More about Nicole Hanratty
Nicole Hanratty is a multimedia reporter currently working in brand journalism. As a Director of Communications of multi-million dollar law firm, she oversees brand image and celebrity reputation management, produces videos, edits company websites, handles public relations, monitors advertising campaigns, and manages social media posts to achieve company goals and objectives through strategic application of content.
She is currently earning her M.S. degree in Communications, specializing in Journalism Innovation from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She also has an M.A. degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Politics from CSUN, and a B.A. degree in Legal Studies and Politics with an emphasis in International Law from UCSC.
Nicole Hanratty serves on the City of Westlake Village Cultural Recreation Board and the Forbes Communication Council.
She regularly donates her time to cover and work at charity events. Nicole spent a week helping to produce the music for Gymnastics at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. She served as a planning committee member for fundraising events such as UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier and the Lupus LA Orange Ball and Poker Tournament.
Previously, Nicole worked as editor and reporter for a self-started charity focussed entertainment website. As a result, she has extensive experience with digital media and is able to utilize a suite of graphic and editing software. Nicole has a strong and fundamental understanding of growing social media accounts and how to implement effective strategies to achieve goals.
Through her Journalism Innovation studies, Nicole has been exposed to the latest technology like 3D gaming, Unity, Google Cardboard, creating 360 videos, Virtual Reality, interactive graphs, and cutting edge project management skills. An example of her work at Syracuse is an implementation of hologram technology to enhance storytelling.
Alliances: Forbes Communication Council, Lupus LA, and Westlake Village Cultural Recreation Advisory Board
Communications: Journalism, photography, videography, audio editing, voiceovers, podcast, infographics, production, scripting, brand journalism, advertising campaigns, marketing strategies, social media management, strong journalistic eye for identifying popular content, developing stories, communication, and media campaign execution.
Management: Manage social media direction, website content, editorial duties, oversee interns, image development, charity involvement, day-to-day communications, and special event coordination. Conceive, produce, and edit work of content creation team, advertising campaigns, and marketing department.
Content Marketing Manager: Consult on matters of public image and overall goals of targeted outcome. Create strategic alliances and bridges between like entities. Manage content strategy and marketing as it pertains to public relations and advertising.
Technical: WordPress, RapidWeaver, Final Cut Pro, Garage Band, Photoshop, light HTML, Google Sheets, Docs, Drive, Outlook, Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Word, Excel, SEO, and analytics.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month charity auction in coordination with ESPN Los Angeles for The Kavinoky Law Firm, 2016.
Rock One Sock promotion with Darren Kavinoky, 2016
Planning Committee, Mattel UCLA Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier 2015 & 2016: Communications and PR consulting
Social Media, Lupus Orange Ball 2016: Create promoted hashtags for the event. Take photos to post from Lupus LA socials night of the gala.
Music Production, Special Olympics World Games 2015: Multi-task as a music production team member / DJ assistant for Gymnastics on-air ESPN live competition. Coordinate and execute timed play of on-air in competition music for athletes. Select popular music tracks for intermittent crowd entertainment. Adapt to and deliver multi-media music production needs on demand in a fast pace environment.
Committee Member, Lupus LA Poker Tournament 2013 – 2015 Develop leads for sponsors and donations via direct communication and media promotions.
Producer, Casa Pacifica 2013 and 2014: Produce Christmas Boutique concert providing live music for abused and neglected children in residence. Bring in musicians, schedule set times, organize volunteers, solicit donations and bring awareness to the cause through entertainment.
MS Communications (in progress) Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
MA Political Science California State University, Northridge
BA in Legal Studies and Politics University of California, Santa Cruz