Objective

Obtain a position in the field of journalism or public relations that will allow me to utilize my passion for writing and interacting with people.

Summary

  • Freelance writer for the Dental Products Report and Inside Business.
  • Currently working as a client services representative with Studio Center Total Production.
  • Three years of experience writing for Radford University's student media and two years of editing and managing for student media.
  • Three years of extensive training in various areas relating to the professional environment.
  • News section editor and manager of Radford University's online news magazine Whim.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, WordPress, Associated Press style writing/ editing, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver, and the Internet.
  • Published in multiple university publications.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Section Manager/Editor

RUWHIM.com

Whim,Radford University, Radford, VA

  • Effectively organize and host productive weekly meetings with section writers.
  • Successfully learn to use WordPress.
  • Employ Associated Press writing and editing styles.
  • Thoroughly research leads for articles to be written by myself or section writers.
  • Confidently interview various department and organization heads reporting on campus events, issues, and activities.
  • Successfully complete each production within deadline and work successfully with each staff member, including various writers, making myself a resource when they ran into problems with their assigned pieces.
  • Writer for other sections of Whim such as Opinion and Arts & Entertainment.
  • Writer for the opinion and news sections of Radford University's print newspaper The Tartan.
  • Published in Radford's bi-annual student magazine, The Beehive.
Jan 2012 - Present

Intern of Public Relations and Communication

World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads

World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, VA

  • Write and research the company news letter.
  • Interview and research local sponsors, members, and businesses.
  • Work closely with executives and board members in order to suit the organization's needs.
  • Photograph organization events.
  • Edit and post photographs of organization events.
  • Advocate at local schools and businesses.
Mar 2009 - Present

Resident Assistant

Radford University's Office of Residential Life
  • Receive extensive training in: leadership, time management, stress management, team building, maintaining a professional image, crisis management, conflict resolution and effective communication.
  • Awarded best program of the semester for fall 2009.
  • Invited into the National Residence Hall Honorary two times.
  • Maintain Dean's list each semester as an RA.
  • Successfully develop close relationships with colleagues and residents.
Sep 2012 - Present

Client Services Representative

Studio Center Total Production

  • Research potential clients and businesses that Studio Center could work with.
  • Stay in constant touch with the other branches of Studio Center across the country.
  • Call and schedule talent for auditions.
  • Coordinate timing of sessions and auditions.
  • Provide talent and producers with scripts, specs and project information.
  • Answer phones, direct and transfer calls as well as any front of house duties.
  • Research clients coming into the office for any specific information, preferences or needs.
  • Greet clients and make sure they know where to be and when.
Sep 2012 - Present

Freelance Journalist

Dental Products Report

  • Complete various writing assignments and contracts on deadline.
  • Attend and report on company covered events.
  • Work closely with the company's content managers and media producer.
  • Contact and interview various business leaders in dentistry.
Sep 2012 - Present

Freelance Journalist

Inside Business

  • Complete various writing assignments and contracts on deadline.
  • Attend and report on company covered events.
  • Work closely with the company's content managers and media producer.
  • Contact and interview leading businessmen and women in the Hampton Roads area.
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Promotional Materials and Public Relations Intern

Great White Water Sports

Great White Water Sports, Virginia Beach, VA

  • Worked as the company's photographer and videographer.
  • Interacted with customers as a customer experience representative.
  • Edited and uploaded photos and video to Youtube and the GWWS Facebook page.
  • Worked side by side with the company's owners using feedback and ideas to better suit the company's needs.
  • Interacted with customers of many different nationalities and backgrounds.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

B.S. Communications

Radford University

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies                                                   

Concentration: Journalism

Minor: English Studies

Radford University, Radford, VA

GPA:  3.56

Courses  Completed:                                                   

Basic News Writing                                                   

Statistics

Digital Imaging                                                         

Web Design   

Media Law and Ethics                                              

Electronic News Gathering   

Communication Theory                                            

News Reporting                     

Media Performance                                                  

Specialized Journalism/Digital Entrepreneurship

Public Speaking                                                        

Skills

Skills

Effective Communication

Microsoft Office

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Photoshop

Conflict Resolution

AP style writing