Katherine Korte

Katherine Korte

Communications, Project Management, Advocacy

Albuquerque, New Mexico Area

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Katherine Korte's Overview

  • Community Relations Specialist at University of New Mexico Hospitals
  • Regional Elections Coordinator at Associated Press
  • Neighborhood/Business editor at The Albuquerque Tribune

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Katherine Korte's Summary

In communications and management, it is imperative to have a clear message and to be organized and proactive in meeting strategic goals. I love using my creative skills and working collaboratively with my peers to achieve positive outcomes. I am passionate about what I do.

Katherine Korte's Experience

Elected Board of Education representative

Albuquerque Public Schools

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Primary/Secondary Education industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Oversee and collaborate with APS administrative officials on yearly $1.2 billion APS schools budget
Collaborate with/oversee superintendent of APS
Policy development to be aligned with district goals
Collaborate with fellow board members on myriad issues affecting APS
Community partner/representative
Vocal advocate of children, parents, teachers and stakeholders
Co-founder, Stand4KidsNM, a grass-roots movement to make the public aware of bad policies implemented by the current state leadership that negatively impact children and teachers.

Find out more here: www.stand4kidsnm.org
And here: www.facebook.com/stand4kidsnm

Community Relations Specialist

University of New Mexico Hospitals

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

June 2013July 2014 (1 year 2 months)

Oversee efforts to inform community about UNMH, its programs and value to the community by making presentations to various civic, neighborhood and advocacy groups, orchestrating social media efforts on Facebook, writing and distributing monthly community newsletter "Health Source" and organizing UNMH presence at events such as health and community fairs.

Regional Elections Coordinator

Associated Press

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Media Production industry

January 2006January 2014 (8 years 1 month)

Hired/trained 170 election night temporary workers in six states.
Built the computer database that tabulates a primary or general election in six states.
Culled numerous pieces of information from a variety of sources in detail-oriented work that ensures accurate tabulation of results.
Worked with a variety of people of different expertise in county clerk’s offices, Secretary of State offices and member TV, radio and newspaper offices.
Wrote and updated results reports that are distributed to Associated Press state and national election customers who contract for election services.
Coordinated elections from the bottom up: from the data input into the computer system, to hiring and training of temporary workers in each county, to hiring and training temporary workers at Election Vote Centers, to informing AP bureau and national staff and election customers about what to expect on Election Night.

Neighborhood/Business editor

The Albuquerque Tribune

January 2005January 2006 (1 year 1 month)

Coordinated news coverage for these two weekly sections, sometimes writing the section front-liners myself! Coordinated local columnists, ensured copy deadlines were met; coordinated photo and layout needs for sections.

Copy Editor/Headline Writer

The Salt Lake Tribune

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

February 2000September 2002 (2 years 8 months)

Edited reporters’ copy on deadline; headline writing.
Editing/layout/design of world, national and local news sections.

Copy Editor

Omaha World-Herald

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

January 1998January 1999 (1 year 1 month)

Edited copy/headline writing.

Copy Editor/Headline Writer

The Albuquerque Tribune

October 1994October 1997 (3 years 1 month)

Edited reporters’ copy on deadline.
Wrote headlines.
Coordinated coverage for sections.
Delegated story assignments for each section.
Trained/mentored college-level interns.


Associated Press

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Media Production industry

January 1993October 1994 (1 year 10 months)

After working during college as editor in chief of the campus newspaper and as a part-time editor and weekend reporter at the El Paso Herald-Post, selected as one of 17 minority students nationwide for the AP’s 12-week internship. The successful completion of the internship led to a job with the Albuquerque bureau as a newswoman covering all manner of news stories, such as the 1994 N.M. legislative session, the Gordon House drunken-driving trial in Taos and the forest fire in the Gila Wilderness that killed two firefighters.

Katherine Korte's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • PTA president

      LBJ Middle School
      • Education
      May 2008 March 2011 (2 years 11 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Education
      • Politics
    • Organizations I support:

      • St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church

Katherine Korte's Skills & Expertise

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Microsoft Word
  4. Operating Budgets
  5. Budget Monitoring
  6. Customer Service
  7. Coordination
  8. Community Outreach
  9. Editorial
  10. Events
  11. Governance
  12. Internet
  13. Journalism
  14. K-12
  15. Leadership
  16. Newsletters
  17. Organization
  18. Office Management
  19. Problem Solving
  20. Strategic Planning
  21. Writing
  22. Youth Mentoring
  23. AP Style
  24. Copy Editing
  25. Breaking News
  26. Feature Articles
  27. Newspapers
  28. Press Releases
  29. Social Networking
  30. Media Relations
  31. Publications
  32. Politics
  33. Public Relations
  34. Creative Writing
  35. Policy
  36. Facebook
  37. Publishing
  38. Strategic Communications
  39. Training
  40. Multimedia
  41. Media Production
  42. Social Media
  43. Nonprofits
  44. Crisis Communications
  45. Fundraising
  46. Volunteer Management
  47. Management
  48. Grant Writing

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Katherine Korte's Education

The University of Texas at El Paso

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism


Activities and Societies: Copy Editor/Editor in Chief of The Prospector, twice-weekly campus newspaper/Golden Key Honor Society

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