2. Comprehensive Resume

Objective
Use my skills and enhance my abilities to their full potential while striving for excellence.

Profile
Talent for quickly mastering technology – learned Quark within one week. Experience in dealing with professionals and non-professionals at all levels.
Thrive in deadline-driven environments.

Skills Summary

  • Design
  • Preparation
  • Written Correspondence
  • General Office Skills
  • Computer Savvy
  • Customer Service
  • Advertising
  • Project Management
  • Filming
  • Video Editing
  • Office Operations
  • Marketing

Awards
Received award for General Excellence at the Oklahoma Collegiate Press Association from 2003-2006.
Received first place for front page design and second place for headlines and interior page design at the Oklahoma Press Association in 2007.
Professional Experience
Communication: Design/Technology/Reports

  • Communicated with staff to create and design special sections for media as well as a yearly magazine for the Durant Chamber of Commerce.
  • Provide professional correspondence to customers and advertisers while meeting and exceeding satisfaction.
  • Design and assist with newspapers, advertising and graphics for clients across the country.
  • Rapidly learn and master varied computer programs including Quark, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro on Mac and PC.
  • Process forms and photos for use with obituaries, community calendar, and birth, wedding, anniversary and birthday announcements for publication.
  • Update newspaper website and FTP site and check user comments for approval.

Management

  • Manage a newspaper staff of 40 students to produce a weekly college publication in the fall and spring semesters at Southwestern Oklahoma University.
  • Initiated and launched front page redesign for the Durant Daily Democrat
  • Collaborate with others and lead the editing process of three Disciple Now videos for Weatherford First Baptist Church, which were also filmed and edited within hours to meet the deadlines of the presentations.
  • Serve as a teaching assistant at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for news gathering and reporting and news editing classes. Provide assistance to students in becoming familiar with software, writing, editing and design.

Writing

  • Write and edit local news and features articles according to Associated Press guidelines
  • Take photographs.
  • Responsible for finding stories and reporting on given assignments.

Employment History
Freelance – Norman, OK
Videographer, 2006 to present

The Norman Transcript – Norman, OK
Graphic Designer/Prepress Operator, 2014

Tuttle Times – Mustang, OK
Managing Editor, 2014

KCKC LLC – Norman, OK
Construction/Cleanup Crew Member; 2012 to 2014

Walmart – Norman, OK; El Reno, OK; Stillwater, OK; Lindsey, OK; Duncan, OK
Customer Service, Cashier, Sales Associate; 2002, 2005, 2010 to 2012

Durant Daily Democrat – Durant, OK
Page Designer, 2007 to 2010

Carl’s Jr. – Weatherford, OK
Cashier; Fry Cook, 2007

Suddenlink/Cebridge – Weatherford, OK
Graphic Designer, 2006 to 2007

Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford, OK
Teaching Assistant, 2005 to 2006

The Southwestern – Weatherford, OK
Managing Editor, Copy Editor, Features Editor, Staff Reporter; 2003 to 2006

Burkburnett Informer Star – Burkburnett, TX
Features/News Reporter, 2004

Bray-Doyle Public Schools – Bray, OK
Groundskeeper/Student Worker, 2001

Education
Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford, OK
Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts, 2006; minor in art
GPA: 3.51/4.0

Bray-Doyle High School – Bray, OK
High School Diploma, 2002
GPA: 3.98/4.0

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