Whitney Holmes

Communications, Marketing, Media Specialist
Reply rate:
Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
32 years old
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
5 years

While at 104.3 The Fan and Mile High Sports (both Denver-based sports media outlets), I was the only female radio field reporter in the Denver market. I spent a lot of time in press boxes, dugouts, and press conferences. I learned how to grab the attention of both our audience and the professional athletes we worked with to develop fan-friendly coverage that was respected by the fans, the teams, and the community at-large.

From a technical standpoint, I learned how to write stories, book guests, voice advertisements, produce videos, manage social media accounts, and even had the opportunity to cover Super Bowl XLVII. This gave me technical proficiency in developing and generating social media buzz, increasing traction 400% during that week.

While working for these outlets, I was certain I had my entire career in sports journalism mapped out, but came to realize that I needed to further my education in order to position myself to achieve my career goals. With that in mind, I pursued and completed a Master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations at George Washington University – the top-ranked program in the public relations field. This gave me a perspective from the “other side” of media I previously lacked. Many of the courses I took, such as Corporate Social Responsibility, hold direct relevance to the duties required for the position.

My experience in media, customer service, and my graduate work make me a uniquely qualified candidate for this deputy press secretary position. Throughout my career, I have produced measurable results, demonstrated a strong work ethic, and excelled through my passion in doing meaningful work I love.

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