Joseph Tonelli

Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology May 2013
3.89 Overall GPA, summa cum laude, Hofstra Honors College


The – February 2014 – May 2014
Editorial & Content Intern

  • Author of numerous show reviews, blog posts, and artist features
  • Content discovery and new music research
  • Artist profile creation and management

Appalachian Trail Conservancy – June 2013 – Sept. 2013
Public Relations Intern

  • Writing and editing of all press releases, PSAs, media materials
  • Research of local and regional media and relevant bloggers
  • Email/phone pitching, set up interviews with subject matter experts
  • Web content management and page maintenance
  • Monitored daily, weekly, and monthy media response/impressions

Superfly Presents – Jan. 2013 – June 2013
Social Media and Content Intern

  • Coordinated and created news, photo, and video content for Bonnaroo website and social outlets
  • Assisted with all aspects of social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Flickr, Youtube)
  • Development of social media and web marketing strategies
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of media and social response

HaHa Hofstra: Stand-Up Comedy Club Sept. 2011 – May 2013
Public Relations Chair

  • Directed all social media activities and initiatives
  • Designed posters, press kits, and other relevant media for all events
  • Cultivated relationships with Hofstra media outlets
  • Curated weekly comedy events while building audiences


Hofstra University Development Office – Sept. 2009 – June 2013
Call With Pride Representative — Promoted to Manager Fall 2011

  • Developed fundraising incentive campaigns for callers and donors
  • Independently operated and delegated tasks to shifts of 15+ students
  • Attend to alumni expectations/needs and directed giving patterns
  • Worked with management to create budgets and giving quotas.

Stupid Cancer – Jan. 2011 – May 2011
Public Relations Coordinator

  • Creation and execution of a behind the scenes Google Hangout and Tweetup surrounding the 2013 OMG! Conference
  • Drafted all relevant media texts including: press releases, celebrity pitches, situation analysis, and media kit

New Philadelphia Archaeology Field School – June 2011 – Aug. 2011
Researcher and Community Engagement Officer

  • Interpretation and presentation of technical archaeological information for community members
  • Development of public use plans for New Philadelphia historic site


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, and Adobe creative software
  • Proficient in wordpress and other blogging platforms
  • Working HTML knowledge
  • Familiarity with Google analytics
  • Winner of the #MobyDick LA Library Foundation Twitter Contest

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