My name is Skye Ray, and I'm a creative, compassionate and conversational communicator with an unparalleled enthusiasm for communications and a quick learner who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
I currently work as a Communications Manager for the non-profit, Partnership for Southern Equity, where I am responsible for creating and implementing communications and marketing strategies to raise brand awareness and donations, while educating and informing the public about our mission and community efforts, including health equity, solar energy, youth empowerment, equitable development and economic inclusion. Before this role, I spent six years in local news as a producer, reporter, writer, assignment assistant and digital content creator for media outlets across the country.
Amid the historic pandemic, I worked as a news producer at the #1 news station in Savannah, Georgia, WTOC-TV. While In Savannah, I told stories that are most important to the communities I served, including South Carolina and Georgia’s impact on the 2020 presidential election, the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery and factual stories about the COVID-19 pandemic from vaccines to its impact on education.
While attending Loyola University New Orleans, I was an assignment assistant for WWL-TV and a reporter for Loyola's award-winning newspaper, The Maroon. While at The Maroon, I produced, reported and anchored live on local and campus news. I was also a producer and host for The Uptown Howl, an entertainment news program, where I increased views by 150%.
During the summer of 2019, I reported for the National Association of Black Journalists Student Multimedia Projects in Miami, Florida. I also served as a fellow for the Society of Professional Journalists at the 2019 Excellence in Journalism Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Later that year, I became a 2020 Capitol Broadcasting Company-University of North Carolina Diversity Fellow.
In 2018 I studied abroad in Milan, Italy, for a semester and learned about European media, Mass Communication and Italian history. Before studying in Italy, I interned for WDSU-TV and reported live at Mardi Gras parades for NOLA.com and MardiGras.com. Before college, I worked as a teen reporter for WMAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baltimore.
I have developed exceptional interpersonal, organizational and multi-tasking skills throughout my career. I pride myself on my ability to juggle multiple projects while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. As I look ahead to new challenges, I am excited to utilize and advance the skills I have gained to help your team.