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Ron Messiah

96 Shepparton Rd
Contact NSW 2712
T: (02) 9999 0000
M: 0411 111 111
E: [email protected]

Professional Overview

Qualified and professional Public Relations Officer with experience in both government and non-profit sectors. Strong ability to plan, develop and implement communication strategies, with excellent media management skills and experience in using social media as a PR tool. Enthusiastic, creative and goal-driven, I have the ability to create positive discussion about an organisation and would welcome the opportunity to use this ability for one of my greatest passions – cycling.


Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Swinburne Online
Graduated: 2009

Employment History

November 2009 – Present
Public Relations Officer, Wildlives Foundation
Greengrass, NSW


  • Write media releases and speeches to reflect Foundation policies and strategic initiatives
  • Write, edit and facilitate creation of newsletters, fact sheets and brochures
  • Handle enquiries from a range of local and national media
  • Help develop short- and long-term PR strategies
  • Use social media platforms to create buzz and broaden reach
  • Hold internal communication workshops for staff
  • Liaise with the director and other staff regarding public announcements


  • Created a social media campaign on commercial kangaroo killing that went viral and was written up in the Sydney Tribune as a result
  • Developed many valuable media contacts
  • Oversaw national wildlife awareness events, successfully garnering widespread participation and media attention
  • Gained strong skills in using social media for PR purposes
  • Developed the Foundation blog,, which served as a pivot point for social media


December 2008 – March 2009
Public Relations Intern, City of Greengrass Council
Greengrass, NSW


  • Created informative and entertaining online marketing content
  • Responded to public enquiries on Council policy
  • Interviewed Council members regarding policies and events
  • Assisted in staging of local public events
  • Developed and distributed media releases


  • Developed strong skills in writing media releases and working to tight deadlines
  • Developed skills in conducting campaigns across different media

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Typing speed: 65 wpm, 94% accuracy

Personal Interests

I am an avid cyclist and member of a local cycling group that participates in team events.


Available on request.

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