Education

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts                                  June 2013

Savannah College of Art and Design             Savannah, GA

GPA—3.90/4.00
Major: Writing
Minor: Creative Writing

      Work

  Experience
 

Men’s Health magazine, editorial apprentice, January 2014 – Present

  • Report, research, and write stories for the print and online publication. Brainstorm and pitch story ideas.

  • Assist the copy and production team in reviewing final proofs before shipping.

  • Organize and conduct product testing.

 

Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage, volunteer, summer 2013

  • Educated underprivileged children in South Africa about the importance of the environment.

  • Prepared daily math, science and English lessons for children ages 12-15.

  • Worked one-on-one with children who struggled with their English.

 

Savannah magazine, contributing writer / intern, spring 2013

  • Wrote features and Buzz pieces for the print magazine.

  • Wrote reviews, event calendars and weekly e-newsletters for the online magazine.

  • Interviewed industry professionals for events such as Savannah Fashion Week and SCAD Style.

  • Participated in staff meetings and pitched ideas for upcoming issues and online content.

 

Port City Review, Managing Editor, spring 2012- spring 2013

  • Managed over 400 visual, written, digital and multimedia submissions using submittable.com.

  • Worked closely with the creative director to create a compelling 96-page literary arts journal.

  • Organized editorial meetings and created budgets with production deadlines.

  • Organized and promoted a launch party for the premiere issue through social media.

 

District, Managing Editor, spring 2012 - spring 2013

  • Managed the coverage of large events such as Savannah Film Festival and Savannah Music Festival.

  • Aggregated all written and multimedia content for the website.

  • Worked with a wide variety of students across different campuses and recruited new staff members.

 

The Celebrity Cafe, contributing writer, winter 2013

  • Wrote reviews, features and news stories for an online news publication.

  • Generated story pitches and covered trending news.

 

District, Audio Director / staff writer, spring 2010- spring 2012

  • Edited and produced audio, visual and written content for the web-based news publication.

  • Wrote editorials, opinion columns and interviewed industry professionals for events such as Savannah Film Festival, Savannah Music Festival and SCAD Fashion Show.

Skills

Writing Platforms:

WordPress, Microsoft Office, Submittable, Storify, Blogging



Editing Software:

ProTools, GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, Photoshop, Illustrator



Social Media:

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest



Writing Styles: AP, MLA, Chicago

 

Publications

Men's Health magazine

 

BuzzFeed

 

HelloGiggles



Savannah Magazine



Savannah Morning News



Celebrity Cafe



District



Artemis 



 

 

    Honors

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Contact

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