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 – annual reports, brochures, postcards, web pages, digital graphics and more – related to academic programs, fundraising, president’s office communications, special initiatives, and institutional and cultural events. 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
Wrote and edited content such as news stories, columns, blogs and in-depth business and feature pieces for print and online. Assisted editor-in-chief with management of content workflow and development of editorial budget. Served as liaison with production and art departments to ensure deadlines were met. Managed social media platforms. Periodically designed news pages in InDesign.
Associate Editor, Home Accents Today | 01/15-12/16
Wrote news and feature articles for monthly B2B print magazine, trade show dailies and website covering home decor industry. Edited copy for spelling, grammar and AP Style. Managed social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. Assisted with digital projects including newsletters and online publications.
Assistant Editor, Home Accents Today and Casual Living | 05/12-12/14
Wrote and edited content for monthly B2B magazines. Wrote, edited and posted content to publication websites. Contributed to social media platforms. Compiled e-newsletter. Covered industry trade shows in print and online.
The Sanford Herald | Sanford, N.C.
Education/Features Reporter | 05/10-05/12
Covered the education beat, including Board of Education meetings and school news. Wrote community features on topics such as health, nonprofits, religion and the arts. Occasionally covered crime, politics and business. Shot and edited video to supplement stories online.
Greensboro News & Record | Greensboro, N.C.
Contributing Writer, Go Triad | 09/08-12/12
Wrote articles for weekly arts and entertainment publication. Content ranged from profiles of national recording artists to cover stories about local authors to event previews.
Writer | 09/09-12/12
Contributed to an international film website with a staff of 11 writers. Wrote one to two movie news and opinion pieces per week.
Content writing; reporting and interviewing; copy editing for spelling, grammar and AP Style; social media strategy; project management; blogging; Microsoft Office; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe InDesign; WordPress; basic photography and videography; SEO
Elon University | Elon, N.C. | 2006-2010
Minor: Theatre Arts
– 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
–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