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Experience

Elon University | Elon, N.C.

Assistant Director of Publications | 05/17-present

Write, edit and manage production of a wide range of print and digital publications related to institutional events, fundraising, academic programs, departments and special initiatives. Serve as a staff writer and copy editor for The Magazine of Elon.

Progressive Business Media | Greensboro, N.C.

Assistant Managing Editor, Home Accents Today | 01/17-05/17

Write content such as news stories, columns, blogs and in-depth business and feature pieces for print and online. Assist editor-in-chief with management of content workflow and development of editorial budget. Act as liaison with production and art departments to ensure deadlines are met. Manage social media platforms and shape social media strategy. Edit copy for spelling, grammar and AP Style. Periodically design news pages in InDesign.

Associate Editor, Home Accents Today | 01/15-12/16

Write news and feature articles for monthly B2B print magazine, trade show dailies and website covering home decor industry. Edit copy for spelling, grammar and AP Style. Manage social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest. Assist with digital special projects including newsletters and digital editions.

Assistant Editor, Home Accents Today and Casual Living | 05/12-12/14

Write and edit content for monthly B2B magazines. Write, edit and post content to publication websites. Contribute to social media platforms. Compile e-newsletter. Cover industry trade shows in print and online.

The Sanford Herald | Sanford, N.C.

Education/Features Reporter | 05/10-05/12

Cover the education beat, including Board of Education meetings and school news. Write community features, ranging from health initiatives to local artists to the use of gas chambers in animal shelters. Occasionally cover crime, politics and business. Shoot and edit video to supplement stories online.

Greensboro News & Record | Greensboro, N.C.

Contributing Writer, Go Triad | 09/08-12/12

Write articles for weekly arts and entertainment publication. Content ranged from profiles of national recording artists to cover stories about local authors to event previews.

Features Intern | 01/10-05/10

Write stories for the Life section of the News & Record, ranging from shorter pieces about local reality TV stars to more in-depth pieces for the Sunday paper.

Go Triad Intern | 05/08-08/08

Write an average of three stories per week at the News & Record’s weekly arts and entertainment publication, ranging from brief event coverage to in-depth profile cover stories to concert calendars.

ItsJustMovies.com

Writer | 09/09-12/12

Write movie news and opinion pieces weekly for international film website with staff of 11 writers.

The Pendulum weekly student newspaper | Elon, N.C.

Managing Editor | 01/09-12/09

Assist the Editor-in-Chief with managing a staff of 25 paid executive staff members, 15 unpaid staff members and about 50 volunteer reporters. Lay out pages using InDesign and copy edit for content and AP Style. Write one to three stories a week, ranging from on-campus news to local court cases. Co-host a podcast, contribute to a blog and update the Pendulum Twitter page. In charge of payroll, distribution, subscriptions and scheduling office hours.

Skills

Content writing; reporting and interviewing; copy editing for spelling, grammar and AP Style; social media strategy; blogging; Google Analytics; Microsoft Office; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe InDesign; Final Cut Pro; Audacity; iMovie; GarageBand; WordPress.

Education

Elon University | Elon, N.C. | 2006-2010
Major: Journalism
Minor: Theatre Arts
GPA: 3.9/4.0

Awards

– American Society of Business Publication Editors Young Leaders Scholarship, awarded for work at Home Accents Today/Progressive Business Media, 2016

-North Carolina Press Association Award for General News Reporting (circulation less than 12,500), First Place for “Tornado Coverage: Day 3,” 2012 (shared with three other reporters)

-North Carolina Press Association Award for Multimedia Project (circulation less than 12,500), First Place for “Blogging the fair,” 2012

-North Carolina Press Association Award for Education Reporting (circulation less than 12,500), First Place for “Lee County Schools budget impact,” 2012

-North Carolina Press Association Award for Education Reporting (circulation less than 12,500), Second Place for “More than a ‘hippie’ school,” 2012

-North Carolina Press Association Award for Online Breaking News (circulation less than 12,500), Third Place for “Car chase, manhunt in Sanford,” 2012 (shared with two other reporters)

-North Carolina Press Association Award for Education Reporting (circulation less than 10,000), First Place for “Incentive to excel: Lee County presents innovative Head of Class Project,” 2011

-North Carolina Press Association Award for Education Reporting (circulation less than 10,000), Second Place for “Officials: To improve SLHS, stability is key,” 2011

-North Carolina Press Association Award for Video Reporting (circulation less than 10,000), Second Place for “A gathering of Twi-hards,” 2011

-North Carolina College Media Association Award for News Writing, First Place for “Royster case raises questions about confidentiality of sexual abuse victims” (shared with Andie Diemer), 2010

-North Carolina College Media Association Award for News Writing, Second Place for “Mynhardt lawsuit moves forward in Alamance County,” 2010

Academic Recognition

Graduated summa cum laude

-James F. Hurley Legacy Scholarship, 2009-2010

-Rawls undergraduate research scholarship, 2009-2010

-Honors Fellows scholarship, 2006-2010

-Presidential Scholarship, 2006-2010

-President’s List, 2006-2010

-Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

-Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society

-Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society

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