Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Reporter / The NC INSIDER
NOVEMBER 2016 – present;  RALEIGH, NC

Reporter / The INDY Week
AUGUST 2016 – NOVEMBER 2016;  DURHAM, NC

Reporter / The Herald-Sun
MAY 2014 – AUGUST 2016;  DURHAM, NC
Contribute at least one article for daily publication
Collaborate with reporters and editors to cover multiple beats
Attend meetings and  press conferences for story generation
Source and research stories on strict deadlines
Publish daily stories online ahead of print editions

Breaking News Reporter / The Des Moines Register
NOVEMBER 2013 – MAY 2014;  DES MOINES, IOWA
Reported on breaking news events in the Des Moines metro area
Contributed blogs and briefs for online publication
Shot videos and photos for web and print packages
Followed-up on criminal investigations and trials
Covered assigned stories outside of my beat

Reporter / The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
JUNE 2013 – AUGUST 2013;  ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC
Covered assignments on tight deadlines for daily publication
Attended and contributed to daily news meetings
Edited print edition for grammatical, design and AP Style errors
Filed stories and photos for features and news sections
Spearheaded special sections for the publication

Editor-in-Chief / The Times-Delphic
JANUARY 2012 – MAY 2013; DRAKE UNIVERSITY, DES MOINES, IOWA
Managed a staff of 14 in the newsroom for the twice-weekly, student-produced newspaper with a distribution of 2,000
Communicated with printers for deadlines
Organized staff meetings and layout sessions
Hired new staff members as needed
Generated content for all sections of the paper
Created a cohesive voice for the publication
Edited the entire publication for copy and design errors
Created a new handbook for staff members
Redesigned and restructured the publication
Proof read pages before sending them to the printers
Created style guides for writing and design

2012 Iowa Caucus Intern / Associated Press
JANUARY 2012; DES MOINES, IOWA
Coordinated with other interns to relay information to the Des Moines AP homebase
Oversaw the AP’s table in the Google Media Room
Calculated data from precincts to relay to the AP reporters

2011 Republican Presidential Debate Intern / ABC News
DECEMBER 2011; DES MOINES, IOWA
Assisted the set up of the Media Room with the ABC Press department

Managing-News Editor / The Times-Delphic
MAY 2011 – JANUARY 2012; DRAKE UNIVERSITY, DES MOINES, IOWA
Held staff meetings
Designed and edited pages
Edited pages for content, facts and AP Style
Assisted the Editor-in-Chief
Generated content for all sections
Communicated with editors and writers
Sent out budgets to writers

Copy Editor / The Times-Delphic
DECEMBER 2010 – MAY 2011; DRAKE UNIVERSITY, DES MOINES, IOWA
Edited stories for AP Style
Fact checked stories
Assisted editors during layout
Adhered to short deadlines
Reported and researched stories

Intern / The Journal
MAY 2008 – AUGUST 2011; NEW ULM, MINNESOTA
Assisted staff writers with research
Compiled local history for the daily paper
Updated local college news and police logs
Maintained an online calendar of community events

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