Why I am vying for the position of Public Relations Officer

15 August 2008 at 08:22 | 5238 views

By Essa Thaim Kurugba, USA.

My name is Essa Thaim Kurugba,popularly known as I.T.Kamara and I have been a real estate consultant for over 12 years. I am a graduate of the Real Estate Institute with a “GRI” designation - A “Mark of Excellence” in the real estate profession.

Currently, I am a real estate consultant in the state of Maryland for over five years and a Vice President and CEO of a Maryland-based non-profit organization with a 501 (C)(3)approval.

I also co-authored a book in 2001 titled: "Scientific Institution Bows to Tradition" and in 2008 "Nightmare in Paradise" currently in manuscript form and ready for publication.

I have the ability to cope with pressure and I am very creative with lots of initiative; I am an enquiring person, with an analytical mind and an ongoing interest in current affairs.

I am also a persuasive, resilient and confident individual. I have written, edited and published over fifteen articles in the Cocorioko and Patriotic Vanguard online newspapers over the past two months.

In my candid opinion, the main reasons for running for the position of Public Relations (PR) Officer and what I intend to do are as follows:

- I would like to use all means of communication available to build, maintain and manage the reputation of our APC North America and all its chapters.
Reputation arises from what you do, say and what others say about you. In this age of intense competition in all political sectors, I can be the organization’s greatest asset.
My main objective is to manage the reputation of our political party organization, and all the chapters in North America in order to gain understanding, support and influence other members’ opinions and behavioral attitudes.

- I will research and analyze and do a continuous evaluation of our political organization or campaign strategy.

- Conduct interviews and focus groups; co-coordinate surveys; research recent reports and articles; or commission the progress of the North America APC.

- Initiate and plan campaigns, define goals, analyze problems and opportunities; liaise with the Chairman and the Chapter presidents.

- Write and edit press releases, in-house newsletters, speeches, articles and annual reports; maintain and update information on the organization’s website; use the APC symbol to advertise and maintain the organization’s identity, name and reputation;

- Prepare and supervise the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, answer enquiries from individuals, journalists and other organizations;

Speak at public meetings, press conferences, and do radio and TV interviews. I will also develop and maintain good working relations with the media, including local and national newspapers, magazines, radio and television;

- Help to organize special events, such as press conferences, exhibitions, and community relations through events and involvement in community initiatives.

- Conclusively, as a potential candidate, I have shown the evidence of my candidacy and I need your votes. God Bless.

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