Melissa Lewelling's Work Experience
Communications/Copy Editing Assistant
August 2012 to April 2015
Public Relations/Marketing Intern
June 2014 to August 2014
Staff Reporter, prior Contributing Writer
January 2012 to December 2013
CRN Editorial Intern/Reporter
June 2012 to July 2013
InnVision Shelter Network
Marketing/Public Relations Volunteer
February 2013 to May 2013
Public Relations Volunteer
September 2010 to November 2010
PR Senior Account Manager
Melissa Lewelling's Education
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Journalism (reporting/editing), 3.95
November 2022 to November 2022
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Ranked #1,353 out of 27,060 for Public Relations/Marketing Intern in California
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)
2 year(s), 0 month(s)
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About Melissa Lewelling's Current CompanyNutanix
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About Melissa Lewelling
💼 Past Experience
Melissa Lewelling has consecutively worked as a public relations and marketing volunteer in San Jose, CA and has also worked as an account manager at The Hoffman Agency in San Jose, CA. Melissa Lewelling is currently a Marketing/Public Relations Volunteer at InnVision Shelter Network from February 2013 to May 2013 (4 months) in San Jose, CA. Volunteered weekly for the Marketing and Public Relations Department of a nonprofit, which serves homeless individuals and families from San Jose to Daly City, writing press releases and editing brochures for events and the organization as a whole. Gathered quotes and information from event volunteers and successful program participants for company newsletters and created two database spreadsheets of journalist contacts and free event advertising venues for future department reference.Public Relations Volunteer at Equal Time from September 2010 to November 2010 (3 months) in San Jose, CA. Assisted broadcast journalism professor with production responsibilities of local half-hour public affairs television show and generated fresh ideas for upcoming episodes. Also, created publicity campaign with team of peers for launch of new episodes and a new class involving production of the show. Account Manager at The Hoffman Agency in San Jose, CA.Leading strategic planning and media engagement for three accounts focused on cloud-based unified communications for healthcare/banking, network analytics/security and vertical applications of network modernization for transportation, cable, utilities and enterprises. Crafting original pitches and developing targeted media lists for effective outreach around company announcements and thought leadership. Gruiding development of compelling blog and social content. Building relationships with beat journalists interested in news my clients have to offer.Assisting with video editing needs, where applicable. Senior Account Executive at The Hoffman Agency from January 2017 to April 2019 (2 years 4 months) in San Jose, California. Led strategic planning, content development and media engagement for three accounts (Nokia, Synaptics and Revation Systems) focused on cloud-based unified communications for healthcare/banking, network analytics/security and vertical applications of network modernization for transportation, cable, utilities and enterprises.Synaptics feature story in USA Today (front page print & online) on auto biometric was shortlisted for Holmes Sabre award in Feb 2019 and won a platinum Hermes award in April 2019.Highlights include:• Media event planning and team execution to launch Nokia’s Future X for Industries architecture and strategy for Industry 4.0/manufacturing through an embargoed onsite demo event and keynote with Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon — resulting in 3 pre-briefings, 6 media attendees, 29 original articles (reaching about 108.7 million unique readers) and a feature in WSJ’s CIO Journal• Crafting storytelling pitches to up-level media outreach around Nokia’s networks and Synaptics’ processors — including securing interviews with Stacey on IoT, Business Insider, New York Times, Digital Trends and CNET plus features in Information Age, ReadWrite, RCR Wireless and more• Leading Revation Systems’ blog content strategy and development to integrate with social and media relations efforts — building a program in 3 years that accounted for ~25% of the company’s
Melissa Lewelling has a degree in Journalism from San Jose State University. She has worked in various capacities as a journalist for a number of years, most recently as a reporter for the outlet San Jose State University's student newspaper, The Cardinal. Lewelling is also certified by the American Society of Journalists: Board and trainer of the §Ithaca, New York course. Lewellingained difficulty with content reading and essay writing, and required extra support to complete her degree.Lewelling is currently taking a course in Business Resilience and Work readiness, and has been working as a Work readiness counselor for the past two years. Lewelling is excited to be taking this course and is looking forward to developing her work readiness skills. Lewelling appreciates the opportunity to be learning and researching this important course, which is vital in her preparation for her future work.
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
Weaknesses:• Lewelling does not have first-hand experience in customer service or industry relations. This can lead to inconsistencies in her communications style and results in a narrowed focus on issues.• Lewelling is not extremely organized or disciplined and can be tendentious in her writing. This can lead toanova hi-jinx where ideas or facts are not clearly understood or covered.• Lewelling is easily influenced by others and easy to get carried away with her ideas. This can lead to herNULL turns of phrase, poor headlines or undue excitement in the media.
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