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CARSON ANN KOHLER

carsonkohler@mail.missouri.edu (727) 667-5520


thecarsonmethod.wordpress.com

EDUCATION
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
Master of Arts in Journalism, emphasis in Magazine Writing
Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in English, emphasis in Writing and Publication Studies
Minor in Business Administration

August 2014 May 2016


August 2010 May 2014

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
Vox Magazine Columbia, Missouri
Calendar Editor
August 2015 present
Catalog all incoming press releases and calendar submissions and delegate tasks to department editors
Confirm fact checking and edit more than 60 calendar events each week on Voxs website
Lay out the calendar page in InDesign for each weekly issue of the magazine
Digital Editor
August 2015 present
Pitch and create blog posts each week and execute digital concepts to elevate print stories on the web
Construct social media analytic reports and make conclusions about what works best for our audience
Utilize iPhone apps such as ThingLink, Storify and Stellar to report live events via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Department Editor
May 2015 August 2015
Pitched and wrote stories for the print magazine, blog and iPad
Completed tasks such as scheduling photo shoots, editing drafts and fact checking to ensure strong print stories
Participated in weekly two-night productions, which involved editing galleys on micro and macro levels
Wrote and fact checked at least five event entries a week for the online and print calendar page
Executed a themed issue of Vox, which required collaborating on all editorial content as well as design and photos
Reporter
August 2014 December 2014
Reported a variety of assigned stories but became the unofficial food and drink reporter
Composed the only reporter-written feature during the semester about a new local distillery
Traveled Missouris back roads and authored award-winning feature narratives
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Magazine Editing)
August 2015 present
Collaborate closely with the professor and grade weekly micro- and macro-editing assignments
Instruct a weekly discussion with students to review grammar, copy editing and magazine industry information
Taps Yearbook at Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina
Editor-in-Chief
May 2013 May 2014
Managed 20 staff writers and photographers and led weekly staff meetings to publish the 104th volume of Taps
Revamped the yearbooks departments and compiled story ideas into a 336-page ladder
Designed and developed a variety of spreads for the books eight sections and edited each story
Stepped up as the business manager, updating budgets and consulting with ad and portrait consultants
The Seneca Journal Seneca, South Carolina
Lifestyle Editorial Intern
Assumed copy editor responsibilities as well as designed layouts for the lifestyle section
Pitched and wrote travel, food, health and entertainment features on a freelance basis

January 2013 July 2014

APPLICABLE SKILLS
Strong understanding of
magazine and newspaper
style writing

Keen interviewing and


reporting skills adaptable
across platforms and topics

Ability to meet deadline


while paying particular
attention to edits

Superb copy editing


skills and ample AP style
experience