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Ryan Michelle Anderson

(651) 528-9424 5131 Frederiksen Court Ames, IA 50010

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2015
Major in Journalism and Mass Communication, Designated Area of Concentration in Marketing and PR
Minor in Art History
Cumulative GPA- 2.53

The Iowa State Daily Newspaper, Ames, IA
Senior Assistant News Editor 1/2014 5/2014
Managed the creation and submission of articles for daily edition of paper
Formulated concepts and themes with staff weekly.
Fostered a supportive environment involving teamwork and growth in the newsroom via role modeling and encouragement.
Trained Assistant News Editors and new reporters
Enforced adherence to deadlines and space criteria
Assistant News Editor: politics, business/administration 10/2013 12/2013
Edited submitted news articles in a timely manner
Gathered and verified facts for breaking news stories
Assured ongoing communication between other desks in the newsroom
Reporter: Health, Greek life and general assignment 1/2013 10/2013
Utilized social networking, work of mouth, and beat walks to seek out relevant and current student-interest stories
Conducted phone and in-person interviews to gather information for articles and validate integrity of stories.
Wrote and submitted multiple weekly news and human interest stories
Minnesota Monthly Magazine, Minneapolis, MN
Editorial Intern 5/2014-8/2014
Brainstormed ideas and wrote blogs on upcoming weekend events
Fact-checked articles and blog posts on a daily basis
Wrote play reviews, profiles, and other blogs in a variety of sections.
Performed administrative tasks, including maintaining idea files and contact lists.

Awards and Involvement
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association Award, New York, NY Spring 2013
First place recipient for news feature writing in 2013.
Greek Relations Executive Council, LETTERS Magazine, Ames, IA Fall 2014- present
Contributing writer for the magazine.
Kept up-to-date with upcoming and current events within the greek community using social media and attending events
Worked on developing a Constitution for the organization.
Kappa Delta Sorority, Sigma Sigma Chapter, Ames, IA
Involved in monthly philanthropy events with Girl Scouts of USA and Prevent Child Abuse America.
Participation in community-wide service projects such as campus cleanups and fundraisers.

Word, Excel, Power Point, InCopy, WordPress, Mac & PC literate
Experienced in blogging and all forms of social media
Skilled in AP style writing format