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ELTON M. C.
– Center City Philadelphia
Sales Account Representative
Develop new and educational
clients for Borders Center City Location. This includes: initiating
clients: managing accounts, and researching new clients. Expand existing
markets which includes: setting merchandise and shipping rates; and
ordering and receiving client merchandise. Track all sales on a weekly
Coordinate multiple book drives
as part of a national companywide effort. Host author signings which
includes: delivering preevent announcements, introducing the author
to the audience, leading audience Q&A, and writing a postevent
report for the District Market Manager.
Lead Educators Appreciation
Week twice a year. This involves: reestablishing contact for weeks
in advance with a school client base with all information pertinent
to the event via phone and email. Host a special reception for the
event including decorating the reception area and working the sales
floor as scheduled.
– Chestnut Hill, PA
Corporate Sales Representative
Accelerated sales for all phases
of the Corporate Sales Program. Actively solicited new accounts while
striving to exceed monthly sales goals. Ordered materials for corporate
clients businesses, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations using
customized inventory management tools. Wrote, packed and shipped all
orders, and also determined discounts for all items. Tracked sales and
maintained account files. Led storerelated business promotions. Oversaw
and hosted personal appearances by special guest authors, delivered
all preevent store broadcasts, introduced authors, led audience Q&A
sessions, and wrote a final event report for district marketing manager.
Served as Team Leader for travel,
art, photography, music, home construction/interior design, and collectibles
departments. Took responsibility for travel and foreign language departments.
This entailed: making discretionary and required pulls of poorselling
merchandise, keeping aware of all new merchandise and making recommendations
to customers. Served as floor manager, which involved: monitoring and
noting employee breaks; guarding against loss prevention, keeping cash
registers stocked with change; approved checks; and resolved customers
Assisted customers in locating
books throughout the store using Title Look Up and Books In
Print computer applications on Windows ’ and Windows NT formats.
Maintained computer book section. Served as cashier for both instore
customer and corporate sales.
– Spectrum Marketing – Philadelphia, PA
Recruited educational sponsors
nationwide for school literacy program, “Newspapers in Education.”
Worked with Marketing Consultant to improve/rewrite sales presentation
script. Served as sales representative for various newspapers across
the U.S., promoting newspaper subscription. Updated and maintained business
– KARNAM/Arkansas Radio Network
– Little Rock, AR
Wrote, prepared, and delivered
newscasts as weeknight/weekend morning anchor for KARN and the Arkansas
Radio Network. Served as general assignment reporter, covering a variety
of events, i.e. political, healthcare, community development, entertainment,
etc. Served as stringer for CBS radio.
Covered breaking news events.
Researched and produced serial reports e.g. Gang
— A Street Perspective, Why Little Rock / North Little Rock Doesn’t
Have A MultiEvents Center. Supervised station interns.
• Covered President Clinton’s
trips to Arkansas for CBS News.
• Interviewed Paula Jones’
attorneys during filing of suit against President Clinton.
• Reported on Special Prosecutor
Robert Fiske’s investigation of the Whitewater scandal.
• Provided gaveltogavel
coverage of highprofile murder trial of Little Rock socialite.
• Covered Ku Klux Klan rally
at state house for CBS News.
• Covered all Democratic general
election races in local area.
– The Good News Reporter – Little Rock, AR
Writer / Music Reviewer
Wrote feature articles for
local Christian newspaper, as well as opinion column Just Thoughts.
Acquired music service for paper by working with performer management.
– KYTNFM – Little Rock, AR
weekly bible study onehour show, Hook, Line and Sinker,
served as host of The Zone,
a twohour weekend freeform issues talk forum.
– Craftmatic Incorporated – Trevose, PA
to prospective clients and scheduled outside sales appointments.
– WTCBFM – Columbia, SC
PM Drive News Anchor
Wrote and prepared afternoon
drive newscast for Hot Adult Contemporary station. Filed reports for
morning drive. Interacted with DJs. Hosted public affairs show, Spectrum.
Covered press conferences for station. Served as BackUp Air Traffic
– WIZDFM – Mobile, AL
News Director / Announcer
Revamped Adult Contemporary
station’s approach to news presentation. Oversaw public file. Hired
and managed staff. Served as field reporter.
– WNNKFM – Harrisburg, PA
Director / Announcer
Served as member of twoperson
morning show team for Hot Adult Contemporary station. Wrote and prepared
newscasts. Hosted weekly public affairs radio program. Broadcast live
remotes. Served as host for sister station’s TV newsmagazine show.
with PC and Macintosh platforms and the following software applications:
SKILLS Windows ,
Mac Snow Leopard, Microsoft Office, Quark Xpress and File maker Pro
AWARDS Master of Ceremonies
Award, Gaston SC Collard Festival,
Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Special Services Award,
City of Harrisburg,
COMMUNITY Speaker, Mentor Program,
M. L. King Jr. H.S., Little Rock, AR,
Dept. Park, Recreation & Tourism, Columbia, SC,
United Way of The Midlands, Columbia, SC,
CayceWest Columbia Jaycees SC,
EDUCATION Dickinson College
– Carlisle, PA
Bachelor of Arts, History,