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ClusterTruck: food delivery startup, Indianapolis, Ind.
Digital Marketing Specialist; Nov. 2016 – present
Manage brand voice for rapidly growing tech company through email marketing, social media and other communication channels. Write and design digital and print marketing collateral to ensure cohesive brand look and voice, while working closely with a data-driven team to strategize and target messaging.
Independent writer and editor; Aug. 2015 – Dec. 2016
Bylines in The Indianapolis Star, Chicago Magazine, Where Traveler, GatewayMile.com, Flavor 574, ALIVE Magazine and more. Current Projects.
St. Louis Transplants: talent integration company, St. Louis, Mo.
Freelance digital content manager; Feb. 2016 – present
Manage content strategy for website, social media and email marketing, perform light print and digital design work, and advise on database management.
Artisan Talent: digital talent agency, Indianapolis, Ind.
Freelance editor; Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016
Social media coordinator for Simon Property Group: edit and optimize social media content for more than 200 malls and outlet centers in the U.S. and Canada.
Truth Publishing: independent media company, Elkhart, Ind.
Editor, Flavor 574; March 2014 – Sept. 2015
Plan and edit daily news and feature content for Flavor574.com, produce quarterly digital magazine, manage network of freelancers and community bloggers. Ensures all online copy is strategically sound, brand appropriate, search engine optimized and aligned with the overall creative approach. Understand the needs of the niche audience and work with designers and developers to ensure the product remains fresh, relevant and effective.
Editorial Project Manager, The Elkhart Truth; Dec. 2013 – Sept. 2015
Oversee the editorial strategy and content creation of The Elkhart Truth’s niche publications and content marketing projects. Plan and proofread content for niche publications, work closely with designers on production of publications, and assist the sales team in strategizing and executing content marketing program.
ALIVE Magazine: regional magazine, St. Louis
Associate Editor; May 2011 – Dec. 2013
Plan, write and edit articles, features and other editorial content for monthly lifestyle and culture magazine; direct a team of freelancers and interns; maintain and manage content for ALIVEMag.com. Work closely with sales, marketing and design departments in many aspects of the magazine’s operations.
Patch.com: network of local news websites, St. Louis
Freelance reporter; July 2010 – June 2011
Report and write feature stories on people and happenings in the community using words, photos and video.
Calendar editor; Jan 2011 – June 2011
Find and enter events into community calendars.
Headway Marketing: web design + online marketing, St. Louis
SEO content manager; Aug. 2010 – July 2011
Design and market websites for small to medium-sized businesses, specializing in WordPress, e-commerce, SEO and social media marketing. Manage a small network of freelance writers.
KBIA 91.3: NPR affiliate, Columbia, Mo.
Web assistant; Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2010
Maintain, update content on website; design graphics, code pages for special programs/events. Produce video for web. Assist with transition to WordPress, adapt/debug WordPress theme as needed.
IKnowCoMo.com: arts/entertainment website, Columbia, Mo.
Co-founder; August 2009 – January 2010
Start-up local life and culture website targeting students/young adults. Set up and designed website using WordPress; recruited, organized contributors; created content in the form of reviews, photos, video.
MSN UK: London branch of Microsoft’s portal website
Editorial intern for Travel channel; May 2009 – Aug. 2009
Search photo databases and purchase images for travel galleries, edit copy and publish galleries to website. Also researched stories, shot photo galleries and designed title banners.
Columbia Missourian: newspaper, Columbia, Mo.
CMS design and testing team, January 2010 – May 2010
Prepared newspaper’s web product for new content management system, still in development. Researched and designed mobile site and app to harness this CMS’s particular strengths.
Convergence editor; March 2009 – May 2009
Managed multimedia content – visualized multimedia elements for stories, oversaw their execution and production. Coordinated convergence reporters – developed management skills and local news judgment.
Convergence reporter; Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2008
Created feature packages combining text, photos, audio, video. Worked both independently and in cooperation with other reporters.
Newsy.com: multi-perspective video news website
Reporter; Jan. 2009 – March 2009
Compile perspectives on stories from multiple news media sources. Write video scripts and prepare stories for posting on website Developed international news judgment, created content targeting a more educated, internationally aware audience.
University of Missouri
Bachelor of Journalism
Graduated May 2010
GPA: 3.73, cum laude
- Any CMS
- Any word processor
- Any social media platform
- Google Docs
- Any social media platform
- HTML + CSS
- WordPress PHP
- Apple + PC
- DSLR still cameras
- Video cameras
- Audio recorders