QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Writing, Editing, Strategic Communication, Internal Communication, External Communication, Investor Communication, Social Media, Internet Research, Market Research, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, Desktop Publishing
September 1997 - Present
Joshua Brett Writing and Communications Solutions - Philadelphia, PA
For more than a decade, I have worked on a freelance basis to help organizations and publications across the United States fulfill their needs in research, writing, editing and marketing communications. My portfolio includes breaking news stories, multi-part feature stories and opinion columns in print and online media outlets, data collection and organization for real estate market analysts, press releases and research reports.
I have clips from the following publications, amongst others:
Communications Consultant February 2010 – Present
Topaz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Horsham, PA
Reported to the Vice President of Commercial Planning and Operations. Developed internal, investor and government communications for a late-stage pharmaceutical development company.
Correspondent June 2007 – Present
The Times of Trenton - Trenton, NJ
Researched, planned, and produced news and feature story packages on a variety of topics in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Marketing Communications Assistant
March 2009 – October 2009
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital - Darby, PA
Authored press releases and internal newsletters, as well as messaging for corporate intranet, website, and digital signage. Designed and produced compelling marketing materials for internal and external events to advance promotional efforts. Partnered with senior hospital management and corporate marketing communications team to implement messaging initiatives.
Contract Proofreader August 2008 – December 2008
ConvaTec - Skillman, NJ
Reported to the Package Development Compliance Manager and the Associate Director of Graphics and Packaging Design. Assisted with the re-branding of a major medical devices manufacturer following a change in ownership
September 2004 – May 2007
The Trentonian - Trenton, NJ
Researched, planned and produced news and feature story packages on a variety of topics in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Edited copy and designed pages for the daily newspaper and special sections.
Part-Time Editorial Assistant
September 2002 - May 2004
The Boston Globe - Boston, MA
Part of a team of clerks in the sports department of the largest daily newspaper in New England. Collected results from high school and college events for publication. Assisted the section editors and copy editors.
M.S. in Communication Management
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
B.S. in Journalism
Boston University - Boston, MA