In the WorkForce
Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Christ
us about your current job.
currently work for CBS 21 News in Harrisburg as a News Assignment Editor.
My daily responsibilities involve a lot of communication with the public as
well as my colleagues including: producers, editors, reporters, and
day is exciting but also a challenge. I truly enjoy what I do.
my day, the station receives many press releases for the seven counties that
make up our viewing area. My job requires me to go through the releases we
receive in order to assist producers in deciding what will be put on our
also responsible for being aware of any breaking news situations going on in
our viewing area and assigning reporters and photojournalists to respond.
is imperative to my success as an Assignment Editor and I believe that my
education at Shippensburg, including my minor in Technical and Professional
Communications, has prepared me to handle the challenges I now face.
the minor help you in finding a job after graduation?
Technical and Professional Communication minor, I learned many things that
still benefit me today. My knowledge of HTML started when I decided to take on
the Technical and Professional Communication minor. Since college, I have been
involved in administering updates to my company's site and am confident in
are some skills you use in your current job?
communication within and outside of my station, social media updates, and
advice do you have to undergrads/current minors?
advice to undergraduates and current minors is to take advantage of all the
opportunities and resources that Shippensburg provides. The organizations that
provide hands-on experience can improve your resume and are very
valuable in the long-run. In my experience, professors have opened doors for me
by being references for career opportunities. Prove your work ethic to your
professors and they will support you in your future.