Resumé

Rachel W. Jones

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Asst. Director of Communications
St. Louis Catholic High School (2018-2020)

  • Executed the school’s communications plan involving social media content creation, marketing strategy, alumni engagement and media relations to increase enrollment and inspire giving.

 

Marketing Communications Manager
New Orleans Business Alliance (2016-2018)

  • Provided support and project management for all communications and marketing projects, including writing all content for NOLABA’s 2016 and 2017 annual reports.

 

Facebook Live Video Host/Public Relations Volunteer
American Heart Association – Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Awards (2015-present)

  • Hosted AHA’s Facebook Live video broadcast in Houston, Texas, and secured a post-awards ceremony live interview with the winning coach annually since 2018.

  • Planned and executed PR coordination with other aspects of this event, including writing finalist bios for the program and press releases.

 

Sports Reporter/Multimedia Journalist
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (2012-2015)
Lake Charles American Press (2011-2012)

  • Anchored NOLA.com’s video coverage with daily New Orleans Saints “Black & Gold Today” and LSU “Talkin’ Tigers” sports shows.

  • In Lake Charles, was the first female sports reporter hired. I covered high school sports and launched a sports video series on http://www.americanpress.com.

 

EDUCATION

LSU – 2011 – B.A. Mass Communication (Journalism)

University of Florida – M.A. Mass Communication (Public Relations) – started fall 2020

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: rachel.whittaker1689@gmail.com

Phone: (504) 722-0390


Work Samples

  • St. Louis Catholic High School 2018-2020: Magazines & Video
  • Rachel Jones’ 2020 Reporter Reel, featuring highlights from NOLA.com and the Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards.