Work history

Page designer, The Hill

1-5 days a week
Washington, D.C.
March 2009-present

  • Acted as art director and sole designer for the magazine-style Monday edition
  • Designed inside news pages and section fronts
  • Wrote headlines, cutlines and other display copy
  • Selected wire and file photos for news and features pages
  • Created promotional materials for special sections and events
  • Designed charts and infographics
  • Updated websites TheHill and The Washington Scene
  • Edited and created images for TheHill
  • Maintained photo archives for TheHill

Copy editor, Gannett Government Media Weekly

Weekly
Springfield, Va.

October 2008-March 2009

  • Designed inside news and features pages for four military editions
  • Wrote headlines and cutlines
  • Checked facts
  • Edited local and wire copy
  • Produced web content for the Military Times websites

Contract copy editor/designer, Stars & Stripes

Daily
Washington, D.C.
August 2008-October 2008

  • Designed inside news and features pages for five international editions
  • Wrote headlines and cutlines
  • Checked facts
  • Edited local and wire copy

Page designer, Sun Journal

Daily
Lewiston, Maine
June 2007-August 2008

  • Designed weekend front pages, including Sunday centerpiece
  • Designed four city and regional fronts
  • Wrote headlines and cutlines
  • Designed inside news and features pages
  • Selected wire copy and photos for news and features pages
  • Designed cover for Sunday features section (‘b’)
  • Worked with editors and reporters to determine features content and art
  • Conceptualized photos and illustrations for features section and Sunday front page centerpieces

The Missourian

Daily
Columbia, Mo.

Aug. 2005-May 2007

  • Graduate Research Assistant designer and copy editor for eMprint, the downloadable, enriched media PDF format version
  • Art director for MiniMo, the weekly children’s section; redesigned section from a 4-page tabloid section to a single page back-and-front broadsheet page
  • Photo editor
  • Art director for New Sunday, four-page section and cover for weekly tabloid edition
  • Designer, sports, features and news
  • Editor at MyMissourian.com, citizen journalism site and managed transition from online edition to print edition of the Saturday Weekly Missourian

Copy editor and designer, Star-News

Daily
Wilmington, N.C.

Jan. 2003-Aug. 2005

  • Designed front and inside pages
  • Edited local and wire copy
  • Designed section fronts
  • Wrote headlines and cutlines
  • Selected wire copy and photos
  • Performed quality control on negatives and final pages

The Seahawk

Weekly
UNC Wilmington
Aug. 1998-May 2002

  • Editor in chief, May 2001-May 2002
  • Arts & entertainment editor, May 1999-May 2001
  • Features reporter, Aug. 1998-May 1999

Education

University of Missouri – Columbia, Dec. 2009

Completed coursework for a Master of Arts in Journalism

UNC Wilmington, Dec. 2002

Bachelor of Arts in English
 
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