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Matthew A. Wettengel

208 Howard Ave. Ames, IA 50014 712.310.4699

Media experience Managing editor Greenlee School Web Team Ames, Iowa August 2011 – Present Brainstormed and produced content for the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s website, while revamping the site and its content to draw in current and potential students. Coordinated a team of reporters, photographers and videographers and began social media accounts for the college to further connect with its audience. Managing editor Ethos magazine Ames, Iowa August 2011 – Present Worked to coordinate the publication’s print and online editions, improve content quality and utilize various methods of storytelling. News editor Iowa State Daily Ames, Iowa August 2010 – May 2011 Managed a team of beat reporters to ensure they covered their beats thoroughly. Rejuvenated the beat system of the Daily to promote thorough coverage of each beat. Brainstormed stories and monitored progress with reporters from conception to print. Media Committee Chair ISU Ambassadors Ames, Iowa August 2010 – May 2011 Managed the media committee of the Ambassadors, managed the group’s media relations. Wrote press releases, organized media outlets for Regents Day at the capitol, kept local news outlets up to date on the group’s activity. Reporter Iowa State Daily Ames, Iowa January 2010 – May 2010 Reported on various assignments in capacity as general assignment reporter. Covered student death, VEISHEA spring celebration, 2010 flooding, among other assignments. Copy editor Iowa State Daily Ames, Iowa August 2009 – May 2010 Edited content for various sections of the newspaper. Correcting AP Style errors, fact checking, writing headlines, subheads and photo cutlines.

Education Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Expected graduation: May 2013 Bachelor of science — journalism and mass communication, communication studies



Investigative Reporters and Editors Minneapolis Watchdog Workshop September 2012

• Blair Converse Memorial Scholarship • Joseph G. Duncan Scholarship • William E. and Ruth E. Holmes Memorial Scholarship in Journalism • President’s Award for Competitive Excellence • Hickey Communications Scholarship

Society of Professional Journalists Leo Mores Chapter September 2010 – Present The Urbino Project Study abroad multimedia reporting course through ieiMedia, sponsored by Iowa State University Summer 2011

Skills Video shooting and editing DSLR photography AP Style

Software Windows or Macintosh operating systems Adobe Creative Suite CS4, CS5, CS6 Final Cut Pro Micrsoft Office Blox Content Management, TownNews

References Dennis Chamberlin Academic adviser, Greenlee School professor 515-294-1559 Kathy Box Greenlee School administrative specialist 515-294-4341 Mark Witherspoon Editorial adviser, Iowa State Daily 515-231-8150

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