Stephanie Snay



University of Indianapolis Graduation Date: May, 2012

Communication major with emphases in Journalism and Public Relations, minor in French – Cum Laude

Experience Angie’s List Magazine

Staff Writer • Oct 2013- Present

Publication Intern • August 2012- September 2013

Pitch articles at weekly meetings, research and compose content for various markets on deadline, conduct interviews with members and service providers, coordinate with designers and photographers, vet companies for proper licensing, optimize content for web, promote content, help craft social media messages, write and edit landing pages using best SEO practice, copyedit

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Before and After School Programs Site Director • August 2011- February 2013

Activity Leader • August 2009- July 2011

Ran before and after school program in a Perry Township elementary school, created lesson plans that adhered to a specific curriculum, maintained positive relationships with school faculty, parents and students, oversaw staff, practiced best safety standards, attended development and leadership trainings

One Click Internet Ventures – Indianapolis E-commerce Based Company Independent Content Writer • August 2011- August 2012 Content Development Intern • May 2010- August 2010

Researched, composed and published weekly blog posts for four Affordable Style stores using WordPress interface, edited blog posts, press releases and e-mails, practiced online community building via social participation in other niche online spaces, wrote copy to be featured on all Affordable Style websites, created and helped implement social media plans, wrote guest posts for online community building, applied knowledge of SEO for online content

The Reflector – University of Indianapolis Official Newspaper

Editor-in-Chief • August 2011- May 2012 Managing Editor • January 2011-May 2011

News Editor, Entertainment Editor • January 2010-December 2011

Distribution Manager, Staff Writer • August 2008- December 2009

Oversaw editorial staff of 13 to publish bi-weekly newspaper, researched and composed stories on deadlines, edited online edition of newspaper (which uses WordPress interface), edited print edition of newspaper (which uses InDesign), communicated with printing company, mentored staff, came up withcreative story, photo and graphic ideas, helped host visitor events (such as Communication Day, Welcome Week recruitments, High School Day, etc.)

Inside UIndy – University of Indianapolis Admissions Magazine Writer • January 2010- December 2010 Researched and wrote stories to aid in recruitment of students, scheduled meetings for photography

Top Dog Communication – University of Indianapolis Public Relations Agency Top Dog Member • August 2009- December 2009

Worked with non-profit organization Starfish Initiative, wrote press releases, created marketing materials such as brochures, media kits, blogs, etc, helped edit website content, worked with a team to achieve positive results for our client

Volunteer Work

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control

Brewer’s of Indiana Guild

College Mentors for Kids

Mass Ave Criterium

Skills and Achievements

· extensive journalism/PR experience, well trained in AP style · 2012 Dean’s List, 2008-2011 Honor Roll · practical experience in public and media relations · strong communication skills

· awards include: 2012 Mary Hiatt Carmony Editorship Award, 2012 Outstanding Student in Journalism, SPJ 2012: 2nd place Best Non-Deadline News Reporting, 3rd place Coverage of Government/Politics in the Indianapolis Market, 2012 ICPA: 2nd place Best Single Issue, 1st place Best Overall Design, 1st place Best Pullout Section, 2011 ICPA: 1st place Best News Feature Story, 2nd place Best Feature Design, 2nd place Best Infographic, 2010 ICPA: 1st place Best Feature News Reporting, 2009 ICPA 2nd place Best Non-Deadline News Reporting, 2009 National Pacemaker for Excellence in Journalism

· proficient in software for both Mac and PC, including Microsoft Office Suite, iWork, Adobe CS5 (including InDesign and Photoshop)

· excellent eye for design · attended multiple professional development conferences, including MSCNE 2010 (Management Seminar for College Newspaper Editors), ICPA 2010-2011 (Indiana Collegiate Press Association), ACP/CMA 2010-2011 (Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisors), SPJ Banquet 2010 (Society of Professional Journalists)


Available upon request





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