My Experience

I hope this collection of job experiences, work samples, news clippings, and relevant courses and books helps you understand my work in the field of strategic communication. I’ve worked for more than a dozen clients over the past 2 years while attending one of the top-5 PR programs in the country. Please email me if you have any questions. Schedule me if you’re ready to meet.

Resume | Writing Samples | Campaigns / Case Studies | News Coverage | Courses / Certifications | Awards | Clifton Strengths | Relevant Books Read


Check out Stephen Fortuna’s Resume.


Writing Samples

Feature story on earthquake preparation and accompanying interactive quiz.

Hypothetical press event strategy brief, influencer pitch, and accompanying media kit for Disney.

Creative, satirical article on my BYU satire news website.

Open-source intelligence report on Russian freedom of press.

Guest post article on employee experience written for Qualtrics.


Campaigns/Case Studies

Digital campaign created for Lucidpress

Positioning research done for Thread Wallets

Crisis communication case study on Adidas

Case study campaign for The Church of Jesus Christ 


Stephen and the News

 News coverage of The Alternate Universe satirical news source that I started.
Press obtained for the BYUSA Student Voice program that I started.
Coverage I secured for my boss at KBYU-11.


Relevant Courses Completed


  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Communication in Organizational Settings
  • Communications Management Principles

      Digital Marketing


  • Public Relations Writing
  • Writing Branded Content
  • Writing 150

      Measurement and Analysis

  • Principles of Statistics
  • PR Research and Measurement
  • Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Accounting

      Diversity of Ideas

  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Philosophy Lecture Series
  • Masterpieces of Russian Literature
  • Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (x2)


  • Karl G. Maeser Award | Moral Leadership
  • Eagle Scout | Top 4% of Scouts
  • BYUB Scholarship | Outstanding Work
  • Half Tuition Scholarship | Academic Excellence

Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment

  1. Ideation | I craft innovative solutions to complex problems
  2. Positivity | I exhibit contagious enthusiasm
  3. Activator | I turn thoughts and ideas into action and results
  4. Responsibility | I own my work and do what I say I will do
  5. Focus | I prioritize and act with precision

Relevant Books Read

  • Made to Stick
  • The Art of War
  • The Business of Persuasion
  • The Personal MBA
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?
  • The Power of Habit
  • The Power of Moments
  • Designing Experiences
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • The Lean Start-up
  • Nail It Then Scale It
  • Freakonomics
  • Everybody Writes
  • Economics in One Lesson
  • Strengths Finder 2.0
  • Disrupt Yourself

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