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					Jessica DuBois-Maahs
                                       JessicaDuboisMaahs.wordpress.com
      Education
           MS in journalism | Northwestern University | 2013
           Concentration in Interactive Publishing and Business Reporting
           BS in journalism | University of North Florida | 2012
           Minors in professional education and English | Magna Cum Laude
      Experience
       Northwestern University
       Editorial Associate | September 2012 - present
        - Research, write and produce marketing-related stories for the Spiegel Research Initiative website
        - Promote aggregated content on Twitter and use Google Analytics to monitor trends
        - Design, structure and utilize CMS to post, edit and create news content
       Freelance Writer
       Contributor | March 2010 - present
        - Pitch and write freelance newspaper and magazine stories, blogs, audio stories and video packages
        - Featured Publications include: TalkNerdy2me.org, The Ponte Vedra Recorder, Ponta Vedra Living,
        NPR’s Jacksonville affiliate, 89.9 WJCT, The First Coast Register, ClickOrlando.com, Jacksonville.com
        and the Medill News Service
       The Florida Times-Union
       Social Media Intern | January 2011 - May 2011
        - Managed, posted and stimulated Jack Jacksonville’s Twitter and Facebook accounts
        - Researched trending topics to target specific audiences to generate reader discussion
        - Blogged, made slideshows using HTML and managed content for Jacksonville.com
       The University of North Florida’s Academic Center for Excellence
       AP Style Writing Tutor | January 2011 - May 2012
        - Proofread and edited student assignments for correct grammar, punctuation and word selection
        - Meticulously copy edited for AP Style and grammar and standard written English
        - Assisted students in their research, understanding, organization and syntax of analytical papers
       WKMG-TV Local 6 Orlando
       News and Production Intern | May 2011 - August 2011
        - Reported live breaking news of the Casey Anthony trial while monitoring wire-news stories
        - In charge of assignment-desk duties: developing stories, discerning viewer tips and breaking news
        - Wrote and published news articles for ClickOrlando.com while using HTML and Internet software
        - Wrote VOs and VOSOTs, edited video and assisted producers in writing scripts from wire news/Web
       The West Volusia Beacon
       News Intern | May 2010 - August 2010
        - Wrote cutlines, blurbs and selected and cropped photos using Photoshop while under strict deadlines
        - Published two articles that were relevant and tailored to both print and Web mediums
       The University of North Florida Spinnaker
       Staff writer / January 2010 – May 2010
        - Published more than 24 stories in the features, news and sports sections
        - Conducted extensive interviews, thorough research and pitched story ideas for a targeted audience
        - Awarded the 2010 National Pacemaker Award for excellence in American student journalism
      Other Experience
       The Children’s Place
       Sales lead / May 2009 – present
         - Managed a staff of 10 associates to drive sales, execute and communicate tasks and manage time
      Skills
        Bloomberg terminal, HTML + CSS, Adobe Suite, Audacity, SEO, Microsoft Suite, AP Style and Content
        Watch, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Vimeo, Tumblr, Google Docs and Analytics, Xtranormal, iMovie, au-
        dio/video recording and editing, Excel, FileZilla and various CMS

      References
      Victoria Moll | News Associate at NBC News       Michael Harvey | Documentary producer and NU professor
      victoria.ramirez@nbcuni.com | 786.390.5853       mh2723@gmail.com | 312.503.3800

				
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