Work

Rachel W. Jones Resumé

WORK EXPERIENCE

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

  • Led database management. Executed the school’s communications plan involving marketing strategy, web & social media content creation, alumni engagement, event planning, and media relationship building in order 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.

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

University of Florida – 2022 – M.A. Mass Communication (Public Relations)

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

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Public Relations Volunteer/Facebook Live Video Host
American Heart Association – Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Awards (2015-2020)

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

Religious Education Teacher (10th & 11th Grade)
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (2021-2022)

  • Taught Lake Charles high school students foundations of the Catholic faith and how to live it during their preparation for Confirmation.

  • Incorporated active learning strategies & group discussions into lesson plans to help students retain core concepts.


More Writing & Reporting 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.