Resume

Experience

Mother Jones San Francisco, CA Editorial Fellow, April 2010-Present (Promoted from an intern)

  • Develop, report, and write articles for the magazine website
  • Shoot and edit photos
  • Fact-check print and online stories, quickly distilling information from primary sources, interviews, and academic reports
  • Perform tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Pitch and research sidebars, interviews, and book reviews for print issues
  • Engage readers via social media, including Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and Facebook
  • Moderate community and comments on website
  • Research and suggest books, films, and music for arts and culture coverage
  • Communicate with publicists on behalf of editors
  • Manage a subscription exchange program with other publications
  • Monitor sound equipment and assist in broadcast production for interviews and podcasts
  • Led a seminar on broadcast writing for interns and fellows

Shakespeare & Company Books Berkeley, CA Social Media Manager, March 2010-Present

  • Build clientele through social media sites
  • Shoot and edit photos for the blog
  • Serve customers through reading suggestions, store organization, and transactions

NPR affiliate/ WFIU Bloomington, IN Producer/Web Photojournalist, May 2009-January 2010 (Promoted from an intern)

  • Produced features and spot news from pitch to production, including voice-overs and sound editing
  • Converted stories for web publication; shot and edited accompanying photos
  • Covered auto industry/labor, health care, immigrant communities, courts, and other topics for Southern and Central Indiana

Indiana Public Broadcasting Bloomington, IN Freelance Reporter, November 2009-January 2010

  • Contributed spot stories to public media news wire
  • Conducted interviews, researched local events, and edited articles for a state audience

Community Justice and Mediation Center Bloomington, IN Public Relations Coordinator, January 2009-January 2010

  • Wrote and distributed press releases to local media
  • Developed a community network by creating participatory partnerships with other local organizations
  • Organized and facilitated summer and fall fundraising events
  • Earned a certificate in Mediation

Relish boutique Bloomington, IN Sales Representative, August 2006-January 2010

  • Valued as an employer for over three years of uninterrupted service in high-end clothing store
  • Maintained high level of customer service, managed inventory, worked directly with vendors, trained and oversaw new employees

Community Home Repairs of Arizona Tuscon, AZ Volunteer, January-May 2006

  • Repaired and installed plumbing, gas pipes, flooring, roofing, and air-conditioning for low-income residents
  • Practiced communicating with speakers of limited English proficiency

Kokomo-Center Consolidated School Corporation Kokomo, IN Substitute School Teacher, August-December 2005

  • Substituted K-12 teacher positions on a daily basis
  • Delivered, or in some instances, developed on-the-spot lesson plans for mainstream and special education classes

Outdoor Adventure Rafting Benton, TN Office Manager and Outdoor Recreation Guide, May-August 2005

  • Facilitated rafting schedules for dozens of whitewater rafting guides, six trips, several cabins, a campground, and hundreds of guests every day
  • Led and accounted for the safety of tourists during outdoor mountain and water sports
  • Managed the outpost store, inventory, and transactions

Awards

Indiana Society of Professional Journalists, 2009

Skill Set

Proficient with Canon 40D camera, WordPress, Tumblr, Disqus, Adobe Audition, Soundslides, Media Touch, Wireready, Mac and PC Programs, Photoshop,  HTML, Pro Tools, Garage Band, Audacity, Avi, Drupal, HTML, AP and MLA styles Beginner in Spanish and Hindi

Education

Indiana University Bloomington, IN M.A. Journalism; August 2009

  • Completed four classes per semester
  • Maintained a full-time job at a local boutique
  • Volunteered for the Community Justice and Mediation Center
  • Completed a 30-hour per week radio production internship

Lee University Cleveland, TN B.A. English and Literature, Minors in Intercultural Studies and Theology; August 2006

  • Graduated cum laude
  • Founded Women’s Center. Acted as Director of International Women’s Affairs
  • Represented the Women’s Center on the campus Diversity Council
  • Tutored university students in research, writing, and grammar
  • Volunteered at  Community Home Repairs of Arizona
  • Appointed President of university chapter of Amnesty International
  • Studied abroad. Spent summer  in India and Nepal

References

Contact information available upon request.

  • Celia Perry Research Editor, Mother Jones
  • Stan Jastrzebski News Director, NPR/WFIU news
  • Monika Bauerlein Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones
  • Jim Kelly Professor of Photojournalism, Indiana University
  • Michael Mechanic Senior Editor, Mother Jones
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