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Writer & Editor

Summary

A creative and versatile writer fusing a background in journalism with a passion for creative writing to deliver quality, unique and customized material covering news, features, web content and more. Adaptability,  attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines has led to quick professional advances within current company and field. Seeking to use a passion for writing, storytelling and wordsmithing to create unique, professional content for your company. 

Experience

Oct  2017Present

Regional Editor

Campbell Publications

Regional Editor for three weekly newspapers. Duties including creating content, proofing, editing and selecting articles for three publications; producing anywhere from six to ten articles per week, as well as assigning projects to editorial staff; overseeing editorial staff; making editorial decisions, such as content inclusion and layout design; and managing the publications' public relations with local communities. 

July 2017Oct 2017

Assistant Regional Editor

Campbell Publications

Assistant Regional Editor to three weekly newspapers. Duties include creating content, proofing, editing and selecting articles for three publications; generating articles for all three publications; overseeing and directing editorial staff; and making editorial decisions, such content inclusion and layout design.

Oct  2016Present

Reporter

Campbell Publications

Main reporter for one local publication, the Calhoun News-Herald, producing four to five front-page articles per week, including at least two feature photographs for the publication. Supplementary reporter for one local publication, the Jersey County Journal, producing approximately three to five front-page articles per week, including at least one feature photograph for the publication.

Additional content includes articles designed to run in three area publications or six area publications, to appeal to a wider audience. 

Article preparation included generating content and article leads, conducting interviews, transcribing, writing and organizing the article. As a general reporter I covered all beats, such as breaking news, current events, arts and entertainment, government, politics, sports, court, health and more, as well as feature and human interest articles.

Sept 2016Sept 2016

Sports Coordinator

Campbell Publications

Part-time position involving the oversight of approximately eight freelance team members for six local publications covering six counties. Duties included assigning articles, photographs and sporting event coverage; proofing, editing and creating sports content; and making editorial decisions such as page layout, design and article inclusion for the sports pages of six publications. 

Position relied strongly on organizational skills, requiring the oversight of numerous high school sports teams across six counties, coordinating coverage of games and events across those six counties to provide equal coverage for all areas.  

Aug 2016Sept 2016

Stringer

Campbell Publications

Freelance writer for one local newspaper, the Jersey County Journal, producing approximately four 400 to 800 word articles per month, including accompanying photographs. Articles covered a variety of beats.  

Jan 2016May 2016

Broadcast Production

Truman Media Network

A course at Truman State University that worked in accordance with the Truman State Media Network to produce radio news announcements, weekly digital, VOS, and television package productions and a studio television production. 

May 2015Aug 2015

Counselor

YMCA Camp Santa Maria, YMCA of Boulder Valley

Cabin counselor at a children's summer camp. 

Jan 2014May 2014

News Reporting and Writing

Truman Media Network

A course at Truman State University that worked in accordance with the Truman State Media Network to produce weekly news stories for The Index, the university newspaper. The course also included the upkeep of a professional blog and associated social media accounts in promotion of the blog, as well as copyediting of The Index. 

Jan 2014May 2014

Media Writing

Truman Media Network

A course at Truman State University that worked in accordance with the Truman State Media Network to provide editing experience for The Index, the university newspaper, and Detours Magazine, the university magazine. The course also included the production of newspaper, television, radio and online articles and scripts

Education

Aug 2012Aug 2016

Bachelor of Arts

Truman State University

Communication major (journalism concentration), English minor