HELLO, I'M

Nikki Rutledge.

Assistant Director for Marketing, Media, and Communications

Writer & Editor

Nikki Rutledge

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About

MY BACKGROUND

My name is Nikki and I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in May 2014. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Journalism and Professional Writing with a minor in Psychology. I have worked in multiple positions where I obtained skills in areas including writing, editing, sports journalism, marketing, and education.

I recently graduated with a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston University, while still upholding my full-time position here at the University in the Kilachand Honors College. I was promoted in July of 2019 to the Assistant Director for Marketing, Media, and Communications.

I also invest a great deal of time on various side projects in both television and writing. This includes hosting television segments for NESN's Dirty Water TV, where I discuss the latest in sports news among other topics. I am also a Contributing Writer for the popular news website, Thought Catalog. I also published my own blog called Writings by Nikki Zarrella, which is filled with my pieces of writing and personal stories.
 
I currently work at Boston University in the Kilachand Honors College as the Assistant Director for Marketing, Media, and Communications. In this role, my main responsibilities include developing all marketing materials such as posters, brochures, rack cards, calendars, programs, and booklets for upcoming events, conferences, and open houses. I implemented the "Kilachand Weekly," which is a newsletter I design each week and send out to thousands of Boston University students and faculty. I also maintain and update both our website and all of our social media accounts, assist in event publicity and planning, generate new ways to help our students stay organized and informed about all our events, and manage branding and advertising efforts for recruitment.

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2017–2019

Boston University – Boston, MA

Master of Education - Higher Education Administration

GPA: 4.0/4.0

2010–2014

University of Massachusetts Lowell – Lowell, MA

Bachelor of Arts - English and Professional Writing

Major GPA: 4.0/4.0

Overall GPA: 3.8/4.0

2007–2010

Wilmington High School - Wilmington, MA

GPA: 3.8/4.0

External Projects

MORE SKILLS IN MY ARSENAL

Contributing Writer                                                        

Thought Catalog

2015-Present

Television Co-Host

Dirty Water TV

2016-Present

Awards & Achievements

WHERE I SHINE

Feature in Boston Voyager Magazine - Link Here

"Most Inspiring Stories" section, August 2018

 

Journalism & Professional Writing Award

University of Massachusetts Lowell, May 2014

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

Assistant Director for Marketing, Media, and Communications

Boston University, Kilachand Honors College

Sept. 2016–Present

Boston, MA

Sports Marketing Assistant

WEEI Red Sox Radio, Entercom

June 2014–Sept. 2016

Brighton, MA

Associate News Editor

Captivate Network, Gannet

Jan. 2013--June 2014

Chelmsford, MA

Marketing Specialist

J&K Cabinetry

June 2013--Dec 2013

Wilmington, MA

Interests

OUT OF OFFICE

Baking

Traveling

Music

Story Writing

Dancing

Fitness

Reading

Rooting for Boston Sports Teams

 

Skills

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Publisher

Email Marketing (Mailchimp)

Social Media Management

Content Writing & Editing

Website Design (Wix, Wordpress, Weebly)

Graphic Design (Canva, Photoshop)

Creative Writing

 

Portfolio

MY BODY OF WORK

I'd love to hear from you.

nrzarrella@gmail.com

(978) 430-9822

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