Sally Hurst


Soon-to-be college graduate seeking full-time employment in the communications realm


About me

I'm a communication studies major and media arts & technologies minor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. For the last year I've juggled being a full time student, an internship as the social media coordinator for an event company, a senior editor position at an online music publication, and a part-time job in retail. I enjoy the fast-paced lifestyle my busy schedule provides, as each day is never a boring one. Upon graduating in June, I hope to find a career that will continue to keep me on my toes and present new challenges.


I have extensive writing experience as a music journalist at The DJ List. Through this position my writing skills have improved tremendously, and I've learned how to effectively and professionally communicate with major record companies and world-renowned artists. I've included some of my work below.



Education

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo-2011-Present

Communications Major, Media Arts and Technologies Minor, Public Relations coursework

Universidad de Sevilla-2013

Studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain



My history

The DJ List - Senior Editor/Credentials Coordinator-October 2014-Present

- Responsible for obtaining credentials for event coverage for writers/photographers

- Communicate and maintain relationships with PR firms and major record companies

regarding events, releases, and interviews

- Oversee work of editors and photographers

- Maintain Contributing Writer responsibilities

The DJ List - Contributing Writer-December 2013-October 2014

- Promoted to Senior Editor and Credentials Coordinator

- Responsible for attending concerts and festivals writing reviews

- Conduct interviews with world renowned artists

- Create informative articles regarding electronic music news

Collective Effort Events - Social Media Lead/Intern-September 2014-Present

- Responsible for company’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Accounts; Head of Social Media Team

- Examine trends in social media marketing to effectively target specific demographics

- Has tripled the number of Instagram followers since given the position

Collective Effort Events - Marketing Intern-Summer 2012-June 2014

- Promoted to Social Media Lead/Intern

- Utilized social media marketing skills in Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for promotion of events

- Sold concert tickets to Greek Life at Cal Poly; managed large amounts of revenue and guest lists

MoreHouse Records Inc. - Communications Intern-Summer 2014

- Marketed and promoted new releases to blogs and music websites

- Maintained and updated Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr accounts

- Assisted with various administrative duties

FratMusic.com - Content Intern-Summer 2014

- Created and updated playlists for a popular music streaming website

- Contributed new music and playlist ideas to team members


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