Simpson Center for the Humanities
I work as Communications Director at the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington. I support faculty and students in their research; run a website and social media accounts; create newsletters; and tell stories about the vigor & vitality of great scholarship and learning. I put my English major to use every day.
Bastyr University: I worked on a great communications team, helping with web production, strategy, analytics, print projects, social media, and various efforts to support a fascinating university. I produced stories and email newsletters showing future students about life on campus, the verve & creativity of students, the verve & brilliance of faculty, clinical research, alumni careers, and the intersection of public policy and natural medicine. They also included videos, recipes, rants from the editor about Seattle weather, and occasional bad jokes & such.
Sustainable Industries: Working on a small staff for this West Coast magazine involved daily editing for the website, and everything from early-stage story planning through the design process to proofing for our print magazine.
Grist: Working on a small editorial staff involved lots of collaborative planning, editing for colleagues and interns, and leading multimedia projects.
Brown County Democrat: Working a on a small editorial staff (sensing a theme here?) involved more of the same: planning, line-editing, lively conversations about what makes a community newspaper worthwhile.
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