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Melissa Bykofsky

MJBYK892@gmail.com — www.melissabykofsky.com — @mbykofsky

MEDIA EXPERIENCE
O, The Oprah Magazine Editorial Intern • Research stories for the lifestyle, health and features sections of the magazine • Assist editors by creating source lists for stories and transcribing interviews • Write book reviews for Oprah.com August 2012 to Present

Marie Claire May to August 2012 Features Intern • Directly assisted lifestyles editor and books editor • Pitched ideas and researched stories for the features section of the magazine • Wrote for front of book “What I Love About September” page and October travel section • Tweeted daily for Marie Claire at Work • Sat in for editorial assistant and provided administrative support with calendars, phones, expenses and travel • Cataloged book submissions and organized monthly book lists Pipe Dream August 2007 to May 2011 Binghamton University’s independent student-run newspaper Editor-In-Chief, promoted from News Editor • Managed the content and production and oversaw the entire staff including photo editors, business managers, section editors and copy chiefs • Developed story ideas, created a beat system for news writers, wrote and edited headlines, deks, news and feature articles and blogs for the website Newsday A Cablevision Systems Corporation Long Island daily newspaper Editorial Intern, Explore Long Island • Pitched, researched and wrote feature stories for the arts and entertainment section • Participated with editors in budget meetings and department meetings June to August 2010

Herald Community Newspapers June to August 2009 A Richner Communications, Inc. Long Island hyperlocal weekly newspaper Editorial Intern • Worked with the executive editor to proofread and layout the newspaper • Wrote breaking news and feature stories; created and ran Facebook and Twitter accounts for the paper

EDUCATION
City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism Arts and Culture Concentration Binghamton University, State University of New York English, General Literature and Rhetoric Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Journalism Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa M.A. December 2012 B.A. May 2011

SKILLS
Internet/Writing: LexisNexis, HTML, CSS, SEO, Tumult Hype, WordPress, Tumblr, advanced knowledge of social media as it relates to deep search, outreach and analytics Software: Final Cut Pro, Reaper, Photoshop, InDesign, Aperture, Microsoft XCEL Hardware: Marantz PMD660 & PMD620, JVC HM100U, Canon DSLR: Rebel T2i, XSi, Canon G12 series