Resume

Amanda LaCasse

Social Media | Digital Communications | Journalism

Phoenix  ▪ alacasse@asu.edu

Downloadable PDF: LaCasse Resume


Experience

Social Media Analyst, Arizona Chapter National Safety Council, a safety related not-for-profit offering classes and products | September 2015-Present

  • Evaluate social media analytics
  • Curate multiple social media feeds
  • Create weekly content for blogs and newsletters
  • Design brochures, newsletters, posters and mailers
  • Take and edit photos and videos of events; products
  • Cross-trained to assist at the front desk when needed

Photo Editor, the Downtown Devil, an independent online publication operated by ASU Students  | July 2014-May 2015

  • Teach Downtown Devil photographers the basics of photojournalism
  • Assign stories to photographers at weekly meetings
  • Select and publish photos taken by photographers
  • Edit photographs in an ethical fashion using Photoshop CC

Staff Journalist and Photographer | August 2013-May 2015

  • Interview 3-5 subjects, write and self-edit news articles
  • Follow AP Style guidelines
  • Utilize correct grammar and honest syntax
  • Write and edit captions to follow AP style guidelines

Digital Communications Program Intern, Roosevelt Row CDC, a non-profit striving to promote the artists’ district in downtown Phoenix | Summer 2014

  • Create content for and update WordPress webpages
  • Artistically photograph events and businesses
  • Write, edit and publish business profiles for merchant association members
  • Schedule posts for and update social media with timely information

College Reading and Learning Association Certified Tutor, The Writing Center at ASU Downtown | January 2014-May 2015

  • Create lesson plans for and facilitate writing workshops for incoming freshmen
  • Train tutors at ASU Preparatory Academy
  • Guide students through a global to local editing process
  • Assist students in formulating thesis statements
  • Educate students in APA, MLA and other style guidelines

Internet Media Liaison, Arizona Chapter National Safety Council | June 2012-March 2014

  • Regularly update Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Tumblr
  • Write weekly articles for defensive driving and occupational safety blogs
  • Design, organize and edit monthly e-newsletter

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication                            May 2015

            Emphasis in Photography

            Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Arizona State University, Phoenix

Skills

  • Strong understanding of AP Style, grammar and punctuation
  • Artistic, photographic eye and master of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro
  • Compatible with Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress and Google Drive

Related Courses

JMC 301, Intermediate Reporting and Writing—Print, ASU                             Fall 2013

JMC 351, Photojournalism I, ASU                                                                      Spring 2014

JMC 305, Online Media, ASU                                                                                    Spring 2014

JMC 414, Graphic Design for Print and Web, ASU                                                Fall 2014

JMC 345, Videography, ASU                                                                                        Fall 2014

JMC 435, Latino Transnational Border Issues, ASU                                            Fall 2014

JMC 470, Nicaragua Depth Reporting, ASU                                                        Spring 2015

JMC 452, Photojournalism III, ASU                                                                    Spring 2015

References available upon request.

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