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Editing Experience

Jan 2013Oct 2014

Digital Editor

IBT Media

Job Duties • Wrote headlines and came up with story ideas for a team of nine writers for a news website, Latin Times (www.latintimes.com), targeting U.S. Hispanics and Latinos • Assisted editor-in-chief in training writers on AP style, journalism ethics, SEO and how to use the website’s Drupal CMS • Copy edited all content • Monitored real-time traffic metrics using Chartbeat and Clicky to determine which stories to prioritize and feature • Used Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter to promote content • Occasional reporting and writing

 Achievements • Worked with IT department to increase website’s Google ranking from 1 to 5 • Increased traffic to two million unique visitors per month in less than one year • Developed style guide

Aug 2011Dec 2012

Copy Editor

Finger Lakes Times

Job Duties • Edited shorts and paginated pages for a daily with a 14,000 circulation • Acted as a liaison between advertising, graphics and editorial departments • Operated the paper’s Facebook page • Provided production help in the pressroom • Troubleshot printing problems at press time • Uploaded the e-Edition daily • Uploaded stories, pictures and videos to the paper’s website • Took photos and wrote many front page centerpieces

Achievements • NYS Associated Press Association’s Newspaper of Distinction for 2012

Education

Aug 2007Dec 2010

Bachelor's Degree in English/Journalism

University of New Hampshire

Activities and Award Minor in Race, Culture and Power • Received Michael Kelly Journalism Scholarship in 2010 • Studied abroad at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, summer 2009, and University of Ghana in Ghana, West Africa, summer 2010 • Staff writer at student newspaper The New Hampshire for two years Worked as a Multimedia Assistant in UNH’s Parker Media Lab.

Certification

Mar 2015Present

Poynter American Copy Editors Society Certificate in Editing

The Poynter Institute

The Poynter ACES Certificate in editing shows a solid foundation in the editing practices and standards from the industry leaders in the craft.