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Ren Bishop Luebbering
826 N. Cedar Ridge Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: (417) 880-1873 
E-mail: 
renbishop-at-gmail.com
Twitter ID: @
renluebbering

Education

Master of Arts in Communication, Nonprofit Communication
Drury University
Tentative Graduation Date: May 2018

Bachelor of Journalism, Magazine Journalism
University of Missouri

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies
University of Missouri

Multicultural Certificate
University of Missouri

Experience

December 2013 to present       Springfield Public Schools        Springfield, Missouri

  • Social media specialist for Missouri’s largest fully accredited school district.
  • Facilitated quality conversations on SPS social media platforms between the district and its stakeholders, wrote engaging and conversational content for all SPS social media channels
  • Pitched, developed, fact-checked, wrote and published stories for the SPS website, parent and faculty e-newsletters and social media channels.
  • Managed the company’s social media outlets, while developing social media strategies for SPS events and initiatives; interacted with stakeholders on social media to answer questions and provide the most up-to-date information available
  • Worked with key SPS staff in order to devise several SPS social media programs, including Tip Thursdays, Faces of SPS and the district’s #TBT effort

December 2013 to present       417 Magazine        Springfield, Missouri

  • Contributing writer for 417 Magazine, 417 Home and 417 Bride.
  • Pitched, developed and crafted print-ready features and department stories for southwest Missouri’s premier lifestyle publication
  • Produced an average of 1,000 words per month
  • Public works include September 2014’s cover story on the Most Beautiful Women, profiles, restaurant reviews and more.

October 2013 to present       Checkmate Consulting        Springfield, Missouri

  • Chief inspiration officer, owner and founder of a digital marketing consulting firm.
  • Implemented specific social media strategies for a variety of brands and clients, ranging in industries from logistics management to faith-based organizations.
  • Developed brand standards and consistency in content for a variety of clients across a multitude of platforms.
  • Managed clients’ social media outlets, while meeting highly targeted social media goals for each client; interacted with client stakeholders on social media to provide the highest level and quality of customer service.
  • Worked with business owners and upper level management to create specific social media campaigns to ensure ROI and sales goals, when applicable.

May 2012 to November 2013       Inside Columbia magazine        Columbia, Missouri

  • Editorial assistant, audience development specialist, web editor, social media manager, subscriptions director and e-communications coordinator for all three Inside Columbia magazine publications and Culinary Adventures.
  • Directed marketing online contests, subscription efforts for direct mail pieces, planned and implemented all online promotional efforts for the company (Inside Columbia magazines and Culinary Adventures), managed a stable of InsideColumbia.net bloggers, recruited bloggers for the web and was responsible for daily website content updates.
  • Pitched, developed, fact-checked and wrote in-depth features and department stories for publication in Inside ColumbiaInside Columbia’s Prime magazine and Inside Columbia’s CEO magazine. Wrote an average of  10,000 words a month for print publication, e-newsletters and e-blasts.
  • Managed the company’s social media outlets, assisted in circulation efforts, coordinated subscription customer service efforts on a daily basis and managed, developed and implemented editorial and multimedia internship programs at Inside Columbia magazine.

Jan. 2012 to May 2012  Vox Magazine        Columbia, Missouri

  • Front of book department (Insight) editor
  • Pitched and assigned various stories to reporters, compiled calendar entries and fact checked articles
  • Edited content for print, online and iPad editions of Vox, while writing a weekly blog for VoxTalk.

Skills

Technical Writing Skills

  • Inverted pyramid, long-form narrative, broadcast news writing and poetry.

Languages

•    Fluent in French and a touch of Spanish.

Marketing

  • Online promotional plan implementation, social media engagement strategist and cross-promotion branding.

Event Planning

  • Day-of wedding coordinator, designer and wedding consultant.

Software Knowledge

  • Competent in online content management systems, all social media outlets, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, HTML, CSS, PHP and Microsoft Office Suite.
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