Freelance journalist, The West Australian, Perth WA (1996); Commissioned freelance writer, The Pursuit of Quality, Beaumont Publishing House, Perth (1996); Freelance journalist, The West Australian, Perth, WA (1996).

Writing
Research
Radio

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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