Reporter, Editor, Writer and Open to Freelance Assignments

Salary Requested: $50,000
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Professional Writing, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Boeing’s 6-Step Leadership Program Graduate
Advertising Certification
Crisis and Emergency Management Training (state of Oklahoma Certified Public Managers Conference, state of Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, Basic Public Information Officer Course
Examples of my work are available online at
Experience: I am currently the public information manager II for Developmental Disabilities Services at the Oklahoma DHS. I have also served as a creative corporate communications and marketing professional for two Fortune 100 companies and for many top Oklahoma employers and organizations. My expertise includes media relations, brand management, special events and strategic corporate giving. I’m certified by the state of Oklahoma in Crisis and Emergency Management and as a state public information officer. As a leader in media, public and community relations, I’m skilled at researching/writing/editing compelling content in a wide variety of formats, including print, online, social media, technical writing, video and radio PSAs, speeches and advertising. I have also served as an officer and as the president of the PRSA OKC chapter and OU’s AWIC chapter. I am a current board member for SPJ-Oklahoma.


Public Information Manager II, Developmental Disabilities Services (Jan. 2014 ¬–Present) I strategically plan and implement public information programs and special events (co-chair of the Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities and the Oklahoma Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Employment Awards). I establish and maintain cooperative relationships with federal, state and local officials and agencies. I serve as a public spokesperson with the media and represent the agency at public programs, on official business and at professional conferences and seminars. It is my job to advise the director and senior management team on matters concerning the agency's public image and brand. I serve as a public information consultant to agency clients and provide in-service training to staff. It is my job is to research, write and develop speeches, media releases and to maintain user-friendly internal and external websites, as well as produce public service announcements and videos.
HIBU INC., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Regional Publications Manager for Oklahoma (January 2013 – July 16, 2013) for Hibu Inc. Launched first issues of Quail Living, North Edmond Life, Deer Creek Life and Choctaw & Harrah Life monthly magazines. I served as manager and editor, coordinating all editorial and design aspects of the magazines.

THE BOEING COMPANY, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Marketing Technical Writer-Editor 3 (June 2010-July 2012) for the Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Oklahoma City Acquire Business Proposal Center. Awarded a five-year service award (March 2012).
THE BOEING COMPANY, Renton, Washington
Pan-Global Communications Specialist 4 (February 2009-December 2009)
I served as a communications specialist for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ (BCA) International and Sales Communications Division. Developed and executed strategic internal and external communications and marketing initiatives aligned with Boeing’s international media relations plans. Facilitated select pan-global company tours, presentations and contributed to a wide variety of corporate communications deliverables, including special events, online publications and more.
THE BOEING COMPANY, Renton, Washington
Northwest Region Communications Specialist 4 (September 2006-February 2009) Co-created and co-coordinated various strategic communications efforts for Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC) in the Northwest Region for BCA. Duties included the implementation of assigned GCC NW’s media, marketing and public relations initiatives, as well as advertising and intellectual property and brand/image management. Co-planned and led numerous marketing initiatives, special events and contributed to the success of BCA’s corporate sponsorship activities. I’ve served as a company spokesperson and produced speeches and presentations. Writer/editor/photographer/videographer and contributor to BCA’s media releases, Frontiers magazine and Boeing News Now. I’ve received dozens of internal awards, including $1,000 for creating The Apple Cup Boeing Career Game Plan initiative.
THE JOURNAL RECORD, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Business Reporter (March 2006-August 2006)
I served as a general assignment reporter and was responsible for real estate, technology and other business-related beats. I also earned $500 for increasing subscriptions.
Public Information Officer (December 2004-December 2005) Managed all communications-related and marketing activities for the commission. Led public relations strategies, media relations and planned and implemented special events. I wrote marketing materials, media releases, newsletters and speeches. I managed the commission’s photography, created the commission’s first website and served as the commission’s online content manager.
Public Information Specialist (May 2003-December 2004) I was co-coordinator of internal- and external image projects and I served as editor of OKDHS’ award-winning print and online newsletter, Inside OKDHS. Served as one of department’s spokespersons and led special projects, including marketing deliverables, TV and radio PSAs and heightened the department’s overall community-giving and charitable contribution awareness. I increased Inside OKDHS’ content production by 300 percent.

ST. KITTS -NEVIS OBSERVER, Basseterre, West Indies
Deputy Managing Editor/Features Editor/Protocol Leader (2001-2002) Co-managed and wrote for the largest newspaper in the dual-island nation in the West Indies. SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, Oklahoma City/Reynosa, Mexico
Corporate Communications Manager (March 1999-October 2001) I served as a senior management and international communications team member. I developed individual print and online newsletters for both English and Spanish-speaking audiences. Created and managed strategic communication plans, marketing and advertising initiatives in Oklahoma and Mexico. Directed award-winning community giving and outreach projects and managed volunteer activities. Doubled media hits each year. Managed local and state government relations, supervised two employees, a contract PR firm and freelancers.
OGE ENERGY CORPORATION, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Internal Corporate Communications Specialist (1994-1999) Managing editor of OGE Energy Corporation’s award-winning internal print newsletter, Inside OG&E, and The Meter magazine, a quarterly four-color publication. I was the co-creator, writer and editor of internal online content for Member News and various specialty publications. I contributed to strategic internal-marketing campaigns. Developed award-winning PowerPoint presentations and speeches designed to provide employees with improved two-way communications with management on key company issues and initiatives.
Account Executive (September 1993-March 1994) I won and managed client accounts by providing everything from budget management and media relations to special-event planning. Advertising, marketing and other services provided. Won awards based on work provided for clients, including YMCA of Greater OKC, Okla. Baptist Homes for Children, Willow View Mental Health Systems and RGDC Inc.
Communications Coordinator (1991-1993) Coordinated internal and external communications projects, including media relations, internal marketing and special events. I served as managing editor of The Inside Track and Partners in Education newsletters. I won multiple education-related and public relations awards for Oklahoma’s second largest school district.
THE OKLAHOMAN, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reporter (1987-1991) I was an award-winning features and entertainment writer, reporter and stringer.
FREELANCE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
(Current) I deliver freelance writing/editing/proofreading/photography/fact-checking, as well as strategic PR, to marketing, advertising, online and print publications. I also excel at special-event planning and implementation.
Name: Kevan Goff-Parker
Phone Number: (405) 514-3972
Street Address : 5119 N. Linn Ave
City : Oklahoma City
State : Oklahoma
Zip Code : 73112
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