Résumé

RELEVANT EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Journalism — December 2015
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

*Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership (emphasis in Higher Education) — May 2009
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Bachelor of Science, History and Political Science (double major) — May 2004
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Graduate Editorial Assistant for Sports — December 2013-December 2015
Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
• Edit copy and help reporters with their writing in accordance with AP and local style guidelines
• Create nightly print budget consisting of local and wire copy, prioritized for newsworthiness
• Pull and edit wire copy and photos, posting articles online and formatting them for print
• Design and proof pages and write headlines optimized for accuracy and visual appeal

Staff Writer/Intern — May 2015-August 2015
Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, West Virginia
• Authored 40+ clips: breaking news, news features, narrative features, etc.
• Served in a hybrid role as a general assignment reporter and feature writer specializing in immersive reporting and narrative storytelling, writing for almost every section of the paper

Lead Sportswriter (Mizzou football beat) — August 2014-January 2015
Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
• Authored 90+ clips: gamers, features, sidebars, commentaries, profiles, etc.
• Organized travel and credentialing logistics for writers and photographers

Editorial Assistant and Writer — May-August 2014
Missouri Life Magazine, Booneville, Missouri
• Wrote long-form features, edited copy and assisted with magazine layout and planning

Sports Reporter — August-December 2013
Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
• Covered two high school football teams and wrote 30+ articles (features, profiles, gamers, etc.)

TECHNOLOGY SKILLSET

• Django (the Missourian’s editing and publishing software)
• Adobe InDesign
• Microsoft Office suite (including Excel for basic data culling, analysis and reporting)
• MySQL (basic proficiency)
• DSLR photography and videography (including editing with Photoshop and Final Cut Pro)
• Social Flow, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

AWARDS

2015 International Regional Magazine Association Writer of the Year (Bronze, under 30,000)
2012 Western Carolina University Young Alumnus Award

REFERENCES

Danita Allen Wood — Editor-in-chief, Missouri Life Magazine
660.882.9898, ext. 105/danita@missourilife.com

Jacqui Banaszynski — Professor and Knight Chair in Journalism, University of Missouri
573.882.4573/banaszynskij@missouri.edu

Greg Bowers — Sports Editor, Columbia Missourian
573.882.5729/bowersg@missouri.edu

Greg Moore — City Editor, Charleston Gazette-Mail
304.348.1211/gmoore@wvgazettemail.com

Scott Swafford — Associate Professor, University of Missouri
573.884.5366/swaffords@missouri.edu

*Before I entered journalism, I worked as a faculty member at Clemson University. I taught graduate-level courses in the Student Affairs and Higher Education program from 2010-2013. Prior to that, I was the Associate Director of Clemson University’s Office of Community and Ethical Standards (Student Conduct) from 2008-2010. I also served as an Area Coordinator for Clemson’s student housing department in 2007. I have numerous academic publications and presentations that I’m happy to share with you — I can supply you with a full C.V. Bottom line: I’ve picked up transferable skills in the world of work that make me a better journalist.

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