Résumé

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Experience

Copywriter, Heystac, February 2010 – present

  • Write content for websites and blogs designed by marketing company executives
  • Utilize SEO techniques to draw consumers to every client’s site

Editorial Intern, Paste Magazine, May 2010 – August 2010

  • Pitched breaking news and feature ideas at daily meetings
  • Wrote news items, features and reviews for online and print edition of the magazine
  • Fact checked articles for print publication
  • Delivered and sorted mail; organized incoming albums, DVDs and books

Contributing Writer, REAX Music Magazine, January 2010 – May 2010

  • Wrote live reviews and took photographs at performances throughout Central Fla.
  • Interviewed artists about album releases, tours and personal experiences

Music Columnist, Central Florida Future, January 2010 – May 2010

  • Wrote weekly, 600-800 word columns for the University of Central Florida’s student newspaper
  • Topics included trends in music and concert/album reviews

News Editor, Central Florida Future, August 2009 – December 2009

  • Pitched ideas for news stories and assigned them to writers at weekly meetings
  • Assisted writers and edited their stories for content
  • Worked at least one production day per week, wrote headlines and cutlines

Opinions Editor, Central Florida Future, May 2009 – August 2009

  • Wrote editorials on university policies, campus events and national issues
  • Wrote 600-800 word columns on pop culture and personal experiences
  • Chose editorial cartoons, columns and Web comments to feature in section twice a week

Editorial Intern, Wakeboarding Magazine, January 2009 – April 2009

  • Updated Web content using Dreamweaver and a content management system
  • Wrote features for four print issues that included profiles and gear recommendations
  • Covered the 2009 Air Nautique Wake Games and wrote features on Pro Women’s and Junior Men’s champions

Reporter, Central Florida Future, 2007 – May 2010

  • Covered UCF issues, policies and events
  • Wrote investigative story on the razing of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house
  • Took photographs, also for publication

Education

B.A., Journalism, Political Science, received May 2010, University of Central Florida

  • Recipient, Florida Academic Scholars Award
  • 3.65 GPA

Skills

  • Basic to intermediate experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash
  • Experience using QuarkCopyDesk, Microsoft Office Suite, Soundslides, Audacity, iMovie
  • Experience using WordPress and Movable Type as content management systems
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and XHTML
  • Proficient in AP style

Memberships

  • Ed2010 magazine club, UCF chapter, treasurer, August 2009 – May 2010
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors, member, January 2009 – May 2010
  • Society of Professional Journalists, UCF chapter, member, January 2008 – May 2010

References

  • Austin L. Ray, Paste Magazine Web editor, 404-207-1200, austin@pastemagazine.com
  • Rachel Dovey, Paste Magazine assistant editor, 407-207-1200, dovey@pastemagazine.com
  • Rick Brunson, UCF journalism instructor and area coordinator, 407-823-3151, rbrunson@mail.ucf.edu
  • · Luke Woodling, Wakeboarding Magazine digital content manager, 407-571-4524, luke.woodling@bonniercorp.com
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