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Work experience

Apr 2009Mar 2010

Editor-in-Chief

The Southwestern University Megaphone
  • Oversee production of paper from start to finish
  • Coordinate photography, copy, design and all other aspects
  • Determine overall direction of paper
  • Manage staff of approximately 30 to ensure that production schedule is followed
  • Work with the online editor to produce web version of paper
Dec 2009Jan 2010

Editorial Intern

Texas Monthly
  • Work with writers to help them produce articles
  • Research material for articles
  • Test website for ease of use
May 2009Sep 2009

Editorial Intern

The Seguin Daily News

  • Wrote articles, profiles, cutlines and headlines for daily newspaperand website
  • Took photographs for newspaper and website
  • Packaged stories for AM radio broadcast
  • Transcribed interviews
  • Edited audio clips
Oct 2007May 2009

Copy Editor

The Southwestern University Megaphone

  • Ensure that content is consistent with Associated Press style
Dec 2008Apr 2009

Editor-at-Large

The Southwestern University Megaphone

  • Write breaking news stories
  • Write investigative pieces
  • Work with editorial staff to determine direction of paper
  • Conceive and write original articles
  • Consistently meet weekly deadlines
  • Consult with other editors to come up with ideas for all sections
Sep 2008Dec 2008

News Section Editor

The Southwestern University Megaphone
  • Create story ideas for News section
  • Design News section, including front page
  • Work with writers to produce quality News articles
May 2008Sep 2008

Editorial Intern

San Antonio Current

  • Wrote full-length articles, blog posts, music and film reviews and other editorial material
  •  Researched for other writers’ stories and other general content
  • Took photographs for stories and research
  • Updated online calendar and events database

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Accomplishments as Editor-in-Chief

I served as editor-in-chief of The Megaphone from April 2009 to May 2010, during which time I:Redesigned the paper­­­­, changing The Megaphone from a small broadsheet to a magazine-style tabloidRedesigned the web site, increasing the amount of content and making navigation more intuitive.Instituted a multimedia department, which produces online video and photo features.Placed in best of show awards at the Associated Collegiate Press’s National Journalism Convention, including second best web site and fifth best multimedia package.