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Leigh Caldwell Dunning

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Public Relations, Writing, Marketing Manager

About Me

Experienced print, broadcast and online journalist with expertise in writing about financial literacy, workforce development, job readiness, job search and lifestyle topics. Flexible and quick to adapt, strong problem solving skills and business acumen. 

Industries I Write About

Fundraising

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Leisure & Travel

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Nonprofit Organization Management

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Online Publishing

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Public Relations

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My Writing Samples

Top Ten Halloween Theme Park Events

A “listicle” roundup of popular Halloween events at theme parks around the U.S., including advice on appropriate audiences for each one.

http://gadling.com/2010/10/25/top-ten-halloween-theme-park-events/

Morthland College to graduate 14 this weekend

Front-page centerpiece story written for a daily newspaper.

http://www.bentoneveningnews.com/article/20150506/news/701242495/

For the Love of Pizza

New business feature for a daily newspaper.

http://www.bentoneveningnews.com/article/20140622/news/701239685/

Disney Vacations: Why We Go

First-person blog post

http://gadling.com/2011/01/24/disney-vacations-why-we-go/

Experience

Career Specialist / Work Readiness Instructor

Company: Man-Tra-Con Corporation

I worked there from 9/2017 until now

Blogger / Freelance Writer

I have written for a variety of outlets including Theme Park Mom - the blog I managed from 2009-2014, The Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, the Lakeland Ledger, Parents Magazine, TravelingMamas.com, TravelingMom.com and many other online publications. I was a contract writer for Gadling/AOL for several years, where I covered theme parks and family travel.

Company: Self Employed

I worked there from 2/2009 until now

Morning News Anchor

Wrote, produced and voiced morning newscasts in a variety of lengths for four FM and two AM radio stations.

Company: River Radio of Southern Illinois

I worked there from 5/2013 until 9/2017

Public Relations/Marketing Director

Managed public relations, marketing and community outreach for this Christian college and several related businesses.

Company: Morthland College

I worked there from 5/2015 until 5/2017

Regional Editor

Oversaw all editorial for 20 small newspapers in Southern Illinois.

Company: GateHouse Media

I worked there from 5/2014 until 5/2015

Content I Write