Staff Writer | Sept. 2017 – Present | St. Louis, Missouri
I produce content for numerous websites owned by Gateway Blend, including Suggest, Oola, BrainJet and Minq. I am the primary SEO writer and craft original pieces on everything from the latest food trends and celebrity gossip to overviews of the Greek gods and an analysis of the sleep cycle.
Arts and Books Editor | Jan. 2017 – May 2017 | Columbia, Missouri
I managed all aspects of the Arts and Books department by pitching stories and photos, pre-reporting and editing. I coordinated packaging with photographers, designers and fellow editors.
Digital Editor | Aug. 2016 – Dec. 2016 | Columbia, Missouri
I uploaded stories to the website and updated social media accounts. I wrote weekly online-exclusive articles that explored alternative storytelling through various digital tools.
Digital Intern | May 2016 – Aug. 2016 | London, UK
I uploaded content to the website, scheduled tweets and Facebook posts, created the weekly uploading schedule and wrote daily news stories.
Community Beat Writer | Aug. 2015 – Dec. 2015 | Columbia, Missouri
I covered breaking news and wrote narrative feature projects. I helped cover the Concerned Student 1950 protests on campus and wrote about the call to remove the Thomas Jefferson statue. At the time of publication, the story was the most-read Missourian article of all time with over 70,000 unique page views.
Inside Columbia Magazine
Editorial Intern | May 2015 – Aug. 2015 | Columbia, Missouri
I pitched and wrote features and service pieces for online and print. I also uploaded stories and visuals to the website and planned the 2015 special “Tiger Town” issue of ICM.
Campus Life Editor | April 2014 – April 2015 | Columbia, Missouri
Movie Columnist | Jan. 2014 – May 2014
Student Life Beat Writer | Aug. 2013 – April 2014
As Campus Life Editor, I managed all components of the Campus Life section, including stories, photos and graphics for print as well as the website. I oversaw and managed a team of beat writers through pitching, assigning and editing longform stories as well as weekly features.
As a beat writer, I wrote at least one narrative feature a week on top of writing a weekly movie column.