Resume

Michael Johnson

Raleigh, NC   ●  (336) 829-0010  ●  JohnsonM325@gmail.com

Summary of Qualifications:

I am hard-working, a fast learner, and I pay very close attention to details.  Through working as a Team Administrator at GamerSyndrome.com I have learned how to gather and report accurate news, tailor that information to my readers, and work to build the online community.  My experience in the video game industry, and my Bachelor’s degree in Communication, has equipped me to communicate my ideas effectively to readers, and the business world alike.

Education:

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – 2004-2008

Bachelor of Science – Communication Studies

Minor in Business

Experience:

Team Administrator/Writer                                                                Oct. 2009 – Present

GamerSyndrome.com/Explicitgamer.com

  • Gather and report news, and communicate that information to readers
  • Preview and review video games, as well as write feature articles
  • Co-hosted a weekly podcast reporting news and discussing video game topics
  • Contact public relations of various companies to receive review copies of games
  • Frequently use Twitter to gather news and make contacts in the industry
  • Managed the GamerSyndrome and Explicit Gamer online communities through forums, podcasts, and emails

Processing Assistant III – File Room Clerk                                        Feb. 2009-Present

NC Employment Security Commission, Raleigh, NC

  • Worked to complete many time-sensitive projects involved with file room organization
  • Quickly adapted to new computer system used for claimant information
  • Handle file and information requests daily

Assistant Director                                                                                 May 2002-Aug 2006

Camp Caraway, Asheboro, NC

  • Directed an entire staff of twenty-three
  • Managed snack canteen
  • Delegated job assignments for each staff member
  • Motivated staff in relationship building
  • Trained staff in specific activity regulations

Sales Associate                                                                                      July 2008-Dec. 2008

Geoffrey Beene, Blowing Rock, NC

  • Learned and provided customer service
  • Assisted in store maintenance, restocking and recovery
  • Quickly learned how to use the software system for that store
  • Assisted in redesigning sales floor in a way that would better promote sales

Software:

  • MS Word (wpm: 60), MS Excel, MS Power point, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe/Macromedia Dreamweaver.  Ability to learn and implement new software very quickly.

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