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SikkelResumeUpdatedMay2012

SikkelResumeUpdatedMay2012

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Meghan M. Sikkel
18 N Heritage Hill Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77381
281-639-8508
E
DUCATION
Southern Methodist University,
Dallas, TX May 2012
 
Meadows School of the Arts
Overall GPA: 3.6
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Major GPA: 3.9
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
 Minor in Spanish
SMU
in
Spain, Madrid, Spain
Fall 2010
A
 WARDS AND
H
ONORS
Society of Professional Journalists Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards
First place Online In-Depth Reporting
4 Year College/University for 
 First Amendment Award for 
 Collected and analyzed crime data to produce interactive maps for SMU students to explore crime aroundcampus and in their neighborhoods.
Led analysis of SMU’s compliance with federal Clery Act.
University Honors Program; Alpha Lambda Delta Honor SocietyUniversity Awarded Scholarships: Distinguished Scholar; Rotunda Scholar
R
ELATED
E
XPERIENCE
Breaking news intern for 
 January 2012 to May 2012
 
Wrote breaking news stories for the Web and print Metro section. Pitched and wrote feature stories for Web and print.Wrote on tight deadlines while continuously updating stories. Produced multimedia content, including photos and video.
Highlights included:
 Post-tornado coverage,including stories, photos and video. Political feature stories for
In the Running
print feature.
Copy editor
 
for 
 , 
SMU student newspaper August 2011 to May 2012
 
Edited both Web and print for style and content.
Intern
 
for 
Dallas hyperlocal news publication
 
 June 2011 to August 2011
Wrote content for both Web and print. Compiled research for investigative property tax project.
Contributing writer for 
 , 
SMU student newspaper
 
February 2011 to May 2012
S
KILLS
Languages
 
Conversational Spanish
Extensive training in print and digital journalism
 
Writing for Web and print, blogging, search engine optimization
Proficient in digital tools
 
 Multimedia storytelling through audio, video and photos; data visualization and infographics
 
Fluent in social media and blog sites
 
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, WordPress
Advanced computer skills
 
 Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), InDesign, Final Cut Pro, iDVD, Soundslides
 Well-versed in the latest version of
 
The Associated Press Stylebook
 
Photography
 
Several published photo credits using Canon SLR cameras
O
THER
E
XPERIENCE
 English Instructor,
Fundación José Ortega y Gasset (Madrid, Spain)
 
August 2010 to December 2010
Instructed English language to Spanish children ranging from ages 5 to 10
.
 
Editor-in-Chief of
 
The Claymore,
The Woodlands High School yearbook August 2007 to August 2008
Wrote and edited copy. Created book of more than 250 pages using InDesign. Managed staff of 30 students.

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