Nick Balcom Raleigh
Online Communications Coordinator
I work with the Communications and Public Relations Web Team to maintain online communications channels geared toward the college's core constituents with a primary focus on alumni. These channels incude broadcast emails as well as our 'official presence' on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Delicious, and FlickR. I also edit and produce our monthly e-newsletter, Mac Wire; maintain Macalester's online community for alumni, MacDirect; work on new interactive initiatives like the annual advancement report and Old Main Forum; and maintain the alumni section of Macalester's website.
I have worked at Macalester since October 2005. Before Macalester, I held numerous contract positions with companies like Best Buy, United Properties, and the e-learning firm Allen Interactive since 2002. My first "grown up" job after graduating from DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) was in direct marketing and communications.