Resume

ALYSSA M. BROWN
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssambrown

Education

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
Graduated May 2014
Bachelor of Arts – Spanish major, with minor concentrations in Journalism and English
Co-Editor, The Wagnerian, the Wagner College student newspaper
Study abroad in Barcelona in summer 2013 and week-long trip to Madrid in January 2012
Founder/President, American Association of University Women student branch
Member and former Vice President, Nubian Student Union
Brother, Alpha Phi Omega, international service fraternity; multiple chair positions
Tutor at El Centro del Inmigrante, focusing in ESL, GED and helping children with homework

Professional Experience

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA
Copy editor and paginator, Jan. 2015-Present
Edit stories and headlines, retrieve wire stories and photos; edit page proofs
Design pages with Libercus, including layout of stories and photos

Take The Lead Women, a new nonprofit that focuses on enabling women and equality
Blog writer and contributor, March 2015-Present
Contribute blog posts on relevant topics that relate to women, equality, and the media
Contribute blog post ideas, discuss recent events, keep up-to-date with current news and events in the media

Staten Island Advance, Staten Island, New York
Page producer and copy editor, June 2014-Dec. 2014
Design news pages/front page in Adobe InDesign and organize content in Citrix MediaWare Center
Write and edit headlines, decks, photo captions and stories; pitch stories; edit photos
Edit page proofs, look for both design and copy errors

Take The Lead Women, a new nonprofit that focuses on enabling women and equality
Blog editor and public relations manager, August 2013-Present
Manage bloggers and blog schedule, edit all blog posts, find images for blog posts, manage social media
Write press releases, put a PR strategy into effect for launch event, plan events and advertising

Century 21 Department Stores, New York City
Communications intern, Feb. 2014-May 2014
Write emails, Intranet announcements, payroll attachments; Translate materials to Spanish
Strategize effective communication methods for employees; Research projects

Writing Center, Wagner College
Writing intensive tutor, August 2011 to May 2014
Read and edit student papers, and assist students at any stage in the writing process
Lead workshops and teach correct paper formatting

Oprah Magazine, New York City
Editorial web intern, August 2013-Dec. 2013
Assist with spreadsheets, book projects, Facebook messages, creating Tweets
Build slideshows and stories online
Keep in contact with public relations contacts and keep PR spreadsheets up to date

Everyone is Gay, a New York City nonprofit organization promoting equality and the end of bullying
Fall web intern, August to December 2012
Social media and technology focus
Transferring information from old website (Tumblr) to new website (WordPress)
Video transcriptions

Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Staten Island
Hispanic outreach intern, March 2012 to June 2012
Plan and carry out programs in the community, targeting areas with a high Hispanic population
Create and translate resources including parent letters and program flyers into Spanish

Khloé Magazine, a female empowerment magazine and website
Writer, Oct. 2011 to present
Contribute story ideas
Write for Health & Fitness, Love & Relationships, and Clothes & Style sections

Information Technology Help Desk, Wagner College
Student help desk technician, August 2010 to May 2012
Troubleshoot technology problems and complete repairs
Set up and break down of media equipment

Skills

Microsoft Office Certifications 2003 and 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop, Quark XPress, Moveable Type, HTML, Dreamweaver
Social media experience with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, and Blogspot
Brainstorm and execute story ideas, manage a staff of peers, meet deadlines easily
Associated Press Style and copy editing experience
Photography and filming

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