Experience

Editor: LOCALE Lifestyle Magazine, June 2018-February 2018, Costa Mesa, CA

  • In charge of LOCALE’s Los Angeles publication from concept to printed copy.

  • One cover feature, three Los Angeles issues created and 11 magazines edited.

  • Researched subjects to construct the quarterly editorial calendar for LA market based upon LOCALE’s issue themes: Foodie, Shoppe, Alive and Escape.

  • Pitched, assigned and edited stories for print and online for all six of LOCALE’s markets: Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Greater Palm Springs, San Francisco and Las Vegas. 

  • Worked with the publisher, editorial team, art director and photoshoot coordinator to create concepts for print in all four of LOCALE’s print markets: Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and Greater Palm Springs. 

  • Collaborated with marketing, sales and events department to brainstorm on creative concepts for the magazine’s partnered clients that fit the brand and voice of LOCALE. Through efficiency, clear communication and over-the-phone or in-person meetings, articles were produced on time fulfilling the desired outcome.

  • Recruited, hired and managed a team of over 30 contributing writers for the Los Angeles market. 

  • Maintained existing PR and magazine partner relationships while creating new ones through meeting with firms and partners either over-the-phone or in-person.

Editor-in-Chief: The Banner, April 2017-April 2018, Riverside, CA

  • Eight front page stories.

  • Produced three state and national award-winning pieces.

City of Riverside intern, January 2018- May 2018, Riverside, CA

  • Worked for City Manager and Mayor’s office.

  • Produced Press Releases in one shift for the city of riverside.

Stylist: Madewell, July 2016-January 2018, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Personal stylist.

  • Merchandised store.

  • Provided NSO assistance.

Staff Writer/ Phone Screener: West Wood One Productions, January 2016-July 2016, Culver City, CA

  • Artist interview preparation.

  • Wrote daily web content.

  • Edited and wrote radio show.

  • Worked in Adobe Audition and Premiere to make sound bites and video footage.

 

Education

California Baptist University

Bachelor of Arts

Magna Cum Laude

Awards (selected)

CCMA FIRST PLACE | 2018| BEST BREAKING NEWS STORY

CCMA FIRST PLACE | 2018 | BEST NEWSPAPER DESIGN

CCMA THIRD PLACE | 2018 | BEST MAGAZINE STORY

CMA FIRST PLACE | 2018 | BEST NEWSPAPER FOUR YEAR, 5,000-10,000 STUDENTS, THE DAVID L. ADAMS APPLE AWARD