Oakland University — Rochester, MI
Communications Assistant May 2014 — present

  •  Covering events in the Oakland University Engineering Department, through written and multimedia stories
  •  Writing pressers and news stories for the department, utilizing “OU Style Guidelines”
  •  Reaching out to faculty, alumni and current students for story ideas
  •  Managing social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
  •  Uploading stories and updating OUSECS website

Digital First Media- Pontiac, MI
Copy Editor/Paginator March 2014 – present

  • Use InDesign to layout pages for daily, weekly papers
  • Use Saxotech and NewsEdit Pro to place stories
  • Copy Edit content

The Pit Sports and Entertainment- Rochester, MI
Editor/writer April 2013 – present

  • Wrote more than 30 stories for news site, including blogs, reviews and musician interviews
  • Started “Indie Pick of the Week” series featuring independent musicians
  • Recruited writers and assigned them stories; uploaded, edited and published stories online, adding SEO

The Onyx Ice Arena- Rochester, MI
Front Desk Associate August 2013 – March 2014

  • Collect and file payments, create score sheets for league games
  • Redesigned monthly activity schedule with Publisher, to increase visibility
  • Scheduled locker rooms through Max Software; ensured referees were contacted for upcoming games
  • Enter data online and on social media; call customers, answer phones and transfer calls
  • Promote leagues and programs to gain customers; register customers for programs and fax information

The Oakland Press- Pontiac, MI
Intern May 2013 – August 2013

  • Produced content for Arts, Entertainment and News sections
  • Wrote more than 40 profiles, feature stories, event previews and concert reviews
  • 12 stories printed in daily print version of publication; other clips published online
  • Utilized NewsEditPro for writing stories and saving to the server when in the office

The Oakland Post- Rochester, MI
Local Editor January 2013 – April 2013
Multimedia Reporter January 2012 – December 2013

  • Produced more 80 written, photographic and visual stories, providing at least two sources per story
  • Covered stories in local, news and feature sections; made connections with local voices
  • Pagination for weekly print issue as local editor and assigned story topics to reporters
  • Edited and published stories for print and online; provided original photography
  • Participated in round-table editing sessions to check content of entire paper

OU News Bureau- Rochester, MI
Reporter January 2013 – April 2013

  • Covered local, feature and news stories for online news site
  • Wrote 7 stories, including 3 research-intensive articles
  • Talked to OU students, staff and local/national sources for stories
  • Writing and editing
  • AP Style
  • Videography
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher
  • Typing 75 wpm
  • Final Cut Pro
  • News Edit Pro
  • Saxotech
  • WordPress
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Blogging
  • Photography
  • Pagination
  • Social Media

Education Oakland University – Rochester, MI
Bachelor of the Arts- Journalism, Minor- Music Cum Laude, Departmental Honors
GPA: 3.66 2010-2013 Honors and Awards

  • Onyx Team Member of the Month (January 2014)
  • Departmental Honors in Journalism, Oakland University
  • Graduated cum laude in Journalism
  • Member, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Oakland University Dean’s List—2011-2012
  • Academic Achievement Award, Oakland University
  • Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance Scholarship

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