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Currently I work as an independent contractor for the Fairfax Woman, Alexandria Woman and Southern Maryland Woman Magazine.  I am the Production Coordinator of all three sister publications.  I over see and manage the production process, working closely with writers, contributors, advertisers and designers.  I also assist in our sales department, seeking and contracting new customers as well as continuing a working relationship with current ones.

I recently had the opportunity to over see and lead one of our bi-monthly issues.  During this time I was in charge of all three publications.  Setting up photo shoots for all three covers, directly working with photographers and clients.  I also oversaw the entire layout and design process.  This opportunity allowed me to flourish in a leadership and managerial type role.  

I have a strong work ethic, can work very well under short deadlines/pressure and have mastered problem solving. I am a Communication Studies-Mass Media major, fluent in various forms of news media, seeking a career in the field of newspaper design, graphic design, broadcasting, and journalism.  I believe my vast experience in the various platforms of media has made me a very marketable employee.  I look forward and am eager to apply what I've learned through hands on experience to my future career.


  • Layout Design
  • Video/Audio Editing
  • Copy Editing
  • Writing
  • Reporting
  • Teamwork
  • Strong group communication
  • Motivated, especially under tight deadlines
  • Problem solver

Work experience

The Rotunda

The Rotunda-Student Newspaper

Layout Editor:

  • Design and edit weekly front pages/internal pages
  • Required to plan and place stories, fill any missing holes
  • Design graphics and graphs
  • Copy edit articles and finalized pages
  • Responsible for  managing two assistants

Rotunda Show Coordinator:

  • Produce a biweekly webcast
  • Film, edit, script news/feature packages
  • Edit green screen shots using Final Cut Express
May 2010Present

Point of Sales



  • Assist customers with sporting goods
  • Handle money transactions
  • Restock apparel and sporting goods items
Aug 2012Present

Production Coordinator

Fairfax Woman Magazine, Alexandria Woman Magazine, Southern Maryland Woman Magazine

·Manage proofing process, complete in a timely manner and on track for print deadline.

·Coordinate deadlines of articles with writers/contributors.

·Copy edit articles, pages, proofs.

·Prepare, schedule and send Constant Contact E-Blast.

·Sales: Facilitate ad contract and invoicing of any new/existing customers.

·Sales prospecting: reach out to potential customers, sell ads.

·Coordinate shipment of books with printer and distributors.

·Organize, schedule and confirm any cover photo shoots.

·Delegate work to designers, communicate customer’s vision of page to designers.

·Manage Layout, Sales Tracking spreadsheets.

·Web: Daily event updates to websites, upload articles, photos, pages, and full magazine issues.

·Oversee general production of the 3 magazines, 8 week turn around schedule, bi-monthly publication

Jun 2011Aug 2011

WJLA -NEWS Channel 8


·Shadowed reporters in the field

·Assisted Photographers with lighting and video shots

·Wrote articles for TBD online

·Worked closely with producers (wrote anchor scripts and organized 5 and 6 p.m. newscast)

·Assisted in the promotions department

·Worked with the Assignment Desk (ENPS)


Point of Sales

Kohls Department Store


  • Assist customers with purchases
  • Handled money transactions
  • Restocked various departments


Aug 2008Present

Bachelors of Art

Longwood University

Relevant Communication Courses:

  • Media Writing and Reporting
  • Broadcasting/Advanced Broadcasting
  • Research Methods
  • Computer-Mediated
  • Media Criticism
  • Communication Theory

Relevant Design Courses

  • Principles of Page & Digital Design
  • Foundations of Contemporary Design
  • Graphic Design 1
  • Graphic Art Production 1




Undergraduate Research


-Strong editing skills, specifically in non-linear editing, Final Cut Express, Garage Band, Windows Movie Maker -Proficient in video editing (news packages, VO's, VO/SOT's, webcasts) -Ability to ingest and capture video -Ability to ingest interviews, sound bytes and include transitional b-roll
-Ability to cover news, features, Arts and Entertainment stories, for a media publications -Frequent contributor to campus newspaper -Strong interviewing skills with and without the camera. -Knowledgeable in AP Style -Comfortable with in-the-field reporting for television style stories -Ability to read anchor scripts for VO's, VO/SOT's and teases -In the field experience with reporters and anchors at WJLA 7, in Washington DC. -Ability to write VO scripts for the 5:00 News at WJLA 7.
Undergraduate Research
Completed undergraduate research project Conducted focus groups to aquire findings Topic of research-Music and Memory Recall Advanced research skills Strong knowledge of APA style
  Proficient in InDesign Strong newspaper layout design skills Ability to work under pressure and short deadlines Ability to problem solve quickly with design issues Experience in creative, as well as traditional  layout style Attended Associated Collegiate Press Conference in Los Angeles, Cal. There I learned from experts in newspaper design at various workshops  Moderate skills with Photoshop