Journalism and Public Relations Resume


B.A. in Theatre, with College Honors, Summa Cum Laude (May 2021)
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee OK
GPA: 4.0
~ Journalism courses: News Writing, News Editing, Entertainment and Advocacy Journalism, Intro to Digital Photography
~ Other Related Courses: English Professional Editing, Contemporary Public Relations, Media & Culture, Theatre Management

Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce Professional Certificate (In-Progress)
Coursera, Online
~ Currently in the third of seven courses that comprise this certification program
~ Subjects covered in this program include content creation, social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and data analytics for digital marketing

Journalism Experience

Freelance Arts, Entertainment & Lifestyle Journalist
Kendra Michal Johnson LLC, Edmond, OK
Aug 2022-Present
~ Specializes in in-depth arts, entertainment & lifestyle coverage
~ Writes feature articles, reviews, editorials and columns
~ Photographs local festivals and events

Office Manager
The Lincoln County News, Chandler, OK
April 2022-Present
~ Collected and formatted obituary submissions, legal notices, classified line ads and public records
~ Laid out the obituary, public record and legal notice pages using Adobe InDesign
~ Wrote occasional columns
~ Calculated daily accounting worksheets
~ Handled customer payments and co-coordinates billing records

Countywide & Sun, Tecumseh, OK
Aug. 2021-April 2022
~ Reported on news, features, and human-interest assignments
~ Photographed local school sports
~ Proofed pages for print
~ Wrote a recurring column
~ Formatted legal notices and obituaries for publication

Staff Writer
The Lincoln County News, Chandler, OK
Dec. 2020-July 2021
~ Covered local news and human-interest feature stories
~ Handled writing and photography assignments

Features Editor, The Bison student newspaper, Spring 2021
Managing Editor, The Bison student newspaper,
Fall 2020
Arts Editor,
The Bison student newspaper, Fall 2017-2019
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK
~ Proofread and edited copy
~ Produced copy including reviews, news stories, features and columns
~ Designed and edited pages for print using Adobe InDesign

Journalism Intern, Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation
The Lincoln County News
, Chandler, OK
May-July 2020
~ Covered local news, businesses and human-interest feature stories
~ Produced front-page stories and photos
~ Built classified pages, proofread and delivered papers to help a co-worker on leave

Editor-In-Chief, The Bison student newspaper
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK
Aug. 2019-Mar. 2020
~ Coordinated the production of 12-page newspaper issues, from the article pitch stage to exporting the final pdfs from Adobe InDesign and sending them to the printers
~ Supervised an approximately 10-person news team
~ Lead weekly newspaper staff meetings to plan each issue and provide important training

Teaching Assistant, for assistant professor of journalism Holly Easttom
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK
Fall 2020
~ Provided students with feedback on news writing assignments

Public Relations Experience

PR Intern
Love For Our Elders

Dec. 2020-Mar. 2021
~ Co-coordinated “Letter To An Elder Day 2021” PR campaign that garnered TV, newspaper, and online media coverage across the United States
~ Trained team members in public relations by coordinating the creation of a PR guide and running a training session

Public Relations Consultant
Relevé Studio, Shawnee, OK
~ Wrote press releases published by multiple online publications, one of which led to an additional print article in the Shawnee News-Star
~ Assisted with promotional events, posters and social media

Public Relations Coordinator (previously Co-Chair) for numerous OBU Theatre productions
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OKs
~ Facilitated coverage in Shawnee Outlook local magazine
~ Created promotional materials for shows, including a teacher’s guide, family guide WordPress site, PR packets and lobby displays, in combination with student dramaturg responsibilities
~ Co-coordinated social media campaign for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Arts Management and Related Experience

House Manager, Three Sisters
Assistant House Manager, The Addams Family Musical
Box Office Manager, The Pirates of Penzance
Assistant Stage Manager, Wandering Through Reality: An Evening of One-Acts
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK

Drama Teacher, 21st CC Summer Program
Strother Elementary, Seminole, OK
2018, 2019
~ Directed upper-elementary students through the process of producing and performing an original short play within a four-week rehearsal time frame (2018)
~ Led student drama club in fun, educational theatre activities (2019)

One Room School Reenactment Coordinator
Santa Fe Depot Museum and Safe Events For Families (SEFF), Shawnee, OK
~ Wrote reenactment demonstration guide
~ Recruited and supervised volunteer reenactors for school children and teacher roles
~ Coordinated rehearsals and ran demonstrations as a one-room schoolhouse teacher

House Manager, End of Year Showcase
Drama Club Connection, Shawnee, OK

Parade Route Assistant, Shawnee Christmas Parade
Event Volunteer, Boo On Bell Festival
Event Volunteer Redbud City Night on the Bricks
Safe Events For Families (SEFF), Shawnee, OK
2014-2015, 2016


Better Newspaper Contest – First Place Business Story
Oklahoma Press Association (OPA), Division 7

Excellence in the Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy Award
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 6

Additional Skills

Languages & Communication ~ Basic Conversational French, Public Speaking, Acting, Theatre, Reenactment

Software ~ Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Basecamp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Meta Business Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Affinity Photo, WordPress, Canva, DLSR camerawork

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