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Work experience

Jan 2010May 2010

Student Publisher

Meredith Corporation

•    Analyzed the consumer magazine market for trends and opportunities for a new niche publication.•    Created potential new publication including mission, editorial philosophy and marketing elements.•    Reported and wrote editorial copy for pilot issue while working with graphic designers and printer.•    Built a feasible business plan for making the magazine profitable, stable and successful.•    Constructed a companion application for Apple’s iPad to enhance digital content of the print magazine.

May 2009Aug 2009

Editorial Intern

NBC Universal -

•    Researched daily news for content ideas and contributed 2-4 posts to the newsfeed blog per week.•    Built 3 daily e-newsletters using HTML for subscribers as well as interactive slideshows for the website.•    Worked with PR representatives to find fitness experts and celebrities to feature on the site using PRnet.•    Covered live events using video, photos and twitter to create interactive, multimedia content. •    Coordinated, edited and fact-checked articles by regular contributing writers on deadline.

Aug 2008Dec 2008

Beat Reporter

The Columbia Missourian

•    Studied the local and statewide K-12 coverage to identify story ideas and leads.•    Interviewed sources and researched while writing on deadline and working closely with editors.•    Created multimedia stories with audio and photos for the Web site individually and with teams.

May 2008Aug 2008

Marketing Intern

5280 Magazine

•    Assembled and delivered materials to advertisers and local businesses for Account Executives.•    Assisted the Marketing Manager in planning the 15th Anniversary Top of the Town Party.•    Researched and compiled special promotional sections from other regional publications.


Aug 2006May 2010


University of Missouri