Freelance social media manager, author Erica Obey, remote—August 2016 to present

  • Create, schedule, and post content for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Use Buffer to manage social media
  • Engage with other accounts

 Managing editor, The Sower, Concordia University, Nebraska—April 2016 to present

  • Oversee all aspects of publishing the print and online versions of the campus newspaper
  • Manage communication between our 45 staff members, and 10 editors and managers report to me on finding and assigning stories, editing, marketing and advertisement sales, social media, photography, and distribution
  • Lead biweekly staff meetings
  • Meet with editors and managers as needed
  • Make hiring decisions
  • Develop new ideas
  • Assist with budget planning.
  • Create, write, and schedule weekly email newsletter highlighting our online sites’s most recent news stories using MailChimp
  • Wrote and designed a reference manual and training tool for new reporters as an interactive PDF

Editorial intern, The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, Sigma Tau Delta, remote—May 2016-January 2017

  • Read and evaluate submissions
  • Edit accepted submissions for publication
  • Complete layout and design tasks on InDesign
  • Communicate with managing editor and other editorial intern remotely through email and Skype

Editorial assistant, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO—May 2016-July 2016

  • Assembled texts and prepared manuscripts on Word and InDesign
  • Reviewed and corrected manuscripts for grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity at various stages in the editorial process
  • Updated and created written content movement memos
  • Marked corrections for designers to make on physical copies
  • Performed substantive edits of manuscripts
  • Researched and summarized historical information for writers to use in song lyrics and musical script
  • Participated in developmental stages of children’s musical
  • Assisted with resource planning and development

Copy editor, The Sower, Concordia University, Seward, NE—April 2015-April 2016

  • Recruited and trained other copy editors
  • Copy edited stories, reviewed other copy editors’ edits, and communicated with writers about how to improve their work
  • Proofread print edition of paper before printing
  • Uploaded content to newspaper website, including formatting stories, writing headlines, and tagging posts
  • Developed and implemented new procedures for giving writers feedback on their writing
  • Updated and consolidated paper’s style guide and other writing guidelines and tips
  • Wrote and shared copy editing tip of the week on AP style and grammar basics in weekly newspaper meeting
  • Communicated with newspaper adviser, managing editor, and other editors to coordinate efforts and identify and resolve problems

Library student worker, Concordia University, Seward, NE—August 2015-October 2016

  • Organize, sort, and reshelve books according to Dewey Decimal System
  • Assist library patrons with checking out, research questions, and other concerns
  • Perform office and cleaning duties as assigned

Editorial intern, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO—May-July 2015

  • Reviewed and corrected manuscripts to ensure grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity
  • Prepared information and applications for CDs and DVD
  • Provided support for video shoots
  • Edited materials as assigned
  • Assisted with resource planning and development
  • Wrote craft blog posts

Workroom and office worker, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC, Cedar Rapids, IA—May-August 2013, December 2013, May-August 2014, December 2014

  • Sorted and distributed incoming mail; prepared postage for outgoing mail
  • Answered phones at the front desk and greeted clients
  • Performed basic office duties, like completing scanning or copying jobs, entering data into documents, organizing digital and hard copies of files, restocking and reorganizing shared work areas,  running errands (walking and by car), and setting up rooms for luncheons
  • Received instructions and completed projects independently

Concessions and game room host, Galaxy 16 Cine Wehrenberg Theater, Cedar Rapids, IA—June 2011- November 2012

  • Worked in a fast-paced food service/retail environment
  • Greeted guests and interacted with guests of all ages
  • Listened to guests’ orders and suggested deals and promotions
  • Operated a cash register
  • Checked supply levels, restocked supplies, and cleaned

Assistant volleyball coach, Cougar Volleyball Club and middle schools, Cedar Rapids, IA—2010-2013

  • Prioritized responsibilities and multi-tasked during games and practices
  • Monitored players’ statistics and made decisions for future based on statistics
  • Worked individually with players on specific skills
  • Worked and planned practices, lineups, and strategies with head coach
  • Encouraged players and fostered team spirit

Babysitting, Cedar Rapids, IA—2008-2013

    • Anticipated and solved problems in a fast-paced environment
    • Assumed responsibility for children’s safety and well-being