Stephanie L. Bishop Public Relations and Communications Specialist
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Communications professional with 12+ years of progressive responsibility and leadership in designing and implementing public relation, marketing, and communications strategies that contribute to improved visibility, positioning of products, services and organizations. Highly creative and analytical, adept at evaluating markets, identifying needs and opportunities, and developing solutions. Dynamic, results-driven, and able to articulate vision and message to diverse stakeholders to achieve buy-in and build meaningful, win-win partnerships.

Work Experience


Caribbean Export Development Agency
Advisor - Monitoring and Evaluation & Communications (Feb 2013 to Present) 7 Years & 8 Months
• Responsible for tracking programme activities in order to effectively monitor and evaluate results, outcomes, impact and support organisational learning. • Provide communications support to projects through the identification, generation, and dissemination of success stories, reports, and other programme communication to strengthen knowledge management, outreach, and stakeholder engagement. • Provide quality assurance to the implementation and monitoring of projects in support of the Agency's global M&E framework.
Caribbean Export Development Agency
Advisor - Public Relations & Marketing (Jan 2012 to Jan 2013) 1 Year
• Developed and managed the Agency’s PR, Communications , and Social Media Strategies. • Liaised closely with programme advisors to ensure that all project-related material, activities, and messages are disseminated through the appropriate media in a timely manner. • Supervised the re-development of printed, and electronic-based branding collateral in line with Agency standards.
Barbados Community College
Lecturer (Aug 2011 to Dec 2013) 2 Years & 4 Months
• Responsible for familiarizing students with the introductory tenets, and practical aspects of Broadcast Continuity Writing, and Dramatic & Documentary Writing.
Shridath Ramphal Centre for Trade Law, Policy and Services
Communications and Research Consultant (May 2008 to Aug 2010) 2 Years & 3 Months
• Developed and implemented the Centre's marketing strategy to maintain and attract new clients. • Provided oversight for the design of the Centre's website, and managed updates on this and other social media platforms. • Evaluated the effectiveness of marketing communication programmes and strategies.

Education


Ohio University
MA - International Affairs (Communication)(2009 - 2011) 
Areas of study: International development communication, strategic communication and planning, communication policy and planning, integrated communication management, communications research methods, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, participatory evaluation methods, social media and policy, communication curriculum development, media and development, and grant writing for development.
University of the West Indies (Mona)
BA - Media and Communications (Public Relations)(2005 - 2008) 
Areas of study: public relations, organizational communications, development communications, speech writing and public speaking, project management, desktop publishing, media relations, advertising and marketing, web development, and cultural studies.
Barbados Community College
Associate Degree - Mass Communication(2002 - 2004) 
Areas of study: feature writing, dramatic and documentary writing, public relations, television and radio production, history of mass communication, public speaking, and media and popular culture.

Training/Professional Qualifications


Certificate in Development Management
IMA International 2015
Project Management
UWI Cave Hill School of Business 2014

Technical Skills

  • Project Management
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  • Communications Management
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  • Social Media Management
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  • Public Relations & Marketing
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  • Creative and Speech Writing
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  • Research, Formulation & Analysis
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  • Event Management
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  • Media Monitoring
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  • Proof Reading & Editorial
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Personal Skills

Self-reliant

Proactive

Innovative

Adaptable

Results-oriented

LANGUAGES

English (UK)
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
French
Limited Working Proficiency

PERSONAL

Nationality
Barbados
Date of Birth
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Marital Status
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Driving License
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Awards/Recognition

- Fulbright Scholarship in 2009
- Barbados Scholarship in 2004
- UWI Alumni Ambassador