Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2011 - Present


Georgia Governor-Elect Press Shop
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

PR/Marketing/Social Media Intern & Administrative Assistant

World Services
  •  Website Content Controller
  • Company Blog Contributor
  • Twitter, Facebook and other social media guru
  • Create and implement marketing plans/PR
  • Coordinate Scheduling
  • Advertise new job requests
  • Maintain Invoices 
  • Communications liaison between Interpreters & Clients
May 2010 - Jul 2010


Mongolian National Broadcaster

  • produced packages for Voice of Mongolia in English (
  • researched, interviewed, wrote, voiced, edited own packages for air
  • shortwave radio station 1280 SW broadcasting to Asia, Europe and Australia
  • summer contract work
Jan 2010 - May 2010

Student Reporter

  • produced packages for a student news cast aired on WBIR-TV, Knoxville's number one station
  • researched, interviewed, shot, wrote, voiced, and edited own packages
  • Final Cut Pro, ENG Cameras, and other studio equipment
Aug 2007 - May 2010

Staff Writer

University of Tennessee

Tennessee Journalist (

  • University of Tennessee news website
  • staff writer for Entertainment, Opinions, News sections
  • took photos to accompany articles
  • produced a features podcast
  • generated story ideas
  • researched, interviewed and wrote articles 

The Daily Beacon

  • University of Tennessee newspaper
  • staff writer for News and Entertainment sections
  • took photos to accompany articles
  • generated story ideas
  • researched, interviewed and wrote 500+ words per story

90.3 The Rock

  • University of Tennessee radio station
  • generated story ideas
  • wrote copy for DJs
  • recorded phone interviews
  • wrote and voiced news stories
  • edited sound clips
Aug 2009 - May 2010

Legal Runner

Kramer Rayson
  • secretarial work - make copies, send faxes, organize documents
  • clerical duties - keep office clean, assist paralegals, run errands
  • updated law library
  • answering phones
  • scheduling appointments
  • filling legal documents in court
  • research
  • witnessed Will signings
  • miscellaneous duties around the office
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

News Intern


  • shadowed reporters, producers, assignment desk
  • conducted research and created story proposals
  • assisted with live shots, editing video, and writing copy
  • pulled file footage 
  • listened to police scanners
  • practice shooting stand-ups and editing packages
  • used nonlinear editing software - Avid
  • used I-News
Nov 2007 - May 2008

Student Assistant

Hodges Library Training

  • Acted as personal assistant to supervisor
  • Maintained supervisor’s e-mail and out-going communications
  • Research assistant, maintained website, created brochures and PR for classes


Oct 2010 - Oct 2010

Vector Marketing Co.
  • Engaged in sales and marketing techniques
  • Interacted with others to improve marketing skills
  • Participated in marketing seminar
Aug 2007 - May 2010

Bachelor's of Science in Communication

University of Tennessee

Relevant Academic Courses:

  • Mass Media Law and Ethics
  • Web and Print writing
  • TV broadcast writing
  • History of Mass Media
  • Movements in Media

Senior Thesis Project:

Novel - fiction




Technical Skills

Avid Final Cut Pro Audacity Nonlinear Editing Software I-News Microsoft Word/Outlook Excellent WPM Photography - shoots with Canon Rebel XTI ENG Camera Jib/Studio Camera Pathfinder Beginner level web design


Kate’s enthusiasm and energy to serve her community through journalism and communications keeps her working hard.She possesses a mix of relevant media work and a foundational level of international experience in the journalism industry.Kate’s multicultural background opens her mind to new challenges and the people’s perspective in her work.Her background in communications makes her a good candidate for any work in the media/communications industry.She aspires to be an investigative/international journalist. 


  • hiking
  • reading
  • writing 
  • photography
  • travelling
  • cooking
  • sewing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • knitting/crocheting scarfs
  • blogging

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