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WORK EXPERIENCE

  • The Post — Athens, Ohio
    Assistant managing editor (September 2009-present)

    • Responsibilities: Edit city, campus and culture news and feature stories; serve on the editorial board; exercise news judgment; maintain meeting schedule; design pages; execute final proof once a week for an editorially independent student-run daily newspaper.
    • Previous titles: Associate editor (June 2007-June 2009), campus writer (2007), columnist (2007), copy editor (September 2006 – June 2007)
  • Southeast Ohio — Athens, Ohio
    Associate editor (January 2010 – March 2010)

    • Responsibilities: Edited features and departments for concept, organization, grammar, style, clarity and length; wrote posts for the magazine’s blog; brainstormed story ideas and headlines for the nation’s only student-run regional magazine.
  • News & Record — Greensboro, N.C.
    Copy-editing intern (June 2009-August 2009)

    • Responsibilities: Edited news, business and feature stories for grammar, style, clarity and length; crafted headlines for print and Web; designed pages; wrote posts for “Page Turners” book blog.
  • Purebred Publishing — Reynoldsburg, Ohio
    Intern (June – Aug. 2008)

    • Responsibilities: Designed ads, formatted pages and did various odd tasks for three dairy trade association magazines: the Guernsey Breeders’ Journal, the Ayrshire Digest and the Brown Swiss Bulletin
  • Lancaster Eagle-Gazette — Lancaster, Ohio
    Freelance writer (December 2007- January 2008,  June – August 2008)

    • Responsibilities: Previewed and covered local events and meetings, wrote news and features, telecommuted by phone and e-mail.

EDUCATION

  • Ohio University — Athens, Ohio (September 2006 – present)
    • Earning a Bachelor’s degree in journalism,  concentrating in economics
      GPA: 3.567/4.000   Journalism GPA: 3.785/4.000
  • Ohio University — Lancaster, Ohio (September 2004 – June 2006)
    • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options, earning both high-school and college credit

LEADERSHIP AND AWARDS

  • Treasurer and founding member of OU’s chapter of Ed2010, a networking group focused on magazines
  • Executive editor at an award-winning newspaper: The Post, Best Daily College Newspaper, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (2008, 2009)
  • Edited and supervised award-winning editorial writers: The Post, 1st and 2nd place Best College Opinion Writing, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (2008)
  • Cortland Anderson Scholarship, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University (2007)

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator; Apple iMovie, iPhoto; Audacity, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint; Quark XPress.
  • Social media: Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FriendFeed. Able to apply this knowledge to similar sites.
  • Digital cameras, audio recorders and video recorders
  • Bloomberg terminal.
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