Juan Franco

Juan Franco

Work History

Work History
May 2014 - Dec 2014

Editor in Chief

The Mirror

Fully responsible for the operations of the student run newspaper of Drury published once a week. Was in charge of the hiring process for the 25-strong staff including editorial positions. Crafted and implemented a long term vision for the newspaper including changing how we selected stories, design of the newspaper and website, and re arranging of staff positions. Redesigned The Mirror newsroom to match a more modern design worthy of the 21st century. Responsible for designing and editing the front page and the News pages of the newspaper in InDesign. Ran the weekly budget meeting with the entire staff and maintained a steady flow of communication with The Mirror's advisors. 

Nov 2012 - Nov 2014

Vice President of Inclusion

Student Government Association

| Coordinated diversity initiatives as the Vice President of Inclusion while leading a team of Senators in their respective tasks. Participated in executive council level debate on long term goals of Drury's Student Government Association. Had a seat in Drury's Inclusion Council were campus wide diversity initiatives were discussed and organized. Had an active role in the faculty-student Student Affairs Committee where issues pertaining to the student body were discussed and solved. 

May 2013 - May 2014

Managing Editor

The Mirror

I was in charge of the daily operations of The Mirror, the student run newspaper of Drury published once a week. This included communicating with editors and writers concerning the direction of their stories and interview process. Created and managed DruryBuzz, The Mirror's social media face and BuzzFeed style information hub which involved running a separate Twitter account and designing and editing the Drury Buzz page of the printed version of The Mirror. Was in charge of certain staff hirings such as a photographer and several staff writers. Ran the weekly Budget Meetings, where The Mirror staff pitched story ideas.

May 2012 - May 2013

Campus News Editor

The Mirror

I designed and was responsible for the Campus News pages of The Mirror, a student run publication printed once a week. Apart from this I wrote 1-2 articles a week, involving interviewing, writing and editing skills. Furthermore I participated in big picture/long term discussions of the newspaper. 

Aug 2011 - Nov 2012

Online News Blogger

Drury Unscripted

Maintained a student life blog to serve international and prospective students. Interacted through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare.

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014

Bachelor of Arts in International Political Studies and Multimedia Production & Journalism

Drury University

Skills

Skills

English/Spanish

Final Cut Pro X

Photoshop

Editing

InDesign