Kelly Kracht

Strong communications background specializing in media/ public relations, graphic design, news writing and editing; well-rounded PR professional. Kracht is based out of St. Paul, MN.

Education

University of North Dakota: B.A. in communication, summa cum laude            

Professional Experience

Carmel Communications : Media Relations Coordinator

Fortifying Families of FaithWed Design/ Producer

  • Helped re-design their website (my mother’s company);
  • Help produce her conferences and work on her marketing

The Maximus Group, Atlanta, GA: PR Coordinator

  • Pitched stories to local, regional, and national Catholic/ Christian outlets (Print, TV, and Radio);
  • Coordinated Social Media plan and wrote content for the weekly news alert and newsrooms

St. Joseph’s Hospital: HR Office Volunteer

Fire of Hope Conference, Minneapolis: Producer/ Director

  • Helped with the organization/ flow of the event; maintained a calm, professional attitude backstage, which was noticed and complimented by the speakers

Sign & Design Graphic Design Studio: Graphic Design Artist

  • Designed projects for customers based off their consultations, using Adobe Cs5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) efficiently

Studio One TV Center, Grand Forks, ND: Producer, News/ Feature reporter, Technical Director

  • Helped the director assign projects to team’s reporters; ran weekly meetings; helped produce guest segments on the weekly show whose content is distributed to 4.5 Million households;
  • Interviewed subjects for broadcast stories, wrote scripts and edited footage (using Final Cut Pro);
  • Good with camera work, and was a production assistant on show day

The Maximus Group (Marketing and Public Relations), Community Outreach Intern

 UND Wellness Center- Culinary Corner, Grand Forks: Team Lead

  • Supervised a team of Culinary Corner cooks, and decided what cooking classes to offer, etc. Assisted with secretarial tasks in the CC office- organizing recipes, and marketing for our classes.

CCL Office – Minneapolis, MN: Administrative Assistant

  • Worked independently in the office for this small non-profit organization;
  • Handled all of their office needs- answering phones, mailings, email database, etc.

Honors & Awards

  • 3M Vocational Scholarship
  • UND- President’s List, Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • UND- Russell T. Anderson & Charles “Chuck” Johnson Communication Scholarships
  • UND- Studio One Exceptional Performance Award

Special Skills

  • Media relations; Social media strategist – (Facebook, Twitter);
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Cs5, and other software;
  • Leader, friendly, detail oriented, organized, hard working, quick learner;
  • Web design and graphic design experience;
  • Good customer service and people skills;
  • Strong writer and communicator; office admin experience

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