Resume

EDUCATION

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

2007-2010

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, news and information emphasis

Minor in English

GPA: 3.37

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

2006-2007, studied communications

WORK EXPERIENCE

Campus ministry intern (September 2010-present)

Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

  • Work with student peer ministers to maintain and grow a community of disciples on the University of Kansas campus
  • Communicate with parishioners of Lawrence Episcopal churches to build relationships between students and community members
  • Organize regular ministry events and community service opportunities
  • Produce promotional material to advertise ministry on campus

Southeast Regional Coordinator, Take Charge Challenge (November 2010-November 2011)

Climate and Energy Project, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Coordinated Take Charge Challenge energy efficiency competition in Southeast Kansas (Pittsburg, Parsons, Iola, Fort Scott, Chanute)
  • Organized community leaders to promote energy efficient initiatives in their city and plan events to promote the competition
  • Worked with communities to promote local events through print media, radio, Take Charge Challenge web site and online social media
  • Interacted with community members at events and public speaking engagements to educate them about the Challenge and energy efficiency
  • Worked with communities and representatives from Westar Energy to schedule and coordinate education programs for homeowners and students
  • Worked with representatives from the Kansas Energy Office to promote Efficiency Kansas home energy audit program

Intern (June 1, 2010-August 6, 2010)

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  • Worked with CPB’s Public Awareness Initiative department
  • Organized and created online content for the PAI’s web site, http://www.mysourcefor.org using Brightcove video hosting server.
  • Wrote monthly department newsletter
  • Provided assistant duties to department Director and Executive Director

Intern (January 2010-May 2010)

Kansas Public Radio (KANU) Lawrence, Kansas

  • Edited stories for air using SAWPro
  • Copy edited AP wire bulletins for air

Reporter (January 2010-May 2010)

Jayplay Magazine, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Reported stories on popular culture and arts for weekly publication

Copy Editor (August 2009 – December 2009)

The University Daily Kansan, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Edited stories for grammatical and factual errors
  • Proofed pages for layout, grammatical and factual errors
  • Posted stories and photos on newspaper Web site, Kansan.com

Reporter/News Director (January 2008 – May 2010)

“As Heard from the Hill” (radio news program), KJHK-FM

  • Wrote, recorded and edited news reports, personal essays and movie reviews
  • Scheduled and conducted interviews
  • Served as news director, January 2009 – June 2009
  • Managed group of volunteer reporters
  • Contributed and assigned story ideas
  • Organized weekly meetings
  • Anchored the news program
  • Recorded, edited and aired the show weekly
  • Program won best public affairs show, college level, from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters during my time as News Director

SKILLS

  • Experience writing, reporting and editing for print, radio and online.
  • Experience working with Adobe InCopy to write and edit stories.
  • Familiar with Tascam and Marantz digital recorders and Adobe Audition, SAWpro and GarageBand audio editing programs.
  • Experience working with WordPress to post stories online.
  • Experience using iMovie HD and FinalCut Express to edit video, experience using BrightCove online video hosting server.
  • Experience with social media marketing and event planning

REFERENCES

-Please contact for references (e-mail: abbyolcese@hotmail.com)

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