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Where I’ve Been

Digital First Media

Online Editor, Washtenaw Now

April 2014-present

Saline, Mich.

  • In charge of updating the website and maintaining the homepage, utilizing social media, analyzing community engagement efforts, reporting digital stats via Omniture, breaking news reporting and working on the data team, digital team and social team.

Editor, The Chelsea Standard and Dexter Leader

April 2013-April 2014

Saline, Mich.

  • In charge of budgeting content, updating the website, writing stories and editorials, utilizing social media, making infographics, shooting photos and video, managing a reporter and several freelancers and paginating pages for both the Chelsea Standard and Dexter Leader —two weekly newspapers in Washtenaw County that are part of Digital First Media. Also analyzes community engagement efforts on social media websites using Omniture and contributes to the DFM Michigan Data Journalism team.

The Oakland Post

Editor-in-Chief

Dec. 2011-April 2013

Rochester, Mich.

    • Worked with a staff of 50 student journalists to publish a newspaper for Oakland University students that is distributed to 5,000 students weekly. Wrote weekly editorials and articles, updated and initiated several social media projects including livestreams of the Student Congress Presidential Debates, utilizing Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ Hangout, where we were able to show the debate live on YouTube. Brought in several special guest speakers who work as professionals to speak to the staff and help achieve various engagement goals. Also monitored and assisted in the development of an entire newspaper redesign that incorporated a page design process utilizing templates. Created a multimedia team and started getting the entire staff working with a daily web-first mentality through a complete redesign of our website and change in web processes.
    • Managing Content Editor May 2011-Dec. 2011
    • Features Editor July 2010-May 2011

The Oakland Press

Copy Editor/Paginator

May 2011-Sept. 2012

Pontiac, Mich.

    • Worked with a team of designers to design the front page, business, special section and local pages for Oakland County’s daily newspaper with a circulation of 70,000, part-time. Assisted in uploading content to the web and freelancing videos, stories and photos to the marquee and news sections and helped design the Heritage Media and the Grand Traverse Insider newspapers.
    • Marquee Intern May 2011-July 2011

Biggby Coffee

Barista/Social Media Representative

May 2011-Dec. 2011

Utica, Mich.

    • In addition to making coffee, was in charge of managing the store’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and using the social media as a resource to bring in customers, give out coupons and communicate.

The Vanguard

Editor-in-Chief

Sept. 2008-June 2009

Sterling Heights, Mich.

    • Edited stories, wrote stories, designed pages for Stevenson High School’s student newspaper using Photoshop CS3 and InDesign CS3. Published two special edition issues that included an entire 12-page insert on bold topics that were challenged at the school board level. Managed a staff of 35 individuals, and taught them how to report. Took photos with a Canon DSLR.

Alma Mater

Oakland University
Rochester, Mich.
August 2009 – May 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

What I Can Do

Social Media
Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Tumblr, Foursquare

Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

Photography/Videography
Canon 60D, Flip UltraHD

Multimedia Editing
Audacity, iMovie, Final Cut Pro X

Programming Languages
Familiarity with (X)HTML and CSS

Data Journalism
Number analysis, investigative reporting, infographic creating

Bragging Rights

2014 DFMie winner, Watchdog Journalism for data journalism package

2013 Associated Collegiate Press Best in Show, The Oakland Post, 9th place

2013 Associated Collegiate Press Best in Show, The Oakland Post, Website, 10th place

2012 Associated Collegiate Press Best in Show, The Oakland Post, Website, 10th place

2012 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Finalist, The Oakland Post

2011 Founder and President, The Society of Professional Journalists

2011 Larry Laurain Scholar, Society of Professional Journalists, Honorable Mention

2010 Founder, The Muggle Quidditch League of Oakland University

2009 Gold Star Recipient, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, The Vanguard

2009 National Winner, Quill & Scroll International Honors Society, Editorial

2009 Certificate of Merit, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Op-Ed or news analysis page design

2009 Honorable Mention, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, News on-site writing contest

2009 Honorable Mention, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, Environmental writing

2008 Sparty, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, The Vanguard

2008 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist, The Vanguard

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