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Education

Aug 2010Dec 2013

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication: Journalism

Wayne State College

Wayne, NE
GPA: 4.0, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with highest honors in the major

Skills

Gifts and abilities

-Capturing/retelling moments and info through written word and photos

-Well-versed in a variety of media platforms including print, broadcast, web

-Retention and recall of information

-Listening to and consulting with others; positive outlook toward the public

-Imagining creative new solutions to make the most efficient use of time, money and energy

-Editing work to its best version

-Maintaining attention to detail, even when multitasking or under deadline

-Working knowledge of computer programs in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite

-Fueled most by the desire to brighten the day of those I encounter

Work History

Aug. 2014Aug. 2016

Life Reporter/Paginator

The Daily Republic

-Write and edit stories varying from features and enterprise stories, to investigative research, event previews and hard news reporting
-Use InDesign to layout out and design pages of the newspaper daily, as well as put together special publications (20+ page supplemental publications focusing on a specific topic, such as farm and ranch, home and garden, wedding guides, state fair etc.)
-Take photos to accompany stories or as stand-alone news shots
Other valued contributions:  I won first place for the paper in the 2015-16 Associated Press Great Plains News and Photo Contest for best headline writing. Flexible and willing to adapt to fill in for the positions of others given their absence. Contributed to daily news meetings to help plan and schedule the content of the paper.

May 2014July 2014

Store Manager

RSVP Thrift Store

-Supervised all store activities including: incoming donations, cash register operation, management of volunteers, fire and safety code updates and providing a positive customer experience
Other valued contributions:  Assumed position of manager under short notice to organize and rejuvenate the store after issues from previous management. (Temp position held until permanent manager was hired.)

Mar. 2013Dec. 2013

Editor/Videographer

Outdoorsmen Productions

-Captured footage for TV, commercial and promotional works
-Edited/created shows for the Outdoorsmen Adventures TV series
-Fished on film with Team Outdoorsmen Adventures
-Assisted with customer service, secretarial functions, media management and marketing
-Wrote and edited columns for publication in a circuit of local newspapers
Other valued contributions:  Provided sought-after female presence in the outdoors setting and in their TV shows. Helped network and promote the company to new platforms and geographical regions. 

Aug 2012May 2013

Editor in Chief

The Wayne Stater

-Managed concerns of the paper including content, advertising and distribution
-Handled communications partnerships with members of the college and community
-Delegated assignments to staff members
-Wrote and edited articles, photographed events, created pages with InDesign
-Managed a staff of section editors and reporters
Other valued contributions: Increased student and community readership. Led the paper to awards from the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association during my tenure. Brought staff to national conference in Chicago.

Jan 2013May 2013

Social Media Manager

Career Services Dept. of Wayne State College

-Made routine posts of articles, pictures, graphics, polls and other relevant information
-Maintained high level of interactivity with social media visitors
-Catered to the needs and interests of a diverse audience
-Managed and evaluated technical and statistical aspects of page traffic and activity
Other valued contributions:  Brought new life to the department's social media presence by successfully drawing in more viewers/visitors than ever before.

References

Available upon request.