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Matt Schmidt

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Title

Senior News Editor & Media Relations Coordinator

Office Building

Communications Center

Office

105

Mailing Address

Communications Center 105
University Marketing & Communications-Box 2230
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Matt Schmidt started as the senior news editor/media relations coordinator at South Dakota State University in July 2013.

In the past 25 years, Schmidt has worked as a journalist and as a communications and marketing specialist in higher education, with a publicly traded company and professional sports teams. Before South Dakota State, Schmidt served as the team lead in web communications at Computer Task Group Inc., a worldwide information technology consulting and staffing company.

A native of Bennington, Neb., Schmidt has also worked at the University of North Dakota, The University of Montana and at the University of Missouri.

Education

B.A. journalism, Saint Mary's University

Specialty Area

  • Media, communications, marketing

Awards and Honors

Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), Oct. 2009;
2015 Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest’s student-athlete profile category for CoSIDA's District 7;
2001 Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest’s student-athlete profile category for CoSIDA's District 7;
2015 CASE District VI gold award for Excellence in News Writing.

CASE VI Gold Certificate for Internal Audience Publications: Print - IMPACT State, 2016
CASE VI Bronze Certificate for Institution Relations Publications: President's Reports and Annual Reports, 2016

CASE VI Silver Certificate for Institutional Relations Publications: Research Publications - Research Report, 2015
CASE VI Silver Certificate for Internal Audience Publications: Print - IMPACT State Newsletter, 2015

CASE VI Bronze Certificate for Institutional Relations Publications: Research Publications - Engineering Research, 2014
CASE VI Gold Certificate for Institutional Relations Publications - President's Reports and Annual Reports, 2014
CASE VI Silver Certificate for Institutional Relations Publications - Research Publications, 2014
CASE VI Bronze Certificate for Magazines - Special Issues, 2014

Professional Memberships

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Public Relations Society of America
College Sports Information Directors of America

Work Experience

Team Lead, Web Communications, Sr. Marketing and PR Specialist, Marketing Specialist, CTG;
Sports Information Director, Erie Community College;
Publicity Director, Northeast Football Conference;
Freelancer, Associated Press;
Media Relations Assistant, Buffalo Sabres;
Assistant Director, Media Relations, University of Missouri;
Assistant Sports Information Director, The University of Montana;
Associate Director, Media Relations, University of North Dakota;
Information Director, Aberdeen Pheasants;
Sports writer, Aberdeen American News.

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