To obtain a full-time position with a company that believes in telling powerful stories to motivate and drive sales. Ultimately I want to work in an innovative team to produce engaging and impactful content.
BA in Journalism and Mass Communication
Studied traditional print journalism with digital applications. Received business-specific reporting skills and took business courses in finance, economics, marketing and accounting.
Selected as 2016 Outstanding Graduate ASU Now: 'Some of the best stories that have ever been told are true'
Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Streamlined daily tasks to Google Forms for vendors and job postings
Composed and edited weekly email announcements for MailChimp
Drafted comprehensive conference session evaluations
Created and queued engaging social media posts for Twitter and Facebook
Live-tweeted conference sessions, teletraining sessions and speeches
Produced slideshows, nametags and other graphics for print
Maintained the organization's website by posting and editing content
Helped run and produce news during Chicago and DC conferences
Sept. 2016 - Present
Dow Jones News Fund Intern & Editorial Assistant
Phoenix Business Journal
Two-time summer Dow Jones News Fund/American City Business Journals intern
Interviewed local business owners and executives, writing two stories daily for web and print
Reported on entrepreneurship, wages, nonprofit organizations, and commercial real estate development
Worked independently to produce three cover stories
100+ stories online Photographed and took video of events, executives and news events
Oversaw weekly calendar and spotlight sections for print and uploaded print content to web through CMS
Participated in Phoenix Business Journal events such as 40 Under 40 and Health Care Heroes
June 2015 - Present
Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures
Captured cultural events on campus, guest musical performances and portraits of staff
Responsible for following strict university guidelines for ASU branding
Communicated with SILC staff weekly with regards to creative direction and assignment
Edited photos for promotion of the school online and in print
Sept. 2013 - May 2014
Expertise on formal news writing AP Style for press releases.
Experience writing in-depth profiles on executives and companies.
Deadline-oriented for quick content turnaroud.
Prioritizes audience by optimizing content across platforms.
President, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism
602-496-9186 Ilana Lowery
Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix Business Journal
602-308-6513 Crystal Beasley
Membership, Marketing and Event Coordinator, SABEW
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