Ashley Rogers

Freelance Article Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Birmingham, Alabama, United States
2 Skills

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
The University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, August 2009- December 2012
Major: Mass Communication (Journalism)
Minor: Public Relations
Graduation Date: December 14, 2012

Bachelor of Arts in College of Liberal Arts
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, August 2008- May 2009
Major: Journalism


University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL August 2012 – December 2012
Writer/Anchor/Live Reporter- Falcon Weekly Newscast

Collaborated with other mass communication students to create weekly newscasts to be featured on YouTube. Responsibilities included: researching story ideas, writing stories, editing sound bites/video, reporting and anchoring newscasts.

? Selected interviewees and scheduled interviews for newscasts
? Generated VOSOT’s and SOT’s to incorporate into newscasts
? Created reporter packages (interviewing, filming, editing)
? Anchored newscasts

WVTM-TV Alabama’s 13 News, Birmingham, AL July-August 2012
Intern, News Department

Assisted with interviews for news stories, creating news packages, graphics and, production of the overall daily newscast. .

? Provided anchor queues for B-block of rundown and timed commercials
? Interviewed media head at, health department officials and, law enforcement officials
? Logged interviews through ENPS

University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL August 2011- May 2012
Staff Writer- The Alabamian (University of Montevallo Newspaper)

Composed articles to be published in the Alabamian, the University of Montevallo campus newspaper.
? Researched campus issues and events to include in article
? Interviewed sources for article verification
? Wrote weekly news articles describing current issues and campus events
University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL August- December 2011
News Writer- Falcon Fever Sports Broadcast

Generated scripts for weekly sports stories to be aired on University of Montevallo’s Falcon
Fever Broadcast.
? Created scripts for weekly sports broadcasts
? Wrote scripts for sports stories to be broadcast on campus and on YouTube


University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL August –December 2012
Writer/Layout Designer- Brickstreet Journal Online Newsletter

Composed articles to be included in the online PR newsletter targeting University of
Montevallo alumni. Assisted with newsletter layout design.

? Interviewed University of Montevallo’s new Provost/Vice President
of Academic Affairs for online Brickstreet Journal Newsletter
? Wrote article introducing the new Provost/Vice President to UM alumni
? Generated sound bites for article
? Collaborated with other mass communication students to create sight
graphics and layout for stories to be included in newsletter

Jeremy Wallace & Elevated Praise Gospel Group, Birmingham, AL, April 23 – July 2012

Utilized interviews, media press release, and online public relations article to promote Elevated Praise Gospel Group. Composed a press release detailing the announcement and release of Elevated Praise’s new single and gospel CD. Wrote an article describing EP’s studio debut.
? Wrote media press release for EP’s single “You’re All I Need”
? Wrote article describing EP’s grand debut in studio

2011 FOX 6 Kids & Jobs, Birmingham, AL June- July 2011
Summer Executive Intern, City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office of Division of Youth Services

Assisted with planning and hosting events for youth in the city of Birmingham. Wrote articles for newsletters distributed through Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services.

? Assisted with writing press releases
? Created media kits
? Wrote articles for newsletter focusing on events occurring with Birmingham youth

University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL August 2010- May 2011
Student Worker- Office of Multicultural Affairs

Assisted the Director of Multicultural Affairs with planning, promoting, and hosting campus
events. Generated letters encouraging students to use the Office of Multicultural Affairs as a
resource for academic assistance.

? Assisted with planning, promoting, and hosting campus events
? Created flyers announcing campus events
? Wrote letters inviting authors and community leaders to speak at events
? Wrote letters to students encouraging them to use the Office of Multicultural Affairs as a viable resource for academic assistance


National Broadcasting Society, University of Montevallo
Dean’s List, University of Montevallo College of Fine Arts, 2012 Spring Semester
National Broadcasting Society Special Honors, University of Montevallo, April 2012 & 2010
2011 Kids & Jobs Summer Executive Internship Recognition, Birmingham, AL, July 2011
Received Board of Trustees Scholarship, Auburn University, 2008-2009
Received James and Sally Hodo Endowed Scholarship in Liberal Arts, Auburn University, 2008-
Selected to receive Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, University of Montevallo, 2008-2009
National Society of High School Scholars, 2006-2008
Received 3rd Place Literature Competition Award, Ramsay High School, 2007


Electronic News Production System (ENPS), Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe In-Design, Final Cut Pro
Editing Software, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Firefox

* Resume Tape:
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Creative Writing