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Leah Hobbs LinkedInLEAH M. HOBBS, MA

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Creative professional with over ten years writing, editing and design experience, working with non-profits, financial and publishing companies. Strong creative and analytical skills. Great attention to detail. Completes projects quickly and accurately. Excellent communication and research skills. Able to learn quickly and attend to multiple tasks swiftly. Works well independently or in a team environment.

• Adobe Creative Cloud • Microsoft Office • Copywriting • Photography
• Adobe Acrobat Pro DC • Microsoft Word • Editing • Television production
• Adobe InDesign • Microsoft Excel • Proofreading • Content management
• Adobe Photoshop • Microsoft Outlook • Design  
• Adobe Illustrator • Mac • Social media  
• Adobe Dreamweaver • PC • Wordpress  

Administrative Office Specialist, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Chesterfield, Virginia, 2016-present
Provide administrative support to several divisions of the agency, specifically Human Resources, as well as Information Technology, Finance/Grants, and External Affairs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, calling and scheduling candidates for interviews, preparing resources for interviews, preparing and proofreading agency documents, and updating spreadsheets.

Freelance Writer, Richmond Free Press, Richmond, Virginia, 2016-present
Cover area events, as well as conduct interviews and research, to write feature articles for newspaper. Occasionally fill in at the newsroom to wrtie shorts and other stories.

Forms Design Coordinator, Genworth Financial, Richmond, Virginia, 2011-2016
Use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to design forms from inception to completion, including run-the-shop items, booklets, and major projects, utilizing brand standards. Provide quality assurance, including proofreading and testing. Assist marketing teams with design of other product materials, including brochures and letters. Manage time to prioritize multiple projects, delivering materials on time to meet and exceed deadlines. Collaborate with project mangers and lines of business on design direction.

• Created designer checklist for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in order to bring consistency and reduce error across designers, saving time and money.
• Designed over 1,400 pieces across lines of business, including materials for key Long Term Care products that were positioned as major revenue building products for the success of the company.
• Took over rate flyer programming from outside vendor, bringing process in-house, providing efficiency and reducing expenses.
• Team Genworth Award.

Proofreader (Local author), OfficeTeam, Richmond, Virginia, 2010
Proofread client’s manuscripts, providing markups and editing copy. Deliver materials on time to meet deadlines. Work independently after receiving client's direction.

Editorial Assistant, Kingdom Publishing Group Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 2009-2010
Provide editorial services to clients to prepare their books for print. Review and edit all client manuscripts. Design book layouts using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Maintain two company websites, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver, keeping all information up-to-date and appealing to the audience. Design and maintain multiple author websites, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver, for clients to promote and sell their books. Manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.

Aquent, (Capital One), Richmond, Virginia, 2007-2008
Email Copywriter

Copywriting for transactional/commercial emails for Capital One Financial Services, providing information or cross-selling products from various lines of business within the corporation. Present ideas for each email campaign to the line of business. Collaborate and receive direction to fulfill the goals of each campaign. Deliver finalized copy on time to meet deadlines.

Technical Editor
Editing for new merchant services and payroll products for small businesses, including, direct mail, email, websites, kits, and statement inserts. Collaborate with team to receive direction and present editing suggestions and best practices.

Faith Landmarks Ministries, Richmond, Virginia, 2001-2007

Lead Coordinating Administrative Assistant
Assist with administrative responsibilities in coordinating over 100 departments and structural reorganization. Create and revise organizational chart using Microsoft Word.

Multimedia Assistant
Handle creative responsibilities for publications, web, and multimedia departments. Managing editor and writer of quarterly magazine and monthly church bulletin. Write 30 and 60 second spot scripts for television broadcast commercials. Write back cover summaries for books and audio/video series. Copywriting, editing and proofing of marketing materials, such as brochures, letters and mailers. Maintain content for two company websites using Adobe Dreamweaver. Photograph and film church and international events, as well as television shoots, using DSLR cameras and professional video equipment. Edit video for weekly event promos using Final Cut Pro and Motion. Manage television broadcast schedules using Microsoft Excel.

Facilities Administrative Assistant
Assist Facilities Manager in administrative functions. Manage schedules of ten employees. Prepare yearly reports and summaries of expenses using Microsoft Excel, and track departmental issues.

Master of Arts, Journalism, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 2005

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