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Julia M. Sayers

jsayers@elon.edu -Ÿ 828-455-1933 Ÿ- juliasayers.wordpress.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts from Elon University – Elon, NC                                                 May 2012

Major: Print and Online Journalism         Minor: Photography

Achievements: Graduated Cum Laude, President’s List, Dean’s List

Affiliations: Lambda Pi Eta – National Communications Honor Society

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Transportation Insight, Hickory, NC                 August 2012-present

Marketing Writer (Temporary)

  • Write press releases, interview clients and executives
  • Edit copy for website and social media
  • Coordinate with the company’s sponsored charities to host events

Our State Magazine, Greensboro, NC                       January 2012 – present

Freelance Writer

  • Research different ideas of places, people, or events in NC to pitch as story ideas
  • So far, I have written for the Good Food, Culture, and Dates and Events sections

Editorial Intern (January-May)

  • Wrote articles, section closers, sidebars
  • Researched ideas for future stories, fact check stories
  • Edited stories in all stages of the editing process – raw manuscripts, copy edits, proofs, etc.
  • Wrote headlines, decks, subheads for stories

The Pendulum, Elon University                                  Fall 2010 – May 2012

Staff Photographer, Senior Reporter

  • Wrote weekly articles for the Features and Art and Entertainment sections, occasionally News and Sports
  • Photography for articles

Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, FL                May – August 2011

Visual Communications Intern

  • Took photos for projects and promotional purposes
  • Edited photos, selected photos for projects, worked with clients in selecting photos
  • Wrote articles for The Gray Cross newsletter, a publication of Dolphin Research Center
  • Participated in a special photography project of the Pathways program, a dolphin therapy program for autistic children

Burlington Times-News, Burlington, NC                 May 2011

Guest Reporter

  • Worked on a long form issue story about international students in North Carolina and the U.S.
  • Packaged the story with photos and graphics
  • Story ran in full on the front page

Ameriprise Financial, Hickory, NC                          June 2007-December 2010

Secretary

  • Greet and assist clients with any problems they have or help they need
  • Schedule appointments, manage calendars
  • General office work – answering phones, making copies, filing, organization

LEADERSHIP

Samaritan’s Feet                                              August 2012-present

Event Coordinator

  • Samaritan’s Feet is a charity that strives to put shoes on the feet of 10 million children and provide hope. Volunteers wash the feet of the children, share a message of hope, and bless the children with a new pair of shoes
  • I handle all PR for events and make sure the events run smoothly
  • In September 2012, we held a shoe distribution for over 1,000 children

Intervarsity Fellowship                                    August 2009-May 2010

Coed Fellowship Leader

  • Coordinated events outside the weekly meeting for fellowship within the large group
  • Held monthly events including ice skating, movie nights, laser tag, as well as annual parties

SKILLS

  • Technology: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Dreamweaver
  • Writing: News Articles, Broadcast Scripts, Press Releases
  • Photography: Nikon, Canon, editing, slideshows, film photography, dark room process
  • Videography: Filming, editing
  • Other: AP Style, HTML, CSS, Social Media, WordPress

 REFERENCES

  • Sarah Perry, Associate Editor, Our State Magazine

336.286.0600 or sperry@ourstate.com

  • Lisa Farley, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Transportation Insight

828.485.5000 or lfarley@t-insight.com

Written by juliasayers

October 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm

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