Rachel Stark

162 Mt. Vista Lane | Petersburg, WV 26847 | 304-668-9940 | rstark55@hotmail.com| Printer-Friendly Version


To obtain a position as a communications specialist or manager within the fields of editing, writing, social media, Internet media or public relations


Written and Computer – Mediated Communication · Interpersonal Relations · Goal-Oriented Team Leader and Player · Organization and Management · Conceptual Planner

Computer/ Software/ Social and Internet Media Skills

  • Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, iMovie, QuarkXpress
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,  Pinterest, Blogger
  • Content Management Systems: WordPress
  • Mac and PC proficient


Bachelor of Arts in Communications and New Media / Minor in English – December 2013

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

GPA: 3.87, Dean’s List, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Student Intern, Cressen Books LLC, Gerrardstown, WV – August 2012 to January 2013

  • Developed and produced a working manuscript using Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign
  • Analyzed and edited manuscripts of other affiliated authors
  • Collaboration on marketing  (including social media) and small business strategies

Office Manger, Photos by Mellissa Kay, Petersburg, WV – January 2010 to January 2013

  • Coordinated and prepared a daily working schedule
  • Scheduled and contacted all clients (both individuals and corporations). Maintained their files and correspondence
  • Managed and oversaw public relations, email/social media marketing and correspondence
  • Strategized with owner about marketing campaigns and advertising methods, including research
  • Assisted in the development and management of company’s 2 current websites
  • Minor photo editing (including client proofing) with Photoshop and created business documents with Microsoft Word and Publisher
  • Managed and worked with all clients in-studio; involving photo shoot setup, paperwork, and photo ordering
  • Sorted and distributed all client photo orders

Student Intern, The Grant County Press, Petersburg, WV – August 2009 to January 2010

  • Shadowed the front page and sports editor
  • Wrote and published news stories as part of the newspaper staff
  • Edited and typed copy
  • Basic photo editing with Photoshop
  • Participated in newsgathering events such as: on-location news coverage, town committee meetings, and independent interviews


NovelA Veil of Shattered Dreams by Rachel Stark. Published by Cressen Books LLC, January 2013