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Kristin D

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Last Login 8/15/2016
Location Runnells, IA
Education College Diploma
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Summary of Experience
For more than 20 years, Kristin has worked as a state and national award-winning freelance journalist, reporter and editor, having been published both in print and online via various social media channels and websites.
Kristin also has worked for a public relations firm for the past 10 years, where she was tasked with writing/editing/proofing web copy, creating/editing/proofing press releases, media advisories, designing campaigns, executing marketing efforts, etc., on a local, regional and national scale for numerous clients.
Kristin has managed the social media accounts for two global businesses with duties that included blogging; composing and scheduling compelling, interactive tweets; sharing YouTube videos across different channels; analyzing Facebook insights and Google analytics to determine when to post creative, informative and relevant content she created on her clients' Facebook pages; and discovering how Instagram and Pinterest can play into a social media program.
She has excellent online research abilities, thrives on deadlines, is highly proficient in AP Style, comfortable with such programs as Wordpress, SharePage, Cision and Zoho, and has telecommuted for the past 16 years in a fully equipped office.
Specialties
Writing, interviewing, researching, proofing, design, blogging, press releases, articles, social media content.
Interests
Having been a journalist for more than 20 years, her interests vary widely.
Education
Drake University journalism, graduate school

Kristin attended Drake University's graduate school and studied journalism. I completed all of the coursework toward my degree.


Iowa State University journalism; graphic design, bachelor's degree

Kristin had an academic scholarship to Iowa State University where I majored in both journalism and graphic design, graduating in four years.


Honors and Awards
I have received numerous state and national awards. Please see below for the listing 2015 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, Events and Observances Lasting Longer than Seven Days, Public Relations Society of America (Albers Communications Group)
2014 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, Events and Observances Lasting Longer than Seven Days, Public Relations Society of America (Albers Communications Group)
2014 Best of B2B Omaha, Social Media Consulting (Albers Communications Group)
2014 winner of team awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2013 Best of Show, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2013 winner of the PRSA Best of Show and the Gold WOMMY through Albers Communications Group for Home Instead Senior Care
2013 Best of B2B Omaha, Social Media Consulting (Albers Communications Group)
2013 Award of Excellence, Events and Observances Lasting Longer than Seven Days, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2013 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, Events and Observances Lasting Longer than Seven Days, Public Relations Society of America (Albers Communications Group)
2013 winner of team awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2012 winner of the PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence through Albers Communications Group for Home Instead Senior Care
2012 Award of Merit, Marketing Consumer Services, Other, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2012 Award of Merit, Events and Observances Lasting Longer than Seven Days, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2012 Best of B2B Omaha, Social Media Consulting (Albers Communications Group)
2012 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2011 Award of Excellence, Marketing Consumer Services, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2011 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2010 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2009 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2008 won best series for a three-part feature series from the Iowa Newspaper Association on behalf of the Altoona Herald
2008 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2007 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2006 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2006 Award of Excellence, Communications Programs – External, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2005 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register/Altoona Herald teams
2005 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Farm News team
2004 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Farm News team
2004 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register team
2003 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Farm News team
2003 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register team
2003 Award of Merit, Communications Programs – PR/Media, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2002 Award of Merit, Communications Programs, PRSA Nebraska (Albers Communications Group)
2002 first place winner for 72-page Century Farms special section from Inland Press Foundation and Newspaper Special Sections Network
2002 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Press Citizen team
2002 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Farm News team
2002 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register team
2001 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Farm News team
2001 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register team
2000 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Farm News team
2000 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register team
1999 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Farm News team
1999 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register team
1998 print journalism winner of the National Easter Seal Society EDI Awards
1998 winner of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s best statewide publication (tabloid)
1998 winner of the Iowa Association of Business Communicator’s bronze quill award
1998 winner of various awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association with the Des Moines Register team
1997 winner of the Iowa Newspaper Association's Young Iowa Journalist of the Year award
1997 winner of the Iowa Newspaper Association’s annual contest: three 1st place, two 2nd place and one 3rd place awards with the Dallas County News
1996 winner of the Iowa Newspaper Association’s annual contest: two 1st place, four 2nd place and two 3rd place awards, plus placed fourth in the general excellence category with the Dallas County News

Projects by Industry
Kids/Family

As a mother of four kids, Kristin has written extensively about issues of importance to parents, grandparents and families.

Agriculture

Since 1997, Kristin has been covering agriculture and addressing a variety of subjects important to producers, rural families, consumers and the agriculture economy.

Business

For years, Kristin has covered the business sector and for the past four years, she has weekly profiled five local businesses.

Projects by Asset Type
News Story

For more than 20 years, Kristin has worked as a state and national award-winning freelance journalist, reporter and editor, having been published both in print and online via various social media channels and websites.

Blog Post

Kristin has managed the social media accounts for two global businesses with duties that included blogging, as well as composing and scheduling compelling, interactive tweets, sharing YouTube videos across different channels, analyzing Facebook insights and Google analytics to determine when to post creative, informative and relevant content created on clients' Facebook pages. The blogs also were promoted across various social media channels.

Press Release

Kristin has worked for a public relations firm for the past 10 years where she was tasked with writing/editing/proofing web copy, creating/editing/proofing press releases, media advisories, designing campaigns, executing marketing efforts, etc., on a local, regional and national scale for numerous clients.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

For more than 20 years, Kristin has worked as a state and national award-winning freelance journalist, reporter and editor, having been published both in print and online via various social media channels and websites.

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