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Copy Editor

Marietta Daily Journal

-- Responsible for designing and copy editing various sections of the newspaper including the Marietta Daily Journal, Cherokee Tribune and the Cherokee Ledger-News.
-- Design and create special projects and sections of the newspapers.
-- Update the newspapers websites, along with Marietta Daily Journal's Twitter account.


Reporter / Online Producer / Presentation Editor

Athens Banner Herald

-- Responsible for keeping updated with stories, slideshows and videos;
-- Wrote a variety of stories, from hard news to entertainment and features.
-- Coordinate and plan stories for the Features/Entertainment section while also designing other pages for the daily newspaper.


Reporter / Designer

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- Responsible for designing the sports and news sections, working with reporters and editing daily pages for errors five nights a week; Wrote stories and columns on various subjects such as previews and reviews of concerts, feature stories and business stories

Aug 2004May 2009

Editor-in-Chief / Managing Editor / Features Editor / Web Editor

The Spectator

-- Worked my way up to Editor-in-Chief from Web Editor.
-- Worked as Features Editor for a year and a half, planning and writing stories and handling photography for the section.




Valdosta State University

Major: Communications (Mass Media)
Minors: Creative Writing / Print Journalism


Georgia Press Association                                   2011 - Sports Column -  3rd Place – NASCAR
                                                                                2014 - Online Photo Gallery - 2nd place
Georgia Associated Press                                    2009 - Graphic Design -1st Place – 2009
                                                                                2011 - Sports Column – 3rd Place - NASCAR
Georgia College Press Association                      2008 - 1st Place– Best Entertainment / Feature
                                                                               Led the college newspaper to win the most awards in one
                                                                               year ever in the history of the school.