Emma Chadband

Emma Chadband

Summary

I am a senior in Western Washington University's journalism program. I have been published in three school publications, I was Features Editor on The Western Front for one quarter I'm now Editor-In-Chief. I love everything about journalism and I hope to find a job with a news-feature oriented publication after I graduate in August.

In addition to my work with school publications, I have also had three writing and reporting-intensive internships and jobs. First I worked with a company called Fashion Fair PDX writing fashion advice blogs and spotlighting Portland boutiques. Next I worked for Western Washington University's Office of University and Government Relations writing blog articles about higher education legislation. I also worked with Western Advocates, a nonprofit lobbying agency working to generate funding for Western, to use social media to find new contributors. While working with Western Advocates, I created two videos profiling students who were affected by higher education budget cuts. These videos were later published in the Seattle Times' Campaign for Greater Good. I also managed a higher education funding news feed.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2012 - Present

Editor-In-Chief

The Western Front

  • Manage a staff of 13 editors and about 40 reporters.
  • Edit every page in the paper for content, AP style and visual appeal.
  • Manage story budgets and communicate with editors.
Sep 2011 - Present

Advocacy Intern

Western Advocates

  • Created videos profiling Western students impacted by budget cuts. Two videos were published on the Seattle Times' web page. 
  • Managed Western Advocates website, higher education news feed, Facebook and Twitter accounts. 
  • Created infographics illustrating the effects of higher education budget cuts. 
  • Copyedited mass emails and website content according to AP style. 
  • Helped create the Four Year Institution Political Action Committee web page. 
  • Arranged meetings between Western Advocates president and state legislators. 
  • Planned a fundraiser for Representatives Reuven Carlyle and Ross Hunter, about 75 people in attendance. 
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012

Features Editor

The Western Front
  • Helped manage a staff of 30 reporters while working with an editing staff of 13. 
  • Used Adobe InDesign and Illustrator to create layouts and graphics. 
  • Assigned and edited about 15 stories each week.
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Reporter

Klipsun Magazine

Wrote two feature stories. Writing for The Klipsun is very competitive. Out of a staff of 25, I was one of two reporters to have both stories published. 

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

Reporter

The Western Front

  • Pitched story ideas, arranged interviews and composed articles. 
  • Covered city council meetings and the academic beat.
Dec 2011 - Jun 2011

University/Government Relations Intern

University Relations

  • Managed and wrote for News For Vikings, a Western-specific higher education news blog. 
  • Created advocacy materials including, charts, infographics and letters used during the 2011 legislative session by the university lobbyist. 
  • Monitored higher education news from USA Today College, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other news sources. 

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - Present

Bachelor's

Western Washington University

Skills

Skills

Familiar with Arc GIS

Created simple graphing and mapping data using ArcMap and ArcCatalog.

Familiar with most social media platforms

Shared two videos on YouTube detailing the effects of higher education budget cuts. These videos have hundreds of views and were later published in the Seattle Times' Campaign for Greater Good. Maintained Facebook and Twitter accounts for Western Advocates. The Western Advocates Facebook page has hundreds of views every week.  Created and maintained a Wordpress blog for Western's Office of University Relations. I published articles about new legislation affecting Western.

Familiar with Microsoft Suite

Composed stories using Word Import and organize data for stories using Excel Created presentations detailing the effects of higher education budget cuts on students and Washington residents using Powerpoint. These presentations were used by the Vice President of University Relations in meetings with constituents to gain support for public universities. 

Familiar with Adobe Suite

Created layouts for The Western Front using InDesign. Once I have my photos, cutlines and story, I'm able to create a visually appealing layout in 15 minutes or less. Created infographics to show the effects of higher education budget cuts during my internship with Western Advocates. The graphics were displayed on wwuadvocates.org. Also used this program to make graphics to enhance stories in the paper.

Published Clips