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experience Editorial Apprentice Kitchen and Bath Ideas magazine | Meredith Corporation • •

Write feature and department articles, brainstorm, research, pitch story ideas, and interview. Assist senior associate editor and editor-in-chief with photo shoots, production, story assignments, photo orders, factchecking, and meetings.

Work closely with homeowners, editors, and PR professionals.

DES MOINES, IOWA | SEPTEMBER 2011 TO PRESENT Managing Editor, Assistant Editor, Online & Print Sections Editor, Writer/Blogger

education Drake University | Des Moines, Iowa Second Degree in Magazine Journalism, School of

DrakeMagazine | Drake University • •

Journalism and Mass Communication B.S.B.A. in Marketing, College of Business and Public Administration Anticipated Graduation: December 2012 (early) Current Standing: Senior Andover High School | Andover, Kansas

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Style, edit, collaborate with photographer, and pull clothes for the Spring 2012 fashion photo shoot. Advance stories by helping writers find relevant angles, expert sources, and in-depth stories for college magazine site and Pacemaker finalist publication. Edit for AP style and clarity and fact-check all print stories, online stories, and blogs with editors. Ensure all sources in publication are credible and reliable by communicating with every source and fact-checking.

DES MOINES, IOWA | SEPTEMBER 2009 TO PRESENT

Graduated Valedictorian, May 2009

Fashion Intern

technical skills

Woman’s Day magazine | Hearst Corporation

Adobe Creative Suite (CS5), HTML, CSS, Microsoft Office programs, WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook development, iMovie, Macintosh and PC systems, and

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content management systems.

honors Meredith Corporation Scholarship

Top First-Year Student & Top Sophomore Student Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation Scholarship

Organized samples, the beauty closet, and the fashion closet. Prepared for and assisted at fashion and beauty photo shoots. Set up and assisted in meetings and run throughs. Communicated with public relations representatives and coordinated picking up and returning samples, collected credit sheet information, and scheduled and attended appointments with outside vendors. Researched, brainstormed, and wrote for Woman’s Day, womansday.com, and SIPs Halloween Celebrations and Best Ideas for Christmas.

Drake University Dean’s & President’s Honor List

NEW YORK, NEW YORK | MAY 2011 TO AUGUST 2011

CBPA Leadership Council Award of Excellence

E-Commerce Marketing Intern

Drake University Presidential Scholarship

Meredith Corporation

campus involvement

Alpha Phi Sorority Greek Fraternity Recruitment Counselor Greek Programming Council, Alpha Phi Representative Society of Professional Journalists

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Promoted marketing programs across Meredith’s websites, including bhg.com, parents.com, and fitnessmagazine.com. Set up and maintained online marketing promotions using HTML and a web content management system. Employed and analyzed marketing promotions to increase website activity. Created reports to analyze the performance of marketing promotions for registration submissions.

DES MOINES, IOWA | SEPTEMBER 2010 TO MAY 2011 Web Intern NakedCity magazine • •

Managed and organized closet for summer fashion photo shoot. Updated website using Wordpress to publish articles, press releases, and information about local events.

WICHITA, KANSAS | MAY TO AUGUST 2010


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