Resume

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Experience

Dispatch Media Group
Special Sections Editor, Columbus Monthly | May 2016 – present
Editor, Columbus Weddings | May 2016 – present
Write, assign and edit articles for Columbus Monthly‘s advertising sections. Set editorial lineups and write, edit and assign articles for Columbus Monthly‘s ancillary publications, including Columbus Weddings. Write daily blog posts for Columbus Weddings‘ blog, Bustled, and curate content for its biweekly newsletter, Unveiled. Manage social media branding and engagement for Columbus Weddings. Work with clients to conceptualize, write and edit custom publications.

ODJFS Office of Communications
Public Information Officer | Apr. 2012 – May 2016
Wrote and copyedited newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing material and other internal and external communications for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Assist with social media management and responding to media requests as agency spokesperson.

Dispatch Magazines
Freelance Writer | Apr. 2012 – May 2016
Wrote stories for Columbus Monthly magazine and its ancillary publications, including Columbus Weddings (formerly Columbus Bride).

TopTenReviews.com
External Contributor | Dec. 2009 – Feb. 2014
Sampled software, electronics and web services. Wrote product reviews and articles.

Columbus Media Enterprises
Assistant Editor Oct. 2010 – Apr. 2012
Copyedited, wrote and rewrote stories for web and print for Columbus Monthly and its ancillary publications, including CRMA award-winner Columbus Bride and Experience Columbus’ tourism media. Promoted publications via social media; helped implement a new marketing strategy for the bridal magazine.

UWeekly
Freelance Writer, Copyeditor | Sept. – Oct. 2010
Wrote one to two articles per month for campus-based news weekly. Copyedited stories.

CMH Magazine
Copyeditor, Writer | Jun. – Sept. 2010
Copyedited articles and wrote stories. Promoted publication via social media.

Southeast Ohio Magazine
Editor-in-Chief | Mar. – Jun. 2010
Oversaw editors, copyeditors, photographers and designers. Set story budget, assigned stories, determined print layout and set production schedule for print and online content. Acted as liaison between faculty adviser and student staff.
Managing Editor | Jan. – Mar. 2010
Oversaw assistant editors in editing of feature and department pieces. Worked with editor-in-chief to finalize production schedule and story budget. Wrote department and web stories.

The Gathering Place
Communications Intern | Jan. – Mar. 2010
Edited donor letters. Worked with fellow interns to organize call-a-thon fundraiser.

Red Brick Sports Pub
Shift Supervisor | Aug. 2009 – Jun. 2010
Created and implemented a social media marketing strategy. Promoted business via its website and social media. Designed promotional fliers. Scheduled DJs and live bands. Managed catering, private events and charity serving. Oversaw employees. Tended bar and waited tables.

Backdrop Magazine
Managing Editor | Jun. 2009 – Jun. 2010
Directed new writer’s workshop, which introduced writers to magazine style and feature writing. Edited stories produced in workshop and for magazine. Worked with editor-in-chief and assistant editors to brainstorm and assign stories. Created past issues archive.
Writer/Blogger | Feb. 2009 – Jun. 2010
Blogged weekly about cooking on a budget. Wrote articles on a variety of campus-related topics.
Copyeditor | Feb. – Mar. 2009
Line- and copyedited stories to ensure consistency with AP and magazine style.

Skills

Operating Systems
Familiar with Mac and PC

Programs
Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word)
Adobe (Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Photoshop)

Web Design
Experience creating web pages using Blogger, WordPress and multiple CMS programs. Basic understanding of CSS/HTML coding.

Education

Ohio University
Scripps School of Journalism
BSJ, magazine sequence
Minor in English

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