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Jul 2008Dec 2008

Consumer Research Intern

Southern Progress Corporation
  • Assisted in research studies for editorial, consumer marketing, publishing and websites; analyzed survey data, contributed to development of surveys, proofed and edited surveys, wrote reports and presentations
  • Gathered information directly from the consumer through issue reading surveys, focus groups and other research methods
  • Developed and edited extensive PowerPoint presentations on Issue Reading Surveys; oversaw the presentation of research to the editors to facilitate editorial planning
  • Created Excel spreadsheets to summarize and monitor research data
  • Assisted Beauty editor for the Healthy Living department of Southern Living; editorial research, fact-checking, assisting on photo shoots and writing small pieces
Jan 2008May 2008

Marketing Communications Intern

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
  • Prepared key marketing communications materials (media pieces, brochures, website) and any other necessary items to promote and bring awareness to key Children's Hospital initiatives
  • Assisted communications team with events and other activities as needed
  • Writing, researching, managing images, and web page development
Aug 2005Dec 2007

Web Communications Assistant

Vanderbilt University Calendar
  • Assisted in Marketing Campaign for University Calendar to generate student interest on campus
  • Edited events and relevant documents; compiled and submitted events to online calendar database
  • Researched events of interest to student body
  • Worked with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HTML code; assisted in general office duties for Calendar Coordinator
May 2006Aug 2006

Editorial/Marketing Intern

Paste Magazine
  • Assisted editorial and marketing teams by writing concert and CD reviews, news briefs, fact-checking, copy editing, generating article ideas, uploading and managing web content, publicizing print and web articles, promoting contests and give-aways, maintaining consumer relations
  • Developed project with Marketing team - goal to target new demographic and generate college-age subscribers by creating "Paste College Fund" contest