Resumé

OBJECTIVE

To use my writing, social media, editing and videography skills to transform your company’s digital presence.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

·       High School Illustrated: editorial manager

·       TITLE Boxing Club: social media coordinator

·       Pursuit of Healthfulness: blog creator and writer

·        Mother Earth News: editorial intern

·        The University Daily Kansan: copy chief, special sections editor, news coordinating editor, opinion editor, feature writer and columnist

·        Freelance positions: Student Health 101, xoJane, HuffPost Live, Living the College Life and the Go! section of the Lawrence Journal World, eHow

EDUCATION

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

May 2012; William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Honors Program

B.S. Journalism: News and Information Studies

 Journalism GPA: 3.85

Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, Neb.

May 2008; Top 5 percent

Weighted GPA: 4.4

WORK EXPERIENCE

High School Illustrated, Orange County, Calif.

Editorial manager, June 2012-present

·        Creating and editing content for online and print publication

·        Hiring and managing freelance writers

·        Developing ideas for a growing business

Title Boxing Club, Lawrence and Topeka, Kan.

Social media coordinator, August 2012-present

·        Updating Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

·        Creating images for Facebook and Twitter campaigns

·        Developing new marketing ideas

Pursuit of Healthfulness, a wellness blog

Writer, May 2010-present

·         Developing, photographing, writing and editing blog posts

·          Covering health-related topics, such as exercise, mental health and nutrition

Mother Earth News, Topeka, Kan.

Editorial intern, January 2012-May 2012

·         Fact checking pre-publication stories for detail accuracy

·          Using SEO to optimize archived articles on the Mother Earth News website

·          Researching topics for upcoming special editions, e.g. the Green Cars Bookazine

The University Daily Kansan, Lawrence, Kan.

Special Sections Editor, August 2011-December 2011

·         Worked with new reporters on assignments, style and basics of publication

·         Created the first edition of “Health on the Hill”

KMBC-TV, ABC, Kansas City, Mo.

Intern, May 2011-June 2011

·         Created packages and wrote news script

The University Daily Kansan, Lawrence, Kan.

News Coordinating Editor, August 2010-December 2010

·         Facilitated communication between television reporters and print reporters

·         Revised television scripts for print in paper

·         Revised print stories to work as broadcast scripts

·         Worked with other managing editors to coordinate stories

The University Daily Kansan, Lawrence, Kan.

Opinion Editor, January 2010-May 2010

·         Edited and provided feedback on columns

·         Created schedules, kept in communication with writers and answered questions

KLKN-TV, ABC, Lincoln, Neb.

Intern, May 2009-August 2009

·         Created packages and wrote news script

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

·        Graduate of the University of Kansas Honors Program

·       Continued my study of the Germany language in Holzkirchen, Germany (June 2010-August 2010)

·        President of H.O.M.E.B.A.S.E., a club at the University of Kansas that promotes healthy living

·         Student assistant for journalism Professor Doug Ward (2011)

·         Internships: Mother Earth News (2012), KMBC-TV (2011), KLKN-TV (2009)

·        Nebraska DECA State Championship, apparel and accessories: individual state champion (2007, 2008)

·        International DECA Conference and Competition, apparel and accessories (2007, 2008)

·         Yearbook editor-in-chief, Lincoln Southeast High School (2007, 2008)

SPECIAL SKILLS

AP Style // InDesign // CMS // Final Cut Pro // Social Media // SEO // German

REFERENCES ARE GLADLY PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

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