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media experience

View my full curriculum vita here.

Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks
Media Consultant
Bluffton, South Carolina, May 2017 – July 2017

  • Generated goal-oriented social media and community-oriented campaign to promote pending park and repair reputation of non-profit organization.
  • Oversaw public relations intern.
  • Made recommendations for optimization of website.
  • Increased engagement and active followers on social media outlets.

Washington Post
Freelance Writer
Remote, April 2017 – Present

  • Assisted with research for national sports story.
  • Pitched stories from the Southeast region.
  • Assisted in coverage of Hurricane Irma as it hit the Southeast.

500 Pens
Volunteer Writer
Remote, February 2017 – Present

  • Proposed verification system for use with volunteer writers as part of committee of professors consulted.
  • Voluntarily wrote story for organizational publication for nationwide distribution.

International Center for Journalists
Back to the Newsroom fellow at The Wall Street Journal (May 2013 – August 2014)

  • Worked on The Numbers blog for The Wall Street Journal
  • Created dynamic charts, graphs and maps for columns related to current events
  • Developed concepts for applications to accompany print-edition columns

Bluffton Today
Webmaster (January 2012 – September 2012)

  • Maintained website with new content daily
  • Motivated and trained others to generate multimedia content for site
  • Generated multimedia content such as videos and databases for website
  • Coordinated group of volunteer citizen journalists and photographers
  • Maintained content on social media outlets
  • Reported breaking news

Indianapolis Monthly Special Sections (April 2011 –  May 2015)
The Island Packet/ The Beaufort Gazette (August 2011 – December 2011, September 2012 – May 2014)
The Bluffton Sun (September 2011 – January 2012)
Hilton Head Monthly (November 2011 – January 2012, October 2012 – May 2014)

  • Wrote for special sections such as Travel and the Bride Guide.
  • Reported and wrote feature articles.

Ball State University Department of Journalism
Instructor of Journalism (January 2011 – May 2011)

  • Taught 11 sections of basic skills courses for news students
  • Integrated multimedia into classroom through lectures and homework
  • Maintained an application-based classroom with assignments and group work

Volunteer (October 2010 – March 2011)

  • Assisted middle school- and high school- aged youth with generating story ideas, preparing for interviews and writing articles for The Indianapolis Star
  • Helped coordinate a training session for new reporters and editors

Ball State University Marketing and Communications
Web Project Manager (August 2010 – January 2011)

  • Managed a team of six employees
  • Worked with clients to produce content
  • Provided work projections
  • Coordinated workflow and deadlines for projects

Ball State University Department of Telecommunications
Graduate Assistant/ Instructor (August 2008 – May 2010)

  • Taught nine sections of an entry-level broadcast writing course
  • Co-taught one section of a senior-level Web writing course
  • Assisted with various office duties
  • Co-wrote an award-winning academic paper focusing on women in television

Professor Apparatus
Web Designer (March 2010 – May 2010)

  • Designed, illustrated and developed children’s show Web site
  • Designed in Flash

The Digital Life
Co-Producer (January 2010 – May 2010)

  • Helped generate show concept and design
  • Managed group of six to produce half-hour show
  • Produced final piece for broadcast
  • Directed studio shoot

Our Magical World
Web developer (October 2009 – May 2010)

  • Designed site for children and adults
  • Part of an internal grant project
  • Managed small team for website

Vagabond Indiana
Web developer (December 2009 – April 2010)

  • Designed site for PBS program
  • Part of an internal grant project

Movers & Stakers: Stories Along the Indiana National Road
Web developer (August 2008 – August 2009)

  • Designed site for documentary
  • Worked with PBS-based television station to meet Web requirements
  • Part of a project funded by external grants

Media Mix
Producer/ Blogger (January 2009 – May 2009)

  • Started and customized blog focusing on media and technology news
  • Produced two 30-minute television shows
  • Updated blog three or more times a week
Intern (July 2009 – August 2009)

  • Wrote and video recorded content for the site both before and after launch
  • Assisted reporters with various duties
  • Created “Contact Us” page

The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Indiana)
Politics reporter (May 2007 – August 2008)

  • Covered national, state, Madison County and Anderson politics
  • Coordinated election coverage for news section
  • Contributed to general assignment news and features

Freelance reporter (December 2006)

  • Worked on general assignments during staff vacations
  • Chose top stories of the year for special section

Intern (May 2006 – August 2006)

  • Worked as a full-time staff person in the news department
  • Covered general assignment and beat stories
  • Generated story ideas for news and features sections

The Ball State Daily News
Interim co-news editor (September 2008 – October 2008)
Features chief reporter (January 2007 – May 2007)
DN|Online editor (January 2006 – December 2006)
News staff reporter (September 2003 – May 2005)

Ball Bearings
Freelance reporter (August 2005 – January 2006)
Reporter (January 2005 – May 2005)
Designer (August 2004 – December 2004)

expo Magazine
Reporter (Spring semester 2007)
Contributor (Fall 2006)

The Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, Indiana)
special project as part of Ball State’s Business Fellowship Program

  • Reporter (January 2005 – May 2005)

University Communications
communications department for Ball State University

  • Web assistant (September 2004 – May 2005)