Resume

SUMMARY

  • Creative social media manager and skilled communications professional
  • More than nine years of reporting experience
  • Writing regularly appears on Apartment Therapy, The Billfold, and more
  • Seeking representation for memoir about learning to play roller derby

EXPERIENCE

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, April 2014 to present
American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, IL (working remotely from Columbus, OH)

  • First point of contact for media inquiries
  • Manages AAMA’s social media accounts
  • Offers social media consulting to smaller member companies
  • Designs layout for online and print publications

REPORTER, November 2014 to February 2015
DNAinfo.com, Chicago, Illinois

  • Covered Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago
  • Provided photos and social media copy
  • Focused on feature writing and meeting coverage

FOUNDER & EDITOR, 2012 to 2014
60625news.com, Chicago, Illinois

  • Created hyperlocal news site after identifying need
  • Built Facebook page for site with 1,000+ followers
  • Covered community news and neighborhood events

FACT CHECKER/GRASSROOTS WEB CONTENT SPECIALIST, February 2011 to April 2014
Groupon, Chicago, Illinois

  • Fact-checked info in daily deals written for all U.S and Canadian markets
  • Picked from pool of 40 applicants to be designated Groupon Grassroots DQ
  • Worked for Groupon’s social media team contributing to company’s Pinterest boards

REPORTER, November 2010 to March 2012
Patch.com, Chicago, Illinois

  • Wrote features and created videos for several Chicagoland markets
  • Reported on school board beat in Highland Park, IL
  • Covered elections and city council in Niles, IL

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, September 2008 to October 2010
Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, Columbus, Ohio

  • Produced content and designed layout for newsletters
  • Contributed to and edited a quarterly magazine
  • Helped maintain the company’s web site

REPORTER, January to September 2008
American Community Newspapers/SNP [Now This Week News], Columbus, Ohio

  • Wrote 8-10 stories per week
  • Covered New Albany village council and Upper Arlington schools
  • Served as part of pilot program introducing video to the newspaper

EDUCATION

MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY, December 2007
Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism

SKILLS

  • Writing and editing for all platforms
  • Social media strategy and crisis management
  • Podcasting and audio production
  • Video editing and production
  • Email marketing and communications
  • Compelling storytelling
  • Apple and Windows operating systems
  • TinyLetter, MailChimp, Buffer, Hootsuite, Convey
  • Adobe InDesign, DreamWeaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Audition
  • AP and Chicago styles
  • American Sign Language (60+ hours training)

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