Allison Babka

Saint Louis, MO, USA

Work Experience

Gateway Media

Editor

2015 - 2016 Missouri, United States

Riverfront Times

Freelance Journalist

2012 - 2016 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

HLK

Investigative Storyteller

2015 - 2015 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Riverfront Times

Web Editor

2014 - 2015 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Freelance

Freelance Writer | Producer | Story Extractor | Communications Consultant

I'm working with agencies and publications around the St. Louis area on a freelance/contract basis. My projects include general copywriting, blogging, video production, interviews, SEO copywriting, editing/proofreading, social media planning and implementation, and event planning.

Bottom line: I make things pretty with words and video and glue stuff together with common sense and branding.
2012 - 2015 Missouri, United States

Saint Louis University

Marketing Specialist for Undergraduate Recruitment

I oversaw Saint Louis University’s undergraduate student recruitment brand, “Be A Billiken,” ensuring that messaging in all channels was consistent with strategy and goals to attract a target audience of college-bound 15- to 17-year-olds. This included print materials, a microsite, outdoor advertising, web videos, movie theatre and TV spots, radio spots, social media and more. My efforts helped SLU welcome its largest freshman class in history in Fall 2011.
2007 - 2012 Missouri, United States

Saint Louis University

Editor of Internal Communications

I managed Saint Louis University’s internal communications, including a news site, email publication, newspaper and other channels. I suggested and took on additional tasks and improvements through the years, including style guides, photography and media assistance.
2002 - 2007 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

First Community Credit Union

Communications Assistant

I served as a jack-of-all-trades communication professional for a financial institution with more than 193,000 members in Missouri and Illinois. I designed targeted marketing pieces, contracted external vendors for printing, planned events, edited teen and employee newsletters, wrote articles for publications and reports, and composed speeches for key administration members.
2000 - 2001 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Ogden Newspapers, Inc.

Staff Reporter and Website Designer

From intern to professional, I covered local news and developed web presences for area advertisers. I wrote daily city news stories and weekend feature articles, edited and added daily news content to local and statewide news websites, and designed websites and graphics for local and statewide web portals, corporation newspapers and external clients.
1995 - 2000 West Virginia, United States

Education

Bethany College

Bachelor of Communications, minor in French

1995 - 1999 Bethany, West Virginia, United States