EDUCATION 08/2007 - 05/2011
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, news/Internet major Bachelor of Arts, politics major Drake University — Des Moines, Iowa EXPERIENCE
Think magazine, Senior editor Manage a team of 8-10 writers, guided from story assignment to print. Duties have also included sharing information with the editorial director of the website; working with the graphic design team on layouts; writing captions, table of contents material, and 1500 feature.
01/2011 - present
Urban 515, Blogger Help form and represent the company’s brand through blogs about local merchants; rewrite the company’s website copy according to the new tone and brand formed. Urban 515 is a group of local professionals who are passionate about seeing the local culture in our city continue to grow.
08/2010 - 12/2010
05/2010 - 08/2010
11/2009 - 05/2010
Tribe Effect, Intern Conducted deep background research, gathered statistics and drafted tweets on behalf of various clients. Scranton Gillette Communications, Editorial intern Copy edited and wrote for several of the company’s 10+ trade publications. Tasks included editing two weekly online newsletters, researching for and contributing to content in custom publications, and writing a piece published in the September issue of Imaging Technology News.
The Times-Delphic Copy editor Micro- and macro-edited articles, wrote headlines, and participated in and contributed to staff decisions regarding the student newspaper, which is published twice a week.
09/2008 - 05/2010
05/2009 - 08/2009
Reporter and Writer Arranged and conducted interviews, wrote articles and collaborated with editors during brainstorming.
State of Iowa, Gov. Chet Culver Boards and commissions administration intern Orchestrated the creation of two additions to Iowa’s 175 boards and commissions, entered data of new applicants and corresponded with applicants regarding the appointment process.
2008 - 09
The 10,000 Hours Show of Central Iowa Executive Director of Outreach Managed partnership with United Way of Central Iowa and coordinated all student and nonprofit activities for organization. Participation in organization includes 200 nonprofit agencies and 750 Drake students.
2007 - 2008
Nonprofit Relations Director Liaison with area nonprofits. Drafted mass, bimonthly emails and maintained individual e-mail and telephone correspondence.
05/2008 - 08/2008
Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine, Editorial intern Copy edited, organized, researched and fact-checked features for publications and reported and wrote two byline stories featured in the October 2008 issue.
01/2011 - 03/2011
SERVICE Twestival DSM, Planning committee Served as the only student on the planning committee. This year, the event served a local charity rather than an international organization as the previous two years had. Charged with booking the bands for the event; engaged both the Drake University campus and my Twitter community of 800. In total, Twestival DSM raised more than $1,100 for the Evelyn Davis Early Learning Academy (last year, the event raised approx. $260).
06/2009 - 08/2009
Sat on the committee while interning at the Governor’s office in the summer of 2009. Attended biweekly meetings; coordinated in-kind donations from Des Moines-area businesses for the September 2009 race that benefited Iowa Homeless Youth Centers. 2007-2011
Wesley Acres Visiting the retirement center has been an integral part of my college experience for four years through Delta Gamma and its Golden Anchor program.
RELATED SKILLS Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver; well-versed in social media, Web 2.0; knowledgeable in HTML and CSS.
AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS April 2010 March 2010 April 2009
Joe Patrick Green Award for copy editing, Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication Ruth Wessels Kelly Award for alumnae involvement, Delta Gamma Recipient of United Way of Central Iowa’s Student Recognition of Volunteers Live United Award.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES 08/2010 - present 2009 - 2010
02/2008 - present
J Council member, chosen by the director of the Drake SJMC to act as liaison between school and students in preparation for re-accreditation of the college.
Delta Gamma Fraternity, Alumnae Relations Director Liaison with area alumnae; tasks include planning Founders Day and the annual Relays Brunch. Established Alpha Lambda chapter on Twitter. Sigma Delta Chi (Society of Professional Journalists)