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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 experience

Sep 2010Present

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 2012Present

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 2009Present

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 2012Present

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 2012Present

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 2012Present

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 2011Aug 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

Aug 2008Present

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

Effective Communication
Microsoft Office
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop
Conflict Resolution
AP style writing