Rachel Plouse – (828) 342-1513


  • Editing & Proofreading Skills
  • Creative & Technical Writing Skills
  • Adept Knowledge of AP Style
  • Photoshop & Indesign Proficiency
  • Photography & Video Editing Skills
  • WordPress & CMS Experience
  • HTML & CSS Training
  • Excellent Team-Building Skills
  • Fantastic Organizational Skills


Western Carolina University                                                                               Cullowhee, NC

Bachelors of Science in Communication                                    Graduation December 2017

Journalism Concentration – 3.9 GPA – Chancellors List

Southwestern Community College                                                                         Sylva, NC

Associate in Arts – CollegeTransfer                                                               December 2015

3.8 GPA – Honors College Graduate – Summa Cum Lauda


Western Carolina Journalist                                                                              Cullowhee, NC

News Editor                                                                                              January 2017-Present

  • Writing and editing stories for publication to the website
  • Covering a variety of topics including community news, politics, social issues, the environment, and events
  • Using multimedia platforms and video software to create more dynamic stories

Old Cashiers Realty                                                                                                 Cashiers, NC

Director of Marketing and Communications                                       January 2016 – Present

  • Marketing real estate listings online and in print, utilizing social media and Indesign
  • Handling all office communications
  • Performing miscellaneous office duties

Highlands Cashiers Board of Realtors                                                                 Cashiers, NC

Executive Assistant                                                                            April 2014 – January 2016

  • Monitored the Multiple Listing Service for infractions.
  • Took minutes of board meetings and updated bylaws accordingly
  • Assisted with bookkeeping and anything else the Association Executive required


Public Relations Manager, WCU Sustainable Energy Initiative           January 2017- Present

New Century Scholar                                                                                   August 2007- Present

Life Member, National Society of Leadership and Success            November 2015- Present

Volunteer for over 100 hours, Macon and Jackson County                              2007 – Present


Rachel Plouse Resume