Holly Mahaffey

hollymahaffey@gmail.com | 989-859-6020

Multimedia Journalist and Communications Specialist experienced with digital and print publications. Superior photography, writing, social media, research, interviewing, analytics and editing abilities. Highly organized and able to work across multiple platforms efficiently under deadline.

SKILLS · News and Feature Writing · Social Media Management · Photography · Community Engagement · Copy Editing · Photo Editing (Photoshop, Lightroom) · Video · SEO Copywriting · Pagination

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Getty Images/iStock - Contributor 

2013 - present

Creating stock photography and video content for license through Getty Images. 

Holly Mahaffey Photography – Owner and Chief Photographer

Various locations 2006 – present

Serving clients with freelance, sports, event and portrait photography packages. Planning, scheduling and executing all aspects of on-location photography shoots. Maintaining company website, tracking metrics and maintaining brand growth.

Bay County – Communications Assistant to the County Executive

Bay City, Mich. 2016- 2017

Writing speeches, press releases and business correspondence as well as a wide variety of communication materials for the office of the Bay County Executive. Finding solutions for constituent questions and problems. Managing social media presence and engaging residents through Bay County government programs and events.

Digital First Media – Multimedia Journalist

Mount Pleasant and Southgate, Mich. 2012 – 2015

Creating daily content for digital and print publications in a fast-paced newsroom environment. Managing social media and engaging readers with special features, contests and events. Tracking online metrics and significantly advancing online audience growth, social media presence, total page views and unique visitors. Reaching new audiences through emerging social media platforms and community event initiatives.

EDUCATION

Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, Mich. 

Bachelor of Science, Journalism - Photojournalism concentration