Résumé

Objective: Obtain a position in which I can maximally contribute my writing, editing, research, and sales skills, as well as my experience in PR and Marketing.

Experience:

Major League Soccer (MLSsoccer.com), Denver, CO
Beat Reporter February 2015 – Present

  • Cover the Colorado Rapids for Major League Soccer, publishing content to the league’s website: MLSsoccer.com.
  • Write features and news stories on a weekly basis
  • Write game recaps and post game side stories on deadline
  • Work closely with assignment editors to find story lines and angles to drive readership and traffic
  • Work closely with club media to generate additional story ideas, gain access to coach and player interviews exclusive to league site.
  • Craft and deliver content to document and promote 2015 MLS All-Star Game

Mile High Sports, Denver, CO
Staff Writer – Beat Reporter June 2012 – Present

  • Provide news coverage of local college and professional sports teams including Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Rapids, etc.
  • Conduct post-game and practice interviews with players and coaches for news and feature stories
  • Transcribe and edit audio for web and radio platforms
  • Occasional fill in radio host/guest host/analyst for Mile High Sports radio FM 94.1 in Denver, Colo.|96.9 in Boulder Colo. and AM 1550
  • Construct post-game stories for Colorado Rapids, Denver Cutthroats, Colorado Mammoth, local NCAA DI and DII colleges and others.
  • Craft assigned soft news articles, features and side bars for Mile High Sports magazine
  • Provide additional local sports coverage for Mile High Sports Magazine, Mile High Sports Online, and Mile High Sports Radio.

Colorado Mammoth, Denver, CO
Contributing Writer – ColoradoMammoth.com 2014-15 Season

  • Write and produce web content for ColoradoMammoth.com, official website of the Colorado Mammoth, one of the nine professional teams in the National Lacrosse League
  • Pitch stories and materialize them
  • Produce content for the team’s social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, feed to website)
  • Conduct player and coach interviews during team practice and postgame.

Bleacher Report, Denver, CO (telecommute for Nationally based website)
Denver Broncos Featured Columnist July 2011 – July 2012

  •  Completing assignments from both NFL and Denver Broncos lead editors.
  • Conducting locker room interviews for both home and visiting team and attending official press conferences
  • Generating original content including opinion pieces/commentary, breaking news, and trade speculation
  • Bleacher Report: Denver Broncos Honorable Mention (most page views) December 2011, January 2012
  • Nationally syndicated with 50,000+ reads

Valley Courier, Alamosa, CO
Sports Editor July 2010 – July 2011

  • Develop sources relative to the various sports beats in the San Luis Valley
  • Gather information, check facts, and write sports stories for the print and online editions of the newspaper
  • Develop social media for all sections of the newspaper (Twitter, Facebook, Website)
  • Layout and Design of Sports Section using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator)
  • Second Place Award for Colorado Press Association’s Best Sports Column 2010 (Division IV Newspapers)

The Sports Authority, Denver, CO
Sales Associate June 2008 – November 2009

  • Follow TSA Stop, Serve, and Sell Model in assisting customers (demonstrate product features and answer customer inquiries)
  • Work POS in Sports Authority and North Face Departments
  • Unload Shipment and Stock product.

Customer Service Lead November 2009 – July 2010

  • Visual Merchandising and Planograms for Apparel and Footwear departments
  • Open and Close the store according to cash office compliance regulations
  • Train and supervise department and report to Store Manager/ Assistant Managers
  • Assist managers in loss prevention procedures and price management.
  • Assist managers in tracking and driving sales in order to improve foot traffic to sales conversion rate.

TIME Magazine, Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO
Intern August 25-28 2008

  • Provide delegates and convention attendees with a schedule of events.
  • Promote TIME’s political website, thepage.time.com
  • Install mobile apps on devices of DNC guests.
  • Distribute promotional materials including commemorative issues of TIME
  • Send updates to supervisors, attendees, and colleagues via Twitter, e-mail, text message, etc.

Rocky Mountain PBS Channel 6, Denver, CO
Volunteer Archivist September 2006 – June 2008

  • Scan photos and documents for archiving
  • Build archival database with Filemaker Pro
  • Take photos of artifacts
  • Photograph events to be put into archival database
  • Editing and batching photos with Adobe Photoshop

KVDU University of Denver Radio, Denver, CO
Online Radio DJ September 2005- April 2006

  • Host an online radio show and run production equipment
  • Review new music artists and build a music database.

Promotions Assistant April 2006- September 2006

  • Assist promotions manager in all duties

Promotions Manager September 2006- April 2007

  • Assemble a promotions team
  • Distribute promotional materials
  • Design and display advertisements (online and print)  for radio program

Education:                

George Washington High School – Denver, CO

  • High School Diploma – June 2005

University of Denver – Denver, CO
September 2005 – June 2009

  • B.A. Journalism Studies 2009 (G.P.A. 3.27)
    – 
    Photography Interdisciplinary Cognate
  • B.A. French 2009 (G.P.A. 3.21)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Secretary Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society

References available upon request.