West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Bachelor of Sciences in Journalism, May 2009
GPA: 3.3 out of 4.0
Looking to relocate; will travel as needed
The Charleston Gazette September 2010 to March 2013
Copy editor/Writer: Proofreading, paginating, correcting and collecting content for print edition of the Gazette each evening. Editing graphics and photos through Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for print. Uploading text and visual content to the Gazette’s website.
iEi Media Study Abroad Program July 2009 to August 2009
International Journalist: As one of 14 student participants selected nationally for the Institute for Education in International Media, spent one month doing digital storytelling, photography, video and Web design to produce an online multimedia documentary about the local community of Armagh, Northern Ireland. Finished text, photo, video and web projects can be viewed here http://www.inarmagh.net/faith.html
The Daily Athenaeum April 2008 to April 2009
Editor-in-Chief: Proofread, edited and approved all content and graphics of each printed and online issue of West Virginia University’s official student-run newspaper. Uploaded all website breaking news and photo updates. Organized and attended staff editor meetings. Layed out tab and/or unfinished pages. Wrote staff editorials, columns and articles each week. Gave interviews to other news outlets. Gave presentations to Publications Committee at WVU regarding positions, equipment and any pertinent issues. Negotiated and pioneered work on website contract and redesign of The Daily Athenaeum online with College Publisher networks. Organized public forums to gauge reader opinion.
The Charleston Daily Mail May 2008 to August 2008
Summer Correspondent: Produced five feature articles for print and online editions of the Daily Mail. Worked with Editor Nanya Friend, the managing editor and entertainment editor daily to weekly regarding editing and story ideas.
The Daily Athenaeum April 2007 to April 2008
Associate Arts & Entertainment Editor: Co-supervision of A&E staff writers. Organized staff meetings. Assigned stories for staff writers. Edited and proofread all personal and staff articles. Determined story and photo budget for each issue. Informed photographers of weekly budget. Designed daily lay out for following day’s issue.
P.I. Reed School of Journalism Magazine March 2007 to May 2007; March 2009 to May 2009
Staff Writer: Get assigned contacts and beats for articles. Interview multiple sources for each submission. Revise articles. Seek advice of faculty supervisors.
Adobe InDesign Falcon Editorial Client Microsoft Windows Vista
Adobe Photoshop Quark Xpress Visio
Adobe InCopy ACT Editorial
Adobe Illustrator Final Cut Pro Microsoft Office Software
Social media (Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Tumblr; Instagram..)