Résumé

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

BGSU Foundation, Bowling Green, Ohio
Proposal Writer/Communications Specialist 01/11—01/14
• Research, develop and deliver high-impact articles for the website and BGSU Magazine
• Act as assistant editor for the biannual BGSU Magazine
• Manage all content for Annual Report
• Script, publicize, and serve on committees for events to celebrate alumni and donors
• Craft proposals to raise more than $1.4 million from individuals, foundations and corporations
• Serve as an on-camera host for university graduation ceremonies
• Initiate and lead the first university-wide style guide, ensuring consistent voice across platforms

 Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio
General Assignment Reporter 02/08—12/08
Crime Reporter 9/09—12/10 (laid-off for nine months)
• Cooperated in the creation of the first searchable, public homicide web database in the area
• Covered several townships, cities and school districts with 5,500 to 24,000 constituents
• Wrote award-winning reports of two teens hit by a train, used social media to gain exclusive
• Secured first media interview with “Joe the Plumber,” icon of the 2008 presidential campaigns
• Narrated videos for Toledoblade.com and participated in training for new web video initiative

Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Ill.
 Community News and Multimedia Reporter 09/06 — 01/08
• Voiced award-winning Web graphic on the 40th anniversary of a deadly tornado
• Appeared live on local NBC-affiliate via remote studio to promote community news section
• Influenced change to state law by breaking the story about a Chicago-area real estate developer who was exploiting a loophole in Illinois annexation law
• Covered several small communities and school districts with 6,000 to 46,000 constituents

WTOL News 11 (Raycom-owned CBS affiliate, Toledo, Ohio rated #1)
Weekend Assignment Editor  01/06 — 08/06
• Led newsroom photographers by assigning community stories and breaking news on weekends
• Landed first interview when Islamic charity was accused of ties to terrorism (later exonerated)
• Wrote breaking news content for Web and 11 p.m. weekend broadcasts as assignment editor

BG News, Bowling Green State University (daily student newspaper, circ. 9,500)
Editor-in-Chief for weekly summer edition 05/06—08/06
Features and Campus News Editor 08/05—05/06
• Wrote award-winning reports on 2005 neo-Nazi riots in Toledo and beat local media online
• Managed staff submissions and laid out special tab sections as features editor
• Initiated daily podcasts and first Web videos on Bgnews.com as summer editor-in-chief

WTVG 13 ABC, Disney Owned and Operated, Toledo, Ohio (rated #2)
Studio crew: 05/05 — 12/05

 WBGU PBS, Bowling Green State University
Distance Learning Crew and Camera Operator for The Journal : 10/03 — 05/05 

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EDUCATION

University of Toledo, Graduate certificate in nonprofit management— expected August 2013
Bowling Green State University, BS in Journalism, minor in Women’s Studies — 2006
Cuyahoga Community College, Associate of Arts — 2003

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RECOGNITION

Silver Addy Award, Ad Club of Toledo, collateral material, 2011-12 BGSU Annual Report — 2013
Breaking News, Press Club of Cleveland, first place, “Freshman killed at Train Crossing” — 2009
Society of Professional Journalists and AP of Ohio, second place — 2009
Best Web Project, Illinois Press Assoc., first place “Belvidere tornado” — 2007
Mark of Excellence Award, SPJ Region 4, first in news reporting — 2005

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SKILLS

AP style; Online social media networking; Final Cut Pro, Media 100 or similar video editing software; basic HTML; World Now or similar Web publishing software; Investigative Reporters and Editors special training in Excel spreadsheets and databases; Grant writing

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