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DANIELLE CHARBONNEAU REPORTER, WRITER, EDITOR, DESIGNER & EVENT PLANNER DANIELLE.M.CHARBONNEAU@GMAIL.COM • (303) 947-6564 • 2519 LAKE MEADOW DR. LAFAYETTE, CO

RELATED EXPERIENCE JAN. ’13 – PRESENT

Denver Rescue Mission

APR. ’12 – PRESENT

Yellowscene Magazine • Special Events Brand Ambassador

OCT. ’09 – FEB. ’10

Mammoth Mountain • Catering & Conference Services Manager

AUG ’O6 – JUNE ’09

Annenberg Public Affairs • Events Coordinator & CommLine Reporter

AUG ’O8 – JUNE ’09

Annenberg Arts Journal

MAY ’O8 – AUG ’08

Campus Circle •

• Public Relations Intern Denver, CO As a reporter, writer, editor and designer for the organization, responsibilities have included: • Producing and editing copy for press releases, internal and external newsletters, social media, print and digital marketing materials, events promotions, the Mission’s blog, local newspapers, marketing-video scripts, community award nominations and internal communications. • Attending local events to interview key figures, collect quotes, take photos, shoot video and produce multi-media content for web and print materials • Designing various print materials using InDesign including event promotional materials and the At-A-Glance, monthly newsletter for call-center employees As project lead for the Mission’s Summer of Hope Campaign, responsibilities have included: • Increasing internal and external involvement in the campaign by integrating key messaging across all platforms; working with volunteer department to develop volunteer opportunities; securing booths at local festivals to distribute promotional materials and coordinating campaign events including a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, BBQ and Spirit Week.

Erie, CO • Serves as face for the company, setting up and operating Yellowscene booth at special events; recruiting signups for E-Blast program; informing public of services and advertising opportunities; gathering feedback and reporting findings to management Mammoth Lakes, CA • Managed visiting group’s lodging, lift tickets, activities, functions and catered events from start to finish (gave tours of resort amenities, worked with sales team to create contracts; monitored room blocks; booked function spaces; designed custom menus; drafted floor maps; arranged VIP treatment; coordinated with mountain staff and local vendors; collected deposits and final payments; reported to finances department; and maintained close relationship with clients throughout year) • Received company recognition for increasing group projected profits Los Angeles, CA • Co-responsible for the planning and execution of the USC Annenberg Trojan Family Day and Commencement ceremonies, including party equipment rental, food services, event layout, attendee reservations, themed decorations, deposits, ticket sales, phone call inquiries, set-up, break-down, gifts and staff management. These events gathered approximately 3,000 combined. • Served as a reporter, writer and photographer for CommLine, the school's online publication, which covered events and news pertaining to USC Annenberg • Writer, Editor & Designer Los Angeles, CA • Was responsible for collecting articles from Arts Journalism Students for publication in the magazine; monitoring revisions; editing; fact-checking; finding and editing images; and designing the layout of the magazine using InDesign Copy Editor & Staff Writer Los Angeles, CA • Served as chief copy-editor for one extended-shift a week, proofing all sections until print-ready • Wrote articles pertaining to arts and culture including calendar spotlights, product reviews and film, music and album critiques


AUG ’O6 – JUNE ’09

Daily Trojan

MAY ’O8 – AUG ’08

LA Weekly

OCT ’O5 – APR ’06

Downtown Women’s Center •

• Lifestyle Editor & Staff Writer Los Angeles, CA • As the Editor: Oversaw a production staff of 60 reporters; planned and assigned daily editorial calendar; worked with writers to create interesting content; edited articles stylistically, grammatically and factually while maintaining the writer's artistic vision; wrote all headlines, decks and captions; worked with copy-editors and monitored revisions using Adobe InCopy; designed section using InDesign; worked with graphic designers to create special graphics for feature stories; assigned photographers; worked on an extremely tight deadline (approx.4 hours to complete section daily) • As a Reporter/Writer: Wrote articles pertaining to arts and culture including personality profiles, film critiques, special events coverage and cultural features. Some interviews included Francis Ford Coppola, Ben Kingsley, Method Man, Olivia Thrilby, Abigail Breslin and LA’s finest coffee baristas • Editorial Intern & Freelance Writer Los Angeles, CA • Pitched story ideas, offered feedback and brainstormed sources at weekly editorial board meetings • Was published in the Considerable Town Section of print edition and contributed content to various blogs including Lurker (a Street Art blog) and Best Of (a guide section for best businesses) • Updated online calendar section daily via original reporting and consolidation of press releases • Assisted reporters (including Pulitzer-prize nominated reporter Sam Slovick) by maintaining relationships with Public Information Officers, seeking out fresh sources, gathering statistics, transcribing interviews, copy editing and monitoring revisions • Created website slideshows and maintained comment boards Public Relations & Volunteer Outreach Los Angeles, CA (The DWC is a non-profit committed to providing support services to homeless women on Skid Row) • Coordinated special events and organized volunteer schedule • Created marketing materials for events, mailings, email communication and general promotion • Served as contact person for all volunteers, donors and public inquires • Planned and attended public events to increase public awareness • Maintained volunteer database using Razors Edge

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS 

Was the winner of the Prudential Spirit of the Community Award in 2005 for organizing a successful fundraiser for the Boulder Homeless Shelter called “Pancakes in the Park,” which took place at the Boulder Band Shell & included a breakfast, silent auction, raffle & live performances by the Wendy Woo Band and Liza Oxnard Trio. Was featured on KBCO & funded entirely by donation.

Worked for over 6 months on research for an article examining issues on Skid Row in LA. Topics I explored included: The exhaustive work of Skid Row non-profits; the Safer Cities Initiative’s effect on the revolving door of Skid Row; the power of art and music to help homeless overcome struggles; community enabling vs. helpful charity; and the fellowship among Skid Row dwellers. Interviewed Pulitzer-prize winning, LA Times journalist Steve Lopez, did a police ride along with Skid Row police officers and spent the night on the roof of the Union Rescue Mission.

EDUCATION Fairview High School

Boulder, CO

Graduated in 2005 with a 4.6 gpa

University of Southern California B.A. Print Journalism, emphasis in Arts & Culture, secondary interest in Investigative Reporting

Los Angeles, CA


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