Jen Barkowitz

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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About Me

Skills Profile An accomplished individual capable of handling a wide range of functions. Highly motivated with over 9 years of experience working with all levels of professionals in challenging and fast-paced environments. Adaptable to changing situations, varied personalities and adjusting schedules. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook among various other business systems.

Work History
Post Production Coordinator (3/2010-5/2011)
Kenilworth Films, LLC, Los Angeles, CA
Project: Standing Ovation (Executive Producer James Brolin)

• Acted as point person with business and personal associates, initiating and responding to business emails and other correspondence.
• Responsible for dictation and editing multiple scripts with veteran Director, Stewart Raffill (Mac and Me, Ice Pirates).
• Organized and scheduled travel and daily meetings/appointments for Producers.
• Managed all company petty cash and expense reports for day-to-day operations.
• Wrote quarterly newsletter to Executive Producers and corporate investors.
• Proofread content for press kits, websites and company blog.

Merchandise Director (4/2010-3/2011)
Kenilworth Films, LLC, (Standing Ovation) Los Angeles, CA
Project: Standing Ovation (Executive Producer James Brolin)

• Responsible for purchasing, balancing and maintaining inventory levels for merchandise on website and public appearances made by cast and crew.
• Coordinated vendors for all movement and set up of inventory during 10-city promotional tour (May 2010-August 2010).
• Received shipments and verified invoices for all merchandise received.
• Communicated with various distributors and compiled bid sheets for all items.
Retail Sales and Customer Service Representative (6/2009-4/2010)
T-Mobile USA, Beverly Hills, CA

• Responsible for all aspects of customer service and satisfaction, dispute resolution, and key holder duties, including securing the store at close.
• Consistently achieved monthly sales and accessory quota.
• Assisted store Manager with floor coaching and daily operations.
• Received and tracked inventory and discrepancy resolution through SAP on a daily basis.

Editorial/Executive Assistant (2002-2003) (2006-2009)
Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia, PA

• Provided clerical support to staff of 100, including senior Editors and management at Philadelphia’s 2nd largest newspaper.
• Wrote short articles detailing community member contributions and local events throughout the Philadelphia area.
• Broke numerous news stories to Editors through filtering phone calls and emails from readers.
• Created and developed departmental reports regarding story responses.
• Assisted Editors with daily, annual and special projects: Compiled and scheduled project database of 150 candidates ages 18-60 for Poynter Institute of Journalism “Eye Track 2007” Study.
• Handled all reader comments and researched solutions for complaints.
• Performed daily clerical functions: phones, typing, filing, and correspondence.
• Assisted in the compilation and organization of annual Journalism contest entries, including Keystone Awards, Pulitzer Prize, etc.
• Recognized company-wide as “Employee of the Month”. Awarded in December 2007.

Education Undergraduate studies in Business/Communications
University of Phoenix, Online
Targeted graduation date: December, 2011
GPA: 3.8
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Completed: June 2008
GPA: 3.5
References Provided upon request.

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