Resume

Results-driven individual seeks challenging position capitalizing on skills, education and experience in communications. Proven ability to meet deadlines. Dependable, effective, problem-solving team player.

Work Experience

DISH Network, Denver, CO

Technical Writer, November 2015-Present
  • Write instructional specifications for new user interface of Hopper set-top box
  • Serve as a liaison between UI designers and software engineers
  • Collaborate with UI designers and provide feedback on user experience of company’s primary product

Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Ann Arbor, MI

Content Developer, July 2014-August 2015
  • Wrote creative and motivational content for population health products, primarily digital health coaching programs
  • Consulted with behavioral scientists on behavior change theories to create meaningful, individually tailored content
  • Researched and applied science-based information and market research to a variety of health topics
  • Organized and designed layout of program content with customized web content management system
  • Created unique style guide and process documentation for team use and training purposes
  • Authored content for a mobile app specially designed for new moms

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Web Editor, April 2013-July 2014
  • Wrote digital content for Michigan’s largest insurance company
  • Reviewed and edited all website changes before they were published as part of quality assurance process
  • Designed new webpages using a web content management system
  • Built pages using SEO best practices
  • Collaborated with business stakeholders on web projects specific to departmental needs

GlobeNewswire (NASDAQ OMX), Chicago, IL

Senior Editor, February 2012-March 2013
  • Copy edited and formatted press releases for newswire service    
  • Coordinated press release distribution with both national and international partners
  • Collaborated with other NASDAQ OMX departments to ensure fluency and satisfaction with all product services
  • Developed instructional documentation to increase staff efficiency and departmental consistency

Marketwire, Chicago, IL

Senior Editor, January 2008-February 2012
  • Provided customer service support to clients
  • Enhanced press releases with multimedia elements
  • Trained new editors in all aspects of the position

Volunteer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society July 2015-present

Fundraiser
  • Participate in Team In Training program while competing in endurance races
  • Organize, coordinator and promote fundraising events at local businesses

LoganSquarist, March 2012-April 2013

Contributing Writer + Marketing Manager
  • Wrote feature stories for LoganSquarist, a hyper-local online news outlet that uses social media to socialize the Logan Square neighborhood. Covered Health & Wellness, Arts and other area news, events and announcements
  • Promoted staff articles and upcoming events through social media outlets
  • Compiled and distributed monthly newsletter to over 500 email subscribers
  • Organized neighbor meetups, which bring together Logan Square enthusiasts for a night of networking

Chicago Run, January 2012-April 2013

Next Generation Board
  • Assisted local nonprofit implement free running programs in high-need Chicago communities
  • Organized and planned annual NGB fundraising event, and solicited silent auction items for Spring Fundraiser
  • Volunteered at Chicago Run Fun Run events, and recruited volunteers and sponsors

Skills

Writing/Editing: content strategy, copy writing/editing, proofreading, AP Style
Design: Adobe CQ (AEM), InDesign, Photoshop, MailChimp
Computer: Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, WCMS, Jira
Web Marketing: social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+), SEO, WordPress
Photography: SLR photography (print and digital), film and print development, digital darkroom

Education

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, September 2001-April 2006
Bachelor of Science: Journalism Major, Minors: Fine Art, Religious Studies
Magna cum laude, GPA 3.7

Awards/Scholarships

Above the Line Recognition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (2014)
Voted MVP by Marketwire peers (2010)
Michigan Collegiate Press Association Finalist Best Editorial (2006)
Recognition of Excellence Scholarship (2001-2005)