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Mass Communications experience

O, The Oprah Magazine, Hearst magazines
Web Editor, November 2012-Present
Duties: Edit Money, Home and Relationships newsletters, manage social media accounts for the magazine, write weekly Great Buys feature, pitch original lifestyle articles/slideshows for Oprah.com, write features on Money, Career, Home, and Fashion, update O magazine landing page on Oprah.com

Veranda, Hearst magazines
Associate Managing Editor, November 2011-November 2012
Duties: Oversee digital productions, including the relaunch of Veranda.com; write/edit website, Facebook, and Twitter content; manage Pinterest and YouTube presence; arrange interviews to fill staff positions; update issue lineups to ensure the magazine is on schedule; shoot and edit video for Veranda.com; draft app mockups/proposals; oversee ecommerce partnerships

Veranda, Hearst magazines
Editorial assistant, May 2010-October 2011
Duties: Write original stories/blurbs for the website and front of book, revamp social media for greater interactivity, live tweet during events, draft iPad app proposals, manage Editor-in-Chief’s schedule, compile photo credits for stories, manage photography/homeowner contracts for shoots the Editor-in-Chief produces, call in images and products for shoots, copy edit sourcebook, manage bulk issue orders

Collegiate Cook, Cooking/food website for university students
Producer/writer, July 2009-Present
Duties: Develop concepts for YouTube video tutorials of meals students can make in their dorms, write scripts and produce the short videos, create recipes and write posts for themed party/entertaining ideas, launch and maintain social media campaign

Good Housekeeping, Hearst magazines
Production assistant, January 2010-May 2010
Duties: Cast makeover recipients, scout/book locations, style segments, schedule appointments, write web packages and casting call copy, research and fact-check segment scripts, manage props, pitch food and women’s interest segment ideas

St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay area newspaper (daily circulation: 316,000)
Position: Freelance reporter, September-December 2009
Duties: Conduct interviews, write and edit stories for the newspaper, pitch original story ideas

10Connects, WTSP (CBS affiliate) in Tampa
Position: Multimedia intern, May 2009-Present
Duties: Assist reporters and photographers in the field, write scripts, edit packages and voiceovers using Avid, create Web exclusives

FOX 13, WTVT in Tampa
Position: Web intern, January-May 2009
Duties:Write and edit copy, maintain the Web site’s content management system, shoot photo galleries, upload stories, photos and links, edit video for the Web site, use Photoshop to create graphics and edit photos for the Web site

The Oracle, the University of South Florida’s student newspaper
Position: Editor-in-Chief, December 2007-December 2008; Executive Editor, January-May 2009
Previous positions: Staff writer, Assistant Montage (features/entertainment) Editor, Montage Editor, Associate Editor (Employed since January 2006)
Duties:Writing and editing newspaper copy, managing staff of 40, editing daily podcast scripts, designing layouts, writing headlines/cutlines, hosting editorial board meetings and writing editorials, shooting and editing video for multimedia packages

Naples Daily News, (circulation: 57,000 daily)
Position: Editorial intern, May-July 2008
Duties: Write one or more news stories each day as a general assignment reporter, live blogging at city council meetings, listen to police scanner and conduct beat checks while the newspaper searched for a new cops reporter; spent two days shadowing Studio 55, the newspaper’s twice-daily vodcast

Tampa Bay Metro Magazine
Position: Editorial intern, May-July 2007
Duties: write and edit copy, edit photos and images for the Web and for print, call in images and items for fashion spreads, helped launch Tampa Bay Weddings magazine, designed runway fashion spread for Tampa Bay Weddings premiere issue, answer phones, address and send mail-outs, respond to reader e-mails

Justine magazine, a national teen magazine
Position: first-ever Guest Editor for October/November issue
Duties: Assist stylists/models in fashion shoots, catalog items for photo shoots, write and edit copy, host teen focus groups, compile and present focus group data for magazine’s redesign, administrative tasks


Other Experience and Involvement

Heritage Propane, district 912 in Clearwater, Fla.
Position: Seasonal secretary, May 2003-May 2009
Duties: Audit company credit card statements, compile information and prepare staff for monthly safety meetings, format annual budget requests, schedule appointments, answer phone calls, filing


Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in InDesign CS2-CS4, Quark Xpress, Pagemaker, Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with XHTML and CSS, Information Architecture, podcasts, digital slideshows
  • Can shoot and edit video using Avid, Final Cut Pro and Media 100

Education

University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
Honors College student, August 2005-December 2009
Major:Mass Communications Minor: Business
Overall GPA: 3.96 Major GPA: 4.0
Relevant coursework: Communications Law, Research in Mass Communications, Broadcast News, Electronic Field Production, Beginning Reporting, Writing for the Mass Media, Mass Communications and Society, Information Architecture, Web Design

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