About Me

Resume for Sahra R. Susman / SusmanMedia:                          

Manager, Creative Sales, Customer Service, Retail
Manage daily retail services for textiles and home decorator fabric store. Duties include
customer service, sales, expert consultations, point of sale service, sourcing, buying, ordering, inventory. Daily customer service through oral communications in-person and virtually via telephone, Web, email and social media. Utilize creative knowledge of design, color, sewing, patterning and fabric fiber content to advise and provide service to customers. Other duties include: individual and group instruction of sewing and hand craft techniques, workshop and class creation, scheduling and teaching; writing, editing and design of print and web materials; design, creation, styling of window installations; merchandising; variety of tasks related to retail and online sales in the textile industry.

Copywriter, Editor
Write and edit copy for variety of media formats including: Internet, print collateral, web content and visual/presentation materials. Other skills include: key-wording for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), copy-editing, proofreading, reviews, reporting, factual and creative writing services. Ongoing~

Public Relations, Marketing
Conceptualize/execute advertising, editorial, marketing, public relations and related communications for varied target audiences. Services include: copy-writing, editing, writing, interviewing, email marketing, social media, photography and design. Specializing in green industries and alternative energy. Ongoing~

Photographer  
Shoot digital and film photography on location or in studio. Photographic styles include:  portraiture (environmental or studio); photojournalism; fashion/glamor; product/advertising; wedding and events.
 Additional services include: Product styling, makeup artistry, wardrobe styling services also available. Ongoing~
 
Reporter
Develop sources, conduct interviews, report, write and edit multi-media & news content in fast paced environment with daily deadlines. Focus includes: education (K-12/higher education),government, business, technology, real estate, development and enterprise articles.  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Newspaper; Ontario, CA; 2006-2007

Assistant Managing Editor
Manage, assign, edit content for seven weekly newspapers; work with managing editor to plan weekly content; report, write, edit. Responsibilities include: development of contacts,pitch story ideas; interview; attend press conferences; photography and photo editing; copy editing and design input, layout. Core Media Group; Arcadia, CA; 2006-2004

Junior Photo Editor  •  Post-Production Photo Internship
Responsible for photographer submissions, keywording, editing and image organization. Focus on: customer service, photo research, pricing, negotiation and sales. Knowledge of contracts, licensing rights, property and model releases. Creation of concept, layout, design of various advertising collateral. Beateworks Stock Image Library; L.A. CA; 2004-2003

SKILLS:
Computers: Mac & PC Platforms; 70wpm; MS Office Suite; Google AdWords; Photoshop CS3; Adobe InDesign; Social Media; Copyeditor: Concise AP or MLA style edit of textual/visual materials  • Languages: Conversational Spanish; American Sign Lang. Work Ethic: Detail oriented; Organized; Quick learner; Desire to work!

EDUCATION:
UM Professional Development Course: Online Marketing & Public Relations; 2014
MediaBistro.com, Magazine Writing; 2006
UCLA Extension; Certication in Print Journalism; 2004
Photoshop World Conference & Expo; 2003 • Nikon School of Photography; 2002
University of Montana; Bachelor of Arts, English Literature; Photography; 2000
Rocky Mountain School of Photography; Study of the Camera I-III; 1998

Partial Client List:
Selvedge Studio, Missoula, MT 2014-2012
Bideliasbeads.com, 2012
SandiHendersonDesign.com 2011
EZLube.com,  2009
Martin Creative Services, L.A., CA  2009
Sunrise Energy,  2009-08
FarmingBiodiesel.com  2009-08
Salon De Mélange  2008-06
Larchmont Chronicle, L.A., CA  2008
Drizen-Dohs Corp. Comm.  2008-07
American Suzuki Motor Corp. 2008-07
West Los Angeles College L.A., CA  2008-07
Superba, Inc. L.A., CA 2008-07
Nordstrom, Rich Hansen Photography, Seattle, WA  2008
Freedom Photography, L.A., CA  2008-04
Girls Scouts, L.A., CA  2008-06
FashionLA.com  2007
Valley Scene Magazine, L.A., CA  2007     
BeautyNewsLA.com  2006
LASplashMagazine.com  2006
Daily Photo, L.A., CA  2004-03
Marathon Photo, L.A., CA  2003

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