Resume

Alyssandra Barnes

Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
B.A., Journalism, Reporting concentration, May 2013
Minor: English Overall GPA: 3.2

Relevant Experience

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, BOULDER, CO
The outdoor magazine for women who run, bike, backpack, climb, paddle, snowboard, ski, travel and enjoy outdoor endeavors.
Contributor, June 2013- present
• Write and photograph adventure activities, such as skydiving, scuba diving and zorbing.

VAGABOND EXPLORER MAGAZINE
Around the world perpetual travel.
Contributor, September 2013- present
• Write and photograph cultural features of Santiago, Chile.

RIVAL MAGAZINE, CHAPEL HILL, NC
Joint student publication between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University
Editor in Chief June 2011- May 2013
Managing Editor August 2010-May 2011
• Edited all stories, 16-20 articles per issue, for content and grammatical errors.
• Organized a staff of 28, efficiently communicating and offering encouragement and constructive criticism.
• Contributed to story and artwork ideas, crafting assignment shells to produce a cohesive magazine.
• Wrote on average one story per issue, ranging from detailed four-page features to editorial commentary.
• Designed on average one spread per issue, ranging from graphic blurbs to three page spreads.

TRAVEL WEEKLY, SECAUSUS, NJ
The national newspaper of the travel industry
Editorial Intern, May- August 2012
• Published as a writer and photographer on content such as new tourism trends and adventure activities.
• Traveled on assignment to Puerto Rico, Mexico and NYC, learning to ably handle journalistic endeavors.
• Assisted with copy editing and producing story ideas.

YAHOO! NEWS and YAHOO! SHINE
Yahoo’s news center and Yahoo’s women’s lifestyle and parenting center.
Contributor, June- August 2012
• Wrote six published articles, ranging from breaking news on robberies to features on parenting skills.

Adventure Activity Experience
Single-engine aircraft solo flight, skydiving, kiteboarding, scuba diving, off-road driving, swimming with whale sharks, zorbing, indoor skydiving, parasailing, ziplining and wilderness hiking.

Awards/Recognition
HOT 100 AWARD, YAHOO!: July 2012. An award given monthly to the most successful contributing writers based upon monthly page views and audience response.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Stephenson-Biddex Scholarship, 2012, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Paul Green Houston Scholarship, 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Special Skills/Interests
Proficient with InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office and Photoshop. Trained in HTML/CSS coding with SEO and tagging emphasis. Skilled in social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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