Resume

I am a communications consultant to businesses and organizations and an independent writer of news and features for print and online media. Reach me at info@melissasais.com or at 505.504.5791.

EXPERIENCE
Communications Consultant
Develop and execute communications projects for businesses and organizations. Write, edit and project manage communications materials including full-color magazines, web and social media content, press releases, newsletters, articles and annual reports. Clients include St. Pius X High School Advancement and Alumni Office, Oldest House Indian Shop, Thelma Domenici & Associates, the University of New Mexico Foundation and New Mexico Market Place.
1998 to present

Freelance Writer/Photographer
Contribute news and feature stories and photos to national and regional magazines and newspapers, national trade publications and electronic publications. Clients include Parenting School YearsNew Mexico Magazine, New Mexico JourneyAlbuquerque Journal, Wealth Manager Magazine and Investopedia.com
1998 to present

Communications Director, State Bar of New Mexico
Coordinated communication and public relations efforts of the State Bar of New Mexico. Edited weekly Bar Bulletin, bi-monthly Bar Journal, yearly New Mexico Bench & Bar Directory and other marketing materialOversaw media relations, publication design and on-site print shop. Managed staff of six.
1996-1998

Reporter/Photographer, New Mexico Business Weekly
Covered business and industry in Albuquerque and New Mexico. Copy edited newspaper.
1994-1996

Reporter/Photographer, Valencia County News-Bulletin/Villager
Covered city council and police beats and general news and features.
1993-1994

EDUCATION
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, BA, Journalism, with Honors