EXPERIENCE

The Salvation Army, USA Western Territory

Editor in Chief (2016–Present) 

- Oversee team in the production of organizational communications for key audiences

- Design and implement digital and print strategy to align with national brand messaging

- Developed and implemented unique content management system and editorial workflow

- Revitalized existing circulation system and created comprehensive guide to sustain it

- Conceived and conducted nine one-day writing workshops throughout the Western U.S.

- Reallocated staff budget to create business manager and web editor positions within existing limits

- Represent department at national and international meetings and events, speaking as requested

- Requested to report on stories from Los Angeles to Hanoi to New Orleans to Havana

Managing Editor (2010–2016)

Editor, Caring Magazine (2009–2010)

Associate Editor (2008–2009)

Editorial Assistant (2006–2008)

California Lutheran University

Adjunct Professor (2012–2016)

- Courses taught: Writing for the Mass Media; Persuasive Communication Campaigns

- On list of “preferred” adjunct faculty

- Scored average of 4.5/5 for both course and instructor ratings by students across four semesters

 

EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication, Master of Arts, Specialized Journalism – May 2012

California State University, Fullerton, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism; Minor, Political Science – May 2008

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Editing, American Copy Editors Society with Poynter – September 2016

Digital Marketing, General Assembly – August 2016

Leadership Development for Building High Performing Teams, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business – August 2016

 

AWARDS

Evangelical Press Association Higher Goals Awards:

3rd place, reporting, 2015

4th place, reporting, 2014

1st place, long general article, 2013

3rd place, reporting, 2013