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DrakeUniversity Des Moines, IA

Majors: Magazine Journalism, International Relations Minor: Entrepreneurship Expected Graduation: May 2013


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Des Moines, IA

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Editor-in-Chief, May 2011-present Manage editors, writers, designers, photographers, and webmaster; successfully delegate tasks to staff; revived magazine’s social media outlets; led a complete redesign of the website; maintain magazine’s budget

Copy Editing Intern, June 2011-August 2011 Copy edited over 30 magazines from the Home Design, Garden, Food, and Decorating groups; proofread iPad publications through; edited slideshows and newsletters.

Section Editor, August 2010-May 2011 Aided with macro and micro editing; worked with multiple writers to ensure successful story progression; brainstormed story ideas for print magazine and website Webmaster, August 2010-May 2011 Maintained using Dreamweaver; updated content on site; edited video, pictures, and audio clips Assistant Editor, August 2009-May 2010 Wrote blogs and articles; interviewed people locally and nationally; fact-checked all stories for the website; created video and audio supplements for articles

Copy Flow Coordinator, June 2010-present Send articles to freelance editors; route files back to magazine editors; edit reprint magazines; communicate with in-house editors on a daily basis.


Des Moines, IA A Pandora-like website for local music. Band Recruiter, Event Organizer, October 2011-present Invite bands to add music to the site, write weekly blog posts, organize recruitment events and music concerts

WritingExperience DIY, freelance writer (Spring 2012 issue) Urban Plains, freelance writer (Fall 2010, Fall 2011) The Lift, staff writer and editor (Dec. 2010-July 2011)

RelevantSkills Efficient in: Photoshop, InDesign, CSS and HTML coding, Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel, Audacity, social media management


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