Ayanna’s Resume

Contact: Ayanna.alex413@gmail.com

Objective

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

Experience

January 2018 – April 2018

Editorial InternPOLITICO | Arlington, VA

  • Contributed to the weekly newsletter, the daily breaking news articles and alerts.
  • Covered events such as the 2018 March for our Lives protest, the 2018 Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference, events held at the Brookings Institution, and more.
  • Contributed to the POLITICO Pro channel and POLITICO States channel.

August 2017 – November 2017

Contributor & Copy EditorHoward University News Service | Washington, D.C.

  • Contributed to the weekly budget and pitches stories for Howard University’s newswire.
  • Covered events such as the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins White House Visit, Dick Gregory’s Memorial Celebration Service, and more.
  • Contributed stories like the African American involvement with cryptocurrency and marketing entrepreneur, Tina Wells’ profile.

June 2017 – August 2017

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

  • Covered news and events concerning intellectual property, cybersecurity, technology, and telecommunications from the BNA headquarters, the Federal Communications Commission, and Capitol Hill.
  • Covered the Washington Redskins trademark dispute.
  • Covered the privacy issues with Children Online Privacy Rule.
  • Served as a broadcaster in a ‘5 Things About Privacy Issues in Sports and Entertainment’ informational video – 1.4K views as of 10/2017

May 2017 – June 2017

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

  • Edited headlines, text, and photo captions.
  • Covered First Lady Shirleen McCray and ThriveNYC’s maternal depression screenings initiative.

March 2010 – May 2017

Copy Editor & 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 and created headlines, text, and photo captions.

August 2016-October 2016

Short Assignment Editorial Intern | Redskins.com |The Washington Redskins| 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 | 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 a 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 the web.
  • Developed and implemented social media plans for Twitter.

September 2013-May 2014

Digital Communications Intern| 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, D.C.

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

Education

  • Howard University, Washington DC
  • B.A., Media, Journalism, and Film|December 2017
  • MAJOR-Print/Online 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

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