About

 

About

 
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Hi, I'm Sarah! I have thoughts, frequently write them down, and sometimes share them with the world. More often than not, I probably just want to tell you about a new coffeeshop I found. If you're interested, contact me below and let's get a coffee.

I have recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with B.A.s in English and political science and a minor in advertising and public relations. What that information really tells you is that I know communication. I relentlessly research the ways words are used to create symbols, make political statements, and capture consumer attention.

My past experiences include editing, publicity, and social media management. I have demonstrated that I am a strategic thinker with creative ambition. I have an eye for detail and design, both written and visual. I am open to any opportunity that allows me to pursue my quest for styled and effective communication.

Words make up everything we do, and they are at the core of my personal and professional passions. Above all, I believe in the power of a well-told story and the importance of creative problem solving.

 
 
 
 

education

UNC CHAPEL HILL – ANTICIPATED GRADUATION MAY 2019

Bachelor of Arts in English and political science, minor in advertising and public relations

  • 3.8 GPA | Dean's List (6 semesters)

  • Honors Carolina

  • Honors Semester in London (Spring 2017)

  • Phi Beta Kappa (inducted Nov. 2018)

 
 

skills

LANGUAGE: proficient in oral and written French, familiar with AP, Chicago, and MLA styles

TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, Python

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, HubSpot

 

experience

contributor | neuse news (aug 2018 - present)

  • Write news stories relevant to the Neuse River Basin communities

  • Develop a publication style guide to ensure consistent style and increase editing efficiency

  • Research and write weekly blog posts on digital marketing trends

editorial interN | casual living (Jun 2018 - aug 2018)

  • Edited and formatted press releases using content management systems to publish on company website

  • Researched story opportunities for weekly blog series on independent casual retailers

  • Interviewed industry leaders to write Q&A articles for monthly print publication

  • Managed the company's Twitter presence to share relevant news and increase engagement

assistant editor | Eyewear publishing (jan 2017 - Aug 2018)

  • Edited manuscripts of poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction

  • Parlayed with academic professionals in the US and UK to set up author events and generate publicity

  • Developed strategy and wrote pitch letters for US review copy distribution to request publication reviews

  • Engineered marketing campaign for annual competition, resulting in $1,000 monthly revenue

director of publicity | Global Music outreach (Jan 2016 - present)

  • Manage website and social media presence to promote the organization's mission and efforts

  • Design publicity materials for all organization events and supervise their distribution

  • Generate strategy for informative events to increase campus involvement and awareness