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MARTHA pierce p 21 7. 741.0964 e w address 3900 Stone Bridge Road Springfield, IL 6271 1 EXPERIENCE


Executive Producer, Think magazine online, Coordinated website creation; worked with management team to establish a strong brand; oversaw, approved and edited all online content and design; collaborated with marketing team to establish strong social media presence.

Drake University Graduate, Des Moines, Iowa B.A.J. M.C., Magazine Journalism Minor, Graphic Design

Des Moines, Iowa / January to May 2011

London College of Fashion, London, UK & Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK International Student

Editorial Assistant, Midwest Living magazine Researched and fact-checked articles for magazine and website; helped with online slideshows; assisted all editors as needed.

January to May 2009

Des Moines, Iowa / September 2010 to February 2011

Magazines: Freelance Writing, Staff Writing, Publishing Media: Print Editing, Fashion Journalism, News Writing & Reporting, Journalism Law & Ethics Design: Graphic Design 1 & 2, Digital Print Production, Typography, Web Design, 2-D Design, Fashion Photography

Freelance Writer, Urban Plains magazine Interviewed subjects; wrote two articles for departments in Drake’s first digital magazine; collaborated with editors about story ideas and editing.

Des Moines, Iowa / September to December 2010 Editorial Intern, Parents magazine & Programmed, wrote and edited web content for 100 Days of Holidays; repurposed print articles for web; wrote for Parents’ departments; pitched story ideas; contributed to scheduling and cover line meetings; assisted at photoshoots and attended press events; sent and filed contracts; requested and managed products for the December gift guide.

New York, New York / May to August 2010 Editorial Intern, Wrote and edited web content; repurposed print articles into slideshows and short articles; programmed web channels and home pages; formatted and wrote e-newsletters; researched content and found imagery for slideshows; compiled related links for stories and aggregate pages.

Des Moines, Iowa / January to May 2010 Staff Writer, Drake Magazine Wrote for several issues and departments of the magazine; brainstormed and pitched story ideas; edited final drafts of articles.

Des Moines, Iowa / January 2009 to December 2010 Editorial and Fashion Assistant, Attended press events, fashion shows and brainstorming meetings; wrote front-page web stories; helped maintain the beauty, fashion and entertainment channels of the site; worked extensively with CSS and content management systems.

London, UK / January to May 2009 Editorial Contributor, The State Journal Register For The Voice, teen section of local newspaper: pitched stories; contributed to editing sessions; wrote articles about entertainment, nutrition and fitness.

Springfield, Illinois / July 2005 to September 2006


TECHNICAL SKILLS Adobe CS5 Creative Suite, Adobe InCopy, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office, WordPress, iMovie, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS Writing, reporting, print and digital editing, researching and web content management. Also experienced in designing, social media and blogging.

ORGANIZATIONS Society of Professional Journalists Delta Gamma Sorority (Alumnae) Habitat for Humanity Combat Hunger

HONORS Drake University Presidential Scholarship Drake University Dean’s List Susan B. Cook Scholarship


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