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Work Experience

       Kai USA Ltd. - February 2017 - Present

  • Associate Editor - May 2018 - Present 
    • Manages content for Kai USA’s housewares blog, which includes product release information, how-to guides, and brand stories   
    • Creates articles for Kai FACT Magazine, a global travel magazine that strives to improve brand equity
    • Edits travel articles by ESL writers 
  • Content Coordinator - February 2018 - May 2018
    • Spearheaded the creation of American content for Kai FACT Magazine, Kai’s corporate publication
    • Copyedited English content on Kai Japan's website and print magazine 
    • Photographed products for use in Kai FACT Magazine and on social media 
  • Marketing Associate - February 2017 - February 2018
    • Completed copy for a housewares catalog, which included product descriptions, series overviews, and captions 
    • Coordinated with outdoor media outlets using press releases and product review samples
    • Drew hundreds of skaters to a sponsored skateboarding event by creating ad copy, contacting news organizations and complying with city park regulations 

       Sports Writer/Outdoor-Recreation Editor, The Observer - August 2016 - January 2017

  • Averaged four sports and outdoor stories per week for print and online media
  • Designed newspaper layout for sports and outdoor section
  • Provided live Twitter coverage for local fans
  • Thrived within an intense, 24/7 newsroom environment that publishes three times a week

       Charles Snowden Reporter Intern, Baker City Herald - June 2016 - August 2016

  • Crafted lively feature stories, including an outdoor article that was shared by a top-circulating newspaper in Oregon
  • Key team member for copy editing in AP Style        

       Associate Editor/Features Writer, Ethos Magazine - September 2013 - April 2016 

  • Led story groups, guided young writers and copy edited their work
  • Worked with editor to create long-form feature stories that explored Eugene culture
  • Pitched stories that were written on a tight deadline

       Administration Reporter, Daily Emerald - January 2016 - April 2016

  • Interviewed University of Oregon administration, faculty, and students
  • Researched the effects of long-term tuition increases  
  • Breaking news specialist

       Features Writer, Flux Magazine - December 2015 - June 2016

  • Wrote an award-winning story on controversial school mascots in Oregon
  • Traveled to rural Oregon to interview subjects and develop the story on-site
  • Worked closely with photographers and designers to put the piece together
  • Copy edited with peers

       Videographer, Kai USA - June 2015 - December 2015

  • Produced product video for nationally recognized sport knife brands
  • Edited content using Adobe Premiere and Photoshop
  • Produced and conducted video interviews with various knife designers

       Sportswriter, FishDuck.com - April 2015 - June 2015

  • Wrote informative profile pieces on overlooked UO student athletes
  • Developed one quality feature article each week
  • Formatted articles and pictures using WordPress

Acknowledgments

Education

       University of Oregon

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Class of 2016

Skills

  • Windows/Mac OS Platforms, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, WordPress
  • AP Style
  • Strong foundation in digital photography and video

References

  •  Available upon request