Creative, self-motivated and passionate individual seeking a full-time position in the field of communication and media that utilizes my understanding and adaptability of the information medium. High level of interpersonal, leadership, oral and written communication skills. Eager to help and maintain a hardworking, upbeat environment while offering a creative and quality production experience.
Strong verbal communication
Social and new media
Superb writer and editor
Excellent media contacts
Calm under pressure
AP, MLA and Chicago Manuals of Style
Assistant Coffee Roaster05/2012
to Current Water Street Coffee Joint – Kalamazoo,
Responsible for coffee roasting, and production and delivery of coffee products for various customers.
Created roast profiles of specialty coffee beans from different parts of the world, based on research and study of coffee origin.
Developed new processes for efficient production including new methods of taking inventory, new delivery methods and new ways of being environmentally conscious.
to 04/2012 102.1 WMUK- NPR News – Kalamazoo,
Independently generated newsworthy story ideas and created storyboard and outline.
Gathered information and news by communicating with primary sources and conducting research.
Wrote, recorded and developed news story for radio broadcast.
Compiled photographs of sources and information pertaining to story.
Utilized Adobe Audition, Marantz Profession solid-state recorder, 8-track sound board, and Canon EOS Rebel DSLR to compile news in large quantities of multi-media.
Student Grounds Keeper05/2011
to 04/2012 WMU Landscape Services – Kalamazoo,
Facilitated tasks upon supervisorial request.
Resolved issues pertaining to neatness, cleanliness and general land upkeep.
Envisioned landscape scenarios based upon creative outlook and theme of campus.
to 05/2011 Second Wave Media – Kalamazoo,
Proposed story ideas to lead reporter, interviewed primary resources for feature stories.
Adapted methods to be self-motivated in an online media environment with low personal contact to superiors.
Learned to write confident, charismatic feature pieces in a results-oriented environment.
Listened to story ideas proposed by lead reporter and editor.
to 05/2011 McGinnis Landing Restaurant – Kalamazoo,
Executed cooking tasks presented by customers in a fast-paced, customer oriented environment.
Assisted in preparing necessary ingredients used in menu items.
Motivated line cook team by enthusiastically asserting a positive attitude in a supportive, team oriented environment.
to 03/2010 Kalamazoo,
Interpreted press release information and developed story based on designed to follow press release.
Contacted and interviewed artists, bands managers and producers.
Reported information in biweekly editions of newspaper.
Bus Boy and Cook05/2009
to 06/2010 Noodles and Co – Kalamazoo,
Communicated with customers in a friendly, customer oriented environment.
Resolved issues for customers when asked for assistance.
Maintained rapid output of dishes in a demandingly fast-paced environment.
Children Camp Counselor06/2008
to 08/2008 Franklin Hills Country Club – Franklin,
Individually oversaw eighteen children in planned activities.
Maintained a positive atmosphere and motivated participation in games and indoor activities.
Communicated with parents and maintained special requests for managing children.
Environmental Reporting- Acquired specialization of a topic oriented beat, explored environmental topics, and composed environment related story ideas.
Story containing multimedia, about Urban Farming was published on Internet.
Journalism Law and Ethics- Researched the First and Fourteenth Amendments from the Constitution of the United States.
Identified safe journalistic practice for both the journalist and news agency.
Photojournalism- Developed photography skills using a DSLR camera and constructing stories using images.
Bachelor of Arts: Communications- Journalism April 2012Western Michigan University-
Vice Chair at the Western Herald Board of Directors