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Education Western Kentucky University, Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude, 2012, 3.6 GPA Major: News/Editorial Journalism; Minor: History Honors College - Thesis Track Honors College Citizen of the Year, 2012 Harlaxton College, Grantham, England, Spring 2010

Katie Knecht 270.556.9979 katieknecht12@gmail.com

Writing & Editorial Experience Scheduling Assistant, Squarespace, SoHo, Ny. (Feb. 2014 - Present) Manage schedules, time sheets, shift trades; collaborate with teams on large projects. Writing Center Tutor, Manhattanville College, White Plains, Ny. (Oct. 2013 - Present) Social Media Intern, Phoenix Blue, Lexington, Ky. (March - May 2013) Wrote content for Phoenix Blue website; managed social media and blogs for clients. Events Intern, Art Feeds, Joplin, Mo. (Aug. - Dec. 2012) Led elementary-aged classrooms in therapeutic art lessons; planned and hosted birthday parties; wrote blogs; managed donor relations; assisted with grant writing. Editor & Writer, Arete, Honors College Newsletter at WKU (2008 - 2012) Wrote articles; managed meetings, story assignments; edited the monthly publication. Selection Staff, Zephyrus, Student Literary Publication at WKU (Spring 2012) Chose stories, poems, and pieces for WKU’s fine arts magazine. Talisman Writer, WKU Annual (Sept. 2010 - May 2012) Wrote feature and human interest pieces for WKU’s award-winning annual. Special Projects Associate, Honors College at WKU (July 2010 - May 2012) Created/designed publications; wrote website content; planned and hosted events; various office tasks. Marketing Intern, Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, Ky. (Dec. 2011 - Jan. 2012) Wrote feature stories for the website; collected information for statistics. Freelance Writer/Photographer, The Paducah Sun, Paducah, Ky. (June - Aug. 2009) Wrote feature stories and took photographs for the daily newspaper.

Additional Work Experience Barista,The Bean, East Village, Ny. (Aug. 2013 - Jan. 2014) Server/Hostess, Alfalfa Restaurant, Lexington, Ky. (March 2013 - July 2013) Server, Doe’s Eat Place, Paducah, Ky. (June - August 2012)

Organizational Involvement at WKU Founder & President, Art Feeds WKU Membership Chair, Honors Abroad Alumni Counselor, Honors Freshman Orientation Retreat

Community Activity Share A Swipe, food donations to McNeill Elementary, Bowling Green, Ky. Art Feeds WKU, therapeutic art with local children, Bowling Green, Ky. Bone Marrow Drive Coordinator, Paducah, Ky. Bone Marrow Drive Volunteer, WKU, Bowling Green, Ky.

Relevant Skills Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign Final Cut Pro


Katie knecht resume spring 2014