Angel Jackson is a native of Cochran, Georgia. She worked as a public relations specialist and television news producer before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 2001 as a Multimedia Illustrator. While enlisted, she also worked as a combat documentation/ production specialist in Korea. She received a commission through the Officer Candidate School in 2004 as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. Angel received a transfer to the Army’s Public Affairs functional area in 2011 and attended the Public Affairs Qualification Course. She currently serves as a Public Affairs Plans Officer in Sumter, SC.
Angel is skilled at multiple applications and software to include Adobe, Corel, Microsoft, and Apple. She enjoys magazine layout and design, and photography.
- Provide media training for senior leaders.
- Respond to media queries.
- Develop and execute communication plans.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of communication activities.
- Supervise photojournalists and broadcasters.
- Advise senior leaders on the implications of unit actions.
- Communicate news and information to the internal military audience.
- Gain the support of the American public.
- Create company literature and other forms of communication.
- Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic.
- Write, copyedit, proofread, and revise communications.
- Recommend, implement, and maintain site design and operation.
- Plan and deliver education courses and materials.
- Work with command and budget officers to determine event budget and manage expenses to that budget.
- Develop communications campaigns.
- Create thought leadership materials.
- Create and deliver press releases, media relations content, case studies, white papers, executive bios, corporate newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals.
- Identify, develop, and execute communications strategy for key media contacts and references.
- Research media coverage and industry trends.
- Develop fresh story ideas.
- Conduct extensive media outreach.
- Prepare briefing materials.
- Coordinate scheduling and logistics.
- Coordinate conference, trade shows, and press interviews.
- Manage information.
- Prepare agendas and conduct research.
- Help to clarify the organization’s point of view to key audiences.
WTVM News Channel 9
- Write script for TV news anchors
- Determine order and flow of content
- Gather leads for possible stories
- Select local, national, international stories for newscast
- Monitor newspapers and wire services for possible stories
- Edit video for voice overs
- Write in-show and pre-show teases
- Coordinate live shots
- Communicate with anchors, directors and studio throughout live shows
- Keep in touch with reporters and field crew in order to monitor story development
Columbus State University
- Create Company literature and other forms of communication
- Copyedit, proofread and revise communications
- Promote products and services through public relations initiatives
- Create and deliver media relations content, and newsletter content
- Develop fresh story ideas
- Manage information
- Help to clarify the organization’s point of view to their main constituency
Awards and Recognition
2002 – Defense Information School Basic Graphics Course
Phase II, Computer Graphics Design Honor Student
2013 – Forces Command Keith L. Ware Competition
Category C: Digital Publication – 2nd Place
2015 – Full Sail University
Course Director Award – Public Relations in a Digital World