RESUME

EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles Times September 2013-Present
Multiplatform editor
• Edited stories for the metro, business, national and foreign copy desks
• Wrote headlines and captions for print and online
• Edited online photo galleries, posts for Times blogs, live blogs and breaking news alerts
• Acted as slot editor: assigned stories to rim editors, approved display type and finalized pages
• Wrote and scheduled tweets for the @latimes account via Hootsuite
• Built and published stories on the L.A. Times website 

Arizona Republic June 2013-August 2013
Pulliam fellow (metro copy desk intern)

• Edited local and state, business and sports stories
• Wrote headlines and cutlines
• Edited stories and slideshows for AZ Today, a tablet magazine

Los Angeles Times June 2012-August 2012
Dow Jones New Fund copy desk intern
• Edited local and state stories for the metro copy desk for print and online
• Wrote SEO and print headlines and photo captions
• Scheduled tweets and Facebook posts via Hootsuite
• Edited posts for L.A. Times blogs, online photo galleries and breaking news alerts

Arizona Daily Wildcat June 2010-May 2013
Editor-in-chief August 2012-May 2013

• Moved the newsroom to a web-first production
• Launched a print and online redesign
• Launched a new Friday edition called “Wildcat Weekend”
• Created a standards committee and readers’ representative position to examine newsroom policies and procedures
• Drafted the Wildcat‘s first diversity statement
• Revised the Wildcat’s style manual and corrections policy
• Drafted the Wildcat’s first social media guidelines
• Served as chair of the Arizona Student Media Board

Arizona Daily Star June 2011-August 2011
Copy desk apprentice
• Edited content for grammar, AP style
• Wrote headlines, cutlines
• Edited “Tales from the Morgue” series of e-books


EDUCATION AND AWARDS

Attended University of Arizona, graduated May 2013 – Journalism major, double minor in classics and government and public policy

  • Sherman R. Miller Award for Outstanding Senior, 2013
  • Clyde D. Lowery Award for Professionalism and Integrity in Journalism, 2013
  • Donald Still Award for Excellence, 2013
  • Third-place winner of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award in column writing (Region 11), 2012
  • Third-place winner of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award in editorial writing (Region 11), 2012
  • First-place winner of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award in column writing (Region 11), 2011

SKILLS

  • Systems knowledge: Proficient in many CMS environments, including WordPress and SquareSpace, as well as in production software such as CCI NewsGate and Adobe InCopy and InDesign. Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Planning and organizing: Adapts well to strict deadlines, works efficiently and is flexible enough to balance work with team support.
  • Communication: Works with writers and editors to resolve problems diplomatically and thoughtfully. 

ASSOCIATIONS AND VOLUNTEER WORK

American Copy Editors Society - member
Journalism & Women Symposium - member
School on Wheels March 2015 - present
Tutored elementary school students once a week after school in math, reading and writing