Resume

Experience

2021 - Present

ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR
(Local Newsgathering)

The Villages Daily Sun

The Villages, Fla.

In my current role as an associate managing editor, I am responsible for overseeing a team of four reporters in local neswgathering efforts. My duties include reading reporters' copy daily (four to eight stories on average); assigning stories and aiding them in the pitch process; managing their assignments and hours; coaching them on best writing style and journalistic practices; and managing their workloads.

2020 - 2021

SENIOR EDUCATION REPORTER

The Villages Daily Sun

The Villages, Fla.

My coverage area included three public school districts and two community colleges as well as a charter school, which is of the most interest to local readers, and I wrote daily stories which included weekly front page articles. The stories vary from features and event coverage to enterprise productions on issues facing schools nationally.

2020 - 2020

SENIOR COPY EDITOR

The Villages Daily Sun

The Villages, Fla.

As a senior copy editor for Florida's largest daily circulating newspaper, I worked with wire and local content. I edited in-house stories on the night desk as well as those from wire services, budgeted for which stories would publish on specific days and coached writers on proper AP Style and interesting writing. I spent three months in this position full time for cross-training purposes.

2019 - 2020

POLITICAL REPORTER

The Villages Daily Sun

The Villages, Fla.

As the political reporter for what was Florida's third largest daily circulating newspaper at the time, I pitched and produced national stories with a hyper-local angle. I wrote daily briefs about national, state and local politics, attended live political events — including campaign stops, rallies, bill signings and club meetings — and interviewed state and local officials and community members.

2018 - 2019

COMMUNITY REPORTER

The Cranberry Eagle (The Butler Eagle Co.)

Cranberry, Pa.

As a general assignment community reporter, I interviewed community members and officials to write daily articles for a variety of news, feature and crime stories. I also attended school board, borough and township council meetings, shot photos for events and features and packaged stories with video at least monthly.

2011 - 2015

Wellsboro Area High School

Diploma

I graduated from high school in 2015. During this time, I had two articles published in my local weekly newspaper and was in charge of the student newspaper for two years.

Wellsboro, Pa.

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Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud Programs

Layout and Design

AP Style

Microsoft Programs

Critical Thinking

Research

Data Analytics

Social Media

Editing

Time Management

Interviewing

Writing

Awards, Honors and Organizations

The Daily Sun Leadership Academy

+ January 2020

+ The Villages Daily Sun's six-month training and leadership course includes three hours of class time per week and outside assignments to better understand the skills needed to be an excellent leader and future manager in the newsroom.

The Daily Sun's Journalist of The Year: Human Interest Writer

+ Winter 2019

+ The Villages Daily Sun's in-house Journalist of The Year uses outside editors and industry professionals to judge five clips in one category. The 2019 Human Interest Writer award was earned through my investigative work on "The Poverty Project," an in-depth look at rural poverty in the backyard of one of Florida's richest counties.

Rising Women's Conference Scholarship

+ Spring 2019

+ The Villages Daily Sun's in-house Journalist of The Year uses outside editors and industry professionals to judge five clips in one category. The 2019 Human Interest Writer award was earned through my investigative work on "The Poverty Project," an in-depth look at rural poverty in the backyard of one of Florida's richest counties.

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation

+ Spring 2018

+ First Place in the Education category for a May 4, 2017 article titled "IUP Punxsutawney's racist past and present." ​

2017 Student Keystone Press Awards

+ Spring 2017

+ The Penn staff won First Place in the Division I Ongoing News Coverage category for coverage of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) strike in October 2016. The staff published more than 20 articles about the strike from beginning to end. ​

Toastmasers International

+ Fall 2016 — present

+ Toastmasters International is a U.S. 
nonprofit educational organization
comprised of international clubs
with the purpose of helping
members improve their 
communication, public speaking 
and leadership skills.​

2015 - 2018

Assorted Positions

The Penn

Indiana, Pa.

As managing editor, I managed and copy edited content for the newspaper, which published twice weekly; wrote editorial content on behalf of the newspaper; used Adobe Indesign to paginate the Opinion page of the newspaper, its contributed articles, columns and cartoons; managed employee records and payroll; and assisted with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to produce and publish content when necessary.

As news editor, I edited stories using AP style; used InDesign to lay out 4-10 pages per paper twice a week; used social media to cover live events, particularly Twitter; and managed ~15 writers and assigned 6-12 stories to my team per week.

As a staff writer and lead news writer, I wrote news, culture and sports stories; had at least one story published in every issue of twice-weekly publication, often on the front page; pitched story ideas; shot photos and video for events and features; and conducted interviews.

Education

2020 - Present

Arizona State University

Master's

Business Journalism

I am enrolled in an online program for an advanced degree in business journalism with focuses on data and economics. I expect to graduate in December 2021.

Tempe, Ariz. 

2015 - 2018

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor's

Journalism & Public Relations

I graduated with my bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations in 2018. I took extra classes to graduate in three years while working two part-time jobs, one of which was at the student newspaper.

Indiana, Pa.