resume

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Experience

Communications Assistant | Piper & Gold Public Relations | Lansing, MI
September 2019 – Present
• communications tasks for Capital Area Michigan Works!
• social media strategy and execution
• coordinate interviews media opportunities with various local news outlets
• write talking points and draft columns for interviews
• create proposals for conference speakers and awards submissions

Photo & Video Assistant | Jennifer A. Berggren Productions | Lansing, MI
May 2019 – Present
• photograph corporate and professional events (clients including Michigan State University and Lansing 5:01)
• design and style video shoots
• assist with filming, audio recording, and set-up during events
• interview attendees and organizers on camera

Curriculum Writer | Riverview Church | Holt, MI
April 2015 – August 2019
• produced theologically-sound lessons for elementary students
• designed and created stage and projection-based designs for each series and developed graphics for print and web
• wrote, filmed, edited, and produced videos to go along with curriculum
• coordinated schedule for team of volunteers
• assisted with editing study guides distributed to all of Riverview Church

Writer & Editor | Ing Magazine | East Lansing, MI
August 2018 – May 2019
• wrote bi-monthly stories on varying arts and cultures topics, including celebrating diversity, room decor, subtle racism, and local event venues
• edited bi-monthly stories and communicated with authors
• social media strategy and execution
• planned events, including communication with the venue and design set-up for the event

Youth Group Leader | Riverview Church | Holt, MI
August 2015 – May 2019
• planned and led games, teachings, and events
• led and guided a specific group of girls
• developed overall ministry vision
• cultivated relationships with students and communicate with team about how to best care for the students

Beauty Team Casting Coordinator & Editor | VIM Magazine | Michigan State University
August 2017 – May 2019
• organized and executed three casting calls for over 200 models
• selected and contacted models for the beauty team photo shoots
• coordinated with beauty team, photographer, and models for shoots
• advocated for diversity and inclusion in the magazine
• developmentally edited and copy edited articles for web and print issues

Marketing Intern | Acts 29 US Midwest | Cincinnati, OH
October 2018
• planned the annual Acts 29 US Midwest Conference
• created print signage and brochures
• documented the event through pictures and videos, as well as updating social media throughout
• created a short recap video for social media after the conference

Administrative & Creative Intern | Karen Ehman Ministries | Lansing, MI
May 2017 – April 2018
• completed administrative tasks (media requests, answered emails, scheduled meetings, traveled as assistant)
• content management and editing (blog posts, devotionals, etc.)
• social media strategy (staged Instagram pictures, designed drip campaigns)

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, August 2019
Michigan State University

Skills

• copyediting
• developmental editing
• event planning & execution
• Windows applications
• Mac applications
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Adobe Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign, & Premiere Pro)
• basic HTML & CSS
• Google Drive
• social media strategy & execution
• Chicago Manual of Style
• Associated Press Stylebook

References available upon request.