EXPERIENCE

Scripps Networks Interactive - Knoxville, Tennessee                                                           MAY 2016 - PRESENT

Assistant Editor for TravelChannel.com and GreatAmericanCountry.com

  • write, edit, photograph and build variety of content for the websites, including blog posts, photo galleries and videos
  • assign, edit and publish freelancer stories
  • assist in the execution and maintenance of TravelChannel.com sweepstakes
  • schedule social posts for Travel Channel Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts

Scripps Networks Interactive - Atlanta, Georgia                                                                   JAN 2016 - APRIL 2016

Editorial Intern for HGTV.com

  • pitched + wrote posts related to home decor, entertaining and other lifestyle categories for HGTV.com's blog I Heart HGTV and DIYNetwork.com's blog Made+Remade, using SEO best practices
  • built photo galleries + articles in Adobe Experience Manager for HGTV.com, DIYNetwork.com and TravelChannel.com

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Atlanta, Georgia                                                                    SEPT 2014 - JAN 2016

Freelance Writer

  • contributed articles and/or sponsored advertising copy for EDU Atlanta, PULSE, Homefinder and Senior Living special sections as a writer for Fast Copy News Service, a company based in Athens, Georgia

Scripps Networks Interactive - Atlanta, Georgia                                                                 JUNE 2015 - SEPT 2015

HGTVGardens Intern

  • edited articles + galleries and added metadata on HGTVGardens.com
  • created original photo galleries for website in CMS Brightspot
  • scheduled and pinned content from websites, including graphics I made in Canva, to HGTV + Great American Country Pinterest accounts using Curalate
  • wrote monthly Family Gardening Club e-mail newsletter

Flagpole Magazine - Athens, Georgia                                                                                      JAN 2015 - MAY 2015

News Intern

  • covered Athens community with stories on tech, culture and food news
  • helped start a weekly photo series called Humans of Athens

The Red & Black - Athens, Georgia                                                                                        JUNE 2013 - DEC 2014

Assistant News Editor

  • oversaw crime coverage
  • trained new writers on how to cover crime, read police reports and cover breaking news
  • occasionally assisted associate editor with fact checking stories

News Reporter + Crime Beat Reporter

  • brainstormed story ideas for the news section
  • conducted interviews with a wide range of people
  • wrote stories using AP style
  • acquired 100+ bylines
  • served as crime beat reporter from January 2014 - May 2014

Fast Copy News Service - Athens, Georgia                                                                           SEPT 2014 - MAY 2015

Intern

  • wrote at least one article or advertorial a month for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's EDU Atlanta or PULSE special section
  • researched content for stories written by freelance journalist Lori Johnston, who contributes to the AJC, HGTV.com, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and other publications

Ampersand Magazine - Athens, Georgia                                                                                MAY 2014 - MAY 2015

Writer + Photographer

  • wrote and photographed stories across all sections

New Media Institute - Athens, Georgia                                                                                   FALL 2012 - MAY 2015

Visual Designer for Wanna Sip?

  • oversaw the visual design of the capstone project Wanna Sip? - a web application that suggests personalized drink flavors for users of Coke Freestyle machines by gathering data through Facebook open graph (fall 2013)

National Press Photographers Association member                                                MARCH 2014 - MARCH 2015

Online News Association/Society of Professional Journalists member                  MARCH 2014 - MARCH 2015

EDUCATION

University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia                                                                                                      AUG 2015

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism - Magazines Emphasis and Visual Journalism Emphasis

Certificate: New Media

GPA: 3.48/4.00

Zell Miller Scholarship                                                                                                               FALL 2011 - AUG 2015

Cox Poynter Leader                                                                                                                                 SPRING 2015

Study Abroad: Travel Writing in Prague                                                                                                         MAY 2015

SKILLS

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Curalate, Google tools, Microsoft Office, digital photography, AP style, , Brightspot, Canva, iMovie, Red Foundry, Tumblr, Squarespace, WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Social, Experience Manager, Dreamweaver, Premiere, Lightroom + Photoshop