Paula Anderson 

  • Master’s of Arts Degree - 2020-2021 University of Memphis Journalism and Strategic Media 

  • Bachelors of Arts - May 2020 University of Memphis Journalism concentration (Public Relations) 

  • Bachelors of Arts (English) - May 1996 LeMoyne-Owen College

 

  • First Outstanding Student in English Graduated Cum Laude (GPA 3.3) 

LeMoyne-Owen College - Sept. 2020 -

  • Adjunct Professor (Journalism/Mass Communication)

  • Develop PowerPoint Presentation for online lectures

  • Mentor and encourage student to achieve success

  • Develop online and hard copy assessments

Writing by Design Media, Inc.  (Professional Journalist/PR Practitioner) May 2015 - present 

  • Write PR Campaigns for clients 

  • Event planning 

  • Conduct focus groups and online surveys 

  • Create social media content 

  • Produce quarterly newsletter 

  • Create marketing materials (e.g. postcards,flyers)  

  • Write press releases and other communication messages for social media, email marketing and websites 

  • Digital and print magazines 

“The New Tri-State Defender” - Freelance Writer April 2015 – present 

  •  Compose newspaper articles 

  •  Schedule face-to-face and phone interviews with sources 

University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship - (Aug. 2018 - May 2020 ) 

  • Developed marketing materials (e.g flyer, e-newsletter, e-mail announcements) 

  • Created social media content strategies 

  • Video content creation 

  • Feature stories and copy 

  • Event planning and concept development 

University of Memphis Graduate Assistant -  (Sept. 2017 – May 2018) 

  • Composed copy and revised articles for newsletter 

  • Composed website content 

  • Communicated with faculty, staff and students about upcoming events 

American National University - Adjunct Faculty (June 2008 – April 2018) 

  • Taught Health Information Management, Written Communication, Basic English 

  • Facilitated 4-5 classes per year to students 

  • Prepared weekly lesson plans including PowerPoint presentations  Mentored and encouraged 15-20 students per year to achieve their best 

LeMoyne-Owen College – Public Relations Intern (Jan 2015 – May 2015)

  • Wrote press releases and media alerts 

  • Assisted with copy editing for College magazine – The Beacon 

  • Communicated with internal employees on upcoming events 

  • Composed magazine and newspaper articles 

  • Conducted phone interviews & face-to-face interviews 

  • Handled PR for 2015 LOC Alumni Reunion Weekend 

Accomplishments 

  • Placed 3rd in writing competition at the University of Memphis 

  • Several published articles online and print 

  •  Published online digital and print magazine for entrepreneurs (memphissmallbusinessquarterly.com)

  • 2017 Leadership Memphis Grassroots graduate

  • 2016 - Young Alumnus Award  - LeMoyne-Owen College National Alumni Association

Leadership Roles

  • Past president of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. (Alpha Upsilon Chapter) - 1994-1995

  • Past vice-president of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. (Alpha Upsilon Chapter) - 1993-1994

  • Ministry Leader at Christ Missionary Baptist Church (1998-2008)

  • Co-chair of 2018 Alumni Reunion Committee -LeMoyne-Owen College

  • Past vice president of AAPC Memphis chapter - 2012

  • Chair, Public Relations Ad Hoc committee (Memphis Chapter - LOC Alumni Association) 2015-2016

Member Affiliations 

  • Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles 

  •  Memphis Association of Black Journalists (MABJ) 

  • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

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