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Editorial Intern, The Poughkeepsie Journal
Wrote stories and covered live events for different sections including local news, arts and lifestyle . Wrote front-page articles and centerpieces . Wrote arts, news and business briefs . Put events into community calendar . Created story packages on CCI NewsGate. Researched for articles . Pitched story ideas and attended news meetings.
Managing Editor, The New Paltz Oracle
Managed a staff of approximately 30 . Micro and macro edited stories for content and AP style errors . Laid out opinion section . Helped page editors with layouts using Adobe InDesign . Put together slugs list every week.
News Editor, The New Paltz Oracle
Moved down to train future editor . Manages two news copy editors . Writes weekly articles for news section . Micro and macro edits all news stories for content and AP style errors . Highlights all news stories for fact checking . Lays out all pages in the news section . Pitches weekly story ideas.
Assistant Managing Editor, The New Paltz Oracle
Aids editor-in-chief and managing editor in everyday duties . Proofreads and edits all stories in news, features, arts and entertainment and sports sections . Helps train copy editors in editing and AP style skills.
Features Editor, The New Paltz Oracle
Managed two features copy editors . Wrote weekly articles for features section . Macro and micro edited all feature stories for content and AP style errors . Highlighted all feature stories for fact checking . Laid out all pages in the features section . Pitched weekly story ideas.
A&E Copy Editor, The New Paltz Oracle
Wrote weekly articles for Arts & Entertainment section . Fact checked all Arts & Entertainment articles . Copy edited all stories being published . Pitched weekly story ideas.
Editorial Intern, IN/Where New York Magazines
Wrote listings for New York City restaurants, shops and galleries . Wrote short features . Attended press events . Assisted with photo shoots including picking up and sorting merchandise . Used InCopy to edit content . Researched store/restaurant openings . Gathered contact information for sources.
Spanish Correspondent, The New Paltz Oracle
Wrote columns reflecting on study abroad experience.
Administrative Assistant Law Offices of Virginia R. Fling, New York, N.Y.
Summer 2008 - 2010
Client files organization . Data entry and database management . Storage coordination. Document translation . Prepared accounts payable, disbursement journals and outgoing mail.
Administrative Assistant Law Office of Alison Greenberg, New York, N.Y.
Responsibilities include organization and filing of documents.
April 2010 – January 2012
Tutor, Highland Residential Center, Highland, N.Y.
Fall 2010 - 2012
Selected to provide one on one weekly tutoring to juvenile offenders . Planned and implemented lessons to teach basic math and English skills to adolescents.
Radio DJ, The Edge, New Paltz, N.Y. Study Abroad, Seville, Spain
Spring 2010 – 2011
Hosted a two hour radio show every week . Worked for the Marketing Department.
Took classes all taught in Spanish for the semester.
Experience in Adobe InDesign . Fluent in AP style . Second language: Intermediate Spanish . Knowledge of social media . Windows & Mac OS platforms . MS Office.
State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz — New Paltz, N.Y. BA in Journalism, 2013 Minor in Spanish, 2013
Dean's List; Spring 2010, 11, Fall 2012
Clips Viewable at rachelifreeman.wordpress.com