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Alex Gilliland

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About Me

Skilled writer and communications strategist. I specialize in ghostwriting op-eds and placing them in newspapers on behalf of elected leaders, executives, non-profit CEOs, and others. As a former TV journalist, I excel at helping brands secure earned media and develop and grow their media profile.

I have a master's in public policy and extensive experience working with political candidates, members of Congress, and other leaders and can articulate complex issues in clear, concise language for multiple audiences.

Industries I Write About

Broadcast Media

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Civic & Social Organization

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Environmental Services

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Executive Office

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Fundraising

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Government Relations

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Management Consulting

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Newspapers

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Nonprofit Organization Management

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Political Organization

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Public Policy

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Public Relations

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Renewables & Environment

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Writing & Editing

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My Writing Samples

Four tips from a former journalist to use the next time you email a reporter

Blog post about pitching reporters.

https://www.mrss.com/lab/four-tips-from-a-former-journalist-to-use-the-next-time-you-email-a-reporter/

Congress should ask what Exxon knew about climate change

Op-ed I wrote and placed in The Sacramento Bee on behalf of Congressman Lieu.

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article101632717.html

Opinion: This nurse supports Jovanka Beckles, who has long been fighting for our health care

Op-ed from a nurse in support of a candidate running for a seat on the California State Legislature.

https://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/10/29/opinion-this-nurse-supports-jovanka-beckles-who-has-long-been-fighting-for-our-health-care

Rep. Bonamici Statement on House GOP Budget Proposal

Statement I wrote for Congresswoman Bonamici.

https://bonamici.house.gov/press-release/rep-bonamici-statement-house-gop-budget-proposal

Becerra must hold Exxon accountable

Op-ed I wrote and placed in The OC Register.

https://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/30/becerra-must-hold-exxonmobil-accountable/

Experience

Strategist

Wrote and oversaw the development and implementation of direct mail communications plans for 12+ candidates and independent expenditure campaigns during the 2018 election cycle. Drafted mail plans and memos to clients, oversaw design, production, and delivery of direct mail pieces. Provided strategic media relations consulting for candidates including polling-based message development. Wrote speeches, op-eds, talking points, press releases, emails, and other content for candidates.

Company: The Pivot Group

I worked there from 4/2018 until 11/2018

Senior Associate Media Relations & Advocacy

Develop and implement communications campaigns for local and national media markets. Write a wide range of content including: op-eds, LTEs, talking points, press releases, blog posts, and more. Pitch reporters and secure earned media across online, print, and broadcast outlets. Build & maintain media lists.

Company: M+R

I worked there from 4/2016 until 12/2017

Communications Director

Developed communications plan to grow Congressmember's brand, generate press. Wrote speeches, talking points, op-eds, press releases, and email newsletters. Spoke on and off-the-record with reporters, cultivated relationships with key reporters. Wrote and edited social media content and email newsletters to communicate with constituents.

Company: U.S. House of Representatives

I worked there from 3/2014 until 3/2016

Content Producer

Produced newscasts in Washington, D.C., wrote stories and edited corresponding video for up to 20 stories per day under breaking news deadlines. Made editorial decisions regarding content, managed reporters, writers, and production crew.

Company: WRC-TV News4

I worked there from 8/2012 until 2/2014

Writer

Wrote and produced weekend 6 & 11 p.m. newscasts. Managed reporters, writers, and editors to ensure clean show. Made editorial decisions regarding content under breaking news deadlines, wrote teases to increase viewership.

Company: KGO-TV ABC7

I worked there from 12/2010 until 8/2011

Content I Write