Résumé

Experience

Managing Editor for Digital Storytelling

USC Annenberg Media

  • Oversee all content across our digital platforms, including the website, email newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and WeChat; focusing on creating a "story-first" culture newsroom-wide
  • Oversee development of our recently-launched Messenger chatbot and app prototype, “Annie,” as well as a new online magazine-style sub-site, Neon
  • Conceptualized and currently instituting a reorganization of our approx. 200-member newsroom by topic rather than platform, enabling greater cross-platform cooperation and more cohesive learning opportunities for our student reporters.
    Current title since May 2017. Formerly:
  • Senior News Editor, Oct. 2016 - May 2017
  • News Editor, Feb. 2016 - Oct. 2016
  • Staff Reporter, Sep. 2015 - Feb. 2016

Student Newsroom & Innovation Lab

Online News Association

  • Worked with 19 other students and 16 mentors to cover the 2017 Online News Association conference in innovative digital formats
  • Contributed to two data visualizations, shot and appeared in two Snapchat stories, and wrote an article

Design Assistant

USC Annenberg School of Communication

  • Created brand identities and marketing campaigns for events put on by the Critical Media Project and the fashion communication initiative, including digital and print formats
  • Worked with vendors to coordinate printing of materials

Digital Production Intern

azcentral / The Arizona Republic, part of USA TODAY NETWORK

  • Produced multimedia content to complement stories on the site, such as photo galleries and social videos.
  • Worked on front-end development and information gathering for long-term special projects in the features department
  • Curated section fronts for the website and newsletters

Designer & Assistant

Shoob Photography

  • Conceptualized, designed, and helped implement a website redesign.
  • Streamlined workflows to reduce backlogs in printing.
  • Designed new catalogs, created pitches for potential clients, and created school support materials to client specifications.

Assistant City Editor

Daily Trojan

  • Worked with other reporters to craft stories that were important to the USC student and faculty population.

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Wingspan

  • Managed a staff of 20 students to create a yearbook that went on to win several national awards from the Journalism Education Association, National Scholastic Press Association, and Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Education

University of Southern California

B.A. Candidate in Journalism

  • Minor in Law and Public Policy
  • Minor in Web Technologies & Applications
  • 3.93 cumulative unweighted GPA

James C. Enochs High School

  • 4.59 cumulative weighted GPA
  • National AP Scholar Award, Sep. 2015
  • Modesto City Schools Character Recognition Award, Sep. 2014

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Expert in Adobe InDesign
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Bridge & Camera Raw
  • Novice in Adobe Illustrator

WordPress

  • Used at USC Annenberg Media and azcentral for editing and publishing content

Web development

  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, Sass & jQuery
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript (can figure it out if given instructions)

References

Laura Davis

USC Annenberg

(213) 740-9435

Stephen Harding

USA TODAY NETWORK

(602) 444-8392

Kylie Digges

azcentral

(602) 444-8126

Alex Shoob

Shoob Photography

(209) 567-0748

Tamra McCarthy

Modesto City Schools

(209) 492-4498

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