© 2018 by Doug Gavel Communications. 


I am a seasoned communications professional, with more than 18 years experience in higher education communications and 17 years in broadcast journalism. I specialize in a range of communications support services, including media relations, media training, small website development, digital content creation and curation, internal/crisis communications, feature writing and editing, op-ed creation and placement, and other editorial services. My goal is to help you and your organization develop effective powerful messages and deliver them to the audiences you are trying to reach.

Doug Gavel
Founder and Principal

As a freelance communications specialist, I will work with you and your organization on building and enhancing your brand strength through strategic planning, media engagement, internal and crisis communications, digital communications, editorial production and curation, and other editorial services. 


During my tenure as Director of Media Relations at Harvard Kennedy School, I managed the school's interactions with journalists from top-tier media outlets across the globe; pitched and placed news stories on school initiatives, programs, and research; worked with faculty, research centers and programs, and top administrators on media strategy and outreach; managed the school's ReadyCam television studio; provided op-ed support to faculty and research fellows; developed media training for students and faculty; and wrote and edited content for the school's various external facing digital platforms. Prior to my service at the Kennedy School, I worked as a writer and public information officer for the Harvard University Communications Office. In my earlier career I worked as a broadcast journalist with several commercial news/talk radio stations across the country, most recently at WBZ Radio in Boston. 

Through the provision of strategic planning and counsel, I hope to help you better understand and engage your audiences, place positive stories in top media, and articulate your organization's value proposition. I love storytelling, and it is through effective storytelling where together we can help maximize the impact of your work and expand the scope of your imprint.