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University of Maine - Orono, ME .......... 2008 - Present
    Editorial journalism


Kennebec Journal .......... 2010 - Present
    The daily newspaper out of Maine's capital is the oldest in the state. Responsibilities include designing a variety of pages, including A1, copy editing articles and performing development work on its website, kjonline.com.
The Maine Campus .......... 2008 - 2010
    The independent, student-run newspaper at the University of Maine is one of the oldest newspapers in the state and the largest publication in Maine aimed exclusively at the college market.
     Served for one year as the youngest-ever editor in chief in the newspaper's 134-year history. As CEO of the company and the its top editor, duties included oversight of the newspaper's production and mangerial responsibilities such as handling personnel issues and balancing budgets. Cut costs while expanding coverage, quality and staff size by evaluating nonpersonnel costs, such as press and general office costs.
     Also served as production and design assistant and online editor. Responsibilities included creating semiweekly layouts for the style and culture section, designing and updating mainecampus.com and writing freelance op-ed and news articles. Transferred the newspaper's website off the proprietary College Publisher and onto the open-source WordPress using a home-grown script and with 100 percent of the content transferred.
CoPress .......... 2009 - 2010
    Served as a hosting associate at CoPress, a start-up company that provided media organizations with the resources needed to maintain a relevant and current website. Developed PHP scripts and plugins, such as Courier, and transferred sites from proprietary to open-source content management systems.
Burlington Free Press .......... June - September 2009
    Served as a copy desk intern and for a month and a half and was later hired as a part-time employee.


High proficiency on both Apple computers running any version of Mac OS X, including OS X Server, and Windows computers running any version of Windows.
Macintosh Programs
Adobe Suite for Mac including very high proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Garageband, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, Quark XPress, LAMP server, Quicktime Streaming Server.
Windows Programs
    Adobe Suite, Quark XPress, WAMP server.
Web design and development
     Very high proficiency in HTML, CSS, and PHP. Proficiency in Javascript, CGI, Perl and Python applications.