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Rachel E. Southmayd

rachelsouthmayd@gmail.com

LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/rachelsouthmayd

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Moishe House, Charlotte, NC
Grants Manager: April 2015-Present
  • Write grants, reports, etc. to obtain funding for Moishe House’s global operations
  • Manage multiple deadlines at all times for dozens of different grants
  • Collaborate as an active member of the development team, assisting in raising funds to cover Moishe House’s multi-million budget
The Herald, Rock Hill, SC
Reporter: June 2013-April 2015
  • Wrote stories, produce videos and take photographs for daily print and online products
  • Worked on the education beat, covering K-12 schools in York, Chester and Lancaster counties
  • Completed general assignment reporting on everything from crime and courts to personal features
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Fellow: January 2013
  • Travelled to Cuba to complete independent reporting project on sustainable farming
Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, MA
Features Intern: June-August 2012
  • Composed nearly 40 stories in just nine weeks, including four front pages
  • Wrote stories and reviews for Lifestyle, Health, Books, Arts & Entertainment and News
Imagining the Internet Center
Reporter, Internet Society 20th Anniversary Conference, Geneva, Switzerland: April 2012
  • Provided real-time reporting at global communications policy event let by top Internet innovators
60 Minutes,” New York, NY
Intern: January-February 2012
  • Assisted senior producer, producers, broadcast assistants and editors with requested tasks
  • Conducted research, analyzed information, logged tapes and organized documents for story production
Delaware Beach Life, Southern Delaware
Summer 2011: Freelance Contributor
  • Wrote in-depth profile and feature on local issues directly involved in and affecting the community
Coastal Point, Southern Delaware
Intern: Summer 2010,  2011
  • Wrote for all sections in weekly publication, in-depth pieces for quarterly environmental magazine

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STUDENT MEDIA

The Pendulum, Elon University
Elections Editor: Fall 2012
  • Organize coverage of local, state and national elections in 2012 fall election cycle
Opinions Editor: January-December 2011
  • Developed and wrote weekly staff editorials & cartoons about political and social issues
  • Assigned columns and design section from start to finish, creating graphics and using photos
Reporter and Columnist for News, Features, Arts and Opinions: Fall 2009-December 2012
  • Report on and develop stories about variety of campus and community events

SKILLS

Writing: News, Features, Opinion, AP Style

Software and Web: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress, Social Media, Microsoft Suite, HTML, CSS

EDUCATION­­­

Elon University, Elon, North Carolina-May 2013

Major: Journalism with a concentration in Print and Online-Overall GPA: 3.7/4.0

Minors: Creative Writing, I­nternational Studies and Theatre Arts

Study Abroad: University of Haifa, Israel-February-June 2012

AWARDS

Journalism and Communications Fellow

Dean’s & President’s List-2009, 2010, 2011

Chapter President, Society of Professional Journalists-2011-2013

Member, Lambda Pi Eta, Communications Honor Society

Outstanding Senior, Print and Online Journalism-2013

New England Newspaper & Press Association Award, Arts and Entertainment Reporting-2012-2013

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