Aug 15, 2019

Monica Burns

  • Communications/Public Relations Coordinator
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Marketing / PR Environmental Education (K-12) Foodbanks and Nutrition Women causes Social Justice

Work Experience

Junior Publicist
Jan 2018 - Aug 2019 TNT / tbs

Coordinate press tour logistics to promote the premieres and returns of TNT shows including I Am the Night, The Alienist, Claws, Animal Kingdom, The Last Ship and Chasing the Cure; Manage several six-figure promotion budgets for five TV shows; Assist on the red carpets of premiere parties, award shows and TV festivals; Negotiate talent’s glam/grooming contracts with beauty agencies, artists and talent representatives; Provide clear communication and top service to talent and talent representatives to maintain a positive relationship with the networks; Co-manage the year-round TNT/tbs Publicity Internship Program; Produce media alerts, programming wide blasts, media lists and press clippings reports; Curate and update press kit websites to ensure downloadable materials are easily accessible for reporters.

PR Assistant to SVP of Publicity, Marie Moore
Feb 2017 - Jan 2018 TNT / tbs

Maintained calendar; Scheduled meetings with executives across the company; Managed executive travel; Drafted travel itineraries; Completed monthly expense reports; Answered and returned phone calls; Completed miscellaneous administrative tasks; Compiled daily clip reports; Distributed company-wide emails; Promoted to Junior Publicist.

Corporate Communications Consultant
Mar 2014 - Feb 2017 Wells Fargo & Company

Simultaneously supported two separate communications teams and markets; Produced presentations and monitored metrics for the national communications manager; Drafted talking points for executive speaking engagements; Pitched media outlets to promote national campaigns, products and Wells Fargo sponsored events or projects; Wrote internal news stories to position Wells Fargo as an employer of choice; Managed, produced and distributed a weekly internal newsletter; Compiled quarterly reports; Managed branded Twitter handle to promote Wells Fargo’s products and services.

Assistant Account Executive
Aug 2012 - Mar 2014 Hope-Beckham Inc.

Researched and created media lists; Compiled daily news and lawsuit reports to track client coverage; Brainstormed new marketing ideas for campaigns; Planned and executed media events; Pitched and secured press coverage for clients such as Aaron’s, Comcast and law firm Greenberg Traurig; Wrote press releases and alerts to secure media coverage.

Junior Publicist/Campus Ambassador
Feb 2012 - Aug 2012 135th Street Agency

Planned, promoted and executed watch parties for WE tv’s Braxton Family Values to increase the show’s awareness; Organized an on-campus press conference/cast meet-and-greet to enhance publicity for the film Think Like A Man; Assisted television/radio personality Egypt Sherrod with miscellaneous tasks; Assisted recording artist Austin Brown with social media strategies to increase audience, promote music and connect with existing fans; Coordinated logistics for Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer press screenings across several cities.

Campus Brand Representative
Aug 2011 - Apr 2012 Victoria’s Secret PINK

Planned and implemented creative campus events, fashion shows and community service projects to promote the VS PINK brand; Coordinated focus groups/surveys to gather customer insight and improve the brand; Advised apparel designers on new trends to ensure merchandise remained current; Won the national collegiate PINK “Tweet for the Truck” contest.

Account Associate
Apr 2010 - Aug 2012 Prodigy PR Firm – Sony Pictures Account

Planned, promoted and executed free screenings to strengthen relationship with collegiate demographic; Locally promoted a variety of films including Colombiana, Moneyball, The Social Network, Burlesque, The Tourist and The Green Hornet.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Public Relations
Aug 2007 - Apr 2012 Florida A&M University