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Kathleen Morrison Mitchell


EDUCATION

BOSTON UNIVERSITY of Boston, MA Master of Science, Journalism MILLSAPS COLLEGE of Jackson, MS Bachelor of Arts, English Business Certificate Major GPA 4.00, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude CORINTH HIGH SCHOOL of Corinth, MS Valedictorian
EXPERIENCE Millsaps College Jackson, MS

Advisor to the Purple &White ! Advise the student employees of the campus newspaper about story topics, writing, editing and general management of a publication, including financial matters. ! Represent the P&W on the school Publications Board. The Jackson Free Press Jackson, MS May 2012-present Features Editor of the Jackson Free Press ! Oversee the features sections of the JFP, including arts & entertainment, culture, music, food, events, style, DIY, wellness and special sections. ! Write stories; generate story ideas, assign, work with freelancers and interns; edit. ! Work with photographers and designers on cover concepts and interior layout. The Jackson Free Press Jackson, MS May 2012-present Managing Editor of BOOM Jackson magazine ! Work with the editor-in-chief and other assistant editors to plan issue. ! Write stories; generate story ideas, assign, work with freelancers and interns; edit. ! Work with photographers, stylists and designers on fashion shoots. Jan. 2013-present
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Jamaica Plain Patch.com site Boston, MA

Jan.-Dec. 2011

Freelance writer ! Wrote articles and take photos for Jamaica Plain, Newton and Arlington Patch sites.
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Online News Association Boston, MA

Conference Planning Assistant ! Aided a conference chair in planning the 2011 conference, which hosted major media from all over the world. Art New England magazine Boston, MA June-Aug. 2011 Editorial Intern ! Wrote blog posts for website and articles for print magazine, edited copy. Boston University Boston, MA Sept-Dec 2010 Teaching Assistant Communication 101 Responsible for teaching a weekly 50-minute discussion class of 20 freshmen, proctoring Jan-Sept 2011
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MITCHELL KATHLEEN

and grading all tests and papers, corresponding via email, holding office hours, meeting with students and other TAs, attending and keeping notes for two weekly lectures, etc. Wrote exam questions and collaborated on essay assignment topics.

Mississippi Magazine Jackson, MS

2008-2009

Editorial Assistant ! Responsible for organizing, uploading and editing 300+ entries (text and photos) for the 2009 wedding registry. ! Wrote text for articles, conducted research, edited copy, assisted with photo shoots.

Intern ! Edited copy, conducted research for articles, and wrote calendar. The Purple & W hite Millsaps College publication, Jackson, MS Sept-Dec 2009 International Correspondent ! Wrote periodic articles about life abroad while at University College Dublin, Ireland Spring 2008 Jan-May 2009 Managing Editor ! Responsible for aiding, organizing and overseeing section editors. ! Edited copy for 16-20 articles weekly, assisted with editing/layout concerns. ! Wrote editorials and articles for the News, Features, Arts & Life and Sports sections. Opinions Editor ! Responsible for recruiting opinions writers, writing articles, editing articles, developing a layout, writing headlines and generally overseeing the opinions section. Copy Editor ! Edited copy for 16-20 articles weekly, assisted with editing/layout concerns. ! Wrote editorials and articles for the News, Features, Arts & Life and Sports sections.

August-Dec 2008

Jan-Dec 2008

News Editor ! Responsible for writing articles, generating article ideas, finding writers, editing articles, developing a layout, writing headlines/captions and generally overseeing the news section. The Vein Center Corinth, MS Summer 2007 Secretary ! Performed misc. office duties handling the phone, appointments, spreadsheets, etc. The Daily Corinthian Corinth, MS 2005-2006 Guest Columnist/Intern ! As an honors project, shadowed editor-in-chief and staff, wrote opinions articles. Jan-Dec 2007
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SKILLS

! Proficient with writing and editing, blogging on multiple platforms, social media ! Extensive knowledge of Photoshop, AP style, MLA style, grammatical rules ! Basic knowledge HTML code, website building, Quark, DreamWeaver, InDesign
HONORS

! Phi Beta Kappa at Millsaps top 10% of the graduating class; for intellectual integrity, academic distinction ! Honoraries: Phi Eta Sigma (excellence in the first collegiate semester), Order of Omega (Greek life), Sigma Lambda (service and leadership), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Omicron Delta Kappa, (overall academic and leadership excellence) ! Presidents or Deans List each semester at Millsaps College ! Third place in the Best Spot News/Investigative category at the MS Press Association Journalism Conference for an article in The Purple & White. (2007)