OBJECTIVE

I will leverage my proven communication skills to move information and engage audiences through innovation and the best practices of media convergence, multimedia and written communication.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communication, Cumulative GPA: 3.456

Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia

EXPERIENCE

Editor-in-Chief, The Spartan Echo | July 2015 – Dec. 2015

Norfolk State University
• Responsible for all newspaper and online content (including social media)
• Edit all copy from editors; correct typos, grammatical errors, misspellings, AP style errors • Plan and lead all staff meetings
• Create content when necessary

Managing Editor, The Spartan Echo | July 2014 – July 2015

Norfolk State University
• Supervise/administrate all social media communication
• Ensure accuracy and professionalism of all online content
• Assist editor-in-chief in communicating/overseeing journalistic objectives

News Editor, The Spartan Echo | July 2013 – July 2014

Norfolk State University
• Recruit, train and supervise all news reporters
• Work with a group of seven editors to produce award-winning newspaper on deadline • Administrate/Supervise all news coverage, reporter assignments, deadline schedules
• Delegate responsibilities to deputy editors as needed and supervise work assignments

AWARDS
Excellence in Leadership, The Dept. of Mass Communications and Journalism | 2014 – 2015

Awarded for managing newspaper and website to nationally award-winning year.

Excellence in Journalism, The Dept. of Mass Communications and Journalism | 2013 – 2014

Awarded for supervising news coverage to nationally award-winning year.

Best News Coverage, The Black College Communications Association | 2012 – 2013

Awarded for coverage of ongoing presidential/BOV changes at Norfolk State University.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Adobe Premiere/InDesign/Photoshop/Audition | WordPress | HTML 4.1 | Social Media | Creative Innovation | Organized Team Leadership | Verbal Communication | Written Communication | German (elementary proficiency) | Copy Editing | Multimedia Presentation | Apple OS | Windows OS

Multiple professional and personal references are available upon request.


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