Work

Radio and Online Reporting
Real Girls Media
Hear Radio Broadcast
Hear Podcast

Interactive Production Work
Flight of the Conchords
HBO Holiday

VENABLES BELL & PARTNERS, SAN FRANICSCO, CA
Producer
PRESENT

  • Writing, designing and editing weekly interactive e-newsletter highlighting web and mobile marketing trends for agency and clients
  • Researching new interactive technologies to advise agency and clients on online investment
  • Developing new business opportunities by writing and managing press relations

VENABLES BELL & PARTNERS
Pop Culture Anthropologist
SUMMER-WINTER 2007

  • Lead producer on a series of sustainable pop-up cafes in San Francisco urban spaces; organized team of ten to host two organic outdoor events drawing more than 3,000 community members
  • Organized advertising agency’s research and grassroots efforts towards strategic partnerships, non-profit outreach, and events and experiential marketing
  • Supervised non-traditional and guerrilla media projects for clients including Audi, HBO Video, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, and the Montana Meth Project

VENABLES BELL & PARTNERS
Account Coordinator
SUMMER 2006

  • Coordinated development of letsgreenthiscity.com, a San Francisco community website to make the city the most environmentally conscious in the country; organized local blogging efforts and created relationships with local eco-friendly partner organizations
  • Worked directly with clients, producers and art directors to develop creative interactive, print, and radio materials; led public relations efforts to gain nationwide press feedback

CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO, CHICAGO, IL
Community Outreach Intern on daily international news program “Worldview”
WINTER 2006

  • Recorded and assistant produced on-air pieces on sex trafficking legislation in Chicago and employment opportunities for newly arrived African refugees
  • Worked with producers to pitch story ideas, record, digitally edit, and produce Worldview’s ongoing series “Global Activism Stories” and “Diaspora Stories”

CAPE TIMES, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Newspaper and weekly magazine reporter
SPRING 2005

  • Daily news reporting and editing at 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in Cape Town
  • Focused on public health in the Western Cape with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS coverage through enterprise reporting on interfaith organizations’ outreach efforts

ARTISTIC CIRCLES; WILMETTE, IL
Marketing intern and outreach assistant for non-profit coalition for women in the arts
2003-2005

  • Grant-writing and publicity for the “Ties That Bind” documentary about seven women religious leaders working to bring their communities and congregations together
  • Wrote press releases and developed media kit for the national television syndication that led the documentary to premier at the 2004 UNESCO “Pathways to Peace” conference
  • Organized Town Hall meetings, fundraising and Interfaith Events

EDUCATION
MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, EVANSTON, IL
Northwestern University
2002 – SPRING 2006

    Earned Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree, March 2006

  • Graduate level coursework in Direct Marketing in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Proficient in Quark XPress and Adobe Photoshop with design coursework experience
  • Studied Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne, Australia, fall 2004
  • American Institute of Polish Culture Journalism Scholar
  • Editorial assistance for Louise Knight’s book Citizen on Jane Addams published fall 2005

NYOU MAGAZINE/PLAY, EVANSTON, IL
Reporter and guest columnist
2002-2004

  • Wrote arts features and theater reviews for The Daily Northwestern’s weekly arts insert
  • Wrote guest columns on increasing HIV/AIDS awareness among college community

CURRENT PROJECTS
SPRING 2007-PRESENT
SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL
Press liasion and sponsorhip coordinator for fourth annual festival premiering and hosting independent films from female filmmakers worldwide

FALL 2006-PRESENT
FREELANCE WRITER FOR BAY AREA WOMEN’S WEBSITES
Culture, lifestyle and health writer

  • Real Girls Media’s DivineCaroline.com and Athletic Girls Productions’ Girls GirlsAreChampions.com

SPRING 2007-PRESENT
BAY AREA VIDEO COALITION COURSES

  • Focus on digital sound design, photography and documentary production

FALL 2006-PRESENT
SMART EDUCATIONAL PROJECT VOLUNTEER
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

  • Mentor to local seventh grade girl as part of after school leadership program

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