Miriam M. Sauls
7824 Harbor Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27615 USA
Home phone: 919-847-8471 Cell phone: 919-302-5454
Summary of Qualifications
Documentary filmmaker. Workshop organizer and instructor. Trip leader for international cultural trips. Writer and/or editor of profiles, feature articles, communication plans, sales and marketing materials, scripts, speeches, press communications, websites, brochure copy, journals, white papers, software manuals, and annual reports for clients such as universities, government agencies, nonprofit agencies, media production companies, museums, software developers, and national, state and local magazines.
Freelance Filmmaker, Writer/Editor, 2000 – present
Makes documentary projects for individuals, families, and nonprofits. Writes and/or edits feature articles, profiles, documentary scripts, web copy, or any other materials for internal or external use by Triangle clients such as Arts North Carolina, Our State Magazine, Progress Energy, Duke Office of Public Affairs, UNC Alumni Office, N.C. Arts Council, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, African American Dance Ensemble, Hearts with Haiti, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, and many others.
Workshop Director, Moveable
Feast Retreats, ongoing
Duke University Service Learning Program, Communications Manager and Events Planner, 2015 – 2017
Planned and developed communications and marketing strategies and coordinated and executed events for the Program, which serves Duke faculty and students in community outreach related to academic coursework.
Duke University Department of Theater Studies, Communications Director and Producer, 2004 – 2015
Planned and developed communications and marketing strategies and campaigns for all productions of the Department of Theater Studies and Theater Previews as well as on-going promotion, on- and off-campus, of the faculty and activities of the Department of Theater Studies. Marketing campaigns include use of social media, print advertising, direct mail, web marketing, press communications, promotional events, and related educational events. Writes, edits and publishes “Theater News” (now an e-mail newsletter). Coordinates design and publication of all other materials, managing outside designers and vendors when contracted. Manages Facebook and Twitter accounts. Manages and contributes video and written materials to departmental blog. Provides written, video and other multimedia content for department website and maintains site. Produces video documentaries for department. Serves as producer for all departmental productions.
N.C. Arts Council, Raleigh, NC, Communications Director, 1997 - 2000
Developed and wrote all internal and external communications materials for state agency, including communication plans, speeches, journals, annual reports, press materials and scripts for both the agency and statewide constituents. Developed written materials for agency’s original website. Taught marketing writing to statewide constituents and interfaced with co-marketing agencies such as NC Travel and Tourism.
Graphic Detail, Inc., Raleigh, NC, Director of PR/Marketing, 1989 – 1997
Developed marketing and sales materials for hardware and software-development company. Produced publicity materials and presented seminars and directed public relations activities.
Certificate in Documentary Studies, Duke University
M.A. English, University of Florida
B.A. English, UNC - Chapel Hill
Board and Volunteer Activities
Board Member, Gregg Museum at NCSU, 2008 – 2014
Documentary filmmaker for fundraising efforts for non-profits, 2003 - present
Board Member, Hearts with Haiti, 2001 – 2008
Trip Leader, Cultural trips to Kenya, Haiti, Vietnam, Russia, Northern Ireland, 2000 - present
Board Member, Ten Thousand Villages, 2002-2004
Chairman, Kids Helping Kids Art Auction, 1996-2000
Member and President of Board, Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, 1994-1998