Résumé

CAREER EXPERIENCE

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

NEWS CONTENT MANAGER, JUNE 2019 – PRESENT

  • gather, write, and share news content about the university
  • build relationships with members of the media, pitching faculty experts and university stories

YWCA CENTRAL INDIANA

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN, JAN. 2019 – MAY 2019

  • created promotional and external communications materials
  • wrote social media content and community stories

BALL BEARINGS MAGAZINE

EXECUTIVE EDITOR, MAY 2018 – MAY 2019

  • managed content creation and deadlines across all sections of a 60-member, student-run magazine staff
  • edited all text stories for two print issues and regular online coverage, emphasizing key themes and narrative structure
  • trained staff members to become better journalists and leaders through workshops and constructive feedback
  • introduced content strategy that better appealed to audience needs
  • worked with fellow executive staff to protect the magazine’s longevity, cutting down costs and strengthening online presence

COPY CHIEF, MAY 2017 – MAY 2018

  • assisted in leading copy editing and fact checking teams
  • edited all writing for fairness, clarity, style and accuracy

SENIOR EDITOR, AUG. 2016 – MAY 2018

  • mentored writers through the research, reporting and writing process

STAFF WRITER & COPY EDITOR, AUG. 2015 – MAY 2018

  • wrote long-form stories for print and online publication, winning multiple regional and national awards
  • edited stories for grammar, style and fairness

INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY

EDITORIAL INTERN, MAY 2018 – JULY 2018

  • fact checked print copy to ensure accuracy
  • pitched story ideas and wrote magazine pieces for print and online publication, targeting a local audience

BALL STATE JOURNALISM WRITING CENTER

STUDENT ASSISTANT, AUG. 2017 – MAY 2018

  • coached university students with grammar and writing
  • created promotional materials and planned events to help students improve communication skills

THE FACING PROJECT

WRITER, MAY 2017 – AUG. 2017

  • completed interviews and wrote profiles for a nonprofit organization that connects communities through storytelling
  • assisted with planning and promoting a summer fundraising event in Muncie, Indiana

CARDINAL COMMUNICATIONS (THE MCKINLEY AVENUE AGENCY) 

COPY EDITOR, FEB. 2017 – MAY 2017

  • copy edited all content for the student-run public relations agency on Ball State’s campus

EDUCATION

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, MAY 2019

Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, Magazine Media, Sociology, Honors College

GPA: 3.98

SKILLS

  • SEO Writing
  • Content Management Systems
  • Copy editing
  • Social Media Management
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft Office
  • Team Leadership
  • Google Analytics
  • Hootsuite
  • Promotional Design

HONORS

Dean’s List, all semesters

Kappa Tau Alpha Member: collegiate journalism honor society that recognizes academic excellence

Hearst Journalism Awards Program 2018-19, Eighth Place: Feature Writing

AEJMC Student Magazine Contest 2018, First Place: Feature Article

CSPA 2018 Gold Circle Awards (Print News), First Place: General Feature

SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards 2016, Finalist: Online News Reporting

2015-19 Deborah S. Wehman Scholarship: Merit-based scholarship for Ball State Honors students

2018 DeMotte Memorial Scholarship: Ball State Journalism Department scholarship