University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark. (Graduated 2013)
Major: Editorial journalism
Minor: Graphic design
Other concentration: General business
Notable Coursework: News reporting, feature writing, media law, business law, principles of statistics, introduction to programming, photo journalism, design communication, Web design, 2-D design, 2-D animation
News Apps Intern, The Seattle Times, Seattle, Wash. (June 2013 – Present) I work with data sets to create interactive online packages that either help reporters or aid news consumers.
News Producer & On-Air Host, KUAF 91.3 FM NPR, Fayetteville, Ark. (August 2012 – May 2013) I was a weekend host for shows such as This American Life, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered and more. I also worked with the news team to produce stories for the local news program Ozarks at Large.
News Intern, KUAF 91.3 FM NPR, Fayetteville, Ark. (May 2012 – June 2012) I worked full time for about a month at the station as the news intern. I learned how to build radio productions, improve my interviewing skills and write well-structured scripts. I produced 10 news stories ranging from economics to social issues to entertainment.
Webmaster, UA Student Media, Fayetteville, Ark. (January 2012 – May 2013) I worked with student leaders to manage, improve and produce online products.
Online Editor, Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, Fayetteville, Ark. (July 2009 – Aug. 2011) Managed five part-time employees that added news content to nine websites daily. Chief online designer for nwaonline.com’s redesign in December 2009 and April 2011. Sought creative solutions to news coverage, advertising, marketing and circulation problems.
Awards: Arkansas Press Association, Third Place, Best Web Design for Larger Dailies 2011 (nwaonline.com); Associated Press Managing Editors Association of Arkansas, Second Place, Division III, Website 2010 (nwaonline.com)
Web Developer, The Arkansas Traveler, Fayetteville, Ark. (Feb. 2009 – July 2009) Helped transition staff into a self-publishing platform online. Trained staff in publishing through WordPress.
Web Developer, Razorback Yearbook, Fayetteville, Ark. (Sept. 2008 – July 2009) Awarded Pacemaker for Web Design. Began online archive. Rebuilt website to meet current Web standards. Trained staff to blog and increased Facebook integration.
Awards:Pacemaker for Online Yearbook 2009, Associated Collegiate Press
General Manager, KSCL 91.3FM, Shreveport, La. (May 2007 – Aug. 2008) Managed daily broadcast schedule and all-student staff. Tripled allocated funds from student fees. Oversaw transition from potential audience of 1,000 to 500,000 individuals.
Content management & collaboration: WordPress, Ellington, Basecamp
Editing: Proven writing skills, copy editing, audio, video, AP Style
Analytics: Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture
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