Resumé

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Education

Missouri School of Journalism
Missouri School of Journalism Master of Arts in Journalism, May 2014
Thesis on framing of No Child Left Behind articles

Bachelor of Journalism, Dec. 2012
Emphasis in Print and Digital News, Magna Cum Laude

University of Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Dec. 2012
Magna Cum Laude

Newsroom Management

Columbia Missourian, 2011-Present

Assistant Director of Community Outreach

  • Directed a team of 10 to execute strategies and projects to better connect the Missourian to its audience. Strategies involved social media and in-person contact.

Assistant City Editor

Assistant News Editor

  • Managed interactive copy desk for web-first publication. Posted to social media and updated website layout.

Reporting

Chalkbeat Indiana, July 2014-Present

  • Reporter for niche nonprofit news website that focuses on in-depth, nuanced and contextual education coverage in low-income communities.
  • Covers the Indiana General Assembly and state education policy on teaching, testing and academic standards.

Columbia Missourian, 2011-2012

  • Focused on narrative storytelling and in-depth projects as education beat reporter for Columbia Public Schools.
  • Produced award-winning three-part series on Common Core State Standards (part 1, part 2, part 3, ebook) and two longform features on reading and literacy (part 1, part 2).

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2012-Aug. 2012

Copy Editing

Columbia Missourian, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011

  • Edited and wrote headlines and display type for web and print.
  • Created and managed social media posts.

The Daily Journal, Kankakee, Ill., May 2011-Aug. 2011

  • Interned for the Dow Jones News Fund. Edited content and display type on tight deadlines for print.

Audience Engagement & Design

Chalkbeat Indiana, July 2014-Present

  • Manages the bureau’s social media strategy and practice.
  • Leads event planning, audience research and analysis.

Columbia Missourian, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011

  • Explored ways to deliver content and connect with audiences on social media, in person and on website for community outreach team.

Skills

Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Audition, InCopy

Social Media: Social Flow, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Buffer

Other video/audio editing: Soundslides, Garageband, Final Cut Pro

OS: Mac OS X, Windows

Word processing: Microsoft Office, Pages

CMS: Django, NewsEditPro iQue

Design: HTML5, CSS3, QuarkXPress, 

Language: 9 years of Hebrew; reading writing, speaking 3 years of Sign Language,

Style: Proficient using and editing for AP style and grammar 

Awards & Honors

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