Somer Breeze Hanson

Spanaway, WA 98387



* Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in journalism

* 10+ years proven success writing and editing for various newspapers and publications

* 3 years experience in media relations

* Associated Press regional award, second place, sports, 2007

* SPJ Sigma Delta Chi regional award, sports, 2008

Work Experience

Senior Writer/Communication Officer
World Vision USA
Federal Way, WA 5/2016-present

*Generate donor proposals and reports for international efforts

*Write grant proposals to support domestic programs

College Relations Specialist
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, WA 4/2014-4/2016

* Generated content for the college’s blog

* Managed all social media platforms

* Wrote and distributed media releases

Team Editor/Sports Reporter
Northwest Guardian
JBLM, WA 6/2011-4/2014

* Wrote sports and general assignment stories for a weekly newspaper

* Shot photo assignments

* Posted content to website

* Edited stories and managed a team of four reporters

Travel Media Relations Contractor
Tacoma Regional CVB
Tacoma, WA 4/2010-2/2012

* Wrote and pitched story leads to travel writers nationally and internationally

* Wrote and published an online quarterly Travel Wire Newsletter

* Posted media updates to social media sites

Independent Freelancer

* Contributed stories for following newspaper and magazine publications: Christian Examiner, Christian Northwest News, The (Tacoma) News Tribune, South Sound Magazine, Washington State Magazine,

Prep Sports Writer/Outdoors Reporter/Copy Editor
The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham, WA 09/2008-06/2009

* Responsible for coverage of varsity sports at 10 high schools

* Covered the outdoors beat

* Wrote general features for Life section

* Designed sports pages with Quark

* Posted content to website

General Assignment Sports Reporter
The Columbian
Vancouver, WA 12/2007-06/2008

* Filmed, produced and published online video content

* Assisted with coverage of high school varsity sports

* Wrote sports and general assignment features

Preps Sports Writer
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Moscow, ID 08/2006-12/2007

* Responsible for coverage of varsity sports at 12 high schools

Sports Intern
The Spokesman-Review
Spokane, WA 06/2006-08/2006

* Spokane Indians (Class A baseball team) beat writer

* Covered general sports news assignments


BA in Communications Washington State University 2006

* Emphasis in journalism

* President’s Honor Roll, 2004


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