// Experience

Editorial Assistant, J&J Editorial // January 2013-present

–       Assist in and streamline the peer review process
–       Check in new manuscripts, assign editors and follow-up on deadlines
–       Check email queues and respond to authors, helping to submit manuscripts
–       Run editor, reviewer, author reports as needed

Freelance Writer, Raleigh Public Record // July 2012-present
–       Field reported from various polling places and parties on Election Day 2012
–       Interviewed candidates, researched politicians’ roles for voter guide
–       Reported on pedestrian safety and transit plans in Raleigh

Intern, CONDUIT Health Communications/AtticMaxx LLC  // May 2012-Aug. 2012
–       Researched and wrote blog posts focusing on home storage and organization
–       Compiled press releases to pitch patented invention to new retailers
–       Coordinated product photo shoot and website updates

Arts & Entertainment Editor, Elon University Pendulum // Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011
–        Assigned articles and managed output of around 25 regular contributors
–        Brainstormed, researched story ideas and sources
–        Wrote briefs, short-form and long-form articles
–        Photographed events, portraits for articles
–        Designed and laid out pages
–        Selected to represent The Pendulum at the ACP Convention in Louisville, Ky.

Marketing & Communications Intern, North Carolina Museum of Art // May 2011-Aug. 2011

–        Proofread museum’s membership collateral materials
–        Chief content producer for museum’s Facebook page
–        Wrote and sent email marketing communications
–        Assisted in filing information on candidates applying for a vacant staff position

Volunteer, Alamance County Historical Museum // Jan. 2011-May 2011

–        Conducted private tours
–        Researched and wrote articles for quarterly publication
–        Assisted in cataloguing artifacts

Communications Intern, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC // May 2010-Aug. 2010
–        Photography team leader, principal photo editor and photographer for pictorial directory
–        Designed and laid out publications for the congregation

// Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
AP Style
Chicago Style
Editorial Manager
Microsoft Office Suite
Photography / editing
Social media
Video / editing
Writing / editing

// Education

B.A., Print/Online Journalism, Art History Minor // May 2012
–        Elon University, Elon, North Carolina // GPA: 3.44

// Activities & Honors

North Carolina College Media Association
–        First place, feature writing 2012 // https://laurenramsdell.com/2011/05/03/549/
–        Honorable mention, feature writing 2011 // https://laurenramsdell.com/2010/10/05/local-farmer-creates-a-buzz-about-bees/

Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society // Inducted May 2012

Communications Fellow ‘13, Elon University
–        Selected to attend Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 2011

Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, Delta Psi Chapter
–        Secretary, spring 2012

Society of Professional Journalists, Elon University Chapter
–        Co-president, fall 2010

Sunshine Day 2010
–        Selected to write articles about the events of Sunshine Day NC 2010 for the North Carolina Sunshine Center


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