Professional Objective

A self-motivated and highly organized storyteller looking for opportunities to build

professional experience as a multimedia journalist


Experience

Editor in Chief  (May 2018 – Present)

The Daily Wildcat – University of Arizona

The highest-ranking student leader of an award-winning publication

Oversee a staff of more than 100 editors, reporters, photographers and designers

Responsible for day-to-day operations and content production, serving an audience of 61,000 students, faculty and staff and more than 1 million digital unique visitors annually.

Features Apprentice ( Jan. 2019 – Present)

Arizona Daily Star – Tucson, AZ

Write at least one feature article per week

Manage deadlines for incoming content

Work with features editor on articles and receive feedback on how to improve

Arts & Life Co-Editor (Feb. 2018 – May 2018)

The Daily Wildcat – University of Arizona

Managed and produced daily content for the website and print editions

Designed newspaper layout for Arts & Life desk

Edited content, provided feedback to writers and managed a team of reporters

Engaged with community members and stay up to date with current events and issues

 

Student Communications Specialist (Feb. 2018 – Aug. 2018)

Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science – University of Arizona

Developed a strategic marketing communications plan.

Produced website content in the form of blogs, newsletters, community profiles

 

Student Affairs Marketing & Promotions Assistant (Jan. 2015 - Oct. 2016)

Dean of Students Office - California State University San Marcos

Developed a strategic marketing plan and editorial calendar to promote student programming and student life initiative at CSUSM.

Developed content for social media platforms to engage with campus community about upcoming events, student pride and campus tradition.

Produced and published promotional event articles and student spotlights.

 

Managing Editor (Aug. 2014 - May 2016)

Previous positions held: News Editor, Editorial Assistant

The Cougar Chronicle - California State University San Marcos

Managed and supervised the news, arts & entertainment, web & social media, community outreach and video teams.

Managed multiple projects and maintained the organizational structure of the newspaper.

Worked in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines.


Education 

The University of Arizona 

M.A. Program (Spring 2017 - present)

Journalism, International Emphasis

California State University San Marcos 

B.A in Communication (Graduated in Spring 2016)


Memberships

Society of Professional Journalists 

Member - Since Feb. 2016

 

Investigative Reporters & Editors

Member - Since Sept. 2018


Conferences & Presentations

Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender

Chicago, IL - Oct. 13-16, 2016

“Advocating for Trans* Rights Through Collaboration, Collective Knowledge, Experience & Wisdom” by Jasmine Demers

 

Media & Communication Days – Media Showcase

Cal State San Marcos – April 11, 2016

“The Cougar Chronicle & the Future of News Media” by Jasmine Demers


  References

Brett Fera 

Director of Arizona Student Media

University of Arizona

(818)929-1739

 

Jeannine Relly 

Associate Professor, Journalism

University of Arizona

(520)621-7557

 

Dilcie Perez

Dean of Students

California State University San Marcos

(760)750-4935