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 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) · SEO Copywriting · Pagination

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Bay County – Communications Assistant to County Executive Jim Barcia

Bay City, Mich. 2016- Present

Write speeches, press releases, business correspondence as well as a wide variety of communication materials for the office of the Bay County Executive. Manage social media presence and engage the public through Bay County government programs and events.

 

Digital First Media – Multimedia Journalist

Mount Pleasant and Southgate, Mich. 2012 – 2015

Created daily content for digital and print publications in a fast-paced newsroom environment. Managed social media and engaged readers with special features, contests and events. Tracked online metrics and significantly advanced online audience growth, social media presence, total page views and unique visitors. Reached new audiences through emerging social media platforms and community initiatives.

 

Holly Mahaffey Photography – Owner and Chief Photographer

Various locations 2006 – Present

Serve clients with event and portrait photography packages. Plan, schedule and execute all aspects of on-location photography shoots. Maintain company website, track metrics and maintain brand growth.

 

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun newspaper –Editorial Composition Supervisor

Mount Pleasant, Mich. 2001 – 2003

Supervised a staff of layout artists in the proofreading and composition of the Morning Sun, a Mid-Michigan daily newspaper. Managed staff schedules and collaborated with section editors on layout and content.

 

EDUCATION

Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, Mich. August 1999 - May 2003

Bachelor of Science Journalism - Photojournalism