AL.com/Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, Ala. April 2011 – present

  • Began as associate producer covering high school sports
  • Transitioned to community producer in January 2012
  • Promoted to statewide community engagement specialist in October 2012
  • As statewide CES, I lead a team of five regional community engagement specialists.
  • Work with volunteer bloggers on style and technical aspects of blogging
  • Encourage user engagement in comments and forums on AL.com and solicit photo and video submissions
  • Organize and execute community events
  • Answer emails from “contact us” form to help users and address concerns
  • Promote best content on AL.com social media accounts and coordinate social media teams for each of our more than 35 branded accounts. We have active brand accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

Press-Register, Mobile, Ala. May 2009 – March 2011

  • Summer 2009 design/copy editing intern
  • Started full time in August 2009, often designing section fronts or Page 1As and editing copy daily
  • Originated design of a special publication called Gulf Coast Business

The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University, Ala. August 2007 – December 2008

  • Fall 2008 Intrigue editor
    • Wrote articles and designed Intrigue pages
    • Served on editorial board
    • Assigned stories and photos for Intrigue section
    • Enforced deadlines for practicum students, volunteers and staff
  • Summer 2008 managing editor
    • Assisted with front page design
    • Managed deadlines for writers and designers
    • Served on editorial board and wrote editorials
  • Spring 2008 associate Intrigue editor, Fall 2007 assistant Intrigue editor
    • Wrote articles for Intrigue sections
    • Assisted in copy editing section stories
    • Assisted in pagination

The Randolph Leader, Roanoke, Ala. May 2004 – August 2006

  • Reported on a variety of news and feature stories countywide, including enterprise and series
  • Took photographs for stories and standalones
  • Assisted with page design and copy editing


University of Florida:  currently enrolled, Master’s of Communications, Specialization in Social Media

Auburn University: Bachelor’s, Journalism, Summa Cum Laude, August 2009
Overall GPA 3.95, Major GPA 4.0

Handley High School, Roanoke, Ala.
Valedictorian, May 2006


Moveable Type
Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Quark Xpress

Professional Achievements and Activities:       

Auburn University Journalism Advisory Board 2012-present
Social media and community engagement trainer for Alabama Media Group

College Achievements and Activities:     

Porter and Alice Harvey Advertiser-Gleam Journalism Scholarship (2008-2009)
John Winfield Scott Liberal Arts Scholarship (2006-2009)
Valedictorian Achievement Scholarship (2006-2009)
The Mobile Press-Register Journalism Scholarship (2006)
Auburn University’s Summer 2008 High School Journalism Workshop Assistant
Dean’s List (2006-2009)


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