Resume

Employment Experience

Riverby Books D.C.
Manager. (Sept. 2015 – Present) Oversee daily activities at a cozy and curious used bookstore only four blocks from the Capitol Building. Keep all aspects of business running smoothly from buying books, to shelving books, to selling books. Research and price rare books. Train employees and coordinate schedules. Manage the business website and social media presence. Buy books at auctions and estate sales. Design and execute creative window displays. Make signs for shelf displays. Coordinate book signings and other local events.

USA Today
Multimedia Journalist. (March 2014 – Sept. 2015) Wrote daily stories for USA TODAY’s network. Identified trending, popular topics to drive traffic. Collaborated with digital designers and developers to create online interactives and alternate story forms.

National Public Radio
Editorial Researcher. (Nov. 2009 – Dec. 2013) Researched and reported on ethical complaints about news coverage. Identified valid audience complaints and collaborated across departments with journalists, librarians and lawyers to explore complicated journalism issues. Gathered and evaluated data for research projects. Wrotecontributed, edited, and published Ombudsman blog content. Trained interns and coordinated content promotion with site editors. Managed social media for Ombudsman.

Science Desk Intern. (Jan. 2009 – May 2009) Assisted with research for stories, set up interviews, logged tape. Hosted Intern Edition, a Web-based radio show showcasing intern work.

Savannah College of Art and Design
Admission Counselor. (Nov. 2006 – July 2008) Advised undergraduate applicants through the application and financial aid process.

Freelance 

Rosanne Cash
Editorial Consultant. (Feb. 2011 – March 2014) Managed content for Grammy-winning artist on Rosannecash.com. Posted press updates, promoted events and audio/video projects.

Biography.com
Freelance Writer. (Feb. 2011 – June 2011) Contributed to site redesign by ghostwriting hundreds of biographies and creating quiz questions.

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism
Events Coordinator. (Jan. 2010 – Jan. 2011) Organized symposiums and workshops with individuals from across the news industry. Managed database of media contacts for monthly newsletter. Booked travel and accommodations for speakers and guests.

Select Skills

  • Experienced with WordPress, Expression Engine, and NPR’s in-house CMS.
  • Adobe Photoshop, SoundSlides, Excel, Microsoft Office, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Comfortable using audio-editing software and sound recorders.

American University, M.A. in Communication: Journalism & Public Policy, 2009
Awarded Van Swearingen journalism scholarship.

University of Mary Washington, B.A. in English and Religion, 2005
Graduated with Honors.

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