Amanda Hopkins

Freelance Magazine Designer & Graphic Designer

Location:Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills
Amanda N. Hopkins
107 Ariel Court • Stockertown, PA 18083 • (484) 894-9116 •

Seeking a summer 2011 internship in Mass Communications.

Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communications - December 2011
Track: Journalism / Minor: Marketing
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
Cumulative GPA: 3.2
Graduating in only three-and-a-half years

• Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and e-mail
• Publisher, InDesign and Quark
• Photoshop and photo-editing experience
• Type 80 WPM

Writer-BUNOW, Bloomsburg University. November 2010-present
• Wrote articles for Bloomsburg University’s online news source, BUNOW
• Learned time management to balance my time between BUNOW and The Voice

Managing Editor-The Voice, Bloomsburg University. November 2010-present
• Promoted to position upon outstanding performance in previous positions with The Voice
• Led the team in daily tasks

Public Relations Coordinator - New Brunswick, NJ. May 2010-present
• Promoted local band, Turnpike South
• Maintained contact with fans via band’s webpage and Facebook

Features Editor - The Voice, Bloomsburg University. August 2010-November 2010
• Assisted writers with articles
• Designed page layouts
• Gained proficiency using AP Style through copyediting
• Consistently met deadlines in fast-paced work environment

Practicum - The Voice, Bloomsburg University. August 2010-December 2010
• Learned copyediting skills and design layout
• Assessed on my contribution to the student newspaper
• Gained hands-on knowledge in the field of Journalism

Assistant Features Editor - The Voice, Bloomsburg University. January 2010-May 2010
• Worked under the Features Editor to learn Feature writing style and layout
• Demonstrated strong work ethic by dependability, adaptability, and readily assuming a variety of duties as needed

Staff Writer - The Voice, Bloomsburg University. September 2009-December 2009
• Gained experience on the reporting process

Camp Counselor - YMCA, Easton, PA. June 2009-present
• Led children ages 5 through 16 in daily activities; effectively handled parent concerns

Sales Associate - JCPenney, Phillipsburg, NJ. June 2006-December 2009
• Team member dedicated to providing quality service to customers

• Completed courses in news writing, feature writing, editing, magazine production
• Earned Certificate of Merit for page design from The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2010
• Served in several positions at The Voice, Bloomsburg University’s campus newspaper
• PA State System of Higher Education Convention, Harrisburg, PA, 2010
• New York Media Convention, NYC, March 2010
• Volunteer: Special Olympics, YMCA, Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Bloomsburg Health Care Center Nursing Home

Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Graphic Design