HottyToddy.com, Oxford, Miss.— Editor
August 2014 – June 2015
Managed content among staff writers, contributors and interns to produce more than 14 stories per day, covering all aspects of Oxford and Ole Miss. Expanded the website to 1.3 million individual users with 6.3 million page views in less than a year while also dropping the bounce rate to less than 18 percent. Organized and produced content for Experience Oxford magazine, focused on new residents and visitors. Worked heavily with social media to promote content and advertising with a demanding Facebook and Twitter presence.
The Enterprise-Journal, McComb, Miss.— Reporter
June 2013 – August 2014
Covered local government, education, and court beats for McComb and Amite County. Wrote features and profiles for magazines and special sections monthly. Worked as social media coordinator to integrate Facebook and Twitter into the company’s daily strategy.
Oxford Magazine, Oxford, Miss.— Freelance writer
November 2016 – present
Wrote arts and entertainment features for the monthly magazine and assisted in copy editing.
Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.— Editorial intern
June – August 2012
Wrote daily blogs, opinion columns and editorials under the supervision of the editorial board. Worked with award-winning columnists and cartoonists to expand my approach to writing and story planning.
University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. — Journalism, Theatre
August 2006 – May 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism / Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Writing (blogs, columns, editorials, features, news, sports)
Copy editing for style, grammar and factual errors
Social media (Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube)
Best Picture-Story Combination, first place, Mississippi Press Association 2014
Best Oxford-Related Website, HottyToddy.com, first place, The Oxford Eagle 2015
Best Planned Series of Stories, second place, Mississippi Press Association, 2013
Best On-Site Editorial, second place, Southeast Journalism Conference 2010
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