monica gacka communications/media relations

Outstanding leader who is a creative problem solver and strong communicator. Exceptional knowledge and
understanding of media operations and cycles. Produces results in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Proven ability to establish, grow, and maintain relationships. Intelligent, articulate, and determined to succeed.
Core Strengths
* Research
* Writing
* Relationship Management
* Media Relations
* Media Coverage
* Project Supervision
* Production
* Story Pitches
Fox News Channel, Washington, DC
November 2006-Present
Associate Producer – Video Library
One of two people in the DC bureau responsible for procuring the most current, relevant, and
compelling elements for “Special Report with Bret Baier” and other Fox News Channel shows.
 Successfully pitch stories for air on “Special Report with Bret Baier” and other FNC programs.
 Coordinate edits and satellite feeds between domestic and international bureaus.
 Research information of events and video to ensure elements are editorially relevant.
 Maintain a strong working knowledge of current events and editorial relevance of stories.
 Utilize a content management system to procure various media.
Production Assistant – “Fox News Sunday”
Liaison to Fox News Channel Media Relations and FOX affiliate stations nationwide.
 Produced host Chris Wallace’s satellite media tour and live reports.
 Cultivated and managed relationships with various media including television affiliates, radio
shows, vendors, and departments within Fox News Channel.
 Supervised production of “Fox News Sunday” promotions managing teams with crossfunctional membership.
Desk Assistant/Weekend Assignment Editor
Member of an eight-person team responsible for monitoring wire services for breaking news.
 Selected events to cover based on press releases and AP Daybook entries.
 Dispatched crews to scheduled events in the Washington, DC area including the White
House, State Department, Pentagon, and Capitol Hill, as well as breaking news locations.
 Recipient of “Beef with the Chief” award, August 2007.
C-SPAN, Washington, DC
September –November 2006
Production Assistant
One of four contractors hired to assist in mid-term election coverage.
 Managed programming logs.
 Selected hearings and events to be replayed during prime time.
B.A., Strategic Communication, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, OH, 2006.
Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International, Alpha Lambda Delta, etc.
Relevant Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of applications, social media, internet/database tools,
graphics programs, video management software.
Kappa Alpha Theta, Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter Book Club Coordinator (2009-Present), Secretary
responsible for writing the annual newsletter and membership communications (2009-2011)
Transplant-a-palooza, Inaugural Steering Committee Member (2012), event net earnings over $17,000., Reading e-mentor to an elementary school student (2011-Present)
The Ohio State University Alumni Association (2006-Present)