Drake University: Des Moines, IA
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Major in Magazine Journalism
- Graduation: May 2016
The Morning Sun
Staff Writer – Spring 2016 – Present
Write two to five articles per day for the daily newspaper. Serve as second in the newsroom editing stories, proofing pages and placing columns and AP content in the paper and online. Create video content and take photographs.
Living the Country Life
Apprentice – Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Created content for the website as well as wrote stories for the quarterly print magazine. Topics ranged from machinery to pets to caring for livestock and recipes. Managed Twitter and Instagram accounts. Reviewed press releases and wrote scripts for the radio show.
Editorial Intern – Summer 2015
Conducted secondary research and transcribed interviews for the print magazine. Attended and took part in monthly editorial meetings. Met with multiple writers and editors to discuss stories. Was responsible for pitching five stories each month for the website or online. Added past print stories to the website.
Staff Writer – Spring 2014 – Present
Wrote a story for the music section of Drake University’s on-campus magazine’s Spring 2014 print issue, interviewed band members, met deadlines and worked with editors to do revisions. Wrote for Drake Magazine Online and wrote a print story for the music section of Drake Magazine’s Fall 2014 print issue.
Fort Scott Tribune
Summer Intern – Summer 2014
Wrote stories for the daily newspaper, researched and reported stories, conducted interviews, edited stories, took photographs, fact-checked stories for other writers and gained newsroom experience. Met hard deadlines and learned to write in a fast-paced environment. Sat in on meetings with the publisher and participated in staff meetings with the managing editor. Used Adobe Photoshop and InDesign for photographs and page setup.
Contributing Writer – Fall 2013 – Present
Research and write stories about the music scene in the Des Moines and Central Iowa areas. Interview artists, make contact with venues and take photographs. Pitch stories to editorial staff and must make a case for why each story fits the website.
- Software: Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, Garage Band, Microsoft Office Suite
- Writing: Interviewing, Reporting, Editing, Blogging, AP Style
- Web: Social Media Management, Basic HTML and CSS, App Development
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