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Megan Salo

meganssalo@gmail.com
(319) 242-1905

EDUCATION
Iowa State University, Ames, IA Class of 2018
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Psychology
GPA: 3.18

WORK EXPERIENCE
Senator Chuck Grassley Washington D.C.
Press Intern August 2018 – December 2018
• Assist with daily duties such as organizing, copying and distributing daily news clippings about the
Senator.
• Write press releases and op-eds on a variety of subjects to be distributed to local newspapers and online.
• Accompany the Senator and the press team to interviews and press events.

Iowa State Daily Ames, IA


Voices Editor January 2018 – May 2018
• Help advertise a relatively new addition to the Iowa State Daily to students and faculty on campus.
• Encourage and facilitate campus conversation on topics of diversity and inclusion.
• Research topics, seek out sources, interview them and write their stories fairly and completely – giving a
voice to the voiceless.
Opinion Editor June 2017 – January 2018
• Produce up to seven fact-based opinion columns per week.
• Lead editorial board discussions in order to form the opinion of the paper and write one editorial per week.
• Oversee a team of over 10 columnists. Assist with their writing process, edit their columns and instruct
them with improvements.

The Odyssey: Iowa State University community Ames, IA


Editor in Chief June 2016 – June 2017
• Advise and oversee 30+ content creators as they produce weekly content.
• Edit every piece of content the Iowa State Odyssey community produces.
• Recruit, select and interview prospective content creators.

Ames Community Arts Council Ames, IA


Intern October 2016 – May 2017
• Enter events onto online calendar, assist with design of website and write and distribute the weekly
newsletter.
• Produce promotional videos for council members.
• Assist in the planning and execution of annual event in which my promotional videos were displayed

SKILLS

Hard skills: Writing, copy-editing, interviewing, research, page design, photography, videography, Photoshop,
InDesign, Adobe Premiere.

Soft skills: Leadership, team work, communication, work ethic, time management, motivation, persuasion.