Amanda Rush
 experience || education || skills



Email Writer
Democratic National Committee – Washington, DC

  • Responsible for writing direct response copy to reach supporters through email
  • Create overall strategy and planning (long-term and short-term) for fundraising and mobilization campaigns, including execution of complex segmentation and optimization programs, while ensuring the highest standard of quality
  • Assist in the management of one of the largest and most complex email lists in politics
  • Propose ideas for testing and optimization
  • Produce clean, professional user experiences on tight timelines, and with coordination across our engineering team and non-technical department

Regional Program Director
Locust Health Solutions – New York, NY

  • Responsible for preparing an intensive effort for Open Enrollment period to promote Medicare and Medicaid
  • Identified and building relationships with community leaders for hosting meetings
  • Coordinated logistics including timing, materials, and locations for dozens of events
  • Created and designed external facing materials to promote events
  • Provided administrative support by managing expenses and inventory program-wide to ensure federal compliance

Democratic Party of Virginia
 Spotsylvania, VA

  • Recruited and trained teams of over 175 volunteers that registered over 550 voters
  • Managed a digital organizing campaign to engage volunteers and generate grassroots enthusiasm
  • Built 3 neighborhood teams of fellows and volunteers to meet and exceed weekly goals
  • Worked extensively with VAN to support a data-driven and metrics-based program, ensured data quality, cut turf, and create virtual phone banks

Digital Copywriter 
Piping Rock Health Products – Ronkonkoma, NY

  • Writing copy for the Piping Rock website for specific products and product categories, as well as content for marketing material and promotions
  • Responsible for writing label copy for new products
  • Creating content for and managing social media platforms, including organizing long term campaigns
  • Developing and creating content for the Piping Rock blog to coincide with product features and monthly marketing plans

Communications/Research Associate
Marathon Strategies
 – New York, NY

  • Compiled early morning news clips; general media monitoring throughout the day
  • Wrote op-eds, press releases, talking points, written summaries of public records and news clips about politicians, policy issues, nonprofit organizations, corporations and other entities
  • Organized and analyzed polling, campaign finance reports and other materials from public databases
  • Provided general research and writing support
  • Assembled PowerPoint and other multimedia presentations
  • Recruited, coordinated and supervised summer 2014 interns.

Press Intern
New York State Executive Chamber  – New York, NY

  • Responsible for daily news monitoring
  • Successfully pitched news stories by phone on behalf of the Governor’s press office
  • Assisted with the development and editing of news releases from the Governor’s press office
  • Transcribed all the Governor’s remarks
  • Performed special assignments from the Press Secretary, Deputy Press Secretary, and Press Assistants; responded to inquiries from the press, researched background information for Governor’s appearances and monitored incoming calls.

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  • Dowling College Oakdale, NY
    BA in English – Creative writing, minor in Marketing Management, GPA 3.6, graduated 2013
  • Suffolk Community College Selden, NY
    AA, Liberal Arts, graduated 2011

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  • Highly organized with strong communication skills.
  • Fluency in Google software, Microsoft Office, VAN and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Some knowledge of HTML, CSS, website design and video editing software.

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