Ayanna’s Resume

Contact: Ayanna.alex413@gmail.com


To obtain employment concentrating on a reporter/editor responsibilities with a magazine, PR firm, online media outlet, or newspaper.


June 2017 – August 2017

News Intern – IP, Tech & Telecom, Privacy | Bloomberg BNA | Arlington, VA

  • Covered news and events in the intellectual property, trademark litigation, and patent law
  • Covered cyber-security and privacy
  • Covered technology and telecommunications events on Capitol Hill and the Federal Communications Commission

May 2017 – June 2017

Copy Editor | The New York Times Student Journalism Institute | Greater New York Area

  • Edited all content including headlines, sub-headlines, photo captions, etc.
  • Covered the First Lady Chirlane McCray’s Initiative on maternal depression screenings across the

March 2010 – May 2017

Copy Editor and Contributing Writer| The Hilltop Newspaper | Washington, DC

  • Contributed to Sports, Local and National sections
  • Edited copy for The Hilltop Newspaper
  • Covered Howard University and Clark University their service activities and highlights of Howard’s Alternative Spring Break in Atlanta, GA
  • Formed headlines, subheads and photo captions for the Alternative Spring Break-Atlanta stories
  • Conducted and edited live video interviews with the trip’s attendees and mentees

September 2016-January 2017

Multimedia Intern | Agence France-Presse (AFP) | Washington, DC

  • Edited all content for online publishing and social media outlets
  • Created headlines, tickers/sub-headlines, and photo captions for online content and choosing all photos for online content

August 2016-October 2016

Short Assignment Editorial Intern | The Washington Redskins, Redskins.com | Ashburn, VA

  • Wrote editorial content
  • Transcribed all press conferences and interviews
  • Assisted full time editorial staff during on-field during home games

November 2015-August 2016

Freelancer | The Washingtonian Magazine | Washington, DC

  • Provided editorial content for The Washingtonian Magazine

May 2015-September 2015

PR Associate| CNN | Washington, DC

  • Provided weekly coverage for multiple correspondents and shows
  • Developed and formatted transcripts for all Sunday morning shows
  • Compiled coverage report for multiple CNN Films such as Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me and Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
  • Assisted CNN correspondents with weekly radio interviews

February 2015-May 2015

Digital Advocacy Intern, Freelancer| Planned Parenthood Federation of America | Washington, DC

  • Assisted the editorial department with fact-checking and research for Planned Parenthood Action website
  • Developed content for Planned Parenthood Action Fund blogs and other properties.
  • Served as ghostwriter for multiple articles
  • Monitored and updated Planned Parenthood’s social media properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, etc

August 2014-December 2014

Editorial Intern | The American Prospect | Washington, DC

  • Assisted the editorial department with fact-checking and research for the print magazine and daily production of The American Prospect‘s website
  • Produced Q & A web content and multiple politically aware articles for web
  • Developed and implemented social media plans for Twitter

September 2013-May 2014

Digital Communications Intern, Freelancer | Mentor Up-AARP Foundation | Washington, DC

  • Developed social media plans and schedules for multiple web outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

August 2012-December 2012

Freelancer | The Washington Blade | Washington, DC

  • Created calendar events for the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas.
  • Produced brief arts and entertainment editorials


  • Howard University, Washington DC
  • B.A., Journalism|December 2017
  • MAJOR-Print/On-line Journalism
  • MINOR-Sports Administration

Other Skills and Interests

  • Trilingual
    • English (First Language)
    • Japanese (Advanced)
    • Spanish (Conversational) 
  • Microsoft Office
    • Advanced
  • Final Cut Pro
    • Proficient
  • Adobe
    • Advanced
  • CMS Systems
    • Advanced
  • Social Media Marketing Management Systems
    • Hootsuite
    • Spredfast
    • Salsa Lab
  • Google Office
    • Drive
    • Analytics
  • Social Media Outlets
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Snapchat
    • Instagram
    • LinkedIn

References Available Upon Request