Samantha Wilmes

Freelance Page Designer & Report Writer

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Location:Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/samanthawilmes
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OBJECTIVE
To obtain a writing position with an arts and entertainment magazine.

EDUCATION
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920
Bachelor of Arts, May 2011
Major: Journalism; concentration in writing and reporting
Minor: Sociology

AWARDS
Francis W. McColl Scholarship, Spring 2011

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
Copy editor/designer, The Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, IL Summer 2011
• Read stories for Neighbor section for all zoning areas newspaper is distributed
• Proofread for spelling, names, grammar and AP style
• Placed stories to assigned pages
• Designed front, inside pages for Neighbor section

Assistant Verge Editor, The Daily Eastern News, Charleston, IL Fall 2010, Spring 2011
• Proofread 4-6 stories per week checking for spelling, names and style
• Collaborated with reporters and editors for story and design ideas
• Designed 2-3 pages per week
• Reported stories about movies, music and latest events going on around campus

Copy Editor/Designer, The Daily Eastern News, Charleston, IL Spring 2010, Fall 2010
• Proofread 8-10 stories per night checking for spelling, names, and style
• Collaborated with reporters and editors for design ideas, and/or problems with a story
• Determined headlines
• Designed 2-3 pages per night

Staff Writer, The Daily Eastern News, Charleston, IL Fall 2008 through Spring 2011
• Contributed news articles of a variety of subjects
• Performed interviews and developed articles for The Verge, which included stories about concerts, music, movies and other arts/entertainment subjects going on around campus

Writer, Amp Magazine, Charleston, IL Spring 2008
• Contributed lengthy articles about events coming to campus

Editor, Alpha Sigma Tau, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL Spring 2010-Fall 2010
• Write articles/press releases to promote on-campus Greek activities

COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, In Copy, In Design, SaxoTech, GarageBand, Final Cut

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Receptionist, Image Eclips Salon, Wheaton, IL, Seasonal, Fall 2006-Fall 2010
Receptionist, Olinger & Associates, Glen Ellyn, IL, February 2006-April 2006

ACTIVITIES
Society for Collegiate Journalists
Alpha Sigma Tau
Eastern Illinois University Panther Pal
Volunteer, Chicago Cares, 2008
Skills (2) Rating
Page Design
Report Writing