Resume

View a PDF of my resume: Resume as of May 2013

Education:

University of Missouri — Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Journalism degree (emphasis in magazine), minors in Film Studies and Italian Studies, Multicultural Certificate and Honors College Certificate, May 2013.

Journalism/Writing Experience:

Department Editor — Vox Magazine, August 2012 – Present. Pitched stories and edited content for the Insight, Front-of-Book, Arts and Books department of Columbia’s weekly magazine. Duties also included updating online calendar events, planning features, acting as associate managing editor on some weeks and blogging weekly on VoxTalk.

Web Editor — VoxMagazine.com, August 2012 – Present. Wrote weekly blog posts for VoxTalk, pitched and edited online exclusive content, promoted content using social media platforms, helped develop the Vox weekly iPad Issue app and tracked content using online analytics.

Intern — The Chicago Reporter, May – August 2012. Assisted in research and database creation, wrote articles, contributed to copy editing, prepped data for graphics, conducted and transcribed interviews and fact checked investigative journalism pieces for a bimonthly magazine.

Reporter — The Columbia Missourian, August 2011 – January 2012. Wrote features, day-of event coverage, previews, investigative pieces and obituaries for the Benton-Stephens neighborhood beat and general assignment shifts for Columbia’s daily paper.

Columnist/Blogger — MOVE Magazine, January – April 2011. Wrote a weekly blog post and biweekly column about older films and their relevance to current events and today’s audiences.

Editorial contributor/Assistant media relations coordinator — “We Always Swing” (R) Jazz Series, January – April 2013. Researched and wrote biographies and discographies for concert programs, wrote and sent out press releases, established a style guide for press releases and created a working database of local media contacts for mid-Missouri’s non-profit jazz education foundation.

Blogger  Mustard Seed Fair Trade Co., July 2012 – September 2012. Wrote monthly blog posts about the fair trade mission, industry news and local events.

Other Experience:

Youth Department Summer Aide Carol Stream Public Library, Summers 2010 – 2011. Aided the annual Summer Reading Program, servicing more than 1,300 local children in explaining the program, recording reading, chaperoning public events and giving out prizes.

Honors, Awards and Scholarships:

Graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.9 GPA) with Honors, May 2013
Member of Kappa Tau Alpha, a national journalism honors society, May 2013
Recipient of the Mark Twain Scholarship, Fall 2009 – Spring 2013
Missouri School of Journalism’s Dean’s List, Fall 2009 – Fall 2012
Kettle Moraine Press Association Features Write-Off First Place, October 2007
American Legion Award, Spring 2009

Also, be sure to check out my LinkedIn profile.

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